Homoeopathy: A breath of fresh air in the treatment of Asthma
The term asthma (Gr. Asthma = panting ) means 'gasping for breath'.
It is an affection of the lungs and characterized by difficulty of breathing. Occurring in paroxysms, attended with suffocation, constriction sensation across the chest, cough and wheezing.
Let's look at some highlighting Causative factors responsible for its causation:-
Allergy is the immediate cause of asthma. It is an indication of lowered resistance and internal disharmony caused by faulty eating and bad habits.
- Allergies, in this case the immune system "over-reacts" to certain stimulants.
- Asthma developing from cold/coughs, upper respiratory tract or bronchial infections.
- Emotional stress, Without any apparent reason.
A strong family history is one of the most important factor responsible for predisposing individual for such illness. The breathing is short but fast with difficulty in expiration. Asthma is either dry or humid. The attacks of dry asthma are much more sudden, violent and short duration, the cough is slight and expectoration scanty. In moist or humid asthma the attacks are slow but more protracted, cough being more severe, expectoration commences early and when it becomes copious usually affords relief. Asthma usually sets in suddenly and generally at night. In children, however, its onset is almost always sudden . The patient is compelled to sit up in bed in order to get his breath. There is no cough nor much, if any, expectoration. The breathing is wheezing, rasping, whistling in character.
The breathing is short but fast with difficulty in expiration. Asthma is either dry or humid. The attack of asthma may last for an hour, a half dozen hours or two or three days depending upon its severity. The patient is exhausted at the end of an attack, whether it has lasted only a few minutes or continued for some hours.
Have you ever asked yourself whether there can be natural and effective alternatives to the treatment of asthma? A treatment that is side effect free restores your health and treats the causes of the condition?
You might be interested to know that there is an alternative to the constant use of puffers, which are effective in an actual asthma attack but offer very little in curing the condition that is Homeopathy.
In Homeopathy treatment aims at identifying the root cause for the attacks, and then to use the bodies own healing processes to transform the triggers into remedies. Asthma is viewed differently in each person, because each person is afflicted in a different way. Factors considered by the homeopath include frequency of attacks, possible allergens and other symptoms. The health of the whole body, not just the respiratory system, is addressed. Ultimately, homeopathy might create a cure for the asthma by strengthening and balancing the immune system.
Homoeopathy improves the body's natural immunity, thus reducing the response to allergens. It reduces both intensity and frequency of attacks. Also, homoeopathy usually eliminates the need to use inhalers. In addition, it does not have side effects. Homeopathy can cure mild to moderate cases and even remove hereditary asthma. Homoeopathy has a vast repertoire of medicines for bronchial asthma. Treatment differs from individual to individual depending on trigger factors, climatic effects, inheritance, aggravating causes and ameliorations.
Asthma is of allergic origin and often patients or family members have a history of other allergic disorders such as rhinitis [running nose] or urticaria. Potent anti-inflammatory agents like corticosteroids and bronchodilator provide instant symptomatic relief but may be habit forming, often requiring the dose to be increased. For long-term remissions, limited options are available.
Homeopathy offers excellent treatment for asthma, which can do following jobs:
- Reduce frequency of asthmatic attacks
- Reduce severity of asthmatic attacks
- Reduce duration of attacks
- Reduce need for bronchodilators, cortisone and antibiotic (in case of infections).
A Homeopath records the symptoms of the disease and studies the physical and psychological characteristics of a person along with the medical and family history. This helps the homeopath isolate the root cause, precipitating factors and hereditary tendencies.
Homoeopathy is not a quick fix but reliable and long lasting
Homoeopathic remedies carry a potential to desensitize effects of allergens. The obvious examples are house dust mite, grass pollens, animal dander, moulds and so on Thus Homoeopaths use remedies which are given at regular intervals, especially during the winter months, in the belief that this reduces the frequency of that infection many may also give a dose of the nosode Tuberculinum occasionally for prevention.
As far as stress is concerned & its management we are taught to look at each patient as a unique individual, hence the constitutional approach. A variety of methods may be used to reduce the impact of stress, be it psychotherapy, hypnosis, meditation, relaxation, etc, but in addition the use of constitutional remedies should be considered, based on the totality of psychological and physical characteristics.
Thus Homoeopathic treatment not only allows you to lead a symptom free life but also help you to breathe fresh air without any obstacle , hindrance for lifetime.
It can be said that those who do not take homeopathy for asthma are deprived of the wonderful benefits of it. It is very strongly recommended during all stages.