Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition in which a person's airways are constantly inflamed. The lining of the airways becomes swollen and the muscles tighten, making it difficult for a person to breathe. The muscles of the airways are under the involuntary control of the nervous system. Because of this, we don't have to consciously think of breathing. Some patients have noticed that once a vertebral subluxation is removed and nerve function is improved, they experience a reduction of symptoms.

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