Bronchitis is an inflammation of the trachea & bronchus caused either by virus or bacteria. May be followed by bronchitis,
coryza, measles, influenza and whooping cough. Bronchitis is more common in people living in cold, damp, foggy & dusty environment. Cigarette & bidi smoking is also responsible for such infection. Exposure to household smoke from biofuel especially in villagers is almost always present.
Bronchitis can be:
Symptoms of bronchitis:
Unproductive (dry) cough.
Pain and discomfort in the upper chest
Tightness in chest
Breathlessness with wheezing
Cough becomes productive after a few days starting with scanty sputum followed by mucopurulent and copious sputum; sometimes with blood.
Fever develops when the infection extends down.
Blood-ESR-T&D (neutrophillia is present
Acupressure treatment of bronchitis:
CV 17, 21
Sp 6, 16
LI 4, 10
UB 10,11, 12,13,14,36,38, 41
Reflex points: chest, lung, large intestine, diaphragm, adrenal gland, kidney.