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Respiratory Issues

Respiratory Issues

Breathe easy. 

With each breath, your lungs exchange life-supporting oxygen with blood-acidifying carbon dioxide. Your respiratory tract, which extends from nose to lungs, acts to transport air to your lungs. Along the way there are natural defenses to keep out bacteria, pollution, toxins, allergens, and other foreign invaders that would otherwise cause damage.

Problems with the respiratory system can manifest as difficulty breathing, coughing, sore throat, as well as systemic effects such as hypoxia, nail clubbing, and right-sided heart failure.  Naturopathic care can help with a variety of respiratory conditions, including:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Environmental allergies
  • Common cold
  • Acute or chronic sinusitis
  • Persistent cough
  • Sleep apnea
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Strep throat
  • Painful or labored breathing

In order to provide you with the most effective treatment, a holistic assessment is employed to search for the root cause of your condition. By removing the cause, the body can heal and achieve true symptom resolution instead of just symptom suppression.  This is no simple task, which is why highly-trained and skilled naturopathic physicians spend the necessary time with their patients to get a complete picture of their health.

Each treatment is individualized, so you know you’re getting the personalized care your body needs. Treatment can consist of acupuncture, hydrotherapy, supplementation, environmental medicine, homeopathy, and much more. You will get exactly what you need to remove the cause of disease and propel you towards health.

Education is an important part of the process to empower you to make healthy choices every day. Air quality and humidity play an important role in the health of your respiratory tract and lungs. Certain foods you eat or lifestyle choices you make may be leaving you susceptible to future respiratory ailments without your knowledge.  Your naturopathic physician will guide you through the process, providing information and tips backed by science and years of experience. 

Come in to our medical center for a naturopathic approach to healing. Your respiratory system won’t be the only part of your body that thanks you.  Click here to schedule an appointment with an SCNM physician or resident, or call 480.428.3232.