is there a cure of asthma??
i use a brown inhaler which i hate taking, if you know a cure please say!
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here are some ideas to heal your condition.
Asthma is caused by malnutrition. Only by diligent and consistent effort to change embedded habits will one get permanent relief. The cough is a result of nature's effort to expectorate mucus from the lungs, after which breathing becomes easier. Ofttimes the cause of asthma is basically a nervous condition because the nerves are irritated
1. Convulsions: When a person is in a convulsion there are certain herbs that will give very fast relief. One of these is tincture of lobelia, and a valerian decoction with a little cayenne added to relieve spasms. If such an attack comes after a meal one should use an emetic, such as a large dose of lobelia or use the Yoga finger method. (see # 2 below)
2. Yoga Finger Method: Drink several cups of warm water, then place the middle finger deep down the throat and press the tongue until regurgitation starts. Mustard is also good to clean the stomach and lungs. Prior to the emetic a peppermint or spearmint tea should be used to soothe the area and alleviate the discomfort of continual vomiting. Hot fomentation of castor oil, comfrey, lobelia, mullein, etc., may be placed over the stomach, liver, spleen and lung areas. Frequent hydrotherapy baths or lengthy sweat baths are beneficial, followed by a cold shower or sponging.
3. Vapor Bath: Another helpful method is to take a vapor bath twice a week, inhaling steam from a decoction of cudweed ragwort, wormwood, or a decoction of the following herbs, taken warm, (equal parts) will prove very beneficial: elecampane root, horehounds, hyssop, skunk cabbage root, vervain, wild cherry bark (and to this preparation add tincture of lobelia or antispasmodic tincture. Clear the bowels with an injection of catnip or barberry bark. This affliction also calls for plenty of outdoor exercise, deep breathing, and good ventilation while sleeping. The whole body system should be built up with tonic herbs such as chickweed, comfrey, marshmallow, mullein, etc. Diet should be mostly fruits and vegetables, avoiding all processed devitalized foods.
4. Dr. Christopher's Herbal Respiratory Formula: (Resp-Free) It is wonderful for asthma. This combination of herbs in tablet, tea and capsule form is an aid to relieve irritation in the respiratory tract--lungs and bronchial. This is an aid in Emphysema as well as other bronchial and lung congestion such as bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, etc. Suggested amount for an adult is a cup two or three times a day, or 2 or 3 capsules or tablets two or three times a day with a cup of comfrey tea. For additional help in the program, it is good to add three to six drops of tincture of lobelia to each cup of tea. This formula consists of comfrey root, mullein, chickweed, marshmallow root and lobelia.
5. Dr. Christopher's Hay Fever Formula: (Sha Tea) It is good for asthma also. This combination is a natural herbal aid working as a decongestant and antihistamine to dry up sinuses and expel from the head and broncho pulmonary tubes and passages the offending stoppage and mucus. Combine this with the respiratory combination to speed up the process. The wise person will turn to fresh wholesome food and beverages to keep the body in a perfect state. This will guarantee permanent relief, by going to the cause.
6. Elder: The inner bark is used, although it should be aged before used. The fresh bark is violently irritating and poisonous to children. It is specifically used for spasmodic asthma with copious phlegm and stringy mucus. For asthma, take a tablespoonful whenever an attack threatens. Powdered Cloves can alleviate excessive vomiting when using the bark. To avoid bowel cramps, add a tablespoonful of powdered Ginger to the infusion. (ShoA:58).
7 Lobelia: Most people agree that Lobelia is a specific treatment for asthma, as well as other bronchial or spasmodic troubles. Because the herb removes obstructions, giving it when an attack comes on will often cause vomiting; matter will accumulate in the stomach which will cause obstructions. When the person vomits, it removes the intestinal blockage and often removes the mucus accumulations in the bronchial system as well.
8. Lobelia: It is one of the best plant expectorants, but as it is a stimulant to the vagus nerve it can easily produce nausea and vomiting when taken in excess. If a teaspoonful of the tincture produces nausea, cut down; it can easily be overdone, says herbalist Moore (Moore:98). The leaves and flowers have strong antispasmodic effects on the bronchials when smoked, and certain individuals with asthma can find it a reliable herb to smoke at the first signs of spasms.
9. Mullein: This herb soothes the lungs and helps bring up the phlegm. It can be combined with sage and plantain for use in asthma. Sometimes a vapor treatment of Mullein is good for asthma, which is made by simmering a strong pot of Mullein tea and inhaling the steam with a towel over your head. This is also good for bronchial troubles of various kinds.
10. Skunk Cabbage: Because of its antispasmodic properties, is well known in many cough problems. Foremost in this use is its application in asthma. It can help control the coughing and sneezing in hayfever. Many claim that it is useful in cases of tuberculosis. For people who have chronic dry coughing spells, skunk cabbage can offer relief. It will also clear up a chronic cold, with a cough which will not leave because of mucus accumulations and bronchial problems of all kinds.
