Natural Remedies for Asthma
Many natural remedies for asthma are available. When you’re ready for something that doesn’t introduce harmful drugs into the system, then you’ll be pleased to read the following…
Lifestyle Habits & Practical Living Condition Adjustments
- Utilize chest manipulative work. Therapies such as Rolfing (deep
tissue massage) can be effective at breaking up the restrictive patterns
in muscles and nerves.
- Acupuncture – While there’s no
definitive research evidence, some studies point to acupuncture as a way
to reduce asthma symptoms. Of course, find someone experienced in this
- Yoga is good for lowering stress levels (stress is definitely a trigger for asthma attacks) and the breathing inherent in yoga is effective.
- Stay away from what irritates the respiratory system, such as mold, dust and smoke. A proper home air filtration system is a good idea.
- Clean your home on a regular basis – Helps reduce irritants in the home.
- Exercise regularly – Helps relieve asthma symptoms by strengthening your lungs and heart. Use a face mask if you live in a cold climate…the mask helps warm your air.
- Air Conditioning – It can decrease how much airborne pollen resulting from weeds, grass, and trees makes its way into your home. As well, the use of your air conditioner can lower your exposure to dust mites.
- Move – It may be necessary to do some experimentation in terms of living in different climates, such as near the beach, in the desert, or in a mountainous area.
- Dehumidifier – Use one if your climate is too damp.
- Maintain your proper weight, as being overweight can worsen the symptoms of asthma.
- Omega-3 fatty acids – Studies show it to be helpful in airway hyperresponsiveness. You can use fish oil and flaxseed oil.
- Remove milk products from your diet.
- Eat plant protein over animal protein.
- Experiment with removing various items from your diet. For example, see what happens when you remove wheat, then soy, then sugar, then soy. Do one at a time for a 6-8 week period and monitor the results to your condition.
- Organic food. Include organics in your diet as much as possible over conventional foods that are high in sugar and harmful chemicals, such as high fructose corn syrup or MSG.
- As your main fat source, use extra-virgin oil.
- Drink Water – Helps respiratory tract maintain fluid secretions.
- Eliminate trans-fatty acids. Remove margarine, polyunsaturated vegetable oils, hydrogenated oils, and vegetable shortening from your diet. Deep-fried foods can contain trans-fatty acids.
- Magnesium has a bronchodilating effect and has been found to be effective against asthma.
- Include antioxidants in your diet, as they lower free radicals. Free radicals induce inflammation. You should look at Vitamins A, C and E, N-acetyl cysteine, quercetin, bromelain, and bioflavonoids like rutin and hesperidin.
Herbal Natural Remedies for Asthma
Of course, the traditional medical community is going to say that there are no definitive studies in this area.
Consider, however, the thousands of years that folks have used herbal remedies in relation to lung issues and compare to the modern medical community that’s been around for only a little over 100 years.
Then, make your decision regarding using herbs that are known to help with asthma conditions:
- Dried Ivy
- Tylophora Indica
- Indian Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata)
- French Maritime Pine Bark (Pycnogenol)
Natural Remedies for Asthma: Sound Therapy
Note what we said above in the yoga section. Stress is now known as a definite stressor in terms of bringing along an asthma attack.
Sound therapy is effective against not only stress, but also in helping the airway smooth muscle.
One of the aspects to disease and illness that sound therapy research has shown is that our cells become distressed through a lack of communication, which results in the physical condition we suffer from…for example, the symptoms brought along by asthma.
When sound frequencies are introduced to the body, the result is a “healing” of this lack of communication between cells. The result is the reduction in physical illness or disease as the cells are brought back into “normal” harmony.
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