Bronchial asthma is a fairly common chronic inflammatory disease of the lower respiratory tract, which is characterized by either a narrowing of the lumen of the bronchi as a result of their spasm during stimulation of the vagus nerve, or by immune mechanisms that cause the swelling of the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract.
Since the disease affects the respiratory tract; signs of its manifestation are closely related to respiratory disorders and include dyspnea episodes, wheezing, cough, chest congestion, choking, an acute feeling of lack of air, pain in the lower chest.
Osteopathy views the human body as a unit of the whole and seeks to cure not just one specific organ, but the whole body. Therefore, an osteopathic specialist is looking for the root cause and all the components that led to bronchial asthma, in order to then carry out the appropriate osteopathic correction.
The treatment is carried out using specific techniques that relieve tension from the chest (diaphragm, ribs, sternum, vertebrae) and skull (its base and facial area), which helps normalize respiratory function, facilitates sputum discharge, and eliminates shortness of breath. A mild but deep osteopathic effect allows you to eliminate all existing dysfunctions and bring the body into a state of balance.
The course of osteopathic treatment (which includes sessions once every week, 10 days, or 2 weeks) helps to significantly increase the body’s resistance and normalize the processes occurring within it. Which in turn helps to significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of asthma attacks, as well as reduce the dosage of medications taken.
Much depends on the patients themselves. If during the process of osteopathic treatment, the patient makes an effort to change their lifestyle, then the treatment will be even more effective and lead to benefits such as:
- achieving control over manifestations of bronchial asthma;
- minimizing attacks of shortness of breath and/or choking;
- engaging in sports and leading a normal active lifestyle.
It is worth noting, that the presence of the psycho-emotional factor is very important fora patient; in such cases, the osteopathic specialist can also apply biological “decoding” of bronchial asthma.
Furthermore, osteopathy has shown the best results in the treatment of bronchial asthmain children. Treatment for adults, as a rule, takes longer.
If you or your family suffer from asthma, we hope that the information in this article will be useful to you. But if you have any additional questions, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. Stay healthy!
Viktoria Kraskoff, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, DOMP