When I was in elementary school, it was very unusual to have a classmate with asthma. Today, at kids’ soccer games, if one child has a breathing problem, you may see half a dozen parents running onto the field with inhalers. Asthma is a pulmonary illness that causes wheezing, tightness in the chest, coughing, and shortness of breath; and it has become a near epidemic. According to researchers for the U.S. government, 1 in 12 people now have asthma. This figure continues to rise, despite efforts to control key triggers such as indoor smoking.

"Asthma is a serious, lifelong disease that unfortunately kills thousands of people each year and adds billions to our nation's healthcare costs," stated CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden.

But that is only part of the picture. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that an additional 4.3 million people were diagnosed with asthma between 2001 and 2009; and the Environmental Protection Agency reported to Newsweek that asthma rates in children are doubling1 Several drugs, such as Advair, Serevent, Foradil, and Symbicort, are commonly used to treat asthma, but they are not without dangers. In fact, on December 9, 2008, Food and Drug Administration officials issued a statement warning of the increased risk of death associated with these drugs and suggested that their approval be severely limited or withdrawn altogether.

And despite the fact that guidelines don't recommend antibiotics for asthma, they are prescribed to nearly one million children in the U.S. each year. Over-prescribing antibiotics promotes the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, in addition to the usual side effects.

What triggers Asthma?

Cigarette smoke
Exercise
Sudden temperature change
Viral infections
Allergic reactions to eggs, wheat, shellfish, peanuts, milk, corn, garlic, chemicals, pollen, mold, cats or dogs, feathers, dust, air pollution, and cockroaches

Holistic approaches for Asthma

There is no definitive scientific explanation for the natural healing of asthma. However, one thing is clear: asthma is reversible. One need only visit Amazon.com to see the books that contain many testimonials and experiences of patients worldwide.

The reverse asthma phenomenon has occurred with mind/body approaches, without using medications. Asthma symptoms have been completely eliminated many times by various holistic health care providers and diverse healing methods. The most documented healing technique for winning the war against asthma and allergies is NAET (pronounced nate)2. Currently, over 10,000 health care practitioners worldwide utilize the NAET therapy to treat their asthmatic patients.

As one of the original NAET practitioners, I have found that both the symptoms and triggers of asthma can be completely neutralized. Years of clinical experience have demonstrated that once an allergy has been eliminated with NAET, the symptoms do not return. That’s why so many holistic doctors have come to favor this method. Robert Sampson, MD says, "At a time when food sensitivities, asthma, and environmental allergies are increasing at an alarming rate, NAET offers a safe, effective alternative to drug treatments that yields exceptional results." Dr. Ann McCombs says, "NAET is a non-invasive, natural procedure to reverse food allergies. No needles and no medications, making it a very gentle therapy."

Over 5,000 children each year die from asthmatic attacks, and currently there is no medical cure in sight.

Isn’t it time to try a holistic treatment?

References:
America’s Children and the Environment http://epa.gov/envirohealth/children/
Winning the War against Asthma & Allergies - Ellen Cutler, MD, DC
Every Breath You Take: Revolutionary Asthma Treatment - Paul Ameisen, MD
The Asthma Breakthrough/ Breathe Freely - Naturally - Henry Osieki
Say Good-bye to Asthma - Devi Nambudripad, MD, DC, PhD
Environmental Sensitivities - Robert Sampson, MD
Is This Your Child? Doris Rapp, MD

Author's Bio: 

For 20 years, Dr. Mike treated many celebrities, top CEO's and world-class athletes in Los Angeles. He has toured the country treating colleagues and has been a participating healthcare provider at four Olympic Games. He developed the first U.S. patented for optimal absorption of comprehensive nutrients. Having two decades of successful experience in holistic medicine, Dr. Mike's approach for improving health & performance is safe and effective. If you are in the Atlanta, Georgia area, he would be happy to see you. Contact Dr. Mike at http://www.millennium-healthcare.com or call (770) 390 - 0012.