Alternative Treatment For Asthma

Written by Linda Alexander
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After years of drug therapy, which can have dangerous side effects, many asthma sufferers turn to alternative treatment for asthma. This is a chronic disease that's difficult to live with and can really affect the quality of someone's life. So it's no wonder that many asthmatics use alternative treatment for asthma to help them manage the illness.

Steroids and bronchodilators are two commonly prescribed drugs that conventional doctors give their asthmatic patients. They help during attacks, but do little to prevent them. Also, these drugs can cause immediate and long-term damage to the body, not to mention side effects that are difficult to live with.

People Find Relieve with Alternative Treatment for Asthma

Homeopathy is one alternative therapy that is used by asthmatics; some studies have shown it's effective for asthma while others have proven the opposite. I think it largely depends on the individual and is worth a try if you are tired of depending on drugs. Some homeopaths recommend professional "constitutional" treatments, where they treat the asthmatic's individual symptoms and overall health, reducing the tendency toward attacks.

Other examples of alternative treatment for asthma are chiropractic, hypnosis, acupuncture, and biofeedback. Allergy sufferers use some of these therapies with excellent results. Of course, anybody who is having a serious asthma attack should seek emergency medical care immediately. Alternative medicine is better at treating chronic asthma than at stopping acute attacks.

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