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Is it possible to detox your lungs naturally? Let’s find out.
For thousands of years, Eastern medicine has employed the use of herbal remedies to improve human health. Tapping into that ancient wisdom, at Dejia Harmony, we focus on the importance of respiratory health as part of your wellness journey. In Chinese medicine, the Lungs are said to be the receptor of Qi (a flow of energy in the body). They take in the air, the oxygen that our blood and brain need. Our lungs are vital for our survival – and improving lung health is important for your overall well-being.
Improving lung health plays a critical role in reducing the risk of chronic, potentially life-threatening conditions and boosting health. Many of us are aware of steps we can take to promote good heart health, but have you ever wondered what you can do to optimize lung health?
The good news is that there are ways to utilize natural immune support and implement lifestyle changes to detox the lungs. In this article, we’ll explore some effective changes you can make to protect and nourish your lungs.
Steps for a healthy respiratory system
There are several ways to detox your lungs naturally and enhance your lifestyle to improve respiratory health. These include:
Ancient traditional medicine
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Several Chinese herbal medicines have shown potential benefits for stable or acute exacerbations. Lung function, quality of life, and exercise capacity have also shown improvement by acupuncture and Tai Chi mind-body movement therapies.
Healthy eating will not undo severe damage caused by smoking or cure symptoms of respiratory illnesses. However, eating a balanced diet rich in nutrients and antioxidants can help to protect the lungs and reduce the risk of respiratory conditions.
A large Korean study found that drinking green tea, which has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, may cut your chances of having COPD. Additional studies have highlighted the benefits of foods and beverages with high antioxidant content, including blueberries, garlic, ginger and lentils.
Research also suggests that adding anti-inflammatory foods to your diet can help to lower the risk of symptoms linked to inflammation in the airways, including congestion and breathing difficulties.
Here are some examples of foods to include in your weekly menu:
- Leafy green vegetables
- Pulses, including beans and lentils
Some studies suggest that modifying your diet can help to detox the lungs and ease symptoms of existing lung conditions. Antioxidants are particularly beneficial. Ingredients to add to your grocery store list include:
- Brussel sprouts
- Honey and ginger can also be used to cleanse the lungs.
Regular exercise offers a wealth of benefits for your body and mind. For lung health, an active lifestyle makes the lungs stronger and it can also reduce physical demand and pressure on the lungs by improving fitness and stamina and strengthening the heart muscle. If you exercise frequently, your lungs won’t have to work as hard to enable you to breathe easily.
Experts recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. Cardiovascular exercise is particularly beneficial for people looking to improve heart and lung health. Examples include running and power walking, cycling, aerobics workouts, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), dance and spin classes, boxing, swimming and trampolining.
If you are new to exercise, or you have a respiratory illness, it’s important to seek advice from your doctor or a personal trainer who has experience in working with clients with similar health issues. Experts can devise a training program that is suitable for you.
Breathing clean air
The quality of the air we breathe affects our lungs. If possible, it’s best to avoid environments with high levels of air pollution and to try to reduce exposure to pollutants, including ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and toxic air pollutants released by vehicles and industrial and commercial facilities. You can check the air quality where you live by using weather apps or online tools.
Often, there is little we can do about the quality of the air we breathe outside, especially in big cities and towns. It is usually easier to monitor air quality and purity indoors.
You can create cleaner air in your home by following these simple steps:
- Vacuum regularly
- Limit the use of aerosol sprays
- Keep rooms well ventilated
- Use natural cleaning products
- Address damp patches and signs of excess moisture
- Invest in an air purifier
Lung health is vital for optimum health
It is possible to detox the lungs and boost lung health through natural supplements and lifestyle changes. Using traditional medicine, modifying your diet to add antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients, and increasing activity levels can all protect the lungs. It is also beneficial to try to breathe clean air and avoid pollutants.
At Dejia Harmony, we believe the mind and body are an intricately connected and integrated system. We employ all-natural, therapeutic, preventative experiences and products that advance wellness rather than attempting to mend an issue only after there is a problem. Our approach is evidence-based and results-driven to measurably improve signs and indicators for health and wellness. Learn more about how Dejia can get you on the path to your unique wellness journey!