Asthma and Chiropractic

There are thousands of adults and children that suffer from asthma. The chances are you are one, or know someone that does. Asthma attacks can be rather frightening, as during an asthmatic attack the bronchioles become swollen, go into spasm and fill with mucus.

The American Lung Association reports that an astonishing four million children under the age of 18 have had an asthma attack in the past 12 months. In fact, this chronic condition accounts for more childhood hospital admissions than any other condition. It’s the most widely reported reason for chronic absenteeism from school.

How Chiropractic can help with Asthma?

Chiropractic is not a cure for asthma. However, many who suffer from asthma report reduced frequency and severity of their asthma attacks. (With no drugs!) Care for Asthma suffers is based on two goals; relief of symptoms and preventing future symptoms from developing.

The nervous system is the central computer that runs the whole body and all of its functions; the functions of the legs, arms, digestive system, sinuses, immune system, etc. and even the lungs. As long as the nervous system is allowed to function with no interference, the body should work normally. Quite often there is nerve interference directly correlated to the nerve supply needed for lung function, found in asthma suffers.

Your diaphragm is the primary muscle used for breathing. Nerves that control each breath leave your brain and exit the spinal cord in the mid-neck area. Spinal problems in this area can have a profound affect on the nerve supply to the diaphragm. Reducing *subluxations in the spine may help restore proper nervous system control of the lungs and improved function can begin.

If you or a loved one suffer from Asthma and are looking for a better alternative than steroid type drugs, give the team at Quantum Chiropractic a call, and experience the safer, natural, non-drug form of health care!

*Subluxation; a subluxation is the result of spinal bones with improper motion or position affecting nerve communications between your brain and your body.

Resource: Whittle-Davis, H. & Czegus, K. (2011) Chiropractic Care of a Pediatric Patient With Asthma: A Case Report. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic, 2011(3), 77-81.