Asthma

diaphragmsAsthma is now a huge problem with many children. It can be resolved naturally, but usually more than one natural healing modality is necessary. First: Diaphragm Motion

Motion of the three main diaphragms in the body must be free. There is the respiratory diaphragm (the one everyone is familiar with) which is, by the way, the largest muscle in the body. There is the pelvic diaphragm (the sling of muscle between the hip bones that the rectum and genitals are supported in), and there is a diaphragm in the head called the tentorium cerebelli that separates the cerebral hemispheres from the cerebellum that attaches to the temporal bones (large bones around the ears). All three diaphragms should move in harmony as we breathe in and out.

During birth, cranial and sacral bone compression will compromise free motion of the 24 cranial bones and pelvis. Sometimes the respiratory diaphragm motion is impeded with birth trauma as well. Cranial sacral osteopathy will address freeing the motion of the cranial bones and sacrum, and all of the body’s bones, muscles, organs and all three diaphragms.