Respiratory System

The lungs are considered the most “exterior” of the organs and are most easily and directly susceptible to external pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, etc. Defensive Qi (“chee”) is responsible for protecting the body from pathogenic invasion, and is therefore most influenced by the harmony of the lungs. In other words, if the lung Qi is deficient, the immune system is weakened and the individual is more susceptible to becoming sick.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) use a holistic, whole-body approach to health. In contrast to seeking relief from medications, acupuncture and TCM use natural and safe methods to target the underlying cause(s) specific to the issue you are facing. There are several factors that contribute to and play a key role in the root cause(s) of each specific disorder. Eliza Mellen-Smith Acupuncture performs a comprehensive physical exam using both western and eastern diagnostic criteria to determine how and why your body’s Qi is out of balance. This determination allows Eliza to create a specific treatment plan that is unique to the individual. In addition to acupuncture treatments, Eliza may suggest herbal remedies and supplements designed to boost your health and immune system.

Eliza Mellen-Smith Acupuncture is experienced in treating the following respiratory system issues:
  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Common Cold and Flu
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma (Most effective in children and uncomplicated conditions)
  • Viral illnesses of unknown origin
  • Candida and other Fungal diseases
  • Bacterial infections