An article published in the February 2010 Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association reviewed all the research to date about the effects of chiropractic care on asthma (Kaminskyj et al. 2010. JCCA. 54(1): 24-32). They concluded that “chiropractic care showed improvements in subjective measures” and that may be “used as an adjunct, not a replacement, to traditional medical therapy”.
What does this mean for the average asthmatic person? It means that chiropractic, through the treatment of spinal and other joint fixations, primarily around the ribcage, may help with the ease of breathing and reduce everyday asthma symptoms. According to a few of the reviewed studies, this effect is greater in kids.
Breathe easier, visit your chiropractor today!
Dr. Anne Stacey is a Vancouver Chiropractor