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What about Asthma?

Since the 1960s there has been a massive increase in asthma cases.
Today, 1.5 million children suffer from asthma in the UK alone, and it kills 2000 people every year costing the NHS over £2 billion each year

An asthma attack is characterised by the airways and lungs becoming inflamed and swollen so that the flow of air into the lungs is severely reduced resulting in wheezing or great difficulty in breathing. There may also be production of thick mucous in the lungs. Your doctor will usually prescribe an inhaled drug called a ‘bronchodilator’ which will open up the airways chemically.

People who suffer from asthma often suffer from allergies as well. It is well known that an asthma attack can be set off by an airborne substance such as pollen, dust, dander, mould or pollution, but food allergens may travel in the bloodstream from the digestive tract to the lungs where they cause histamine release that starts another asthma attack.

These people can often suffer chronic coughs (which are really allergic bronchitis) and the doctor may well issue them with repeated antibiotic prescriptions which may increase the risk of further allergic reactions.

An asthma attach may also be triggered by viral attack, taking sudden exercise or even having a shock. In fact, emotional reactions such as surprise, anger, shock can bring on an asthma attack, and even the tendency to have asthma itself has an emotional component. There have been many cases where asthma attacks have been greatly reduced, or even stopped altogether, by addressing emotional traumas such as grief, abandonment and deep anger using a complementary therapy such as Health Kinesiology.

The Health Kinesiology website at www.hk4health.co.uk/ has many case histories showing how even people who have had asthma for most of their life can improve after having HK therapy for their allergies and their emotional wellbeing. I have found in my work as an HK therapist that because standards of cleanliness and disinfection have improved dramatically since the 1950’s, children’s immune systems are not being given enough ‘work’ to do, and so it becomes over-active and starts attacking harmless substances instead, causing the symptoms of allergy.