Facts and Figures on Asthma: is there a Cure?...

Anyone who has ever had asthma knows that it is a serious and frightening disease, not only because of its symptoms, but also because of the terror and panic of not being able to breathe and the real possibility of death. It is estimated that every day in the United States about forty-four thousand people have an asthma attack. Nearly ten percent of those have symptoms so severe that they go to an emergency room. Around a quarter of those who have an attack are actually admitted to a hospital. And every day, nine people die from asthma. That means that there are more than three thousand and three hundred deaths from asthma every year in the United States. And according to conventional medicine, there is no asthma cure. Given these kinds of stark statistics, it’s obvious that asthma should not be taken lightly. Death rates due to asthma have increased in the last thirty years by 50% across all groups, while an increase of deaths for those who are under nineteen is a startling 80%. According to the economists, the toll that asthma has on the medical industry in the United States now exceeds $18 billion. Facts and figures such as these could cause someone with serious asthma to start hyperventilating, but panic and fear is probably not the best path. Nearly sixty percent of all those who have asthma claim that they find relief from their symptoms by not only using their prescribed medication, but seeking alternative treatments to help them cope with symptoms. While some treatments claim to offer an asthma cure, almost all research had indicated that sufferers who practice breathing exercises – whether they learn it from various strands of Yoga, meditation, or from specialists who teach people how...