What is Asthma?
- According to Wikipedia “Asthma (from the Greek ἅσθμα, ásthma, “panting”) is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.”
But that doesn’t tell us – Why?
Why do the tubes in the lungs swell and constrict? – Genes – It is possible that some 100 genes are linked to asthma – 25 of which have been associated with separate populations as of 2005. Genes linked to asthma also play roles in managing the immune system and inflammation. There have not been consistent results from genetic studies across populations.
Since Genes have not been directly linked across all populations, what is causing these cells to over react to substances that most people do not over react to? Why does the body perceive common pollen as dangerous, like anthrax or chemical poisons? Could it be a mis-communication?
As you can see Anthrax has a different size, shape – oval to spherical, texture – smooth to spiked, and color – green to orange of pollen. These are things our kids learn in kindergarten.
Why doesn’t the smartest thing in the world, the human body with over 1,000,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 14th power) neural connections, able to adapt and over come a simple exercise as recognizing pollen?
Researchers in Japan may have unlocked an answer
In a study of over 900 patients with bronchial asthma, it was concluded that: “According to the results of this study the possibility may be considered that chronic nerve compression secondary to vertebral deformity in the thoracic region had a significant effect on the immune function of atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma patients. The adrenal cortex functions of these allergy patients may be in the chronic decline condition with this chronic nerve compression. A sure treatment effect cannot be obtained without considering the nature and the function of the autonomous nerves.”
Plain english – by adjusting the misplaced vertebra in the lower mid back, opening the space of the pinched nerve allows the brain to communicate with the tissues, so normal function was recorded, asthma relief was felt by a majority of the study participants.
Please read the entire study at The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2004 Volume 2 Number 1. DOI: 10.5580/13ab
Chiropractic is the science and art of finding and correcting vertebra that are misplaced and causing neurological dysfunction. By moving the vertebra back to its normal position and allowing the command and control system of the body (nervous system) to function at optimum performance, your body is free to function as it should. Call today to schedule an appointment with your chiropractor.
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