Proteolytic enzymes help to breakdown proteins in our bodies.  This includes scar tissue, which is made up of the protein fibrin, and mucus, which is also a protein.  Some people may have impaired fibrinolysis (breakdown of fibrin / scar tissue) function, which allows for excessive buildup of scar tissue.  In the nasal cavity and sinuses, the scar tissue accumulates in the shape of polyps.  It is believed that deficient fibrinolysis is the cause of chronic rhinosinusitis (inflammation 1n the nasal cavity and sinuses) with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and asthma. 

A recent study looked at the effects of a proteolytic enzyme called nattokinase on patients who suffer from CRSwNP and asthma.  They wanted to see if there would be reduced nasal polyps, mucus viscosity and/or nasal discharge.  They found that nattokinase did indeed shrink nasal polyps via fibrin degradation, as well as decrease the viscosity of sputum and nasal discharge.

Dr John W. Phelts, DC often recommends using proteolytic enzymes not only to improve asthma and nasal polyps, but also for its many other benefits which include:

Improving cystic fibrosis
Reducing angina
Reducing the risk of blood clot (thrombosis) formation
Reducing blood pressure
Reducing plaques in atherosclerosis
Improving muscle recovery and healing after intense exercise, which is important for enhancing lean muscle mass.  This also means less muscle soreness.
Improving chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Reducing postoperative scar tissue
Improving cervical syndrome symptoms
Reducing breast cysts
Improving gum disease

New York, NY chiropractor, Dr. John W Phelts sees people at his clinic who have nasal polyps and/or asthma.  He uses Applied Kinesiology (AK) treatments which may include acupressure, chiropractic adjustments, allergy clearance protocols, and nutritional/herbal supplementation.  You do not have to suffer.  Call our midtown Manhattan office, 212-286-2012, to schedule your consultation and examination today.  We serve the 10016, 10017, and 10018 zip codes and are located just two blocks away from Grand Central station.


December 06, 2018