Acupuncture for respiratory problems On this page Overview Symptoms Causes Treatment 1. Overview Respiratory problems includes any problems with the lungs and breathing. There are many respiratory probems, such as: Asthma Chronic bronchitis Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Pneumonia Emphysema Cystic fibrosis/bronchiectasis Pleural effusion SARAS 2. Symptoms Symptoms of respiratory problems include breathing problems such as difficulty breathing, shallow breathing, fighting to breath and pain when breathing. 3. Causes There are many causes of respiratory problems such as infection of the lungs, asthma, allergic reactions to airborne particles, etc. 4. Treatment of respiratory problems Treatment of respiratory problems includes inhalers, oxygen and steriods. Holistic treatments include Chinese herbs, which have been shown in research to treat respiratory problems such as asthma and SARAS.