For children who have asthma, the experience can be devastating depending on the extent of the condition.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes children’s airways to become inflamed and narrow, making it tough to impossible to exercise due to shortness of breath.
Over the last ten years, the development of childhood asthma has grown with most doctors prescribing some medication to mask or alleviate the symptoms.
Although a cure for asthma does not exist yet, our Atlanta Chiropractors can provide natural treatment solutions that help reduce the frequency and depth of any attack.
Traditional asthma medications, such as inhalers or pills, are helpful for acute attacks when immediate relief can be the difference between life or death.
However, using prescription medication between your child’s asthma attacks to provide long-term control has the potential of causing addiction and toxicity, especially drugs that consist of steroids.
Between attacks, people living with asthma should focus on taking preventative measures to stop attacks from occurring and to ease reliance on medication.
If your child has asthma, consider the following natural solutions that are proven to help prevent future attacks and reduce the frequency of flare-ups.
Chiropractic treatment is shown to help children with asthma lessen the volume of attacks they experience, while also lightening the severity of any attack that does arise.
Your child’s nervous system is responsible for regulating their lungs and diaphragm, which are both affect how well they breathe. When misalignments or particular spinal conditions exist in either of these areas, it can cause significant nerve irritation that affects the performance of their diaphragm.
By following through with spinal manipulation and regular adjustments, these particular problems can be treated, restoring the nerve supply that helps regulate breathing.
For many children who have asthma, stress plays a significant role in triggering symptoms and attacks.
If stress is the cause of your child’s asthmatic symptoms, following through with some relaxation techniques can help reduce and manage the kind of stress that causes future attacks.
Some of the techniques your Chiropractor may recommend include water therapy, deep tissue massage, and breathing exercises.
Cigarette smoke, pollen, mold, and various chemicals are all common triggers for asthma symptoms in children.
Remove sources of offending materials from your home, install a good air filtration system, or consider moving if the air is bad where you live.
If you’re looking for a natural treatment for your child’s asthma, remember that inhalers should still be kept on hand for severe attacks, and you should consult with your doctor before stopping the use of any medication.
If your child or children have asthma and you are interested in learning more about how Chiropractic care can help, contact our clinic to schedule a consultation.
Contact us today by calling (404) 889-8828.