Control Your Asthma with Help from your Livermore Chiropractor
THE BREATH OF LIFE
Breathing is such an automatic thing that most people never give it much thought. But to someone with asthma or chronic bronchitis, it’s more than just a thought, it’s an obsession. Normal breathing is something they would give anything to be able to do.
Just to be able to go outdoors on a cold, damp evening and not have a breathing problem. Or to be able to go out into the backyard after the lawn has been cut, without going into some sort of acute breathing distress would be nice. Or to be able to go someplace without having to worry about something in the air causing an attack and ruining the trip. To have a good night’s sleep without struggling to breathe would be heaven. Just to be able to breathe normally.
Before our body can use the air we take in, it is first filtered, warmed or cooled, and humidified by our “air conditioning” apparatus located in our nose and nasal cavities. It then goes through our throat into the hollow in our neck that we call the windpipe or trachea.
In the chest the windpipe divides into two branches called the left and right bronchi. The bronchi then enter the lungs, where they branch again and again to form what looks like an upside tree (the bronchial tree). The tiniest branches are called the bronchioles and at the end of each bronchiole there is a tiny balloon-like membrane called the alveoli. It is here, through this membrane that oxygen enters the blood and carbon dioxide and water vapor leave it; traveling upwards through the bronchi, trachea, throat, mouth, and nose to be exhaled into the outside air. It is essential that the bronchi and bronchioles remain clear and open so that this exchange of gasses takes place. This is the essence of breathing. But, during an asthma or bronchitis attack, that is precisely what does NOT happen.
Dorland’s medical dictionary defines acute asthma as “a spasmodic contracture of the bronchial tubes.” During an asthma attack the bronchioles squeeze down in size to a point where they become swollen, go into spasm, fill with mucous, and begin to close. The air then does not get into the alveoli in sufficient quantity and the patient begins to struggle for every breath, literally gasping and fighting for life. And sometimes… they lose.
Asthma attacks are often triggered by (not caused by) allergic reactions, but they may also be set off by emotional stress, physical exertion, or irritants in the air. The attacks last several minutes to several hours and may vary greatly in severity. In some patients the wheezing, gasping, and struggling can go on continuously, varying in intensity from mild to life threatening. In long-time sufferers the chest may become permanently enlarged and distorted. (the “barrel chest.”) In the most dangerous form of asthma, status asthmaticus, the attacks last for days and even weeks and can even result in death.
THE STANDARD MEDICAL APPROACH
The standard medical approach offers no cure for asthma or bronchitis. Patients are told to avoid physical or emotional irritants and are given temporary relief with drugs such as cortisone or other steroids, and bronchodilator inhalers. While these drugs may help the patient to breathe temporarily, with long term use, they can also cause severe side effects, including addiction. And, according to the Textbook of Medical Physiology, “Unfortunately, the more severe the asthmatic reaction, the less is the response to these drugs.” Desensitization shots, similar to those given for hayfever, may be administered, but they have varying degrees of effectiveness with asthmatics.
For chronic bronchitis, changing jobs or moving to a different environment is often recommended, but this advice is not always easy to follow. For certain types of bronchitis, long-term antibiotic therapy may be prescribed, but more drugs equal more side effects.
So it is no wonder that so many people with respiratory ailments feel condemned to a lifetime of taking drugs without ever being rid of their condition. It is also why so many others are turning to the drugless healing art of Atlas Specific Correction (ASC). Because A.S.C. corrects the true cause of asthma and chronic bronchitis and patients no longer have to take drugs just to breathe, keeping them only for emergencies.
THE TRUE CAUSE
Whereas the brain, or central computer is the controlling force in the body, there must be some connection as to why the bronchiole tubes are triggered in some way to go into spasm. Our research has shown that the computer is reacting to a “short circuit” in the system and is responding in a way that it thinks is appropriate. And that short circuit is a misalignment of the atlas vertebra. More on that later. First, let’s look at the computer and see if we can figure out what is happening.
The computer, (brain and central nervous system) is responsible for every action that occurs inside your body. That includes the good with the bad. For example, in the case of hypothermia.
When you feel cold, the first thing the computer does is try to prevent further loss of body heat. It sends a command to spasm to each of the tiny muscles that surround each pore, causing them to close. You get goose bumps, and it’s amazing how quickly.
If that doesn’t work, it sends a command to the muscles in your back, shoulders, arms and legs. They begin to contract intermittently. You begin to shiver. The computer knows that muscle activity generates heat.
If that still doesn’t warm you up, the computer slows down the flow of blood to the extremities by causing the arteries to contract. At this point, the computer is withdrawing, shutting down the heat source to the extremities in a desperate attempt to keep itself warm and save your life. It is well programmed to keep you alive, even if it means sacrificing your fingers, toes, hands and feet. That’s why people in very cold weather for long periods get frost bite. (To make this a happy ending, you get rescued before you have frost bite.)
Now, let’s go back to asthma. We have shown that asthma is a condition caused by the “spasmodic contracture of the bronchial tubes.” We have also shown that the computer is responsible for everything that happens inside your body, including spasmodic contracture of the bronchioles. If that is true, and the computer is programmed for survival even if it has to sacrifice your hands and feet, then why is the computer doing such a ridiculous thing as causing your bronchial tubes to spasm? Doesn’t it know it’s literally killing itself?
The answer is, no, it doesn’t. It is reacting to the short circuit in the system and is doing what it thinks is the right thing…and yes, even if it kills you.
THE ATLAS SPECIFIC CORRECTION APPROACH
Our success with asthmatics is well documented. And yet our purpose is not to treat respiratory diseases. Our primary aim is to remove the underlying cause of the condition which is most often nerve interference. You might say that we care for the person who has the disease rather than the disease that has the person.
Our files contain literally thousands of case histories where we were successful in correcting the CAUSE of the person’s problem that was the origin of the disease. Asthma is only one of them.
CORRECTING THE CAUSE
We follow roughly the same approach with each patient regardless of the type of condition; correction of the atlas misalignment. Relieved of this “computer glitch,” the body will then be in a position to heal itself.
The logic behind this approach is quite simple. We all possess a natural self-healing ability. We are born with it. Our job is to remove computer short-outs that interfere with this natural ability. That is why children with asthma never become completely symptom free, even
When they grow up, unless the cause of the condition has been removed. Our approach simply permits the body to function as nature intended it to function.,
Those with asthma, bronchitis, and even emphysema or other chronic lung conditions need to ensure their lungs and bronchi are receiving uninterrupted nerve communication from the brain. Our methods have been shown to free people from nerve interference and thus from a lifetime of taking drugs for their “incurable” condition.
- Roberta Nelson
To Whom It May Concern:
I have been a patient of Dr. A. C. Paiso for the past 15 ½ years. When I was first referred to Dr. Paiso, I had been suffering from excruciating migraine headaches for over 12 years. My parents had spent a great deal of time and money seeking help for me through numerous specialists to no avail.
In January 1994 I was referred to Dr. Paiso by a friend. I began treatment and was relieved of my headaches. Continued treatments improved my general health patterns and I found that as I progressed, I needed treatments further