Breathing for Wellness

Breathing for Wellness

Tips To Reduce Asthma Symptoms

Breathing for wellness techniques improve asthma symptoms and is highly recommended. There are many ways of improving your air quality. Below are some tips to improve your asthma symptoms.

  • Boost the air purity of your home with Heppa air filters.
  • Shield pillows and mattresses with dust covers.
  • Use hypoallergenic bed fabrics to decrease risk of dust mites.
  • Be sure to include omega-3 rich foods in your diet, such as fish or fish oil.
  • Add vitamin C to your diet It aids in reducing allergic reactions and wheezing symptoms.
  • Make regular chiropractic visits.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports that about 25.9 million Americans, 10% of all children, are affected by asthma and breathing problems. Inhaled steroids have been traditionally used to treat the condition but have a lot of bad side effects. A new research study showed that engaging in breathing techniques can reduce the need for asthma reliever therapies by over 50%. The journal Thorax published information that practicing two breathing techniques decreased symptoms, and improved lung function and improved quality of life for over 57 adults with mild asthma.

Techniques in Breathing for Wellness

One technique focused on flat nasal breathing with lengthened exhaling. The second technique included general upper body exercises combined with relaxation. Many participants who needed conventional relief and used a preventer at least four times a week were randomly given one of the breathing techniques.

In addition, those who practiced their breathing exercises twice each day for about 25 minutes over a period of 30 weeks cut their daily inhaler use to one inhalation every third day. As a result, prevention doses were also decreased by 50% by the end of the study. It is a great feeling to not have to depend on any help to manage your breathing.

Christine Jenkins is a Professor at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia. She found that the overall use of relief medication was reduced by 86% in both exercise categories. In addition, she noticed quick improvement within only weeks of starting the process. As a result, she wrote that over an eight-month period, breathing techniques were helpful in managing mild daily asthma symptoms.

At Spennetta Family Chiropractic Care Clinic in Madison, we advise patients to include daily exercise into their healthy habits. We want to help you manage your symptoms in the best way possible. No one should have trouble with their breathing in any way, and we want to help fix any problems. We can help set you up with a chiropractic wellness program that may include chiropractic to loosen adhesions in the rib cage and allow your chest to breathe easier. Call Dr. Spennetta today at 608-273-2225 to talk about your health goals and issues.

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