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Summer Asthma Tips

Getting away from home for some 'you time' is really important. But when your child has asthma, you may be extra concerned by the thought of leaving him with a babysitter. Take the following into account when choosing someone to watch your child. You want to enjoy your time away, but also ensure that your child's asthma gets the best care while you are gone.

Further Reading

What Are Buteyko Breathing Exercises?

Buteyko breathing exercises were developed by Ukrainian physician Konstantin P. Buteyko in the 1960s. Dr. Buteyko believed that asthmatics chronically hyperventilate, or breathe too quickly, resulting in chronically low levels of carbon dioxide. In asthmatic patients, he believed, the low carbon dioxide levels lead to inflammation and bronchoconstriction. Buteyko breathing involves controlling your breathing by decreasing both the volume of each breath and the number of breaths you take per minute. Through a series of exercises you retrain how you breathe. Additionally, Buteyko breathing places an importance on nasal breathing and relaxation techniques.

Buteyko Breathing & Asthma
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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Asthma

Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient practice that incorporates herbal medicine as well as mind-body practices like yoga and Ti Chi to both treat and prevent health problems with your asthma.

CAM and Asthma

CAM and asthma are increasingly linked due to increased numbers of patients trying these methods out. What you need to know and discuss with your MD.

Is It Just Pampering Or Is It A Real Treatment: Massage Therapy and Asthma

Massage can be used for a lot of things, but might it also help improve your asthma? Massage therapy and asthma may be linked in several different ways. Learn more about whether pampering yourself may lead to better asthma control.

Why Do People Use CAM?

Why do people turn to CAM? While you may think that everyone is just dissatisfied with their medical care, the answers may surprise you.

Asthma and Anxiety

The relationship between asthma and anxiety has been talked about for many years. New research suggests asthma control is the key.

Summer Asthma Mistakes

Don't make these asthma mistakes this summer and you will be breathing better.

Seasonal Allergies and Asthma

Summer often means worsening of your seasonal allergies and asthma. Learn what you can do to stop the sneezing and wheezing.

What Is An Asthma Action Plan?

An asthma action plan is your road map to good control. It tells you what you need to do to achieve good control.

What Is The Asthma Zone System?

The asthma zone system is easy to use and remember. Make sure you know where you are and what you need to do.

How Do I Know My Asthma Action Plan Is Working?

Sometimes you may not know if your asthma action plan is working. These questions will help get you an idea and identify things you need to discuss with your doctor.

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