This month, let’s chat about a condition that strikes fear into the heart of almost every parent: asthma. It is estimated that in the next twenty-five years, 50 percent of all children will have difficulty catching their breath. 50%! That is not OK! 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, for minutes or hours.
I want you to really think about this for a moment: 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 caused by all the factors the public has been taught and led to believe, 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. Asthma is only a symptom. It means that your child’s body is not able to deal with this problem on its own!
Doctors of chiropractic like myself have been helping children with asthma for years. 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. Amazing! And it follows a very exact program in order to perform all of its functions. You could say you are on “autopilot!” 2) Your nervous system 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 normal function of your nervous system, you should experience the best of health. Period! 4) Nerve interference can be removed, and that is what I do every day. This restores normal body balance, and all body functions start to improve – including breathing. And no drugs are involved! I like that! If you know someone who is suffering with asthma, please have them talk with me at 651-757-5096. I can help!