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Practicing yoga can provide unique benefits for the asthma sufferer and avoid the potential side effects often associated with pharmaceutical drugs.
Ayurveda can provide complementary treatment for asthma, helping to reduce the severity and frequency of asthma attacks.
Homeopathy provides a safe, alternative method to treat asthma by strengthening and balancing the immune system.
Increasingly, patients and parents of children with asthma are using alternative and complementary medical approaches to improve asthma control and reduce doses of prescription medication.
Try excluding eggs, wheat, and dairy products--one at a time--from your diet. An herbal program should include adrenal tonics, antispasmodic herbs for the respiratory tract, anti-inflammatories for the respiratory tract and relaxing nervines.
Naturopathic Medicine offers a variety of natural treatments for asthma which can provide long lasting relief from its life limiting symptoms.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways in the lungs. This inflammation periodically causes the airways to narrow, producing wheezing and breath-lessness sometimes to the point where y....
Aromatheraphy can be helpful in managing asthma because a number of essential oils have calming and antispasmodic effects that can encourage emotional balance, ease the struggle to breathe, and cause bronchodilation.
Asthma is a common, chronic disorder of the respiratory system that can cause dangerous attacks that make breathing difficult. Asthma cannot be cured and often requires lifelong medication; however, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a safe, natural therapy to help control asthma.
The Chinese wellness exercises known as qi gong, which include the popular martial art tai chi, have been shown to have significant benefits in controlling the symptoms of asthma.
Buteyko, also called the Buteyko method, is an asthma management method based on breathing exercises that reduce airway constriction e. The therapy is a learned breathing technique that is designed ts....
Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound associated with labored breathing.Wheezing occurs when a person tries to breathe deeply through air passages (bronchia) that are narrowed because of muscle n....
is a perennial plant, with a strong, camphor-like odor. It is in the mint family. It grows well in warm temperate or subtropical areas. The plant is native to areas of India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Srid....
Yerba santa is an expectorant herb useful for asthma, bronchitis, pleurisy, and moist coughs. It is also used as a bitter tonic to stimulate digestion (chewing on tender young yerba santa leaves is good for digestion). The herb has an agreeable, bitter, and resinous taste. The tincture is useful to mask the objectionable taste of very bitter herbs, such as cascara sagrada. Grindelia, another well-known spicy warm respiratory plant, is often blended with yerba santa. Yerba Santa has a taste o
Lobelia is a respiratory system stimulant given for asthma and other diseases of the lungs, such as chronic cough, emphysema, pneumonia, and whooping cough. Lobelia is used to ease the symptoms associated with tobacco withdrawal because of the alkaloid it contains, lobeline, which has a similar, but less toxic effect on the nervous system than nicotine. Lobelia was used traditionally for asthma and chronic bronchitis. L. chinensis is used in Chinese medicine as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory,
Skunk cabbage is a well-known antispasmodic used for asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough. Skunk Cabbage has a taste of ACRID and a temperature of HOT.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the lung corresponds to the metal element and is nourished by the earth element. It is thought that by tonifying the earth element, which is also associated with the digestion, one can also indirectly strengthen the lungs. Use digestive stimulants and lung tonics. If possible, remove lung irritating factors such as smoking, dust, or chemicals.
Khella is a traditional Egyptian herb that has an antispasmodic effect on the bronchi and is thus a valuable asthma remedy, particularly as a preventive. It also affects the coronary vessels and is used as a preventive by angina sufferers, as well as having an antispasmodic effect on the ureter, possibly facilitating the passage of kidney stones. The herb and its preparations have also been recommended to ease painful cramps associated with the menstrual cycle, for which it is taken 4-5 days b
An herbal program can include lung tonics, warming expectorants, cooling expectorants, and antispasmodics for the bronchi.
Sundew has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and is an important herb for the respiratory tract. It is a soothing remedy for whooping cough, asthma, chronic bronchitis, and dry, irritating coughs and is reported to have a relaxing effect on the bronchial tree. Some herbalists ascribe rejuvenative and longevity properties to this herb. Fresh juice of sundew is also used externally against warts and corns. Sundew has a taste of ACRID and a temperature of COOL.