Osteopathy and Asthma
If you or someone you know suffers from asthma, you likely know that it is a condition that can greatly impact one’s quality of life and ability to enjoy routine activities.
Although there is currently no cure for asthma, Osteopathy may be able to provide some relief.
By treating the musculoskeletal effects of asthma through manual treatment of the regions affected, Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are able to treat many of the debilitating symptoms that are associated. This may help decrease the severity or frequency of future attacks by ensuring the muscles and joints are working optimally.
Since Asthma is a life-long condition, affecting people of all ages, it is a condition that needs to be managed effectively. While there is no known cause for asthma, there are a number of triggers that can impact one’s ability to mitigate condition related complications.
Asthma can be triggered by a wide range of factors, classified as allergic and non-allergic:
- Dust mites
- Viral infections
- Air pollution
- Cold air
- Chemical fumes
- Strong perfume smells
- Some food additives
- Air pollutants
- Strong emotions