Manipulative and Body-Based Asthma Treatments

Manipulative and body-based treatments are another alternative approach for managing your asthma and asthma symptoms. Unlike mind-body practices, manipulative and body-based treatments do not involve using your mind for healing. These practices include manipulating your body for pain and stress relief, massaging your joints and soft tissue, and spinal manipulation. Because manipulative and body-based treatments involve the physical manipulation of your body, some people need clearance for use. 

Osteopathy and Chiropractics

Osteopathy and chiropractic are both forms of manipulative and body-based asthma treatments. The practice of osteopathy involves massaging your joints and muscles to move fluids around your body to relieve pain and stress. Healthcare providers may also use injections to treat your muscle spasms. Osteopathy is safe to use with your prescription medicines. However, people often use it with natural remedies

Chiropractic is another manipulative and body-based asthma treatment. It is similar to osteopathy, but it includes manipulating your body to relieve pain. In addition to manipulation, providers recommend nutrition and exercise to improve your health. 

Things to Consider

There are a few things you should consider before using either manipulative or body-based options to treat your asthma symptoms:

  • Osteopathy and chiropractic can make you physically feel better, but they may do little to help with your asthma.
  • The benefits of either manipulative or body-based will vary. Some people may experience benefits from controlled asthma, while others may not.