Oh God, Help Me Breathe!!
Asthma may best be described as a frantic struggle to breathe. If you've ever
seen anyone desperately fighting for breath during an asthma attack, you know
how serious and frightening it really is.
Few people realize that asthma, as a killer, outranks leukemia, polio, congenital
and rheumatic heart disease. Some medical experts say that increased hospital
records are indicating that asthma is becoming more severe and little is known
about what causes death in asthma cases. Animal evidence suggests that certain
combinations of asthma drugs might be harmful, and prescriptions for asthma
drugs have risen astronomically.
The basic problem is that the tubes carrying air into and within the lungs
are too sensitive to dust, pollen, pollutants or other substances and conditions.
When the airways react, they constrict and their inner linings swell, narrowing
the passageway for air. During such an attack the asthmatic struggles for breath.
Now, the other side of the story. 95% of our population DOES NOT HAVE ASTHMA!
They are all in contact with the same air, pollution, stresses, foods, drinks
and other contributing factors that seem to trigger breathing attacks for the
The nervous system is directly involved in asthma. Drugs given to reduce the
symptoms of asthma work through the nervous system. In almost every case of
asthma, there is a spinal scoliosis (a curving or twisting of the spine). When
the spine begins to curve or twist abnormally, it can produce a light pressure
on the spinal cord and spinal nerves.
This explains why asthmatics get such tremendous relief under chiropractic
care. The spinal cord and its nerve branches are the lifeline between the brain
and the lungs. If less than 100% of the nerve energy from the brain is reaching
the lungs, the lungs may still function, but with considerable difficulty.
It is a relatively simply procedure to reduce the pressure on the nerves to
the lungs, giving the asthmatic sufferer a breath of fresh air.
If someone you care for is suffering with this life threatening ailment, let
them know that Chiropractic can be a "life-saver" for the asthmatic.