11. Milk Products: One of the best ways to prevent and therefore treat Asthma is not to use milk products. Dr. N. W. Walker, in his book Raw Vegetable Juices (Norwalk Press Publishers), says about cow's milk, "Cow's milk is probably the most mucus-forming food used by human beings. The casein content of cow's milk is exceedingly high, being about 300% more than is contained in mother's milk. [Casein, by the way, is a milk byproduct and is considered to be one of the most tenacious adhesives used for gluing wood together.] This is one of the reasons for the mucus condition of children and adults brought up to drink quantities of such milk and for the resultant colds, running noses, tonsil, adenoid, and bronchial troubles--whereas carrot juice is one of the greatest aids in the elimination of mucus!
1. Man Who Couldn't Sleep Lying Down for 20 Years Because of Asthma--Cured: Dr. Christopher used the tincture of Lobelia to clear people of asthma, although they have had it many years. A couple of young fellows brought an old, old man into the Doctor at about two o'clock one morning in Evanston, Wyoming. The old man had had asthma for 26 years. For 20 years of the 26, he had never been able to work. He had never laid in a bed for 20 years. They had to build a special chair so he could sit up at night with his feet stretched out. He had a doctor at the home an average of once a week, either to give him some drug orally to keep him alive, to give a shot, or to administer oxygen. Since the family couldn't locate the doctor that night, they came in desperation to Dr. Christopher. Since the doctors did not want a naturopathic physician in town, most people had never heard of such a thing. The young fellows asked, "Do you treat human beings?" The Doctor said, yes, and to bring him in.
As the man sat down, the Doctor gave him a cup of elderleaf tea to drink gradually. He told him how he had asthma. He had been quite independent, but lately they had had to mortgage their home in order to go on with the doctoring. After he had had the elderberry tea for about ten minutes, the Doctor gave him a teaspoonful of the tincture of Lobelia. He waited ten minutes--being sure to be very accurate about this--and gave him a second teaspoonful of the tincture. After another ten minutes he gave him the third. In forty years of practice, the Doctor commented, he never had to use the tincture of Lobelia more than three teaspoonfuls to a patient. He explained that this was so because each time he was called it was at a crisis, at the climax of the disease, the right time for clearing the disease. They just sat around and chatted. The Doctor had buckets and pans around, and all of a sudden, the man started to heave. This was a little after two o'clock in the morning and he heaved on until five o'clock, for three full hours. At the finish it was dry heaves, but he brought up everything he had eaten for days, plus nearly a cup of phlegm and pus from his lungs and bronchi, from yellow to green. After he was done, the Doctor told his sons to take him home. "Should I bring him back tomorrow", he asked. "No", answered the Doctor, "it's a do-it-yourself-kit; it's all finished".
They took him home and started to walk him to his chair, but the man said, "No, boys, I'm sleeping in the bed tonight". "But, Dad, it'll kill you!" they pleaded. "No, I'm the boss-- take me to bed". They were afraid to stretch him out in case he should choke up and die. This was at five o'clock in the morning. He slept through until five o'clock the next morning--which is twenty-four hours--and slept on past noon--thirty hours he slept! When he woke up, for the first time in over twenty years he took a deep breath of air. He could take it without choking or coughing, and he said, "I'm healed". The boys were quite pleased about this. Twenty years later, one of them touched Dr. Christopher on the shoulder in Salt Lake City. He said, "My name's Workman; remember me?" Dr. Christopher said, "No". "We brought our pap into you in Evanston, Wyoming at two o'clock one morning." The Doctor then remembered him. He asked, "What happened to your dad?" The young man answered, "He never had an asthma attack from that day to this, and he went to work as a gardener and never missed a day's work since that time. The family thanks you very much".
2. Choking Phlegm in Pregnant Women Relieved: Dr. Nowell told the story of a woman who at forty years old was pregnant with her first baby. She was suffering terribly with asthmatic spasms, unable to lie in bed, fighting for breath; both she and her husband begged their doctor to stop the cough. They were told that nothing could be done until the child was born.
Dr. Nowell gave them a bottle of tincture of Lobelia, telling her to take a teaspoonful whenever the coughing began. The next morning, the patient told the Doctor that almost immediately after taking the first dose, the patient brought up long, thick masses of phlegm from the lungs the size of a man's fist. No further dose was taken and the patient never had a trace of any chest trouble since and lived a long and fruitful life.
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- sweetyebug3Lv 41 decade ago
I have had asthma and allergies all my life, my father's side had it and all three of my girls have allergies and some asthma, I was raised in Illinois, lot of humidity, plants, trees and weeds, when my husband and I married I moved to the arid west, and was surprised to find that I was not cured by any means, however my allergies and asthma were much improved, I have never suffered a severe attack here, and in Ill. I had at least one a week especially when pollen count was high in the summer months, I have also heard this from others,skin tests to pinpoint the more severe problems can be done, if you have a bird or a cat or dog in the house,this is something to consider, even feather pillows can be a problem, I also found in the summer taking a small, or 25 mg. of benedryl before going to bed helped me to sleep and relieve problems thru the nt., mild prescription or even over the counter that did not make me tired thru the day would help, once in a while having to use the inhaler, but even that I seldom ever use in this dryer climate with less pollen, and never have to have the epinepherine injections anymore, staying out of the hayfield is a definate must for me. Just a few thoughts, hope they help.
