Category Archives: Shortness of Breath

Shortness of Breath and Weakness

Q. I often feel that I have tightness and shortness of breath with activity. I also find that I have tremors and ‘nervous weakness’.

A. Apo-strum[1]: these drops are for the treatment of thyroid dysfunction and reduce the tightness and pressure in the thyroid gland. It is particularly important when someone feels as if they have a lump in the throat due to swelling of the thyroid gland. It helps regulate heart function caused by a damaged and toxic thyroid condition. It helps with nervous weakness, tremors and general emotional or depressed moods as well as pressure and tightness in the gland. It helps to treat cardiac disorders that tend to accompany thyroid disorders, including tachycardia.

When proper regulation of the heart is not present, circular disturbances could arise from conditions other than the thyroid. Viscum: resolves cardiac and circulatory disturbances and assists to restore proper function to the heart by addressing metabolic disruptions. It is derived from mistletoe and is specifically indicated as an adjuvant to cancer therapy.

Coro-calm: is a cardiac sedative for treatment of the heart as well as anxiety, fear, worry and psychic unrest that frequently accompanies these conditions. It helps with nervous and agitated states of the heart, pulse anomalies, arrhythmias and in addition, regulates blood pressure and improves oxygen utilization and focal damage in the heart muscle. It helps to eliminate nausea, fear and breathing anomalies that often accompany circulatory problems.


[1] Pekana remedies are available through our Spiritual Journeys office at 1-877-552-5646, toll-free in US. These products can be shipped directly to any US location.

Shortness of Breath

Q. I have been suffering from shortness of breath now for 18 months. It started out of the blue, one summer day when I woke up. I have had every possible test to find out what is causing this problem. It has completely changed my disposition and nothing seems to help improve it.  Please help, I am feeling desperate.

A. A skilled chiropractor that can adjust your ribs and/or diaphragm may alleviate the situation – you don’t say whether or not you have tried chiropractic treatment.  Muscles between the ribs and the diaphragm can spasm, causing involuntary muscle contraction. This results in stiffness in the muscles between the ribs and can cause a sensation of shortness of breath.

Another common cause is an acute or chronic neck problem, which causes a pull on the long muscles joining the neck and ribs – resulting in the same situation as above. NUCCA chiropractors specialize in the adjustment of the upper cervical spine (atlas and axis) and you may wish to read our post Head and Neck Pain of February 5, 2014 on this website for more details.

Psy-stabil, a Pekana remedy may decrease the anxiety and tension associated with your symptoms. I can be ordered through our Spiritual Journeys office (1-877-552-5646, toll-free in US).