Can mouth breathing be helped by Chiropractic care? A recent opportunity to work for a wonderful dentist and friend, Dr. Eva Tobin, who practices in the small town of Thornton, Ontario, enabled me to work with a client who was a chronic mouth-breather; a condition that while increasingly common, is not optimum for overall health and well-being.
I had a discussion with this client as to:
- What the reason might be for his inability to breathe through his nose,
- What some of the resulting side-effects were in his mouth and possibly the rest of his body!
The client was unaware that mouth breathing was not normal so I suggested that he mention it to his physician the next time he saw him and see if they could find the cause. In the meantime, I recommended that he try and practice awareness of his mouth-breathing habit and see if he could figure it out, and, if not congested, to try and breathe through his nose!
Much to my surprise, I had an email from the receptionist in that office last week informing me that:
“During his visit with you, you asked him if he was a mouth breather and whether he’s looked into the possibility of having a deviated septum. He asked his chiropractor about a deviated septum and the chiropractor took a look and apologized for not noticing it before. So with your insights the chiropractor adjusted him and he’s breathing properly, not mouth breathing into the face of his new wife! She’s glad because he’s not snoring anymore either. So thank you Kathleen!!
xxxxxxx is forever grateful…after a lifetime of this, you helped him so much”.
Since this is a “FIRST” for me, I think that I may have to revisit my opinion about Chiropractic after receiving this news!
There does not appear to be very much information on the internet about this and I have requested to be able to contact the actual chiropractor to discuss what he did and why it worked.
In the meantime, I would like to know if anyone has had a similar experience with mouth-breathing that has been resolved through chiropractic adjustment.
You can connect with me via telephone or email, or leave a comment right here on the site. I look forward to your feedback!
Until next time,