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

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


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

Ever wondered about the connection between dysfunctional breathing and asthma? Read on to find out how poor posture and stress cause asthma.

Bad Breathing Causes Asthma

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.

Read More:Kids born in the US are more prone to allergies/Asthma.

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 and 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, have 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 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 digesting well in your body is also a cause of poor nutrition. If you want to read more about enzymes, try

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 and 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 4.2-inch 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:

  1. Children should be encouraged to exercise daily.
  2. Parents should take it upon themselves to create groups, preferably with grandparents or "elders" taking the helm of the activity centers for working parents.
  3. Kids should then be allowed to play and engage in singing and athletics as much as possible at the schools and these activity centers.

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 cleaners 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 will 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.

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.

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 cancelled. 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.

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