How Chiropractic Care Can Help Alleviate Asthma Symptoms

by | Sep 26, 2023 | The Rubin Chiropractic Health Center Blog

The benefits of chiropractic care extend far beyond the spine to support your overall wellness. But, did you know that chiropractic care can help alleviate asthma symptoms?

Even though over 27 million Americans have asthma, this chronic lung condition is one of the lesser-known applications of chiropractic treatments. Read on to learn about how your chiropractor can help you manage asthma symptoms without medications or invasive procedures. 

How Does Chiropractic Care Help with Asthma?

Chiropractic treatments, like manual adjustments and soft tissue manipulation, improve the alignment of the spine. This process can help ease asthma symptoms in several ways, including:

  • Increased circulation: Blood carries healing oxygen and nutrients that support the health of the lungs. So, by improving the flow of blood to the lungs, chiropractic care can help ease asthma symptoms. 
  • Reduced inflammation: Asthma leads to inflammation of the bronchial tubes in the lungs. The anti-inflammatory effects of chiropractic care are well-documented and may alleviate asthma symptoms. 
  • Reduced muscle tension: Chiropractic manipulations can naturally reduce tension in the muscles of the chest, ribs, neck, and upper back that are involved in breathing function. By lessening tension, chiropractic care allows the respiratory muscles to work more effectively. This makes it easier for individuals with asthma to take long, deep breaths. 
  • Correcting subluxations: Your chiropractor will work to correct spinal subluxations (AKA spinal misalignments). Subluxations can lead to tightness and restricted movement in the chest, as well as poor lung capacity. In correcting subluxations, your chiropractor may increase your lung capacity and chest expansion, leading to deeper breaths. 

Chiropractic care is entirely natural, drug-free, and non-invasive, making it a safe treatment option for asthma. To learn more about how chiropractic treatments can benefit your asthma symptoms, schedule an appointment at the Rubin Chiropractic Health Center today!