Modified and translated by CFJA
Coughing can be caused by fatigue of the internal organs and a drop in body temperature.
Coughing is an act that occurs when the body is exposed to low temperatures for an extended period. The internal organs work hard to maintain body temperature, but if muscle contractions and movements to raise the temperature are not performed, it leads to hypothermia, thus coughing stimulates muscle contractions throughout the body. The stronger the fatigue of the internal organs and the lower the body and ambient temperatures, the more frequent the coughing.
If someone without underlying diseases and who generally does not suspect illness repeatedly coughs, it may be due to consuming cold food and beverages, lack of exercise, or wearing insufficient clothing. A low room temperature can also be a factor.
While a room temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius is suitable for relaxing at home in winter, and 23-24 degrees for eating, people living in environments below 20 degrees are more prone to coughing.
Around 5 a.m., when the temperature drops, is a time when asthma attacks are more likely to occur. Since the shoulders may be cold, wrapping a towel around the neck to keep warm can help suppress coughing.”
Acupuncture and yoga are recommended for recovery from internal organ fatigue and for raising body temperature.
During winter, especially the holiday season, many people may experience fatigue of the internal organs due to excessive eating and drinking. Those who are unable to get enough sleep or rest may find themselves in a situation where they start coughing and can’t stop. In addition to medicinal treatment, acupuncture is an option to suppress coughing.
Acupuncture can help with the recovery of internal organ fatigue, thus aiming to alleviate coughing. For those who find it difficult to exercise in cold weather, yoga is recommended. It can be practiced in small spaces such as at home. Yoga poses move the muscles, which can also help to raise body temperature. Breathing is also an important element in yoga, allowing you to take in plenty of oxygen into the body. It is also said to be effective in helping the respiratory system and can alleviate symptoms of bronchial asthma. When using a nearby acupuncture clinic, be sure to inform them about any underlying diseases associated with your cough or your exercise experience, and check whether treatment is possible.