I had a patient ask me if asthma can be treated naturally.  The answer is YES and it is highly successful.  But, to start, it is important to understand the basics:

What is asthma?

A condition in which a person’s lung airways become inflamed and swell and begin to produce excess mucus and the muscles around the airways tighten and narrow and constrict the airway resulting in shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

Asthma attacks can be minor or severe, depending on the individual, and at times can be life-threatening.

Common symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Cough
  • Wheezing

Causes:

  • Environmental triggers
    • Chemicals
    • Pollens
    • Dust mites
    • Mold spores
    • Pet dander
  • Food Sensitivities
    • Gluten
    • Dairy
    • Other Foods

Different Types of Asthma:

  • Adult onset asthma
  • Allergic asthma
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Occupational asthma
  • Nonallergic asthma

Other Common Contributing Factors to Asthma:

  • Stress episodes that cause increased cortisol release
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Chronic infections

What is natural assessment and treatment of asthma?

Step One: Complete health symptom questionnaires.

Step Two: Thorough history and chiropractic, neurological and orthopedic examination & lung testing (spirometry testing/oximetry testing/6 minute walk test).

Step Three: Comprehensive Blood Chemistry laboratory evaluation to find underlying biochemical imbalances & Food Sensitivity Testing to identify and eliminate reactive food triggers.

Step Four: Consultation to review the results of the physical examination, lung testing, and laboratory testing. Then the patient receives a Comprehensive Treatment Protocol that includes:

  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Specific, food sensitivity-free diet plan

Patients commonly begin to see improvement in their breathing with decreased asthmatic attacks in the first month of treatment. Patients are empowered because they learn what underlying triggers may be causing their asthmatic flareups. Many times, individuals can reduce the use of their inhalers and sometimes, totally wean themselves off of their inhalers completely.