Asthma is scary, especially in kids. Understandably, watching their child struggle to breathe sends many parents into panic mode and reflexively reaching for the inhaler.

Asthma is nothing to mess around with—if your child is on asthma medication, don’t stop using it without speaking first to their pediatrician. However, for mild asthma attacks and as a preventive tool for more serious cases, acupressure can be very helpful.

In this article from Acutake, Sara Calabro points out the benefits of using acupressure to treat asthma.