How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Asthma in Chicago

Chiropractic Treatments for Asthma in ChicagoThe nervous system plays an important role in both the control and activity of the immune system. The great power of the brain to control the body as a whole and the general state of health is incredible.

A good functioning of the nervous system should be the first priority in the solution of asthma, since it is the nervous system that controls all the functions of the body. The nervous system works by sending and receiving messages or impulses to all parts of the body.

Chiropractic breathing is controlled by different centers in the brain. The main one is the respiratory center that is located in the medulla oblongata. From here, nerve impulses are sent to the respiratory muscles, causing them to expand or contract.
Nerve impulses also control the tone of the bronchial tubes, and the parasympathetic system closes or contracts them.

The nervous system is protected by the spinal column, which consists of 24 movable vertebrae. When the spine is in its correct position, it protects the nerve pathways. But when the vertebrae are misaligned, interference of nerve impulses occurs – reducing the overall functioning of the nervous system and the particular organ to which it is assigned. Misalignments of the spine known as “vertebral subluxations”

A possible alternative to drug therapy for asthma is chiropractic care. There is mounting preliminary clinical evidence that chiropractic may offer relief from asthma. It is also possible to rectify, at least to some extent, the hypersensitivity of the lungs through chiropractic.


A study that was published in a Dutch medical journal reported that of a group of 115 families with asthmatic children, 73% had used chiropractic care for their asthma and 92% of the families reported that chiropractic was beneficial for their children.

The Brisbane (Australia) Asthma Study reported that chiropractic is the most consulted care, referring to alternative health care and that 29.6% of families with asthmatic children use chiropractic for asthma treatment. Compared to other forms of alternative medicine, chiropractic received the highest satisfaction rate of 86.5%.


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