- ASTHMA is curable under CONSTITUTIONAL HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT.
- Asthma is an allergic disorder.
- The commonly known aggravating factors include dust, smoke, strong smell, pollens, feather, certain food articles, and certain drugs etc. Emotional factors and infections play a significant role in aggravating asthma.
- Seasonal aggravations are common e.g April and October months.
- The most frequently encountered symptoms are mild respiratory distress ranging from frank breathlessness with wheezing, associated cough, anxiety.
- Attacks are preceded by cold, cough generally. There may be a cough (with or without mucus/ ), especially during the night, breathlessness- as it is or while exercising, or while laughing, etc. Wheezing or whistling sound with normal breathing or coughing, Tightness in chest, bouts of sneezing attacks, presence or history of itching, eczema or urticaria which at times see-saw with Asthma
The most common tests which are conducted are:
- Spirometry and Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) and which are meant to evaluate the severity of attacks.
- Blood tests may show high eosinophil counts or /and increased TgE levels.
Asthma is basically due to abnormal sensitivity of the individual to specific materials and chemicals – that is why it is said allergic. Homeopathic treatment targets the individual per se so that his self-healing power increases gradually to the point and thereby his abnormal sensitivity reduces. As a result, his tolerance to the precipitating factors increases and the attacks of breathlessness start becoming less frequent, less intense and of short-lasting duration. Most of the patients come to a homoeopath with allopathic treatment on and are using medicines like livolin, salbutamol, budycorts etc. In these cases, homoeopathic treatment can be started parallelly. And as the improvements are significant, a gradual reduction in allopathic dosage is recommended. Don’t expect asthma to improve in overnight by few days of medication. It requires long-term treatment. It is better to compare the severity, intensity and duration of attacks in the consecutive season if the problem is seasonal.
Moreover, attacks are relatively more in October to December and March to May.
Spirometry and PEFR are good to evaluate improvements while on homoeopathic treatment.
Pranayama, Yoga and steam inhalation are good accessory measures.