Did you know regular chiropractic visits can help certain respiratory diseases? In a study published by the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, regular chiropractic care can help prevent or relieve respiratory illnesses. These illnesses or diseases include “asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pulmonary hypertension, the last of which is high blood pressure in the arteries connecting the heart and lungs.” Since the lungs and bronchi receive nerve supply from the spine, respiratory function can improve from a well adjusted one. (And remember you can always count on your chiropractor during cold and flu season too!)
Regular adjustments, regular exercise (especially cardio), and staying indoors when expectation of pollution is high are the key elements into relieving the symptoms of respiratory disease.