What is chest congestion?
chest congestion is a condition of pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest temporary.
The Heart muscle, or any other part of the body, needs oxygen. When arteries leading blood and oxygen to the heart muscle (coronary arteries) products or blocked, may create summarize – a lack of oxygen, and as a result will be felt angina. Pain or pressure can radiate down the left or right arm, back, throat, jaw and teeth.
Narrowing of the coronary arteries usually results from atherosclerosis – a disease in which levels accumulate atherosclerotic blood vessels. Among the causes for the disease: bad diet, smoking, lack of exercise, obesity, hypertension, genetic causes, and mental states such as stress, anger and depression.
What does the Chinese medicine think of it?
According to Chinese medicine, chest pain is indicative of damage to the smooth flow of blood and chi (energy that is preventing her body and blood) in the chest area. When the flow is not smooth, the blood and the Navy, get stuck, and caused pain. There are several factors that could impair the smooth flow of the body:
· Poor diet – fried foods and fats, dairy products, simple carbohydrates – all of which, when eaten far too much can weaken the digestive system, the body that causes weakening of Chi. When the Qi down, it does not flow well and got stuck.
· Emotional states – feelings such as sadness, worry, anger and frustration blow the flow of qi in the body.
· Old age – with age, man down, as well as motivation and ability to flow through him.
· Cold Outside – cold, slow the flow of qi, and qi may get stuck and cause pain.
Chinese medicine describes seven different modes causes of chest congestion. Distinction between them, and the choice of appropriate treatment, is done by checking the pulse, tongue and symptoms that distinguish each of them:
Qi stagnation chest – Evaluated Qi stagnation chest pain when the pain will be felt as pressure or generalized pain.
Heart blood stagnation – Qi stagnation can lead to chest cardiac blood blasts. Evaluated Sndrom it when the pain will be targeted, and often deteriorate during the night.
Accumulated phlegm in the chest – it’s the people who will suffer are usually Msndrom overweight, consuming fatty or fried foods. The pain will be felt chest tightness and heaviness in addition to accompany the body.
Chest cold blasts – it can be caused Sndrom cold exposure or occur in people with a chronic source. The pain will be intense pain, like contraction, tension also be felt in the chest, difficulty lying down and cold extremities.
Lack of energy in the heart of wine and kidneys – Sndrom It usually feature older people, in addition to chest pain, night sweats also be, trouble sleeping, low back pain and knee.
Lack of qi and wine – in addition to the chest pain would be too much fatigue and lack of desire to talk. The pain would worsen fatigue.
Lack of spleen yang energy and heart – the pain will dim, will be accompanied by a feeling of cold in the body, extreme fatigue and poor appetite.
So how to treat chest congestion?
Acupuncture – The goal of acupuncture is to improve the flow of qi and blood to the heart and chest area. In addition, acupuncture treats specific diagnosis given to each patient – for example, in the case of the accumulated mucus in the chest, will choose point Clearing mucus from the body, and in the case of lack of qi and wine will be points such that reinforce the qi energy in the body and the wine.
Study conducted in the United States, found that acupuncture increases the concentration of NO – nitric oxide – a molecule that dilates blood vessels and inhibits blood clotting and atherosclerosis processes. While the arteries dilate, more blood reaches the heart and considers angina.
Chinese herbs – plants imported from China, and you can drink it infusion of tea or as a powder mixed with water. The purpose of the plants is like acupuncture – to improve circulation and balance the body depending on the diagnosis. A study conducted in China, examined the effect of the plant – Bulbus Allii Macrostemi (or Chinese name – xie bai) blood vessels. This plant is widely used in cardiology departments in China to treat angina. The study found that the plant lowers LDL (bad cholesterol “) levels, and promotes dissolution of blood clots, and thus relieves chest pain and prevents worsening of the disease. Another study evaluated the effect of herbal formula for patients with angina, and found that after three weeks, nearly 90% experienced in their benefit. In 50% of patients reported significant improvement (complete cessation of pain), and 35% of them reported some change (reduction in pain with mild exertion). Even after cessation of treatment plants, improved arterial blood flow volume.
Reflexology – Reflexology according to all organs of the body are reflected in the foot, so by pressing and massage your feet can be treated blood flow in the arteries, cleansing the arteries, lower blood pressure and more. The great advantage is the ability of Harflksulgy significantly lower stress levels in the body. Stress and anger contribute to heart disease, so it is recommended to combine acupuncture with reflexology treatment.
Nutrition (or – what can I / E do to help myself?) – Is important to consume foods that contain less cholesterol and fat.
Foods that help clean the arteries, lower cholesterol and reduce the decline of fats are vasculature such as legumes – soybeans, beans GP, peas and lentils, and foods containing vitamin C, such as bean sprouts, cabbage, parsley, peppers and citrus fruits.
Existing fiber foods such as rye, quinoa and oats to lower serum lipid levels and prevent hardening of the arteries.
Omega-3 fatty acid reduces triglyceride levels in the blood and therefore effective in preventing heart disease and blood vessels. High concentration of omega-3 exists salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring and tuna. Vegetable sources are flaxseed (ground) flax oil, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, canola oil, soybeans, tofu and nuts.
To summarize , you can ease the pain resulting from angina by Chinese medicine and other natural methods. The treatment does not eliminate the need for medication, but in many cases can reduce the consumption of drugs and thereby reduce the side effects derived from them.