Bad Breathing Causes Asthma- Here's What to Do!


A few years ago, an interesting story related to childhood asthma appeared in the newspaper that I wanted to share with you. It is a well-written article and an excellent example of how, as parents, people pass on the insidious effects of poor breathing to their children. Unfortunately, many times, entire signals of bad breathing are missed. All the apparent signals of Asthma are entirely ignored or blatantly missed. The insights of this article beautifully captured this unheeded approach. 

For those of you who'd like to access it, here's the link: Kids born in the US are more prone to allergies/Asthma

If you cannot access the link, don't hesitate to get in touch with us, and we will share the article with you.

By the age of 10, children in the US have lost much of their breathing capability. This is even before the dreaded disease hits them. Asthma only worsens this condition.

But it was never correct from the beginning itself. Why? And How do we know?

The signs of an asthma attack are the same signs that I, as a breathing expert, look for in non-asthmatic people. Raising shoulders, neck muscles bulging out are all signs of breathing blocks. They may not necessarily be the signs of pre-existing Asthma, but breathing blocks always invite Asthma. You don't experience these signals because you have Asthma. It is the other way around.

The article goes on to talk about the "inexplicable" increase in asthma cases in Colorado. 

Indeed, there is an explanation! Ritalin is being administered in bulk, single-parent families with no one to focus on children who are running amok, high-stress levels, nutritional ignorance, sugar and caffeine fixes for the drop-dead tired workdays, and above all, environmental pollution that can be viewed, smelled, and even felt on ones' skin.

The kids in the city are hit harder. No Kidding! Suburbs were the popular choice only because of the clearer, cleaner air they offered until they too became little cities.

Breathing Problems and Asthma: What Causes Them

Dust mites can cause breathing problems, and so do roach feces and general terms. But these are just one aspect of breathing troubles. The main reason for Asthma is stress, poor posture, and undiagnosed trauma/inflammation.

Poor breathing is the root cause of all problems. But instead of treating the cause, parents are resorting to prescription drugs that address the symptoms, not the cause.

I believe that every health problem in the world is made worse by poor breathing. If the restricted breathing is not addressed, the child will grow up with a compromised respiratory system that is subject to the well-meaning but often damaging results and side effects of drugs and steroids.

Simplicity is often more healthy than excess. Stress and nutrition are indeed the primary culprits. A barrage of chemicals and food additives sneak into us in the form of food and clearing agents. Not only this, genetically modified foods to increase shelf lives or make the food look appealing are coming at the cost of natural enzymes. The depletion of natural enzymes that are essentially responsible for food rotting normally and digest well in your body is also a cause of poor nutrition.

The critical insight that can be drawn from the article is that "Liu said the allergens that trigger asthma attacks do not cause asthma in the first place."

According to me, this goes back to the body's ability to withstand allergies if it is prepared to do so.

Asthma: Can the Genes Be Blamed?

Blaming your genes for Asthma is just passing the buck. 

Asthma is not genetic at all. Instead of this blame game, I feel we should resort to "inside and inactive suggestions." Fair enough if the child hasn't been expanding his lungs enough and has had much more prolonged exposure to indoor allergens. If you take a closer look at the stress levels and nutrition intake, you will get more insights than the gene pool could ever give you. So what's the solution? 

Let them go out and play. The activity makes the children breathe fuller, better. Even if the outside air is not as good as it should be, children should be encouraged to play outdoors within reason, of course.

If it were only air quality that created problems, long-term smokers living in smoggy areas like Long Beach in 1955 like me wouldn't grow up and develop a 4.2inch chest expansion and consistent 200 counts on a breathing test.

What should be done for children with a higher probability of Asthma?

By now, we all know that our environment is mainly responsible for Asthma in children. But before the constriction sets in, parents could take some precautions and proactive steps:

  • Children should be encouraged to exercise daily.

  • Parents should take it upon themselves to create groups, preferably with grandparents or "elders" taking the helm of the activity centers for working parents.

  • Kids should then be allowed to play and engage in singing and athletics as much as possible at the schools and these activity centers.

By now, we all know that our environment is mainly responsible for Asthma in children. But before the constriction sets in, parents could take some precautions and proactive steps:

Asthma and Stress

Nutrition and our stress levels are two of the most important reasons for the rampant Asthma in children. Unfortunately, parents who can't afford a better quality of life have even fewer options. But the air can be cleaned, nutrition can be improved, and even rampant outgassing of pressed glued wood and toxic house cleaner could be banned by simple government intervention. But you can't relieve someone of their stress unless they want to.

As long as parents and authorities keep blaming genes or the environment, they would probably overlook the damage that's already been done and continue to drug or overprotect the child. I know that they mean well, but the lack of breathing education that is not being taught in schools is now surfacing in so many ways, including childhood asthma.

Can stretching and movement help with Asthma?

Distorted breathing can not rectify itself, and movement, stretching, and making sound could help in some cases, but not all. It is like overdriving the nervous system. Think of a car with the engine revved to maximum while at a stoplight or in the garage.

The correct way of movement and how it impacts our internal respiratory region.

Immune system failure is caused mainly by thymus and spleen malfunction. The thymus gland is situated between the lobes of the lungs. Ask your child to raise their shoulders while taking a deep breath. Notice if they are experiencing restricted chest expansion. 

Movement should massage the thymus area, and lymph nodes need to be moved with the expansion and contraction of the breath and movement of the body; otherwise, they will congest and collect bacteria and invite recurrent disease.

Read More: Shortness of Breath (SOB/ Dyspnea) is a silent killer more dangerous than cancer!

Client Testimonials

Here is some feedback from one of our clients that support our findings on Asthma:

"I moved (stress) three times in 12 months and started sneezing 3-6 times in succession 20-30 times daily. I got some thymus substance from my preventative medicine MDs office ( health food stores have it as well), took it, and stopped sneezing in two days. I also finished moving. If anything, the environment got worse because I did not have a vacuum, and the house was wall-to-wall carpeting."

Another client had just gotten out of the hospital after a week due to an asthma attack. I worked on her breathing coordination, and she never went to the hospital again and reduced her inhaler usage to zero in about a month. I went from walking across the living room to two miles a day in about three weeks.

Laughter, the Best Medicine!

Without understanding that breathing needs to be looked into, we will continue to arrest the symptom instead of the cause. Be a Fundamentalist--ensure that the FUN always comes before the MENTAL. Realize that life is a situation comedy that will never be canceled. A laugh track has been provided, and we are put in the material world to get more material. Have a good "laughsitive" twice a day, which will ensure regularity.

When you laugh and play more, you breathe more.

So y'all come visit, ya'hear? And while you're here, you can learn to breathe better in more ways than one. 

I guarantee it.

If you can't make it here, try bringing me there or try the following self-help series.

Self Help Optimal Breathing Development Program

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published