The lung has about 300 million alveoli. Alveoli are small sacks that extract the oxygen from the air which then is infused into the blood. As oxygen is integrated into a cell, the cell releases carbon dioxide at the same time which then goes to the alveoli to be released out of the body through the process of exhalation.
The alveoli can be damaged by … Continue reading
For sufferers of the lung condition known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, for short, the good news is that getting acupuncture can make you breathe a little easier.
An umbrella term for chronic or long-term lung conditions including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, COPD is characterized by shortness of breath and chronic cough. Conventional therapies usually include bronchodilators and inhaled steroids to clear up … Continue reading
People suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can find that acupuncture can help them breathe a lot easier.
Lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis can be categorized in the all-encompassing term of COPD. COPD may be marked by shortness of breath and chronic coughing. Drugs such as bronchodilators and steroids make up the conventional modes of treatment for COPD.
A recent clinical … Continue reading