Can Chiropractic Help With Asthma?

There’s a movie that most of you have seen or at least heard of called Signs. In it, Mel Gibson, who plays Reverend Graham Hess, has a son that suffers from asthma. At one point in the movie, the family is hiding from invading aliens when his son has an asthma attack. Unfortunately, his inhaler is not with them. Reverend Hess must sit and watch as his son’s airways become inflamed, cutting off his ability to breathe normally. His chest heaves as he tries to gather air. His father clutches him as he tries to talk him through the attack, hoping that he can calm his son enough to make it through. It is a bothersome sight to see, and any parent that has a child that suffers from asthma can likely relate. Their medications are their lifeline. It becomes so ingrained in their routine that they stop looking for any other ways to find relief. Luckily, there are many options out there to attempt to obtain relief from the symptoms of asthma.


But what about ways to get to the SOURCE of Asthma?

Well, there is one test you likely haven’t tried that could mean a whole new life for your entire family.


This test is known as Computerized Infrared Thermography (CIT). It is a technology used to measure a person’s Central Nervous System function. Asthma, in most simple definition, is an overreaction of the immune system. Since it has been well established that the Immune system is controlled by the Central Nervous System (your brain, brain stem, and spinal cord) we now understand that if the Central Nervous System is functioning as it should, healing takes place on a global bodily level. This includes the pathways of your lungs where the person suffering from asthma is having issues.    


Similar to how ECG reads heart waves, and EEG will read brain waves, CIT reads Nervous System waves. When this test is performed, it gives a Chiropractor a window into the overall function of the body. If the test comes back showing that the Nervous System is not functioning appropriately, A Chiropractor can work to restore proper function of the central nervous system. It is in this time that patients commonly experience massive changes in their overall health and report dramatic reduction in asthma attacks and need to use their medications.


At The Specific Chiropractic Center of Fort Worth, we utilize CIT as the gold standard to determine a patient’s overall function and ensure they are living their best life possible. If you or someone close to you suffers from asthma, this test could make a HUGE difference in their life. Schedule your testing by clicking HERE.


We understand that not everyone is ready for the huge and positive changes that come with Chiropractic care, so in the meantime, and until you are ready to come in, here are a few tips to help soothe the symptoms of Asthma:


Supplement Magnesium

Studies show that a lack of magnesium can cause asthma symptoms to worsen. By supplementing Magnesium in your diet, this could lead to fewer asthma symptoms.


Essential Oils

Reports have shown that people that utilize essential oils in their daily habits suffer from fewer asthma symptoms. Specifically, the use of peppermint, lavender, clove, eucalyptus, and rosemary have shown to be helpful with the symptoms of asthma. The important piece to this part is that you utilize them IN BETWEEN attacks as opposed to during.  and can help to reduce the symptoms of asthma. There are many avenues in which to utilize oils. You can check out This HealthLine article to learn more.


Ensure a clean home

Many household cleaners can exacerbate the symptoms of asthma. Harsh chemicals such as Bleach, ammonia, amines, colophony, and limonene can be a real terror to not only asthma sufferers, but allergy sufferers as well. Switching to green, eco-friendly cleaners can help to reduce the symptoms of asthma greatly and provide you the symptom relief you are so desperately searching for.


Chasing symptoms can help you find periodic relief. Once you change your mindset from chasing symptoms to restoring the function of the Nervous System, a whole new world of possibility opens up. Can you imagine being able to leave your meds behind? Can you picture yourself free of the stranglehold your system has on you? It is a wonderous thought that can become a reality when you let The Specific Chiropractic Centers guide you along the road to wellness. Call or visit our website to schedule your CIT testing today!


Yours in health,

Dr. Casey Sanders