From studies that have been done in the last 20 years, it seems that some asthmatic children were either born when their mothers were having a difficult time in their lives or the children themselves were separated from their mothers right after birth.

There is a 75% chance that if a child has asthma, he was separated from his mother after birth or his mother was having a hard time in her life at the time. "Having a hard time" means that she was going through something very difficult, like the death of a parent or being separated from the baby's father.

For more information on the theory behind this and a look at the research, click here.

We have also been discovering that a child's breathing will improve, when we do therapy that focuses on the difficulties that were happening at the time of birth. Through the use of short term therapy using hypnosis, we have seen great improvement in many children.

Russian River Counselors is currently conducting research on this treatment, and families that want to participate in this study can phone the office. The treatment is being sponsored by the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health and Sonoma County Commission on Families and Children. There is no cost to participants in this study.

For an article that describes the pilot study in this project, click here.

For our latest study, click here. For an article recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, which summarizes the theory and treatment, click here.

To check out more about this approach, you can click on to the web site of AsthmaBusters.