Common Causes of Asthma
Two main factors contribute to asthma: inflammation of the airway passages and hyper-reactive bronchi.
When triggered by stimulus certain cells lining the airways release chemical substances called mediators that lead to inflammation. This inflammation causes the airway passages to swell, the cells lining the bronchi to produce excess mucus, and the airway opening to narrow.
Hyper-reactivity is when the bronchi respond to stimuli in an exaggerated way by constricting the airway muscles and making it difficult to breathe.
Some stimuli triggers are: any kind of pollen, food, dust, mold, animal hair, smoke, perfumes, deodorants, detergents, chemical vapors, preservatives, food colors, virus, bacteria, emotional stress, cold or hot weather, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Treating the causes
Allergies and irritants causing asthma can be detected through muscle testing and modern Biofeedback Technology. There is also bloodwork analysis available such as the ALCAT, which will show IgG type allergies. These tests are expensive and not paid for by insurance. Ask Dr. Straile, DC about blood testing.
Then the allergies can be reduced or sometimes eliminated with the gentle, non-invasive technique known as NAET.® Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine.
For more info you can purchase the book “say good bye to asthma” by Dr. Devi Nambudripad in our office or go to www.naet.com