I've been visiting this forum for a few years, never posting, just reading posts, and doing research. I was diagnosed with Asthma when I was a teenager, and have been on Becotide, then Qvar as my preventative, and Ventolin/Serotide when I got short of breath, usually when I had cold or was feeling short of breath - you all know the drill. Anyway, to get to the point, I've been taking steriods for my Asthma for over 22 years, at least twice a day, and I'd really had enough of the effects that sustained steroid use had done to my body, but I saw no way out.
I never really put it down to stress, I always thought it was allergies etc or a worsening lung problem. Successive G.P's over the years have taken my peak flow readings and have happily written thousands of prescriptions.
Then in Autumn of last year I went to see a Kinesiologist in Manchester, who via a rigourous set of tests said my Asthma was merely a symptom of stress and then set about short-ciruiting the message from my brain to my chest, which always tightened when I was under pressure.
I run a very busy sales office, which is stressful at times; however since my treatment, I've been able to deal with things head on and leave them at the door when I leave at night. I also switch off completely when I get into bed at night - a major breakthrough.
I liked the fact that during the Kinesiology session we systematically went through the possible causes of my Asthma, in a great deal of detail, and we uncovered things that I'd never fully-considered before, across a range of situations.
My Kinesiologist was both knowledgeable and fully able to identify the causes of my asthma (stress) and provide useful, practical solutions to them. I quickly established a rapport with him, which made me both comfortable and able to open up.
It wasn't immediately obvious how I had changed after the session, but it became increasingly apparent over the following days that the physical manifestation of stress in my life (and the effects it caused on my body and on my chest) had been bypassed, and that was totally liberating.
It was totally freeing to experience a sense of control; I couldn't quite believe that after 22 years of having Asthma, being diagnosed as having severe Asthma in fact, it was not only now in control but the asthma is now seemingly eradicated. I'm calmer, happier and certainly not relying on steroids to regulate my breathing.
I'd never thought of using Kinesiology - if it hadn't been for my friend's prompting; I wouldn't have gone along; I'm a bit of a philistine where alternative medicine is concerned. I'm subject to regular Asthma health checks with my Doctor, who has diagnosed my condition, but never fully offered up reasons why I have Asthma or how I can cure it - any GP can write a repeat prescription out.
Since having my intense session, I've used my inhaler only twice in 6 months; a major, major breakthrough, and I'm also able to live in the moment more (another trick that was offered up) and I've also been far more resilient to stress.
I just wanted to share this with you, I've waitied nearly six months to see if this would come back and it never has - I use Emotional Freedom Techniques in place of my Inhaler, and all my G.P can say is that, at 37 (and for no apparent reason) I may have grown out my Asthma - No, not grown out of it, just taken charge of my health and refused to be passive in the face of conventional medicine. I dont urge you to abandon your inhalers, that's reckless, but for god's sake, don't take everything your GP tells you as gospel, and try Kinesology - do your research!
Tis a miracle indeed, and one I still can't quite believe.
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