Homeopathy & Asthma - Helping you breath easily...
Updated: Jan 26
Asthma is a condition which affects millions of people around the world, and its symptoms can range from mild to severe. While conventional treatments like inhalers are used to provide relief from asthma attacks, some asthmatics are now turning to homeopathic remedies for a more comprehensive solution.
Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that uses a holistic approach to healing the body. It aims to treat the underlying cause of a patient’s health problem rather than solely focusing on relieving symptoms. Homeopathy has been used successfully to treat various conditions and ailments, including asthma. Asthma is a lung condition caused by inflammation, leading to difficulty breathing. Homeopathy can be used to balance the body’s natural functions and reduce inflammation, thus helping alleviate asthmatic symptoms.
Homeopathy works by treating the individual with natural substances that stimulate the body’s own healing process. This means that while the remedies may be derived from plants or minerals, they are specially prepared in such a way as to have an optimal effect on the patient’s unique symptoms. So if you’re looking for a holistic, natural and gentle way of treating your asthma then here are some homeopathic remedies that might work for you:
Aconitum Napellus – For sudden attacks of shortness of breath, accompanied by anxiety and a feeling of impending death. The person may feel worse in cold air, at night, and when lying down.
Arsenicum Album – This remedy is usually prescribed for those suffering from shortness of breath with great restlessness and anxiety. It can also help alleviate asthma symptoms such as wheezing and chest tightness. The person often feels better lying down on their side or after drinking warm beverages.
Bryonia Alba – For asthma that is worse when the person moves, accompanied by dry and tight coughs. The person may also experience a feeling of fullness or pressure in the chest which is relieved by deep breaths and firm pressure.
Drosera Rotundifolia – For severe asthma attacks that are accompanied by dry, hacking coughs. The person may also experience shortness of breath and a feeling of suffocation.
Ipecacuanha – For asthma attacks that are accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and shortness of breath. There may be a constant desire to vomit, along with a feeling of tightness in the chest.
Kali Bichromicum – For severe asthma with difficulty breathing, wheezing, and rattling sounds in the chest. The person may also experience a feeling of suffocation, and feel worse after eating or drinking cold fluids.
Pulsatilla – For asthma with wheezing, accompanied by a feeling of tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing that is especially worse at night and in warm rooms or during damp weather. The person may also experience great thirst for cold drinks and feel better when lying down or after eating small quantities of food. It helps to encourage better breathing and reduce inflammation in the airways.
Natrum Sulphuricum – Those suffering from asthmatic attacks triggered by exposure to dust or other allergens may find relief through this powerful remedy. Symptoms are worse in humid, damp weather and when laying down. The person may experience pressure in the chest, accompanied by a rattling sound in the lungs and difficulty breathing. Natrum sulphuricum encourages deeper breathing and helps combat any congestion in the lungs.
Spongia Tosta – For asthma with a loud bark-like cough and difficulty breathing that is relieved by sitting up or drinking cold fluids. The person may also feel worse when talking, laughing, or moving around.
These homeopathic remedies represent just a fraction of the homeopathic remedies that can help asthma patients, so it's worth booking in for a full case taking so that a tailored treatment plan with the right remedies can be selected for you or your child. With a little patience - you should be able to get your asthma under control using safe and effective homeopathic treatments. Get in touch if you would like to know how Homeopathy can help you or your child.