Asthma & Allergies

Asthma and Allergies are of the most common health problems in America today. Over 40 million people suffer with these illnesses and the number is growing. Out of the two, Asthma is the most life altering but for many allergies can be the most quality of life aggravating. Did you know Acupuncture and Chiropractic can help?

Asthma is a very serious illness and can also be life threatening. This illness can be amplified when under heavy stress or doing strenuous or excessive activity. Asthma is where the body constricts its bronchioles and restricts the flow of air to the body and brain. Emergency inhalers are always important to keep handy but here are some tips to help relax your nervous systems over-aggressive response of tightening and some ways to help open the bronchioles. Read below for a few examples of natural remedies that can help you control your asthma and your allergies.

Allergies are the immune systems response to “foreign” substances that enter your body or contact the outside of the body. The most common environmental substances are pollen, mold, bee venom and specific foods such as gluten. When these allergens come in contact with the body; the body acts as if the substance is a pathogen (foreign to the body) and tries to destroy it. A side effect of this destruction is the release of Histamine, which swells you up. The answer on how to reduce this comes from working with training your immune system on what is foreign and OK to process. Did you know chiropractic and acupuncture can also help with this?

Some Natural Ways to Help!
With recent studies, it has been proven that with a series of adjustments and treatments, chiropractic care and acupuncture are effective and natural practices that help your body modulate its response to these conditions by stimulating the nerves of the spinal cord by adjusting the spine and needling certain acupuncture points -freeing energy throughout the body. And acupuncture has been shown to treat a number of allergy symptoms, using a technique known as “allergy desensitization technique.”

Home Remedies
For Asthma regularly stimulate the spinal nerves by using your hands. Create a V with your index and second finger, placing them on either side of the vertebrae. Tap briskly with your other hand over the contact hand moving from the top of the upper back down the spine where the lungs are. This stimulation helps both to open up the bronchioles but also to move any access phlegm in the region. For Allergies the tips are within your immune system, which strongly resides in your gut. For best results begin to consume local honey 3 months prior to the beginning of allergy season. Take probiotics to help your good biotics create an internal army to break down foreign substances and be sure you are consuming the right type and amount of vitamin D3. For more information and helpful tips we welcome you to have your health checked at our clinic with one of our excellent doctors.

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