As you look for home remedies for asthma, consider how stress affects your condition.
There was once a time when those who suffered from the wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath were told that the idea of stress making things worse was a silly idea.
Of course, stress isn’t going to cause asthma, but it definitely can make a current condition much worse.
When you’re stressed, the first thing that can happen is you forget to effectively manage your condition.
Additionally, the emotional state brought on by anxiety or stress can release body chemicals, such as leukotrienes or histamine, that result in a restricted airway, as well as create a greater risk for respiratory infections or colds.
Today, through science, we know that asthma conditions can become exacerbated by events such as public disasters, work, family issues, violence, public speaking, or tests at school.
OK, but what can you do at home in order to help relieve your symptoms? Let’s start with lifestyle choices…
Maintain Your Best Weight – If you allow yourself to become overweight, you’ll more easily experience symptoms.
Eat a Healthy Diet – Fill your diet with foods that provide you plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables are much better choices than conventional food with harmful chemicals like MSG.
Exercise – Yes, it’s perfectly all right to exercise with asthma. In fact, it helps to strengthen your lungs and heart.
Don’t Smoke – We had to say it.
Here are specific home remedies for asthma:
Eucalyptus Oil can help reduce asthma symptoms. There are two ways you can use it. First, you can put a couple drops in a boiling pot of water and breathe the resulting steam. Second, you can sleep with a paper towel near your head that you’ve treated with a few drops of eucalyptus.
Mustard Oil can help relieve an attack. Massage it into your upper back and chest after heating it with camphor.
Onions. Did you know you can eat a raw onion and, combined with the natural sulfur found in onions, it’ll help reduce lung inflammation? Second best is to eat cooked onions if you just can’t stand the raw variety.
Ginger is effective against asthma. There are several ways to use ginger. You can mix one half cup of water with a teaspoon of ginger and before bed, swallow one tablespoon of the mixture.
Another way is to cut up about one inch of ginger into smaller sections and boil in water. Drink the mixture after allowing it to steep for about 5 minutes. Lastly, try mixing honey, ginger juice and pomegranate juice into equal quantities and drink one tablespoon 2 or 3 times per day.
Speaking of honey, the ethereal oils and alcohol inherent in honey will help decrease your asthma symptoms. Dissolve a teaspoon of honey into hot water and drink slowly up to 3 times per day. Or, before bed, mix a half teaspoon of cinnamon powder with one teaspoon of honey in order to sleep better (helps remove phlegm).
As an asthma sufferer, you’re going to naturally be low in Vitamin C. Lemon can help you in this regard. When you’re in the middle of an attack, it can be helpful to take a glass of water, squeeze half a lemon into it (with a little sugar, if needed), and drink.
Figs are helpful in terms of draining phlegm and opening up the respiratory tract. Overnight, soak 3 dried figs in water. Before breakfast in the morning, eat the figs.
Let’s go back to the stress induced asthma attacks for a moment. If you combine the natural home treatments we’ve mentioned above with stress reduction techniques, then you’ll find that chronic suffering just doesn’t need to be a part of your life.
An extremely effective stress reduction technique is sound therapy because non-invasive sound frequencies are used to bring the body back into balance. Not only that, but studies have revealed how sound therapy has the effect of improving lung functionality through the opening of the airwaves.
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