Chiropractic and Asthma

Does your child struggle with asthma?


Breath is very important.  It helps up relax, and is vital for life.  It can be very stressful and scary when you or your child struggles to breathe.

Did you know that Chiropractic can help with Asthma?


Another very common childhood issue that affects quality of life is asthma.  Difficulty breathing can prevent your child from participating in life to the extent that they would like to.  Playing sports can be difficult and it can be really stressful for you as well because you worry about your kids and want the very best for them.
What is the physiology of asthma?
Asthma is a type of cytokine response or allergic response in the body that causes airway inflammation and bronchial hyper-responsiveness.  This in turn causes problems breathing.
How can Chiropractic help?
Chiropractic has been shown to help decrease the severity of symptoms for children with Asthma and improve their quality of life.

In a study done researchers found that after 3 months of Chiropractic Care the severity of symptoms had decreased and the children were reporting a higher quality of life based on several factors.  These improvements were still maintained   at a 1 year follow up.
How is this possible?
Your brain and nervous system control everything in the body.  This means that your lungs and airways react in specific ways by receiving a neural impulse or communication from the brain through the nervous system. 
Hyper-responsiveness in the body may indicate a nervous system that is stuck in stress mode.  

Chiropractic can help move your nervous system from stressed (sympathetic) to relaxed (parasympathetic).

Chiropractic is able to help by addressing the neurological component of asthma and improve the communication between your brain and your body. 

Under care you and your child will be healthier!  When your spine is aligned and your nervous system is functioning properly you have greater potential to create health!  I invite you to come and discover how Chiropractic may be able to help you and your family be healthy.  
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Until next time,
ps — While you might not be a parent, if you know a child who suffers from asthma, please share this message with their family.