Natural Family Health Care
The American Lung Association reports that an astonishing four million children under the age of 18 suffered an asthma attack in the past 12 months. In fact, this chronic condition accounts for more childhood hospital admissions than any other condition. And it’s the most widely reported reason for chronic absenteeism from school.
What causes asthma and how is it treated? Asthma results from an inflammation of the bronchial air passages, resulting from such things as allergies, respiratory infections, environmental irritants (air pollution, cigarette smoke, strong odors) carried through the air and of course vertebral subluxations. Approximately 75 percent of children with asthma have significant allergies and are strongly genetically predisposed for the disease.
While there is no known cure for asthma, traditional medicine treats it with drugs, including inhaled corticosteroids, allergy injections, bronchodilator inhalers, and by stressing trigger avoidance behavior.
Several articles that have appeared in Today’s Chiropractic Magazine relate that nerve interference caused by vertebral subluxation is often present in children with asthma. Our experience with asthma sufferers has been that regular chiropractic care both diminishes the frequency of the child’s asthma attacks and lessens the severity of the condition.
Granted, chiropractic isn’t a treatment for asthma! It is certainly worth it to consider chiropractic as an alternative to the traditional medical approach to childhood asthma for your child’s sake, given all the research that points to promising and successful outcomes.