An asthma home treatment that’s highly effective is sound therapy.
There are two main reasons why sound healing will help your asthma condition. The first reason is that sound helps alleviate stress and anxiety, which are known to worsen asthma.
The second reason is that sound healing therapies are effective in helping the smooth muscle in your airway remain open for better breathing.
In the past, the medical community almost laughed at asthma sufferers when the idea of stress having a worsening effect was brought up.
Today, though, we all know that anxiety will absolutely worsen it. Part of the reason doctors used to think stress couldn’t worsen asthma was due to the hormones that stress releases in your body.
When stressed, your body activates the sympathetic-adrenal-medullary (SAM) and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axes, which leads to the production of norepinephrine, epinephrine, and cortisol.
Since we know that stress (especially chronic) leads to an impaired immune system, and cortisol reduces inflammation of the airway, there seemed to be a contradiction. How could stress be bad for asthma if cortisol lowers inflammation?
Sheldon Cohen’s studies at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University have shed light on this paradox.
Cortisol actually attaches itself to receptors in your body’s cells when it goes to work to fight inflammation. However, Cohen has found that stress causes resistance to cortisol in your receptors and thus, the inflammation help cortisol is supposed to bring is lost.
Other studies like Segerstrom et al,, 2004 and Liu et al., 2002 confirm the fact that stress does indeed lower the body’s ability to fight inflammation in asthma patients.
So, now you know how important it is to lower your stress levels in order to combat your asthma. Stress is alleviated through sound therapy, and this is why it makes for a wonderful asthma home treatment.
When you experience stress, your cells are losing their ability to communicate properly. This is what causes your emotional disturbance, as well as your physical disturbance in the form of breathing issues.
Remember that the human body is a vibrational entity. Sound therapy alleviates negative frequencies by introducing soothing frequencies. This process acts to bring your cells back into a “state” where they can once again communicate.
You experience this as a calming feeling and lessening of the inflammation in your airway.
Further, a study by Youhua Du has revealed how sound frequency is effective for softening the tissue of your airway.
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