Homeopathy for Asthma
It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the airways, marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It is usually connected to allergic reactions or other forms of hypersensitivity.
- Atopic- which is due to eczema, cold, coryza, dust, or swelling
- Non-atopic- due to allergy
- Idiopathic- no definite reason- may be diet or stress
Exposure to various irritants and substances that trigger allergies (allergens) can trigger signs and symptoms of asthma. Asthma triggers are different from person to person
- Airborne allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste
- Respiratory infections, such as the common cold
- Physical activity
- Cold air
- Air pollutants and irritants, such as smoke
- Certain medications, including beta blockers, aspirin, and no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Sulphites and preservatives added to some types of foods and beverages, including dried fruit, processed potatoes, beer and wine
- Signs and symptoms that interfere with sleep, work and other activities
- Sick days from work or school during asthma flare-ups
- A permanent narrowing of the tubes that carry air to and from your lungs (bronchial tubes)
- Side effects from long-term use of some medications used to stabilize severe asthma
- Proper treatment makes a big difference in preventing both short-term and long-term complications caused by asthma.
After using palliative medicine to overcome acute attack, we should resort to constitutional medicine for permanent relief in addition to indicated medicines
- when there are violent spasms of asthmatic breathing attended by constriction of chest and a sense of constriction of throat if the patient would suffocate , an anti- spasmodic remedy
- an effective remedy in asthma with difficult respiration , given in 2x or 3x dilution
- When there is the abnormal accumulation of mucus, breathing stops when asleep. Emphysema with dilated heart.
- Asthma in old persons suffering from bronchitis causes partial paralysis of the pneumogastric nerve.
- An excellent remedy for bringing back the appetite and for ameliorating palpitation and dyspnea,
- Attacks during wet weather or in the rainy season should be tried when the patient gets attacks every change of season.
- Attacks early in the morning.
- Cough loose, humid with copious, viscid, greenish yellow phlegm, mucus rales, rattling, noises, expectorating large quantities of white mucus which is thick and ropy, the chest feels sore and oppressed.
- Holds the chest with the hand which gives relief to cough. Asthma associated or alternating with chronic rheumatism.