- CherylLv 44 years ago
My brother is an asthmatic and after ten years his asthma has shown no sign of improving. He has been to several doctors but they didn't help much.
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- cowboydocLv 71 decade ago
If you know of a cure Please let me know. I have been up all night. I use an nebulizer with "Sulfate/ Bromide" mix along with a "Combivent" and "Anatrax" I've been in the "business" for many years and don't know a thing. My daughter and grand daughter are also suffering. Keep in mind, alternative medicine like acupuncture is just a relief not a cure, if it works so, before you pay for this, ? and I've never had any thoughts or cares about homothropies.Source(s): retired MedLab Technologist supervisor.
- 1 decade ago
In Asia for example, there are asthma suferers go for alternative medication like visiting a Chinese Specialist doctor to do Acupuncture to help reduce the effect of asthma. There are those who swear by homeopathy and naturopathy. Maybe you can try alternative medication.
- 1 decade ago
Unfortunately, not at this time. However, there have been some advancements in research and significant improvements in treatments.
See your doctor and tell him/her about your problem with the inhaler. Perhaps they can offer alternative/s you can live with. Good luck.
- 1 decade ago
There is no cure for asthma unless it is precipitated by a particular drug such as aspirin or beta-blocker but it can be well controlled with currently available medications.
What is asthma?
Asthma makes it difficult for you to breathe. This can happen only every now and then, or in more severe cases, every day. Asthma may also last throughout your life (a chronic disease), but you can control it through treatment with medications.
Asthma makes it difficult to breathe because it can cause inflammation in your bronchial tubes, which carry air to the lungs. The inflammation usually starts slowly, but over time it can make the muscles that line the bronchial tubes get tight (bronchospasm). This can cause a blocking or narrowing of your airways, making it difficult to breathe. This is known as an acute asthma episode (also called an attack, flare-up, or exacerbation).
Acute asthma episodes can happen rarely or often and be mild or severe. Most often, you can take care of symptoms at home by using an asthma action plan, which is a written plan that tells you which medicines you need to use and when you should call a health professional. If you have a severe acute episode, you may need urgent care. These acute asthma episodes can even cause death, but that is rare.
Even if you have few acute asthma episodes, you still have inflammation in your airways that needs treatment. If the inflammation is not controlled, asthma could lead to permanent changes in the bronchial tubes and harm your lungs.
Although there is no cure for asthma, with treatment you can control your symptoms and prevent further damage to your lungs.
What causes asthma?
We don't know what causes asthma. But here are some of the things that can cause the inflammation in your airways that can lead to asthma and acute asthma episodes:
Asthma may run in families (inherited).
In some people, immune system cells release chemicals that cause inflammation in response to certain substances (allergens) that cause allergic reactions. Studies show that exposure to allergens such as dust mites, cockroaches, and animal dander may influence asthma’s development. 1 Asthma is much more common in people with allergies, though not all those with allergies get asthma.
Some experts believe that there are more cases of asthma because of pollution and less exposure to certain types of bacteria or infections. 2 As a result, children's immune systems may develop in a way that makes it more likely they will also develop allergies and asthma.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of asthma can be mild or severe. You may have no symptoms; severe, daily symptoms; or something in between. How often you have symptoms can also change. Symptoms of asthma may include:
Wheezing, which is a loud or soft whistling noise that occurs when the airways narrow.
Shortness of breath, which is rapid, shallow breathing or having a hard time breathing.
Tiring quickly during exercise.
Many people have symptoms that become worse at night (nocturnal asthma).
How is asthma diagnosed?
No one test can diagnose asthma. Your health professional will diagnose asthma using spirometry, as well as your medical history, a physical exam, and lab tests.
Spirometry measures how quickly you can move air in and out of your lungs and how much air you move. The test can help your health professional decide whether asthma is causing your airflow to decrease and by how much. The test can also show how well your lungs work when you're not having asthma symptoms and measure how well your lungs respond to treatment with medication.
While taking your medical history, your health professional will ask about your symptoms and when they occur. A physical exam will not find signs of asthma unless you are having symptoms. Your health professional will listen to your chest for signs of reduced airflow in the bronchial tubes and will look for signs of sinus problems or allergies.
A chest X-ray may be done to see whether another disease is causing your symptoms. Blood tests may show that you have allergies that could cause asthma episodes. If your health professional thinks you may have asthma related to allergies, skin testing may be done to identify them.
You will need routine checkups with your health professional to keep track of your asthma and decide on treatment.
How is it treated?
You can treat asthma with medications, especially inhaled corticosteroids, which prevent or control airway inflammation, and beta2-agonists, which make the airways larger (dilate). You usually work with your health professional to form a daily treatment plan and an asthma action plan. These plans help you to:
Control airway inflammation and prevent asthma episodes.
Identify and treat early symptoms of episodes.
Avoid things that make symptoms worse, such as cigarette smoke or allergens (triggers).
Know when emergency help is needed.
- WCLv 71 decade ago
I don't think there is a cure, but ask your doctor then next time you see him.
- 1 decade ago
as far as i know, there is no cure to asthma :(