M.K. asks from Clayton, IN on February 13, 2008
Chiropractic and Asthma~HELP
Hello Everyone! I have a 2 year old that has severe Ashtma. He was diagnosed last year and we have since done breathing treatments everyday at home. He has been in and out of the hospital since pretty much birth. He takes daily medication as well and his treatment and inhaler. Needless to say I hate to see him have to go through all this! He is such a tough little guy but when he gets the littlest bug he gets so sick! Numerous people have suggested that I try to take him to a chiropractor. I am very skeptical about this becuase that is all we need is additional problems. I can't really say I have much experience with this practice. I am searching for other peoples stories! What do you think? I am willing to try anything to make life easier on my son! Please let me know! THANKS A MILLION!
D.F. answers from Dayton on February 15, 2008
I think a Chiropractor is a good bet. I also think that you should seriously take a look at the toxins in your home. Simply changing your cleaning products can create a non-toxic environment and help asthmatics breathe. Most of the chemicals in your cleaners are lung irritants, and you need to do everything you can to help your child breathe. Your entire family can benefit from simply changing what you use to clean your home. For info on a 50 year old company that's been creating non-toxic, biodegradeable cleaners and helping people have a healthier home long before "going green" was cool, go to www.shaklee.net/fitzwater/getclean
New chiropractor and new cleaners should fix your daughter right up! Good luck and hang in there, Mom.
H.S. answers from Dayton on February 14, 2008
Chiropractic is very helpful with treating asthma. Chiro is very non-invasive and it isn't another "medicine" you give your child so there isn't anything that it can interact badly with. When you have your body adjusted it helps to keep things flowing right and keeps tight areas from getting tighter. People with asthma have very tight chests and backs and if they are looser they can breathe better.
If you didn't breastfeed this child for at least a year you should consider it with your next if you have any more. Breastfed children have fewer chronic illnesses or are less severe than those who are formula fed. There is also a significant link between asthma and vaccinations. You can find info online about studies where they have polled communities that breastfeed and don't vaccinate and they have extremely low rates of asthma. You may also want to consider eliminating dairy from his diet as this is a mucous producer and can make breathing problems worse.
T.E. answers from Indianapolis on February 14, 2008
My parent were diligent and sought help for my extreme asthma. When I was 8, they found a great chiropractor. It was what I needed. I now go to him (the same chiropractor) about once a year for a "tune up" (an adjustment). Without this care, I would probably be on oxygen or worse by now. I encourage you to find that "diamond in the rough" chiropractor. Find one who knows what he is doing, doesn't try to keep you dependent on the adjustments, and has helped others with asthma. He/She should explain how the treatments will work (The central nervous system is located with your spine. When that is not correctly aligned, symptoms occur). Your child should feel somewhat (at least) better after one visit. I know I always did. Please let me know what you do.
C.S. answers from Lima on February 14, 2008
I am going to forward your request for info. onto my mom, who can tell you in detail what I went thru, but I wanted to give you what I know about me when I was little.
I had severe asthma and allergies pretty much from birth until I was 6 years old. What cured me? A chiropractor. I don't know specifics...but I do remember me and mom talking about how once I visited one a few times, I think I immediately starting improving!!! My spine was curved and things were moved around, from birth, that had my lungs being smashed so to speak....after some adjustments, I started breathing better, and my asthma soon disappeared, as well as my allergies. I have NEVER had a problem with either since!!!
Don't be afraid of chiropractors, they can seriously help...I try to go often, but really try to when I am pregnant for relief. I have a family member who is a chiropractor, so I know I am well taken care of...I may ask her for advice for you when I see her next.
I wish you luck. I encourage you to schedule an appt. and again, I am going to send your request to my mom, who can give the true testimony of dealing with asthma in a young child!!!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
M.N. answers from Cincinnati on February 14, 2008
I can recomend a grat Chiropractor in the Cincinnati area. He may know of someome closer to where you live. I do not know if that help rid a person of asthma or not.
Have you worked with an allergist to see if you can eliminate some asthma triggers?
J.N. answers from Dayton on February 14, 2008
Hi, I was skeptical at first to, but though will if there is no down side why not it is better than having to take medicine all the time. I have loved it, my whole family goes and my one son has asthma, another has had seizures and they both are doing great! Just ask around to find the right one. Just like there are bad doctors, nurses, business people, etc.. they are bad chiro's . I can ask mine if he knows of any in IN if you want. Just ask around, see how much experience they have with children.
Hope this helps