May is Asthma Awareness Month and its aim is to improve awareness and management of asthma around the world.
Asthma, which often starts in childhood but can affect individuals of any age, affects hundreds and thousands of people people in New Zealand. According to the latest New Zealand Health Survey over 521,000 people take medication for asthma, and just recently, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ reported that asthma is the cause of 63 deaths on average each year.
Indeed, looking at the statistics, asthma is a condition that should not be taken lightly. This chronic disease causes inflammation to the airways, making it difficult to breathe.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who have this chronic disease but who don’t realize just how serious it really is. If you suffer from asthma, you know how frustrating it can be. When an attack hits, there is always that moment of fear and panic because you can’t breathe. Having a chronic disease like this is not only uncomfortable but terrifying, which makes it highly important for people across the country to understand it.
This is the main purpose of World Asthma Day and Asthma Awareness Month which occurs every May. During this month, our team of chiropractors makes it a focus to spread awareness about this chronic disease and to provide help and assistance for those who suffer from it.
If you are curious about what this chronic disease is, what causes it and what makes breathing easier, do not hesitate to talk to us. While our chiropractors don’t treat asthma, a good functioning spine and nerve system is essential to enable optimum lung function. When muscles, joints and nerve system are working properly, you will be able to function and breathe better [1,2,3].
We have a lot of patients who had gone through the same thing in the past but now live an easier life thanks to chiropractic care. Our chiropractors will gladly help you find the best ways to manage your condition. To find out more about our services, you can call your preferred office (details below) or simply make an online appointment by visiting this LINK.
 Dr. Alan Cranton, DC, ND. Chiropractic Adjustments May Boost Lung Function. Download PDF
 Chiropractic Adjustments Improve Respiratory Function. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007;29:509- 513
 Engel RM1, Vemulpad S. The effect of combining manual therapy with exercise on the respiratory function of normal individuals: a randomized control trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007 Sep; 30(7):509-13.