Hong Kong’s most highly prized commodity? Clean air.
Air pollution has led to the rise of serious respiratory diseases like bronchitis, causing and exacerbating existing symptoms. Coughing, mucus build-up and inflamed airways just to name a few.
The higher the level of pollution, the longer recovery from respiratory ailments takes, and the higher the risk of serious complications or chronic illness.
Some are more at risk than others: children, the elderly and those with heart and respiratory conditions. Those with genetic vulnerability to pollutants and people who spend a lot of time outdoors, like athletes.
At IMI, we can offer effective natural alternatives for treating bronchitis, offering symptomatic relief while nourishing and strengthening the lungs.
Bronchitis is characterised by inflammation in the bronchial tubes. Sufferers experience a bad cough accompanied by mucus, as well as shortness of breath, wheezing, low fever and chills, fatigue and tightness in the chest.
There are two types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Most acute cases get better over the course of a few weeks but the cough may linger for weeks after the infection is gone.
Chronic bronchitis is a long-term condition that keeps recurring or never actually goes away. It is considered a form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
In addition to air pollution, bronchitis can be triggered by cold and flu viruses, as well as exposure to substances that irritate the lungs, like tobacco smoke, dust and chemical fumes.
The disease can also be less commonly triggered by a bacterial infection.
Each case of bronchitis is unique, and by treating you as an individual, we at IMI can personalise your treatment plan in order to target and overcome bronchitis effectively.
Natural medicine is a powerful resource for curing bronchitis and relieving symptoms. Naturopathy, homeopathy and TCM can provide potent homeopathic and herbal remedies to help you overcome acute bronchitis. Our naturopaths may also prescribe you immune boosting supplements in order to bolster your defences. In addition, our Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners may recommend you support your recovery with acupuncture, which helps reduce inflammation and ease your symptoms.
If you are suffering from recurrent acute bronchitis, our team will seek out the weakness that is leaving you susceptible to such infections. They may carry out further tests to discern whether you have a nutrient deficiency or food sensitivity, which can prolong and exacerbate symptoms of bronchitis. By arming you with potent nutritional and dietary supplements, as well as advice on how to combat the high level of pollution we ingest each day, our practitioners will strengthen your entire system so that you can see real change in your condition.
If you suffer from chronic bronchitis, this will need further investigation by a naturopath in order to find its cause.
Osteopathy can help ease a chronic or acute painful cough, by soothing tightness in your ribs, diaphragm and upper thoracic area.
In a city like Hong Kong, with high levels of pollution, it’s important to address these symptoms and find out how you can protect yourself. Our practitioners can empower you with practical advice and potent herbs and supplements, to ensure you recover effectively.