Q. Which is the non-drug approaches to asthma? Explain postural drainage. Which other physical therapies are beneficial for asthma? Should an individual see a therapist to do breathing exercises?
Alternative Treatment and Therapy for Asthma
A). Physiotherapy is one of the non-drug approaches for treating asthma. The asthmatic individual will face chronically affected breathing patterns.
Postural drainage is a technique wherein the secretion’s from the bronchi or a cavity in the lung is drained. The technique makes use of gravity as well as gentle rapping aimed at the chest of the patient so that the thick mucus is loosened and eliminated.
For people or patients with asthma, performing breathing exercises helps to increase muscular strength and helps promote relaxation. Certain breathing exercises promote slow, controlled, and deep inhalations via the nose. This helps to fight back the individual’s tendency to take shallow breaths through or panting, which can worsen asthma. To learn the appropriate or best suited technique, one can go to a physiotherapist.
It is not compulsory to meet a therapist to do breathing exercises. One can do some breathing exercises on their own. When the asthmatic individual is not experiencing any attack, he can practice taking the deepest possible breaths, then holding and compressing the air for a second, and then exhaling out slowly.