An Osteopath’s holistic approach to the body may help asthma suffers by working on respiratory biomechanics through treating the ribs, spine, diaphragm and accessory breathing muscles. Treatment will also influence the nerve and blood supply to your chest and lungs.
Whilst Osteopathy does not replace conventional medical treatment of asthma, it may help by reducing the frequency or need for medical intervention. Osteopathy can also play an important preventative role by helping devise an individual exercise program and providing postural, dietary and lifestyle advice.
OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT MAY HELP ASTHMA SUFFERS BY:
- Improving chest and rib biomechanics and mobility
- Decreasing muscular tightness, thus allowing the diapgragm & accessory muscles to improve in function
- Increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage to and from the lungs and airways