I have a patient with asthma who came into my office actively wheezing. After doing my physical exam and listening to her lungs with my stethoscope, and documenting in my chart that she was wheezing, I prescribed a stronger dose of Advair for her asthma. I then offered to treat her Asthma with a series of manipulation treatments.
I then took her to my manipulation room. I spent 20 minutes doing OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment) on her back, focusing on the upper thoracic (upper back area). This area is so important in asthma because it is where the nerves that effect the lungs are exiting the spine. It normalizes the nervous system’s communication with the lungs.
During the treatment, she was periodically taking deep breathes and saying “wow, I can breathe.”
After the treatment, I listened to her lungs again with my stethoscope. The air flow was still turbulent, but amazingly enough, THERE WAS NO WHEEZING!! Not a single wheeze!! It was amazing!
Let us have faith in our bodies, knowing that if we can only give our body what it needs to function normally, our body will be able to heal and rejuvenate itself, by the source of all healing, the One Source, the God Force/Creative Forces/Creative Energies/Father-Mother God.
- Keep the diet Alkaline
- Massage and/or manipulation
- Ragweed tincture to address the allergic component
- Saffron tea to assisst assimilation and relax the gut
- Keep the elimination channels open
- Neck stretches morning and evening