How We Treat Asthma at Advantage Physical Therapy, Kalamazoo, MI

Many individual choose to go to alternative treatments because it reduces their need for medication and in turn reduce the harmful side effects. Using alternative therapies is also an affordable option; especially to people that are not okay taking medicines manufactured in laboratory and assembly lines.

Physical Therapy at Advantage Physical Therapy in Kalamazoo, MI

1) Acupuncture is one of many alternative therapies that are available to manage asthma. According to the National Health Institute, up to 71 percent of those with asthma who tried acupuncture have noted an improvement in their condition. Acupuncture works on the ancient Chinese philosophy of Qi or vital energy. The concept is based on when certain Qi points on your body are blocked; it results in disease and misery. Acupuncturists unblock Qi points by inserting needles at particular points in the body. Laser beams are sometimes used as it gentler on the skin.

The benefits of using acupuncture are evident. Many asthmatic people noted a decrease in need of rescue medication like the metered dose inhaler (MDI) containing beta2 agonist drugs. However, on the other side, some asthmatics people show none or little improvement in their condition at all, so the results are mixed. The advice we can give is that you can try visiting our physical therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy in Kalamazoo, MI, for about several months and you will see a significant improvement in your condition.

Do take note when finding a physical therapist; make sure the state licensed them. Do also ensure that your physical therapist also practices strict sanitation procedures like our physical therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy in Kalamazoo, MI. Inform our physical therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy in Kalamazoo, MI, of any current medication that you are taking and any existing medical problems you have.  Acupuncture is pretty safe and is not known to aggravate asthma.

2) Chiropractic – People go for chiropractic therapy for back pain and muscle aches problems, but people also go to therapy for asthma. Chiropractic involves the use of electronic devices like electrical, magnetic stimulation to enhance muscle strength and reduce inflammation. The results for this type of therapy are mixed. The benefits will include a reduction in the use of short-acting beta2 agonist drugs such as medicines that used for rescue medication e.g. an inhaler.

Always ask our physical therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy in Kalamazoo, MI, for advice before undergoing such kinds of treatment for asthma.

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