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Bronchitis are very common in children. It is estimated that 30% of children under three years of age suffer from bronchitis at some point. These are inflammatory processes of the tracheo-bronchial tree, causing congestion and edema of the airways with secretion.
Accompanying your children in the recovery process applying reflexology, will not only relieve the little ones, but also the older ones, you will find in this therapy a fantastic ally to not feel so powerless in the face of this disease.
Bronchitis usually starts with a cold that as it progresses it produces respiratory distress, coughing and whistling, also called wheezing. In the infections that children suffer, viruses are the real protagonists, so the more exposed the child is to viruses, the greater risk they will have of contracting a picture of bronchitis. Fortunately, as the child grows, bronchitis tends to disappear or is much more occasional.
Is there a way to avoid bronchitis? According to pediatricians it is not easy, no matter how much we apply ourselves to prevent the child from getting cold, to clean the mucus, to give antipyretics or other medications.
And how can we identify that bronchitis begins? In the beginning, several factors usually converge. The child's mood is usually lower than usual (not always, sometimes they are still happy and do not flinch despite breathing badly), their appetite tends to decrease and the cough becomes drier. But the most characteristic is respiratory distress coupled in severe cases with audible breath sounds and change in skin color. Children increase the respiratory rate by increasing the use of the thoracic muscles to breathe, this is what we know as tirage (the ribs are marked when breathing). Consulting the pediatrician is very convenient to be prevented in case of complication.
The reflex points that we will have to work on will be the following: Digestive System, Urinary System, Solar Plexus and Bronchi. I recommend you work it at least three times a day until the symptoms subside. Do not forget that you have a sick child with greater sensitivity, our movements will be precise but smooth and slow.
Your attitude helps, so show empathy and calm. In moments of crisis, reflexology works on the child, you will be surprised by the excellent results it has.
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