Natural Asthma Treatment Options

More and more of us today are moving away from pharmaceutical solutions for our health issues, not wanting to use a bunch of chemicals for our body and the side effects that such formulations mean, choosing to rely instead on natural treatments. As estimated 300 million people in the world have asthma; so it is only obvious that a significant proportion of these people seek natural asthma treatment.

Here are some of the main treatment options for asthma:

1. Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is thought to help in asthma management. Though studies have not been able to establish how it helps, there is anecdotal evidence that this therapy can help attacks become less frequent and severe.

2. Homeopathy

This treatment uses extremely diluted substances to affect a cure, by stimulating the body’s own immune response. Though we don’t understand fully how homeopathy works, it is seen to be effective for any number of ailments that seem to have no cure in terms of main stream medication. Many people find that homeopathy is effective for controlling asthma.

3. Hypnosis

There is a significant number of asthma attacks that are known to have emotional triggers. Hypnosis can help to control the emotional aspects of asthma and thereby control the episodic frequency and severity.

4. Ayurveda

The ancient Indian discipline of healing seeks to address asthma by targeting the ‘Doshas’ in the body and to reduce symptoms of wheezing and difficulty in breathing during an attack. Certain herbal concoctions can be taken as soon as an attack is perceived so that the symptoms can be eased for a long duration.

5. The Buteyko Breathing Method

This is a specific method of breathing that helps to control asthma. It involves Breath Retaining, Nasal Breathing, Breath Holding, Reduced Breathing, and relaxation techniques. The idea is to re-train the asthmatic to breathe in the correct way, which is what helps in naturally controlling asthma

6. Yoga

Yoga improves overall health and fitness to increase immunity and strengthen the body’s systems. In addition it also has effective breathing exercises that help to improve lung function and also help to increase the amount of oxygen that reaches the organs.

7. Home Remedies for Asthma

Since asthma is usually trigged in the same manner as allergies, removing triggers from the home can help reduce attack frequency greatly. Minimizing mold, reducing pet dander, avoiding dust mites, using hypoallergenic bedding, being careful when cleaning and so on can help a person avoid a lot of the asthma triggers.

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