Asthma Treatment -Upper Cervical Care
There are 18.7 million American adults and 6.8 million children who suffer from asthma in the United States. That is almost 9 percent of the US population.
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Asthma can be mild or it can be life-threatening and conventional treatment in the United States is steroid inhalers. While we appreciate life-saving medical care this article is about what you and your family can do about healing asthma naturally.
Asthma can be related to a number of factors. In most cases of asthma, there are triggering agents.
For some it is allergens, others cold weather, and yet others it is induced by exercise. Why is it that one individual is more susceptible to asthma than others? There are many who have allergies but not asthma. What is the difference? Health problems boil down to one thing-function. If the body has proper communication from the brain to the body the body will function at its optimum. Ill health is the result of ABNORMAL function. Below are two things you can do that will increase your body's capacity to heal, repair, and function at its optimum.
Upper Cervical Care and Asthma Treatment
Upper Cervical Care is an emerging health discipline whose aim is to restore normal neurological function to the body. Its premise is simple-The brain and body are one. When normal nerve impulses travel to and from the body normal function results.
Here is where the rubber meets the road. When a person sustains an injury such as a car accident, sports injury, or slip and fall accident, they can dislodge the top vertebrae in the neck called the ATLAS. This structural misalignment creates a cascade of events that adversely affect the body.
Over time this structural misalignment causes the body to adapt and interference to the nerve impulses passing to and from the body are not working optimally. One should know in the case of asthma, the respiratory center is located in the brainstem, which is located 1 mm below the head and atlas junction. When the body adapts structurally to this misalignment the brainstem in that area undergoes what is called dural stress, and this results in abnormal function.
You might be asking - I have asthma and I don't recall any injuries. The average child falls 2,500 times when learning to walk. We are not talking about car accidents that leave you hospitalized. We are talking about insidious jolting-type injuries that happen to many of us throughout life. Which later affects us and we are not able to connect the dots.
Asthma and Nutrition:
Several years ago we had a patient that told us a story about her two boys and their struggle with asthma. She then went on to talk about a nutritionist that changed her little boy's life. Her boys were in and out of the hospital with asthma so severe that they required breathing treatments. While the care they received in the hospital was life-saving it was not something that provided healing. She was looking for a solution, not a band-aid.
The nutritionist told her that she should take MSM and Vitamin C crystals in combination. While these two supplements are not a cure-all and are NOT a free ride to eat whatever you like, we have found that they can be very beneficial to helping those who suffer from allergies and asthma. A company called Sunstar organics produces the first-rate grade of MSM and is the company that this patient's nutritionist recommended to her.