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Breathing Easier: How Chiropractic Care Can Help Alleviate Asthma Symptoms



Chiropractic Adjustments: A Promising Option for Managing Asthma


Chiropractic care has the potential to alleviate asthma symptoms.


The health of the respiratory system is closely linked to the health of the spine.


The brain and spinal cord form the central nervous system, and any dysfunction in this system can negatively affect various bodily functions, including respiration.


Misalignments in the spine are a common cause of disruptions in the central nervous system, which can worsen asthma symptoms.


By addressing misalignments in the spine that impact the function of the nervous system, chiropractic adjustments may improve lung function and breathing, leading to a reduction in asthma symptoms.


Additionally, chiropractic care can also help reduce stress and promote relaxation, which can be beneficial for individuals with asthma, as stress and anxiety can trigger asthma attacks in some people.



The thoracic nerves, which originate from the spinal cord, are located in the chest and are responsible for controlling the respiratory system, including the muscles in the chest, ribs, upper back, and neck.


When the spine is misaligned, it can affect the function of these nerves and lead to difficulty with lung expansion and contraction.

This can cause breathing problems that range from mild to severe.


By relieving pressure from the nerves and muscles that control the diaphragm and lungs, chiropractic adjustments can improve breathing function.


Chiropractic therapy also boosts the health of the immune system aiding in the prevention of sickness which can drastically worsen asthma symptoms.




Chiropractic is vital in the treatment of asthma in children and pregnant women as it offers a safe, natural, and effective approach to managing asthma symptoms and reducing their severity.






By realigning the spine and addressing any nerve dysfunction that may be present, chiropractic adjustments can help open up the airways and make breathing easier.


This approach can be particularly beneficial for individuals who prefer to avoid medications or who have not experienced sufficient relief from conventional treatments.


However, it is important to note that chiropractic care should not be used as a substitute for conventional medical treatment for asthma, but rather as a complementary approach to help manage symptoms.


If you have asthma, it is important to work with your healthcare provider to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your individual needs.


Always follow your Asthma Action Plan:

Recognise when your asthma is getting worse

Change your reliever and preventer medication in response to symptoms

Know when to seek medical help

If you or someone you know needs further advice on asthma call Asthma Australia on 1800 ASTHMA.

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