Asthma is the most prevalent chronic illness that affects children. It is a condition that strikes fear into the heart of almost every parent. Currently, asthma costs over $11 billion to manage and accounts for over 5,000 deaths yearly in the United States alone! In people who have asthma, the small tubes in the lungs become inflamed and irritated. They contract, spasm, and produce mucous, which plugs up the airways. Children can literally gasp for air. These “attacks” can last minutes or hours, and can be terrifying. Since 1982, asthma in children has increased by 75 percent. That is not acceptable!
Have you ever wondered why some children subjected to the same stresses, pollens, and other triggers develop asthma while others do not? After all, if asthma was directly caused by something in the air, then all children would have it. Why is that? Air that would not normally bother a healthy person can have an adverse effect on a child whose nervous and immune systems are overloaded. You may be surprised to learn that asthma is only a symptom. It means that your child’s body is not able to deal with this problem on its own!
We need to remember that we are dealing with children, NOT their asthma, NOT their label. Let’s take a look at how the body functions. Your health is based on four profound principles: 1) Your body is self-healing and designed to regulate all its functions. And it follows a very exact program in order to perform all of its functions. 2) Your nervous system is the program that runs your whole body and all its functions. It controls how you breathe, the way you digest food, your immune system, and everything else. 3) As long as there is no interference to the function of your nervous system, you should experience the best of health. 4) Nerve interference can be removed, and that is what chiropractors do every day. This restores normal body balance, and all body functions start to improve – including breathing. And no drugs are involved!
If you know someone who is suffering with asthma, consult with a doctor of chiropractic. Children should not be burdened with a regimen of pills and inhalers. They should be strong and healthy, and able to focus on having fun. How many parents of children with asthma would be overjoyed to know that their child’s body is capable of recovering from asthma? 100 percent!