Asthma seems to be continually on the increase. It is no any wonder with the rise in allergies possibly increasing in tandem.
There are now tens of thousands of chemical exposures involved in our daily lives, 99% of which have not been tested or trialled for toxicity. Many people we know are allergic to these chemicals. As a naturopath I constantly see people suffering from allergic reactions including breathing difficulties.
What I also see is a host of breathing disorders that are due to poor breathing patterns established in childhoods and also contacted with asthma type breathing difficulties. Western medicine only checks lung capacity and ignores breathing patterns so it misses one of the most important ways to regulate and eliminate breathing disorders.
Since I am a naturopath as well as a clinical hypnotherapist, medical nutritionist, and herbalist, I take a full medical history with breathing difficulties and may order blood tests so that we get a full picture of what is happening with you. There may be physical reasons you are having difficulties with breathing.
When I was younger I was a dancer and singer so I spent a lot of time learning to breathe for a living. I teach people who have breathing difficulties a better way to breathe and teach them breathing exercise. This includes breathing techniques for asthma. It is very important to re-educate breathing with asthma. As a naturopath I may change your diet and prescribes herbs or supplements as well as a change of lifestyle.
In cases when breathing difficulties have a psychological reason we need to change the breathing patterns inside your mind with hypnotic programming. Hypnosis is an incredibly effective way for help with breathing correctly and to help you reduce or eliminate medications.