Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and tightens the airways, making it challenging and sometimes impossible to breathe.
In recent years, the frequency of childhood asthma has risen, and drugs are often prescribed to help manage the symptoms of the disease.
While there is no cure, there are natural remedies for asthma in children that can be used to decrease the severity and frequency of attacks.
If you child has asthma, contact our College Park Chiropractors to schedule a free consultation or an immediate examination.
Conventional treatments such as asthma inhalers are necessary for acute attacks–when immediate relief can be the difference between life and death.
But using drugs between attacks for long-term control can lead to toxicity and addiction, especially medications containing steroids.
Between attacks, people with asthma should focus on taking preventative steps to stop attacks from occurring and to lessen reliance on drugs.
These methods can be used to reduce the frequency of asthma flare-ups and prevent attacks.
While it is not a treatment for asthma, patients do report improvements in the severity and frequency of asthma attacks after receiving chiropractic treatment.
Your nervous system is responsible for controlling your diaphragm and lungs–the two muscles responsible for each breath you take.
The nerves that control them lead from your brain to your spinal cord and exit through the mid-cervical region of your neck. If there are misalignments or other spinal issues in this area, it can aggravate the nerves and cause the nerve supply to the diaphragm to be affected.
This can result in breathing issues–like those associated with asthma. By receiving spinal adjustments, these spinal problems can be corrected, and proper nerve supply to the muscles that control breathing can be rehabilitated.
Once these spinal issues are resolved, breathing improvements often follow.
Dust, mold, smoke, allergens and volatile chemicals are all common triggers for asthma flare-ups.
Remove sources of offending materials from your home, install a good air filtration system, or consider moving if the air is bad in your area.