The Chiropractic Approach
Chiropractic care offers the asthmatic a drug-free option for relief from
the symptoms. There are many case studies supporting the benefits of
chiropractic care for asthmatics. Spinal subluxations can produce reflex
irritation of the somatic and autonomic nervous system increasing the
sensitivity to environmental triggers of an attack. Additionally chest
wall/rib function or bronchial airway tone and responsiveness may be
expected to be adversely affected by subluxations.
An asthmatic attack's severity may be a function of cortisol (hormone)
levels in the body. Research is indicating that the adjustment may
decrease the level of this hormone which would lessen the severity of the
attack! See the other side for information on recent case studies! Also
feel free to ask Dr. Matt for details on how chiropractic has helped his
Source: Tedd Koren, D.C. Koren Publications. Asthma & Emphysema, 2006.
Clark, et. al. Environmental Health Perspectives, 1999; pgs 107, 421-429
Haldeman, Principles and Practice of Chiropractic, 2nd ed. Appleton and Lange, 1992 pgs 115-135.
Ali, et. al. Effect of Chiropractic Treatment on the Endocrine and Immune Systems in Asthmatic Patients, Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Spinal Manipulation, October 2002.
Did you Know?
Asthma is the most common chronic condition in children
Asthma was rarely a fatal disease; medical folk-wisdom held that no child
ever died of asthma. Today asthma kills about 5,000 a year. Childhood
vaccination and early exposure to antibiotics are increasingly implicated
as reasons why asthma is increasing.
Source:Tedd Koren, D.C. Koren Publications. Asthma & Emphysema, 2006.
Stress and Emotional Health
Stress factors - such as moving to a new home, starting a new grade level,
or taking a test--may induce or aggravate asthma attacks. Emotional expressions
such as fear, anger, frustration, or even laughing can cause an attack as well.
If you know an asthma sufferer, it is important to reduce the person's stress level
and improve their quality of life. Various techniques, including chiropractic care
and massage, can do just that.
Chiropractic care has been known for its mind-healing effects for years.
Individuals suffering from conditions such as anxiety, depression, "mental
dullness", and other conditions report relief or improvement from their
problems while under chiropractic care
How does Chiropractic affect mental health?
subluxation, a serious form of nervous system damage. Improved psychological
health has been observed in patients after getting adjusted. Patients
feel happier and more at peace. The nervous system appears to be a
"bridge" between the mind and body. Once this bridge is repaired,
patients get a "brain boost" relieving them from many of their emotional
symptoms and physical symptoms!
Source: Tedd Koren, D.C. Koren Publications. Emotional Health & Well-Being, 2006
AFFINITY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC FOOD DRIVE
Team up with Affinity Family Chiropractic this November, to help
make sure that everyone has a great Thanksgiving! Bring in an
non-perishable food item and receive $5 off your adjustment! The food
will be donated to The Lighthouse Foundation. Its a win-win situation,
because you help others while saving on your chiropractic care!
Thank you for your support!
Natural Health Remedies for Asthma
Even though there is no cure for asthma, there are several natural
health remedies that can help with some of the symptoms. Here are just
- Omega-3 fatty acids naturally reduce inflammation in the lungs.
- Vitamin C helps protect lung tissue, decreases infection and increases air flow.
- L-cysteine repairs lung tissue and reduces inflammation.
- Vitamin B stimulates your immune system.
Most of these supplements can be found in your local health food store,
or can be ordered for you through us! Ask Dr. Matt for more details.
Source: Balch & Balch, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 3rd ed. 2000.