Chiropractic aids in asthma relief
Allergens aren’t the only culprit of asthma attacks. Stress factors such as moving to a new home, or changing jobs may induce or aggravate attacks. Even emotional expressions such as fear, anger, frustration, hard crying, or laughing can cause an attack.
Alternative treatments should be incorporated into the treatment program to reduce the patient’s stress level. These treatments improve the patient’s quality of life. Various relaxation techniques include: biofeedback, meditation, yoga, stress management, massage, chiropractic manipulation, breathing exercises, and acupuncture can be helpful.
Asthma is one of the leading causes of chronic and acute illnesses in children.
Chemical allergens such as pollen, animals, dust, exposure to cold and other stress factors can trigger an attack. Onset usually appears in the first five years of life. This was verified in a study conducted by the Michigan Chiropractic Council (MCC). A panel of doctors who tested the qualitative and quantitative effectiveness of chiropractic care on children with asthma.
The study, conducted between May and June of 2006, examined the effectiveness of chiropractic in correcting the cause of asthma in patients from birth to age 17. Prior to the study participants were experiencing more than four attacks per day. After 30 days of chiropractic health care, patients averaged only one attack, with use of medications decreasing nearly 70 percent.
The study involved more than 70 chiropractors from 62 cities in Michigan, and 80 children suffering from asthma. Chiropractic wellness helps asthmatics by correcting the subluxation that correlates to the nerve supply needed for lung function. Change someone’s life, one breath at a time.
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