Children and Asthma
No one should experience this
There is nothing more frightening than racing your child to Emergency with a life-threatening asthma attack. They may be wheezing and gasping for breath. They may have lips that are turning blue and eyes that are begging you for help.
It can happen so quickly, without warning sometimes and changes for the worse are even faster than for an adult.
There is the gratitude and relief of having doctors save your child's life. But there is also the worry about the medications that are given - often in doses recommended for adults, not children. What about the side effects? How will the medications affect their behaviour or mood or success?
These questions and more galvanize us to look out there for what else is available.
Start with the basics
Breathing is the most important thing we do. With children, they can improve their breathing so much more quickly than adults who have had more time to entrench dysfunctional breathing. Breathing. Hydration. Nutrition. Physical movement. Sleep. With Buteyko Breathing Technique, we address all of these things. When the body gets what it needs, it responds dramatically.
"We gradually reduced the Alvesco over a week. The Singulair was stopped during his sessions with you.
To be honest, I have as little faith in his doctor as he showed for Buteyko Breath Retraining when I told him about it.
I am confident that Buteyko works, but I also know that Christian's doc will never acknowledge it. He basically said that Christian would be on steroids for life, he'd be an asthmatic for life, and he just had to deal with it.
Anyway, regardless of what he thinks/believes, I couldn't be happier with the results of the course - they exceeded my expectations by far. I always believed it would work, but I never expected to see such an improvement in so short a time."
Toronto mother about her 8 year old son.
What to do NOW
Be in touch with us to talk about your child's situation and how we can work together to return your child to good health.