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Bet You Don’t Know About the Secret Weapon for Asthmatics Do You?

Bet You Don’t Know About the Secret Weapon for Asthmatics Do You?

Well … Introducing  Asthma Reflexology– Asthmatics Secret Weapon!

I know many of You haven’t a clue about what Asthma Reflexology is, and how it relates to Asthma. This article is geared to give You that clue.

LOL… for those of You who are used to reading My articles You know how long they can be right…This one promises to be relatively short.

Well let’s start by saying, Reflexology is a centuries old Healing Art that is helpful in promoting health, preventing illness, relieving stress and tension.

For asthmatics, Asthma Reflexology is particularly useful in preventing asthma attacks and decreasing escalations during an attack.

During an attack, Reflexology should be used as an adjunct or support tool—and NOT a REPLACEMENT for Your Physician Prescribed Asthma Treatment Plan.

So more about Asthma Reflexology. To keep things simple, let’s just say, every part of the entire body has a corresponding reflex site on the feet and hands.

See book: Better Health with Foot Reflexology by Dwight C. Byers.

During an asthma attack, when pressure is applied to respiratory sites with the tip of thumb or fingers, those sites initially excruciating. On a scale of 0-10 the site when initially pressed, will be soooo painful  it feels like it’s at a level ‘fifteen.’  At ‘0’ level pain level is none. At ‘10’ level the pain is very intense

first aid trainingApply pressure continuously to the respiratory sites on each foot, hold each site 10-15 seconds. While maintaining pressure on the site with the tip of Your thumb (or fingers) simultaneously rotate either clockwise or counterclockwise applying pressure until just past the point of discomfort.

Continue to apply the rotating pressure at that level. Release pressure and repeat. Note the pain level each time. As pain decreases from 10 to lower numbers it is indicative of improvement’

The discomfort will generally begin to lessen after 5 or 10 minutes. This translates as– the asthmatic is improving. Remember You use Asthma Reflexology as an adjunct or support while taking Your inhaler or nebulizer.

When Asthma Reflexology is administered, and the respiratory sites are neither painful nor

uncomfortable, it generally indicates that the person’s respiratory status is fine.

Asthmatics who routinely self-administer Reflexology treatments are taking advantage of an available tool that they can use to gauge their respiratory status. See book: Golden Wings, Holistic Approach to Managing Asthma by Yocheved Bat-Imedt.

Uncomfortable or painful sites when not in respiratory distress, may be a sign of an impending asthma attack or other respiratory problem i.e., a cold. In any case, this alerts the asthmatic to have extra water and Their inhaler or nebulizer readily available. Applying pressure to the sites until they are no longer uncomfortable or painful can possibly help avert an asthma attack.

However, during an asthmatic attack, if after 20-30 minutes the condition is unchanged or at  ANY POINT CONDITION WORSENS—Go to Nearest Emergency Room!

Asthma Reflexology is a great self-administer tool as well as a tool for parents with children under 12 years and YOUR SECRET WEAPON!!