What is childhood asthma?

Childhood or pediatric asthma is one of the most common serious chronic disease in children. Kids suffering from asthma often has difficulty breathing and reduced energy. While astha can’t be cured completely, this condition can be controlled with a proper treatment plan.

How can massage help in treating asthma?

Asthma most commonly affects children with a small percentage of adults being affected. Often, parents are concerned about the long-term effects of the drugs that children need to consume to treat their asthmatic conditions. Therefore, these parents are looking for a more natural and holistic way to help their children. Luckily, there’s massage for asthma that works just like that..

What makes Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) most attractive as a complementary approach for child asthma treatment is that it is customised to the needs of the patient. Their symptoms and presentations are taken into consideration, differentiated between acute and chronic illness. Within each category, the organ or channel disharmony is defined as well. These inputs then guides the practitioner to the appropriate treatment for the patient.
Through gently-placed needles or non-invasive methods like massage, specific acupoints are stimulated which balance the energy, essentially teaching the on body how to heal itself. From a biomedical perspective, stimulation of acupoints helps reduce inflammation, bronchospasm in the case of asthma, and bolster the immune system.

On the other hand, Chinese herbal remedies aid in the reduction of inflammation and bronchospasm too. Apart from that, they also address the root energetic imbalance that is present. So, for pediatric asthma, herbs that tonify the lungs, spleen, and kidney organs would likely be prescribed.

Who should seek for Pediatric TCM for Asthma?

A big number of children who are receiving modern asthma treatments still have poorly controlled asthma. This is why TCM for kids is the best way to control your child’s condition. If you are looking for more holistic approach to your child’s overall wellness, you may want to consider giving Traditional Chinese Medicine a try.

At Aegle TCM, our highly trained practitioners first obtain an accurate determination of the child’s body type and causes of the pathology progression before directing the patient and parents to the following options:

  • Dietary and lifestyle alterations
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Tui Na
  • Acupuncture

Asthma sufferers have reported that TCM treatments result in:

  • Symptomatic relief – deeper breathing, less wheezing, better physical endurance
  • Decrease in frequency and severity of asthma attacks
  • Relief of chest pains
  • Less phlegm and mucus

Where to go for pediatric TCM?

In TCM, healing is based on the restoration of harmony and balance within the body. We are committed in working hand in hand with you in achieving your desired outcome and level of wellness for your child. For pediatric TCM consultation and/or kids massage, contact +65 6779 4266 or enquiries@aegletcm.com to make an appointment.