Breathing a TTouch Easier: Self-Help for Asthma sufferers

German Olympic rider Ingrid Klimke does not suffer from asthma; she is learning Ear TTouch to reduce stress for herself and her horse in preparation for the Olympics in Bejing.


Recently I received a query about whether or not TTouch can be effective in relieving asthma in people, and if so, how would one go about it.  The answer is yes. We have had considerable success with relieving asthma in people – with the ear work, TTouch on the feet, and on the upper back, in a short period of time.

Three specific cases of severe asthma attacks that I have experienced in people come to mind, but for now I will only write about the horse related experience. In all cases we have fount the ear TTouch has brought the quickest and most effective relief for people as well as horses.  I recommend people with asthma practices Heart Hugs on a regular basis to calm themselves.

One situation I remember as though it were yesterday, happened more than 20 years ago. I was teaching a week-long course for horses on the East Coast of the U.S. A young rider, in her late 20’s, brought her mare to the training with her groom because she herself had such terrible asthma, she could not groom her horses or spend too much time around them, other than riding them.

On the third day of the training she was so impressed by what her groom had told her about the change in the mare that she had to come to see for herself.

So that she could feel what her mare was feeling, I did some TTouch on her upper back and was interested to feel how little movement there was in her ribs. I had her do some Lying Leopard TTouches on her upper chest area and showed her the ear work; I told her she could do some of these TTouches herself when she felt shortness of breath.

That very evening she had an asthma attack around 11 pm.  She had already used her inhalator less than an hour before and could not use it again so soon. The attack was so bad she felt that she should go to Emergency but did not want go so late at night. She remembered my advice about the circular TTouches on her chest and began to apply them alternating with Ear TTouches.

To her surprise and relief she was able to stop the asthma attack and actually slept through the night.

What I love about TTouch is how it empowers people to help themselves. What I would add today is the Heart Hug to relieve her anxiety and bring herself into heart coherence.

Three minutes of Heart Hugs can calm you and bring you into a state of Heart Coherence before a competition.

© 2012, Linda Tellington-Jones. All rights reserved.

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