Author : Eric L. Zielinski
Asthma is one of the leading chronic diseases of our times, with millions of sufferers worldwide. Although there are many allopathic treatments including bronchodilators and corticosteroids that focus on long-term control or immediate relief, there is no single medication that is effective against both the inflammatory and bronchoconstrictive components of asthma. Therefore, many sufferers turn to alternative or complementary therapies like Tai Chi in conjunction with their regular allopathic medications.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) defines asthma as “a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.” Affecting people of all ages, asthma...