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Asthma: Natural Treatment

Craniosacral therapy at the Hayward Clinic

“Make hay while the sun shines” is a well known saying, meaning, take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves. Although the hay making season has passed, for many people it is a time of misery rather than opportunity.For the asthma sufferer it can make life unbearable and has the potential to be terminal.


Even after an attack the lungs and muscles will remain inflamed, leaving them susceptible to any airborne irritants. They also tend to produce more mucus which will also tend to obstruct the airways. It is not known, in medical circles, what causes asthma, or why some people suffer from hay fever and others sail through the summer without so much as a sniff.
red to be a chronic inflammatory condition of the lungs and airways. The symptoms are tightness in the chest, shortness of breath and wheezing. These can often be worse on lying down, particularly at night.
In an asthma attack there is a sudden tightening of the bands that surround the airways. This slows the air going out of the lungs, leaving them half full when the next in breath is taken. The extra air going into the lungs then produces pain and tightness in the chest. Not enough oxygen can get to the blood because the air in the lungs is stale, causing breathlessness.

The orthodox treatment concentrates on suppressing the symptoms; antihistamines for hay fever and steroid inhalers for asthma. It’s a classic case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted, but what else can they do? Craniosacral practitioners, who believe in getting to the root cause, and treating that, rather than the symptoms think they know the answer to the problem. Craniosacral Therapy claims considerable success with asthma sufferers, both children and adults.

The problem, they believe, is abnormal tension in certain areas of body tissue, particularly in the pelvic and abdomen as well as the chest. This tension interferes with the nerves to the respiratory system causing them to malfunction, which produces the typical symptoms of tight chest and narrow airways. Some of these muscles also connect, or interface, with the respiratory diaphragm causing restriction.

The tension can develop through accidents, other illnesses and fevers, scar tissue from operations and emotional issues. It can happen as early as the birthing process which can be quite traumatic for the baby. Remove the tension and the symptoms disappear. Craniosacral Therapists claim considerable clinical evidence to support this treatment.

To talk to John for more information call him on  M: 0861089860