by Jonathan Brostoff M.D. & Linda Gamlin.
Few would deny that acupuncture is an effective system of altering bodily responses—its dramatic effects in producing local deadening of the nerves, so that surgeons can operate on a fully conscious patient, are convincing evidence that this is a powerful form of treatment. Whether acupuncture effectively treats all the ailments for which it is offered is another matter.
Modern medicine can control most cases of asthma, but so many children don't take their prescriptions as directed that health-care professionals and parents must constantly be alert for failure to follow doctor's orders, a University of Florida physician warns.
Deaths in children from asthma are growing at an alarming rate. One can't help but wonder if the powerful steroidal drugs that are used to control symptoms and that also suppress immune function play an important role in this death toll. Don't let this type of drug abuse hurt your family. Seek out alternatives and consider these strategies.