A report funded by the Australian Spinal Research Foundation suggests that there may be a link between chiropractic and the reduction of asthma symptoms.
According to Macquarie University researcher Dr. Ray Hayek, the study involved hundreds of people suffering with asthma symptoms.
“When an asthma sufferer is under the anxiety of a looming asthma attack, the levels of the hormone cortisol increase. This acute increase in cortisol through a number of mechanisms can bring on an asthma attack,” says Dr. Hayek. “Levels of the stress hormone cortisol steadily decreased during the trial, and levels of immunological markers (immunoglobulin A) steadily rose.”
Which is a scientific way of suggesting that reducing nervous system stress with chiropractic adjustments may have a positive effect on those susceptible of having an asthma attack.
While chiropractic isn’t a treatment for asthma, it appears that by reducing tension to the nervous system, the symptom called asthma may be reduced.