During an asthmatic attack the bronchioles become swollen, go into spasm and fill with mucus. Asthmatics feel as if the lungs are being strangled. They struggle to get air into their lungs and once in, the air is trapped behind the mucus and then it’s nearly impossible to exhale! Asthmatics struggle for every breath, literally gasping and wheezing for life.
The standard medical approach offers no cure for asthma, bronchitis or emphysema. Patients are told to avoid physical or emotional irritants and given temporary relief with drugs like cortisone and bronchodilator inhalers. These drugs may cause severe side effects including addiction. Sadly, heavy uses of common asthma drugs have been linked to a greater risk of death for asthmatic patients. Many people with respiratory ailments feel condemned to a lifetime of taking drugs. Others are looking for a better way, and are turning to the drugless healing of Chiropractic.
Chiropractic benefits for asthma and respiratory problems are becoming more common place in our society as more and more people are experiencing the positive effects from care.
A Chiropractor’s objective is to first locate all areas of nerve interference (which is caused from Subluxations) and then set a plan to remove them all. Many times this nerve interference is directly correlated to the nerve supply needed for lung function.
The fact that nearly half of all children with asthma will become symptom free before they become adults (“they grow out of it”) demonstrates that the body has a natural healing ability which is capable of affecting the course of the disease. There is an intimate connection between the spinal column, the nervous system and our lungs. We have an innate intelligence within our nervous systems that continually regenerates our bodies only if the messages can travel from the brain through our spine and to the rest of our body.
If you or a family member suffers with asthma and would like the opportunity to stop the chronic use of drugs call us to begin living a healthier life.