While asthma affects 20 million people in the United States, it is not easy to live with. Asthma symptoms make it hard to go to work, exercise or live a normal life. You are always afraid of having an asthma attack without your inhaler nearby. If you have adult or childhood asthma, living a normal life can seem impossible.
“Do you suffer from wheezing, chest tightness or coughing?”
“Are you afraid of having an asthma attack again?”
“Is asthma keeping you from living your life?”
In the United States, about 9 million people suffer from childhood asthma. While some people grow out of this problem, there are still many adults with asthma in the country. Asthma symptoms can cause coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath. In severe cases, they can cause an asthma attack. If you are one of the adults with asthma, you may be afraid of working out or going new places. You never know what will trigger another attack. No matter how hard you try, you cannot live a normal life.
Imagine . . .
Freedom from the coughing and shortness of breath.
Being able to run again.
Feeling relaxed without having to worry about an attack.
Each day, 30,000 people have an asthma attack. This chronic illness can be scary, but it can be treated. In research studies, alternative treatments were found to help. Yoga, relaxation, stress management and hypnosis helped asthma patients. In one study, asthma patients were given hypnosis for asthma. Out of the patients who were highly susceptible to hypnosis, 74.9 percent saw an improvement.
The mind can affect your symptoms. Lowering your stress can reduce the number and severity of the symptoms. Through hypnosis for asthma, you enter a totally natural mental state. In this trance-like state, you can work with the subconscious mind. It uses positive suggestions to change how you react to stress.
In one study of children with asthma, the children had 50 percent fewer symptoms when they used hypnosis. Asthma medication causes side effects, so it is important to limit how often you need it. With hypnosis, you can reduce the number of times you need medication. Hypnotherapy can reduce your symptoms so you can breathe again.
The mind and body are closely connected. How your mind feels can change what happens in the body. When you use hypnosis, you directly work with the mind. You change how the mind processes stress, fear and anxiety. Instead of panicking, you feel relaxed. This helps you keep your airways open when symptoms begin. Stress management techniques like hypnosis have been successful at treating asthma.
No one deserves the pain and discomfort of living with asthma. While you cannot remove the chronic condition, you can make it better. Through hypnosis, you can limit the symptoms you have. You can relax and breathe easier. You train your mind to feel calm and stress-free. As a result, your body is able to handle exercise, stress and daily life better.