Asthma, basically a common chronic inflammatory disease occurs when the small bronchial air passages in the lungs become inflamed, partially blocked with phlegm, or stiffened due to spasm of the muscle surrounding them. When you come into contact with something that irritates your lungs, known as a trigger, your airways become narrow, the muscles around them tighten and there is an increase in the production of sticky mucus. This makes breathing extremely difficult as the flow of air to the lungs is disrupted.
What more should you know about Asthma?
Asthma affects all age groups and people from all walks of life. In fact, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has stated in its 2013 report that an estimated 25.9 million people, including 7.1 million children, are suffering from Asthma. Asthma and allergy both occur when a particular part of our immune system is out of balance.
Allergy happens when your immune system mistakes something that is normally harmless as being a threat to you and while “protecting” you from it, creates a strong inflammatory response in your lungs, thus making it difficult for you to breathe. Steroids and allopathic treatments fail to balance the immune system of the body and work only towards providing temporary relief to subside inflammation. Thus, the problem pertains again and again since it has been temporarily subsided and not cured.
No one really knows what causes asthma. But what we do know is that asthma symptoms can vary for different people. During asthma attacks, patients generally experience-
- Continuous Coughing
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness/Pressure followed by pain in the chest
- Difficulty in talking
- Pale and sweaty face
- Feeling of anxiety or panic
A trigger is anything that irritates the airways and brings on the symptoms of asthma. These differ from person to person and people with asthma may have several triggers. Being aware of environmental, food, and inhaled allergies and avoiding them can significantly help in asthma prevention by reducing the frequency or severity of asthma attacks.
The major Indoor and outdoor environmental factors identified that trigger Asthma attacks include:
- Dust mites
- Cockroach Infestation
- Pet dander
- Ozone and particle pollution
- Drugs and food additives
Homeopathy increases resistance to Allergens
Homeopathy is made from natural substances that act as catalysts which stimulate the immune system of your body to increase its response to allergens that trigger Asthma. This way your body naturally becomes stronger.
Homeopathy provides long lasting permanent relief
Most asthmatics opt for the conventional line of treatment which includes bronchodilators and steroids. They work wonderfully in acute conditions and provide immediate relief. Though helpful, patients overtime realize that they work only at the level of relieving symptoms and preventing them temporarily. Homeopathy is a holistic approach that works towards the root of the disease i.e. it identifies the underlying cause and understands the susceptibility of the patient in an effort to provide permanent relief.
Homeopathy not only studies physical condition but also emotional, mental, hereditary symptoms
While dealing with a case of asthma, under Homeopathic treatment not only the physical symptoms of the disease are recorded but also the patient’s medical history, family history, physical and psychological characteristics are studied in detail. This helps to identify the exact cause, the precipitating factors, and the hereditary tendency etc. for Asthma in the patient.
Healing with Homeopathy is a Gentle Practice
The process of Natural Healing is a gentle process and hence it is necessary for your doctor to start gradually in order to understand your body system response to his homeopathic medicines. If the medicine is prescribed in a potency that is too high for the patient, there is the potential for a strong aggravation of symptoms. This is unpleasant for both the patient and the doctor! Thus, it takes more than one consultation to track and evaluate any objective symptoms and healing progress. So stay calm and positive! Always attend your Second Consultation before making any perceptions.
Some of the most commonly recommended Homeopathic Medicines for Asthma are –
Arsenicum Album, Belladonna, Kali Carbonicum, Pulsatilla, Ipecacuanha, Spongia, Sulphur, Argentum Nitricum, Silicea and so on. To get more details on how Homeopathy can give significant relief to patients of asthma and help them lead an easy life, consult your homeopathic doctor.