Acupuncture for Pleurisy
Pleurisy is inflammation in the pleura membrane of chest cavity and lungs. The main symptom is a sharp or stabbing pain in your chest that gets worse when you breathe in deeply or cough or sneeze. Sometimes the pain may spread to the shoulder or back. There are other symptoms such as short breath, cough, fever, and unexplained weight loss.
How does acupuncture work for Pleurisy
Acupuncture can relieve pleurisy symptoms, such as chest, shoulder and /or back pain; reduce or get rid of cough or sneeze, fever and underlying causes by stimulating immune system to increase more nutrients and immune cells to the involved area and speed up healing.
Course of Treatment
Some cases take just a few sessions. Chronic and complex cases may need 10-15 sessions or more, depending on the individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.