There are many symptoms that can indicate you have Lung cancer. Each can be individually treated with acupuncture. This is NOT say that acupuncture can cure cancer. However, patients in our clinics with these stand alone symptoms are treated. Individuals present symptoms either directly correlated to the lungs, or metastasized to other parts of the body. Many cases of Lung cancer do not present general symptoms until its advanced stage.

What is Dyspnea?

Dyspnea is the medical term for shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. To an acupuncturist, dyspnea is a sign of possible Lung qi deficiency, Lung-heat, damp-phlegm in the Lungs, phlegm heat in the Lungs, dry phlegm in the Lungs, or phlegm fluids obstructing the Lungs. Shortness of breath is a sign of many conditions when it comes to acupuncture, but it is also a common symptom for people with Lung cancer due to the struggle to move air in and out of the Lungs. This narrowing of the airways in inflammation causes the next symptom of wheezing

Coughing As A Sign Of Lung Cancer

One of the symptoms of Lung cancer includes an excess in coughing that does not go away. Coughing in such a manner, to an acupuncturist, represents Lung Yin Deficiency or Lung Dryness. A cough causes concern if there were signs of rust tinge in the mucus and/ or obvious streaks of blood. Upwards of 10 percent of lung cancer patients present with coughing up blood. Another sign can be chest pain when deep breathing, laughing, or even as a product of coughing. Such events produce discomfort and pain. Coughs occurring due to Lung cancer can be either dry or wet. Talk to an acupuncturist today to talk about treating this discomfort.


The disruptions of your sleep pattern is the result of you waking up to a persistent cough night after night. If you are constantly feeling exhausted I would recommend you be screened for cancer related fatigue by your doctor and follow up with seeing your acupuncturist. A sudden unintended weight loss and enlarged lymph nodes in the chest between both lungs.  

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your doctor and schedule a visit with your local acupuncturist, or contact acupuncture is my life. You can Follow Acupuncture Is My Life on every social media platform to learn more as to how you or a loved one can benefit from acupuncture…and until next time, acupuncture is my life, what’s yours?