What is Asthma?: Homeopathy for Treatment of Asthma and Allergy

As per a study conducted by researchers at the United Kingdom’s University of Glasgow, 80% of patients who were given small ‘homeopathic’ doses of a substance they were allergic to improved within first week, as compared to only 38% patients who received placebo. This research study has reiterated the significant role of homeopathy in management of chronic ailments like asthma. The burden of cost of asthma is approximately $ six billion annually in United States alone, as per the American Institute of Homeopathy. A combination of homeopathy with yoga techniques and dietary modifications treats asthma effectively.

What is Asthma?: Causes of Asthma

Asthma is an allergic disorder characterized by spasms of the bronchi (the air way tubes), swelling of the mucus lining of the lungs, and the production of excessive amounts of thick, viscid mucus.

Air passage changes in asthmatics

Some of the common causes of Asthma

  • An allergen, such as hay, pollen, animal dander, and dust are strong factors that activate an attack of asthma.

  • Toxic chemicals and air pollution are very important factors that act as triggering as well as maintaining causes for asthma.

  • Viral infections

  • Exposure to cold air

  • Emotional upset or tumult

  • Excessive physical exercise also triggers asthma.

  • Early weaning of an infant from breast milk and an early introduction to solid foods are reasons that increase the frequency and intensity of asthma in children

  • Genetically engineered plants are augmenting allergic reactions, particularly asthma in a number of individuals.

  • Food additives present in all refined food packets

  • Tobacco smoke is also considered as a trigger to development of Asthma

Asthma and Allergy: Diagnosing Asthma

A typical asthma attack is seen as difficulty in breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and excessive production of mucus. Asthma usually occurs in response to an allergic reaction to food, pollen, dust, humidity, etc.

The diagnosis of Asthma is based on a serious of blood tests, skin tests and respiratory function tests. The common findings observed in these tests include,

  • A person suffering from chronic asthma will demonstrate high levels of eosinophils in the blood

  • There will be raised levels of IgE levels

  • The individual will demonstrate positive allergic tests.

  • Respiratory functions tests help evaluate the capacity and functioning ability of the lungs.

Treatment for Asthma: Homeopathy for Asthma Cure

Homeopathy for Asthma

Innumerable homeopathic medicines have shown beneficial results in the management of asthma. These remedies improve the body’s defense mechanisms, and lower the susceptibility to allergens. Here are two simple homeopathic remedies to battle asthma

1.     Blatta: Blatta is a very powerful homeopathic prescription for bronchial asthma. It is particularly indicated in fat and corpulent individuals. The patient has thick and profuse expectoration (mucus secretion), dyspnoea (severe difficulty in breathing), worse at night, and cough. Blatta promises to reduce the frequency of asthmatic episodes and, to lower the intensity of each asthmatic attack.

2.     Drosera: Drosera has a marked effect on the entire respiratory tract. It is predominantly used in cases of asthma with a severe cough and occasional fever. Used in conjunct with Blatta, it shows faster results. Drosera cures a spasmodic, irritating cough, which aggravates after midnight, very effectively. Labored breathing, suffocation, and hoarseness are treated miraculously.

Homeopathy combined with dietary corrections and right breathing techniques have profound benefits in the management of asthma.