Could These Non-Traditional Treatments Relieve Your
by Beth W. Orenstein and medically reviewed by
Here's something I read online today. Remember, before you choose any alternative method to aid in asthma relief, please check with your doctor first.
"Massage therapy, another mind-body technique, brings relief to some people with asthma. Your massage therapist will work on your neck and ribcage to release tension in the muscles that facilitate breathing. “Studies have shown massage therapy can help some asthma sufferers in terms of balancing muscles and improving lung function,” says Amanda Lien, ND, a naturopathic physician in Oakland, Calif., although more studies are needed to confirm this. Additionally, massage therapy may alleviate some of the anxiety you feel about having breathing problems."