Natural Alternatives for Improved Lung Health

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is used to describe a variety of conditions, such as Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Sarcoidosis.

Asthma, a chronic respiratory condition that our office evaluates and treats with very good results, does not fall under the umbrella of COPD. Instead, it is considered a type of autoimmune disease. According to the American Lung Association, there are approximately 14 million Americans diagnosed with COPD, but millions more may have the disease without knowing it.

How Do I Know If I Have COPD?

The first symptom of COPD is shortness of breath with exertion, such as walking upstairs or climbing a hill. Other common symptoms include:

  • Chronic coughing
  • Tightness in Chest
  • Wheezing

COPD is diagnosed with spirometry and pulse oximetry testing. Spirometry testing is a painless breathing test where the patient blows forcefully into a tube connected to a small spirometer device. The device records how much air you inhale, how much you exhale, and how quickly you exhale the breath of air.

Pulse oximetry testing is a noninvasive method for monitoring a person’s oxygen saturation. A six-minute walk test, another clinical tool to assess patients living with COPD, is completed to evaluate stamina, exercise capacity, and exercise tolerance.

Medical treatment for COPD typically includes only symptomatic treatment: bronchodilators and medications with multiple side effects to reduce symptoms associated with COPD. However, none of these medications address the root cause(s) of COPD.

Natural Therapies for COPD

At the Center for Natural HealthCare, PLLC, our goal is to help you breathe easier. We use safe, noninvasive natural therapies that treat the underlying triggers and root causes of COPD, with the goal of easing your breathing and improving your overall lung function and body health. Since we use a comprehensive, whole-body approach to improve lung function, you can expect the following during your initial visit:
Health Symptom Assessment Questionnaires
Comprehensive History, including Family History
Physical Examination
Clinical Examination of the Chest and Lungs; Chiropractic, Neurologic, and Orthopedic Testing to Evaluate, Neurological Signaling to Your Lungs; Chest, Thoracic Cage, Ribs, and Spinal Flexibility Assessment
Lung Function Evaluation
Spirometry Test (Breathing Test); Pulse Oximetry; Six-Minute Walk Test to Evaluate Lung Health and Exercise Tolerance
Comprehensive Laboratory Assessment
Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Evaluation; Food Sensitivity Testing; Omegacheck; Further Testing Based on Your Health History and Physical Examination is Available
X-Ray Examination
If Needed
Chiropractic Adjustment
Instrument Assisted or Traditional to Improve Lung Function and Improve Spinal and Rib Cage Flexibility
Other Physiotherapy Modalities Available to Support Recovery
Gravity Resistance Training; Low Level Cold Laser; Myotherapy; Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
WEI Institute and WEI Laboratory
Chinese herbal medicines and therapy protocols
Laboratory, Nutritional, Dietary and Lifestyle Consultations

Although the initial history, examination, lab testing, and treatments must be completed in person, all weekly follow-up consultations and lifestyle training can be done either by telephone or computer. During these consultations, you will receive extremely effective Chinese herbal supplementation and personalized nutritional supplement plans based on your laboratory test results.

Cost for the program for the first month is approximately $3,850. When treatment is needed for more than one month, the cost is approximately $1,900 per month. If you are traveling a long distance to receive treatment, we recommend staying 2 days for your initial treatments.

It is important to remember that the 2017 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, as researchers discovered that, over time, those living with even the mildest form of COPD who were treated early fared better overall than those who were not treated early.

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