Asthma is a chronic condition in which the airways undergo changes when encountered with allergens. The airwaves respond by contricting and narrowing (hyperreactive) as well as swell and fill with mucus (inflammatory). This causes the person to cough, wheeze and feel short of breath.
In a series of articles written throughout the 1850s, Dr. Henry Hyde Salter, himself an asthmatic, wrote a series of articles about asthma that were published in the book "On Asthma: It's Pathology and Treatment." In this book he wrote that "Asthma essentially a nervous disease." He offered the following proof: Many patients…