Asthma affects around 235 million people on the planet? Today is World Asthma Day, so we wanted to tell you about other natural holistic options out there for people suffering.
Let’s start with some facts about asthma
- 7.1% of 18+ population have asthma
- 18.9% of 13 – 15 year olds have asthma
- 38.5% of 13 – 15 year olds reported wheezing
- More than 1 person a week dies from asthma
- 29% of asthma patients miss school or work
- Adults miss 12 days a year on average
- Children miss 10 days a year on average (https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/facts-figures-asthma)
Can Systematic Kinesiology help with asthma?
If we understand that diet, anxiety and stress can significantly influence asthma, then it’s likely that Systematic Kinesiology can help you to figure out the stress that’s a contributory factor to asthma.
The good news is there are Systematic Kinesiologists all around the country who can assist you to better health, which may help you to understand your body better and it’s reaction to stress. Stress is a trigger for asthma and Kinesiology offers techniques that can reduce and resolve stress in your life.
Nutrition and immune health
As with all health issues, a healthy diet is an important consideration. It is difficult to reverse chronic asthma if diet is not at least considered as a contributory factor, so that it can be addressed and corrected. Your food choices are critical when you have asthma. Specific foods that may be causing mucous, or other sensitivities, can be identified and eliminated; chemical additives, such as preservatives, food colouring and artificial sweeteners, may also need to be removed from the diet. Removing dairy from the diet can also have a positive impact. Gut issues can also play a role, and since 80% of the immune system can be found in the gut, it’s role in helping resolve chronic health issues and fighting infections is key.
Melissa took control of her family’s health …..
Hear Melissa’s story after experiencing how Systematic Kinesiology helped her family overcome asthma.
“When a family member turned 2 she developed a cough which never seemed to get better for very long and which normally progressed into a chest infection. I didn’t realise that this cough was actually asthma. After 4 years of coughing, sleepless nights for weeks on end, inhalers, steroids, antibiotics, calpol and many trips up to Temple Street Hospital we found out that structurally the tube that goes into her left lung is actually smaller than the one that goes into her right lung. So any infection or bacteria or virus that entered her lungs it was nearly impossible to clear it and to keep it clear. Structurally this will improve as she grows however I felt there had to be more I could do to help.
I took her to a Systematic Kinesiologist….who did muscle testing and recommended removing dairy from her diet and taking vitamins that she specifically needed to help improve her immune system and gut health. I did what I was advised to do and within a month she had more energy, was sleeping better, less use of inhalers, no steroids and no antibiotics needed. The only thing that affects her asthma now is if she eats something that doesn’t suit her and the weather particularly going from a warm to a damp environment which triggers inflammation which triggers the coughing. Managing her diet had a massive impact on her health and also on her stress levels. Kinesiology really turned a very stressful health issue into one that is very manageable and stress free most of the time.”
Melissa’s motivation having completed the KinesiologyZone Balanced Health course is to work with others, and is about to graduate from the KinesiologyZone Diploma Course, and work with clients from her own clinic.(https://www.facebook.com/MelissaCostelloKinesiology)
If you suspect that you or a family member have food sensitivities, that may be playing a role in their Asthma, it’s worth paying a visit to a practitioner. The Association’s list of practitioners can be found here
Systematic Kinesiology’s whole person approach can identify what areas of your life are important to focus on. Muscle testing is a unique way to find out what specifically is affecting you, both in terms of emotional stresses, food sensitivities and other imbalances. If you are considering excluding certain food groups from your diet, it should only be done for a short period under close supervision. However, it is possible to have a balanced diet without dairy products.
Keeping a food diary before visiting a Systematic Kinesiologist can be useful so that you have a list of foods that you regularly consume every day or several days of the week can be tested. Each person is unique, and therefore it’s best to test you specifically, than go by a general guideline.
The Kinesiology solution is simple. With Kinesiology treatments our practitioners work to uncover what your body reacts to. You don’t need to guess. Kinesiology works with your body and can help make a real difference to your health.