- low immunity;
- spontaneous sweating;
- cough with watery sputum;
According to Chinese medicine, a common cause of chronic bronchitis is weakness of the lungs. With a strong qi, the lungs are able to perform their functions beautifully – to distribute energy to the body, open and close the pores of the skin, produce enough energy for life and ensure normal resistance to disease. As the energy of the lungs weakens, their ability to spread energy to the body also decreases – energy begins to build up in the lungs, a symptom of a weak cough. As the lungs “dominate” the skin, opening and closing the skin pores, when the lungs qi weakens, the skin pores “sink” and the person starts sweating very lightly. Weak lung energy impairs the body’s overall energy production, resulting in fatigue and exhaustion.
There are several reasons why lungs energy is weakened: long-term overworking, long-term sadness and melancholy affect the lungs the most.
Strengthening of lung energy.
To reduce cough and sputum production in chronic bronchitis, the energy of the lungs must be strengthened first. When the lungs energy is strong and moves freely, the cough disappears and the body can normally expel sputum and mucus from the lungs. At the same time, immunity is strengthened and the body does not get sick so easily.
- Avoid foods that add cold and moisture into the body;
- Avoid raw foods, raw vegetables and fruits;
- Do not drink cold water;
- Avoid dairy products as they bring a lot of moisture and mucus into the body;
- Use spicy foods that strengthens and activates the energy of the lungs;
- Slightly spicy and sweet foods are suitable for the treatment of chronic bronchitis due to lungs energy weakness. However, try not to eat too much sweets, because they increase the amount of moisture in the body;
- Cooked, steamed or fried foods suit well in this case;
- Take into your diet duck, carp, grapes, apricot, cauliflower, carrots, olives, onions, oats, rice, anise, ginger, garlic, rosemary, thyme, almonds, sesame, sunflower seeds, walnuts and moderate amounts of alcoholic beverages;
- Pear, cherry, apple, radish, leek, millet, ginger and garlic are suitable for reducing mucus;