Allergic asthma or allergy-induced asthma is the most common form of asthma, accounting for 90% of all childhood asthma and 50% of all adult asthma. Prescriptions and inhalers are often the go-to treatments.
But there’s a different approach you should consider before relying solely on these powerful steroids. Asthma Treatment with safe and natural chiropractic care. Discover how all-natural chiropractic care can help in the treatment of allergic asthma.
Genetics play a large role in allergic asthma; if one parent has asthma, the chances are 1 in 3 that their child will have it. These chances jump to 7 in 10 if both parents have asthma.
For adults and children with allergic asthma, coming into contact with specific allergens, such as dust, molds, pet dander, pollen and dust mites, triggers asthma symptoms.
This is because their bodies treat certain allergens like “alien invaders,” producing antibodies that cause an allergic reaction, the swelling and inflammation of bronchial airways, wheezing and tightness in the chest (the symptoms of asthma) along with typical allergy symptoms (i.e., itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and rashes).
Certain irritants, including cold air, fragrances, second-hand smoke or smoke from candles, fireplaces, etc., and strong fumes also can produce an asthma attack in people with allergic asthma, even if they aren’t allergic to the irritants themselves.
Those with allergic asthma may find that their asthma symptoms are more bothersome at certain times of the year if they are allergic to outside allergens, whereas others suffer all year round because of allergies to many indoor allergens.
You’re probably all too familiar with managing the symptoms of allergic asthma, trying to keep them in check to avoid a full-blown asthma attack. But, what about the cause?
If you could resolve the cause of allergic asthma, rather than just treat the symptoms, wouldn’t you want to try it to help yourself or your children?
Chiropractors have achieved a remarkable success rate in resolving the cause of allergic asthma so that adults and children can finally breathe easier. Many of their patients find that they no longer suffer from allergy-related asthma or even need their asthma medications at all.
Chiropractors don’t prescribe any medications because they believe in the body’s own ability to heal itself after any interference in the nervous system is removed.
What causes interference in your nervous system? Spinal misalignments do, spinal misalignments that often result from any type of accident, or a sports injury, a fall, even the birth process itself because of the pressure exerted on a baby’s delicate neck and spine during the delivery process.
When spinal misalignments occur, the nerves that exit the body in the misaligned area can become compromised, interrupting the natural impulses that are exchanged between the brain and the body.
When nerves are compromised, and this communication link is damaged in any way, the affected part of the body usually reacts by becoming dis-eased – take allergic asthma, for example.
Chiropractors receive advanced training that allows them to locate and correct these areas of misalignment in the spine. When they do this, the affected nerves become free from interference so that they can again provide that vital communication link and true healing can result. The main goal of chiropractic care is to reduce the underlying structural and neurological cause of an allergic asthma sufferer’s symptoms.
Asthma medications can have serious side effects that may result in severe complications and potentially dangerous outcomes. No health professional can guarantee results, but a chiropractor near you can share success stories about other allergic asthma patients who no longer suffer.
There are a number of recommended ways to control or manage the symptoms of allergic asthma, including:
Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, used especially with children, to help desensitize an allergic reaction to allergen triggers. The shots contain small amounts of the offending allergen, that are injected to help the affected person’s immune system gradually reduce its over-sensitive response to the allergen that triggers allergic asthma symptoms.
Reducing exposure to the allergens that trigger an asthma attack for an allergic asthma sufferer. If you are allergic to pets, either you can’t have any or you keep them outdoors, for example.
Depending on the severity of the child’s or adult’s allergic asthma, over-the-counter antihistamines and nasal sprays can help with allergy symptoms. However, if these are ineffective, steroid nasal sprays or allergy shots are frequently recommended for allergies. In addition, asthma medications, including steroid inhalers, bronchodilators, and certain oral medications may be prescribed to control asthma symptoms.
Natural methods for the treatment of allergic asthma include saline nose drops or irrigation systems that “flush out” mucous or allergens (such as pollen) in the nasal passages. Other natural approaches used to manage the symptoms of allergic asthma include biofeedback, yoga, breathing exercises, and herbal supplements that may help to manage the symptoms of allergic asthma.
These solutions are intended to manage the symptoms of allergy-induced asthma – not the cause of the symptoms. However, our practitioners want you to know that there is an all-natural approach that attempts to correct the cause of allergic asthma – chiropractic.
Chiropractors are ready and willing to help you or your child manage the treatment of allergic asthma by addressing its root cause at the source.
Contact a conveniently located Choose Natural chiropractor and get started on the road to true health today. Choose natural. Choose chiropractic!