Asthma Epidemic In Kalispell…In The U.S.
Asthma is just running rampant in our society. Not only in Kalispell and the Flathead community but in our society as a nation. 3/30 kids have asthma in our society currently. Children 0-4 have the greatest prevalence of asthma and have required the most medical use. With the total of medical care cost far exceeding $56 billion dollars. Think about the missed days of school that our children are suffering from due to this. In the United States asthma cases have increased by 60% since the 1980’s. What are some of the factors that are causing this increase in asthma? Food plays a huge part, our air quality plays a huge part. What about stress and asthma? Stress plays a HUGE part on how we express our asthma symptoms. It is important to remember that asthma cannot be cured, however it can be controlled and maintained with a proper approach.
What brings people into a chiropractic office? Physical stress, emotional stress, and chemical stressor’s on our body! By decreasing a patients stress levels with specific chiropractic adjustments you are removing subluxations. This establishes proper nerve communication your body is allowed to maintain and control your asthma. When we STRESS-OUT, our body is not adapting to our environment. If you are not adapting to your environment and your nerves enter protection mode, your muscles will begin to act, thus resulting in a flare up. A multi-site clinical trial on chiropractic management of asthma is underway in Australia. “The preliminary data are very encouraging. Chiropractic patients are showing decreases in physical asthma symptoms and cortisol levels,” says Dr. Anthony Rosner, former director of education and research for the Foundation of Chiropractic Education and Research. People who are suffering from asthma can benefit from specific chiropractic care by effecting their quality of life.
It is always important to remember that the first chiropractic adjustment was not for low back pain. Chiropractic and asthma? With chronic bronchial problems that many asthma people suffer from, you can control your flare-ups. Chronic bronchial flare-ups is stress affecting your respiratory system, which in turn is responding from your nerve system! Quality of life and asthma responses severely lowered is significant. Have your nerves checked!