An Asthma Success Story: No More Nebulizer…

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David is a pharmacist. He’s 60 years old and has had asthma since he was a child. When he was a kid, he had multiple bouts of pneumonia which led to one of his lungs not functioning properly. During his childhood and teen years, he had to use an inhaler almost daily. As an adult he progressed to needing a nebulizer 2-3 times per day.

Well, here he is in 2022—still surviving on one lung. David is now a COVID survivor—but unfortunately the after-effects of the virus really took a toll on his health. Instead of needing to use his nebulizer 2-3 times per day, he had progressed to using it SIX times per day in order to keep breathing.

Nebulizer: A small machine that turns liquid corticosteroid medications into a mist. The patient breathes the mist through a mouthpiece. The steroid calms the inflammation in the lungs so the patient can breathe properly. 

Corticosteroids, for a short amount of time, are tolerable—but the long term side effects are not so good: fluid retention, swelling in the legs, high blood pressure, mood swings, and a weakened immune system

Of course, David knew that taking steroids for too long had harmful side effects. He was a pharmacist. The problem was that he was stuck. He didn't have any more options. 

Where do you go next, when are already using a 
nebulizer SIX times a day in order to breathe? 

The only other option was to carry a portable oxygen tank on his back in order to work, golf, vacation, or enjoy life in any way… 

Something had to give.

He was out to dinner with a doctor friend who suggested that he try acupuncture. This doctor hadn’t tried acupuncture himself, but he had several patients who were getting good results for asthma. He said to his friend, “What do you have to lose?”

David later told us that he was hesitant at first because he had worked in the world of pharmaceuticals for 30+ years. Prescription drugs were all he understood. Even though he didn’t understand how acupuncture worked, he booked an appointment anyway.

The rest is history. If you met David today and asked him his experience with acupuncture, we know what his answer would be, because we’ve heard him say it…

“You’d be stupid not to try acupuncture.
It’s the BEST thing I ever did. I still don’t understand it, 
but all I know is that I feel a HELLUVA lot better! 
I went from using a nebulizer SIX times a day. 
Now I only use it once every three days…maybe?”

We use a unique combination of Acupuncture PLUS modern science-based treatment strategies such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent, and Ozone Therapy. 

Our asthma patients love the freedom they enjoy because of acupuncture. Once we get their asthma under control, it only takes a couple of maintenance sessions now and again to maintain optimal lung function.

I’ll end with one more quote from David…

“I still only have one good lung,
but it’s not stopping me from living my life!”

Asthma is fully treatable with our Breathe Easy—Allergy/Asthma Relief Program™. It doesn’t even matter how old you are—although you’ll probably be happier if you don’t wait until you are 60 years old, like David.

If you or someone you love is struggling with asthma, give us a call to set up a consultation. We have GREAT and EFFECTIVE solutions.

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NOTE: Dr. Thompson specializes chronic hard to treat neurological conditions. She is a world renowned teacher in the field of acupuncture and chronic pain. Her clinic is often used for teaching and mentoring other acupuncture doctors who come from around the world to learn her techniques.

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