What causes coughing?

Coughing is a common body signal with several causes. Generally there is an irritation on/in the linings of the lungs and/or an accumulation of fluid your body is attempting to remove. The can be from poor heart function or an overwhelming amount of inflammation.

One of the most challenging coughs I assisted was a patient who coughed 24/7 for twelve years without success. We assessed her status and determined she had a straight neck curve versus a normal C shape. The patient also has a passionate addiction to sugar.

We started a protocol of correction to her spinal misalignment. Your spine is the conduit for the nervous system. When the vertebrae compress nervous tissue structures they impair brain-to-tissue communication. This is one of the best-kept secrets in the world. Do you have consistent chronic lung irritation? It could be misalignment of your upper neck. Find a skilled chiropractor in your area. We have great success with maintaining the health of our patients with regular spinal assessment and appropriate correction.

I encourage our patients to avoid dairy. The fat in dairy can create inflammation and chronic congestion. If you have a chronic cough and/or sinus drip/pain it may be the yogurt and ice cream you love. I also suggest that our patients do not overdo citrus. Citrus can create lung congestion.

Your adrenal glands create natural cortisone that keeps body inflammation under control. I would suggest an¬†Adrenal Stress Index to evaluate your adrenal function. If you have a cough that lasts more than three weeks, I would suggest complete a food allergy¬†test found in the Testing Services area of our website, you’ll be glad you did!

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