The basis of treatment is to strengthen your child's lungs and constitution.
Underlying all treatments is a nourishing diet of warm soups, vegetables and rice porridge. Avoid sugary, fast foods, packaged prepared foods and fried greasy foods. Provide foods to reduce inflammation as well as for dilating the bronchi such as collard greens, cauliflower, garlic, onions, turnips, endive, apricots, cherries, elderberries, green vegetables, raw sprouted nuts, seeds and grains.
Studies indicate that children with asthma tend to have low levels of certain nutrients and that the Modern diet (high in fast foods and low in fresh fruits and vegetables) has been associated with higher rates of asthma. The following supplements can supply your child with nutrients that may be lacking: Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamin D and Vitamin E, Probiotics and Magnesium. Some studies show that adding magnesium sulfate (epsom salts) to nebulizers leads to greater and faster improvement. (1)
What else can I do to help my child with asthma?
Massage your child's back every evening to support the function of the Lungs, digestion and adrenals.
Specific treatments such as Shonishin, Tuina Massage, cupping and Herbal medicine can help in your child's healing. NAET will help to eliminate any food or inhalant sensitivities or allergies.
For an individualized healing plan, contact Dr. Sally Sherriff, DAOM at 831-295-6327.
(1) Am. J. Emerg. Med. 2016 May. The effect of nebulized magnesium sulfate in the treatment of asthma attacks. PMID: 26964827
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