Wind Instruments and Asthma
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Does anyone know of any research or documentation on how playing a wind instrument impacts asthma? I am more than confident that students with asthma can very successfully play in band, but is there anything to back that up?
I have no research to back this up only observation and doctors say so. I always tell students that in band we learn how to breath properly and by playing and practicing your breathing it strengthens the lungs. I have had students say that it does help their breathing and a couple doctors agree when I bring it up to them.
I do not know of any research only personal experience. I grew up with asthma. When I started playing the trombone I noticed my asthma episodes were less. As I’m older looking back, I would say playing the trombone strengthened my airway muscles and I learned to control my breathing better.
Contact Dr. Ray Lucia at Horace Greeley, Chappaqua, NY. He wrote an excellent dissertation on the topic.
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