Asthma is THE MOST COMMON CHILDHOOD DISEASE in Australia. It is believed that up to 25% of Australian children have experienced asthma. 2 million people have reported Asthma as a current long term condition. Asthma is a difficulty to breathe with narrowed airways due to muscle spasm or mucous secretion, and is especially worse trying to breathe out. Medical treatment mostly involves two types of medications – a reliever (eg.Ventolin) and a preventer (eg.Pulmicort.) These medications are so common, and many people seem unaware that these are powerful drugs, with various side effects and adverse reactions. Some more common side effects of Ventolin include tremors, heart arrhythmias, and headaches. The preventer is a corticosteroid that is taken everyday. Long term corticosteroid use is known to be a contributing factor of osteoporosis. It is also known to affect adrenals, and growth. Tests in rats have found an increase in liver cell tumours. Chiropractic does not ‘cure’ asthma, yet many people under regular Chiropractic care report a reduction, or complete absence, of symptoms. Although Chiropractic is not specifically curing asthma, it does remove interference to the nervous system. This can allow the brain to send a clear message to the lungs, to the muscles around the ribs, to the diaphragm (primary breathing muscle), and to the smooth muscle that constricts in the throat. By improving any one, or all, of these, it can improve the symptoms of an asthma attack. Chiropractors can also give you breathing exercises, to relax the constricted muscles. Chiropractic is the safe, natural and effective alternative.
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