Asthma is a major medical problem for children and adults. Asthma is a chronic lung disease  caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways. The most common symptoms with asthma is wheezing, tightness in the chest, coughing and shortness of breath. This inability to breathe freely can be frightening for the child as it is for the parent who feels almost helpless as they watch their children suffer.

Doctors will tell you that the cause of asthma is unknown. Health experts believe that inherited, environmental, and  immune factors that cause inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to the lungs. This can lead to the asthma symptoms and attacks.. What they have found so far is that there can be a family history of long lasting chronic inflammation of the bronchi and lungs. They have also noted that in some children who are prone to allergic reactions from everything to almost anything that involves inhaling. Pollution, bacteria, germs, and viruses which trigger inflamed responses when inhaled is the reason for most asthma symptoms and reactions.

Chiropractic has on the other hand found that patients with asthma also have flatter upper thoracic region. This change in the position of the thoracic joints decrease the nerve conduction to area like the lungs and the bronchial tubes. Positive reactions were reported by 2% to 10% of all patients and by 3% to 27% of those who reported to have such problems. Most common were the improvements in breathing by 27%, digestion by 26%, and circulation by 21%. In one particular case, the patient was able to quit taking medication, not use the night time treatment machine, and able to actively get involved in outdoor sports. He did carry the inhaler but stated that he rarely used it and he only had it with him for emergencies.

Patients afflicted with asthma may benefit from spinal manipulation in terms of symptoms, immunological capacity, and endocrine effects. Research has revealed remarkable improvements from Chiropractic treatments.

 http://www.chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/Manipulation_May_Benefit_Asthma.shtml

 If you or a loved one is suffering from this condition, and the treatment protocols that the patient is currently under is not improving the health of the patient, it might be time to reconsider an alternative approach.

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