Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- ACV and Coconut Oil
- Allergy Connection
- Aloe Vera, Fresh
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne, Coffee
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Garlic, Oregano
- Apple Cider Vinegar, H2O2 Inhalation
- Apple Juice, Garlic
- Artificial Sweetener Connection
- Asthma and Vaccination Connection
- Asthma Inhalers and Mental Disturbances
- Bacterial, Fungal Cause
- Buckwheat Honey
- Buteyko Breathing Method
- Cayenne Pepper
- Chemically Induced Asthma Remedies
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Shower Therapy
- Colloidal Silver
- Coughs, Acid Reflux and Asthma
- Dietary Changes
- Environmental Triggers
- Fish Oil
- General Feedback
- Glutathione, MSM
- Green Tea
- H2O2 Inhalation Therapy
- H2O2 Inhalation Therapy, Guaifenesin
- Honey Steam, Lemons
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Infared, 125 Watt Clear Lightbulb
- Kelp, Brazil Nuts
- Liquid Calcium
- Mullein Extract
- Multiple Remedies
- Nose Breathing
- Oil Pulling
- Old Timers' Remedy
- Oregano Oil
- Radish, Honey and Lemon Juice
- Remedies Needed
- Saline Nasal Spray
- Salt Pipe Inhaler
- Shelagh's Asthma Remedies
- Vitamin B-6
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin C, 3% Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation
- Vitamin D3
- Vocal Cord Dysfunction
- Yamoa Powder
05/11/2013: Om from Hope, B.c., Canada: "Thank you for your very important post. Firstly, I congratulated myself for not buying that car that had four of those time bombs in it. My heart goes out to you. May I suggest you try Jim Humble's website for MMS. Follow the instructions precisely..."
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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Asthma
Natural Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Tablespoons
- Filtered Water - 16 oz
- Natural Sweetener (optional)
The apple cider vinegar tonic has helped some people entirely give up their inhalers! Most asthma suffers choose two tablespoonfuls in a large glass of water (honey or other natural sweetener optional), but you can start with a smaller amount of vinegar if you like. Really clears congestion.
[YEA] Satie from Charlotte, NC: "I stopped using an inhaler and singulair tablets for asthma as soon as I took 2 tbsp ACV. Then I took 1 tsp 2 times after 3 days. It still is helping after 2 weeks. No more shortness of breath and sinus problems."
[YEA] Sue from Mckinney, TX: "I was using two separate types of inhalers a day & heard that 1 tblsp. honey & 1 tblsp. vinegar was good for sore throat. I started taking 4 times a day in 6 oz. of water & guess what? No inhaler & no asthma since. I use Texas honey and organic vinegar. No more steriods or medication!"
Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne, Coffee
[YEA] 12/05/2008: Marilyn from Land O Lakes, FL: "Tried ACV for my asthma that was not really being controlled by Singulair. Had horrible side effects with all steriod medications and tried 2 TBS ACV, honey and 1 tsp of cayene pepper 2 X a day. After 2-3 weeks I felt my asthma was pretty much in control (plus we have 4 dogs and 2 cats) - but still had occasional "attacks" that left me gasping for air. I read on this site that black coffee can help. Never had a cup in my life and lo and behold it really did work. Didn't make a coffee drinker out of me, but it certainly beats the alternative. Was wondering - does anyone know if a caffeine soft drink would produce the same results?"Replies
04/08/2009: Wendy from Brookfield, Ma replies: "Hi Marilyn-
I would strongly urge you to never consume soft drinks ever again! The diet drinks contain aspartame (the main ingredient in all artificial sweeteners) that can cause all kinds on neurological problems and cancer. The FDA only approved the stuff because Donald Rumsfeld stacked the deck by putting his cronies from the pharmaceutical industry in and they basically faked the science to get it approved. (Go to google video and search for a film called Sweet Misery for all the awful details)
The non-diet soft drinks contain corn syrup that is GMO (genetically modified) and high in mercury!
Perhaps you could try homemade ice tea with just a little honey and lots of lemon. This will also help with asthma, it just doesn't work as fast as the coffee."
08/02/2009: Rabblebabble from Omaha, Ne replies: "Marilyn -- While Wendy is absolutely correct about aspartame, she is less accurate in discouraging you from using caffeinated soft drinks. Any beverage with caffeine will work to help lessen an asthma attack - coffee, tea, soft drinks. Caffeine has many of the same chemical properties as theophylline - a medication that used to be prescribed for asthma. Theophylline became less used over the years because blood levels have to be monitored and it can cause a bad case of the jitters -- just like caffeine. I have found through the years that if an attack is starting or if I am stuck without an inhaler, a can of soda pop can be a lifesaver and is usually easy to come by. However -- artificial sweeteners are terrible for your health, and sugar isn't much better -- and sodas are terrible for your teeth. The ACV should take you a long way in managing your asthma, but for an occasional burst of additional help, caffeine works."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Garlic, Oregano
[YEA] 04/01/2011: Michael from Covington, Louisiana: "I have found fantastic results from a combination of ACV, Oregano and Garlic for what the conventional Dr. called simply "Adult onset asthma".
A little background: 4 years ago I began having (gradually) more difficulty breathing at night. During day was fine and I was active. But, at night the tightness in chest was apparent, and along came the wheezing too. It became unbearable and I could not lay down totally without feeling like I was going to choke. Anyway, I went to a conventional Dr. I knew and he did tests and simply said I had developed Adult onset Asthma (I was 35 at the time). He prescribed Advair and I took it (for about 1. 5 yrs) and it helped a ton. But cost a lot too. I eventually sought out a cheaper alternative and he prescribed Symbicort. It cost a lot too. I used it sparingly...
In Nov 2010, I was jogging (as I normally did) and my heart began to race, became light-headed, and almost passed out and had to walk home. Haven't jogged since. Everytime I do any strenuous activity my heart would race and I almost pass out. I did pass out in my yard on March 12 of 2011. Trying to use a hand saw to simply cut down a small tree (5" diameter). That pushed me to solve my issues and get off the prescription. [About this same time, a friend had recommended a website where a man detailed his fight against asthma AND his own doctor. His research concluded that he might not be suffering from asthma, but rather a very serious bacterial infection in his lungs (Chlamydia Pneumonia). He had to convince his doctor to presrcibe a serious regimen of antibiotics to solve the problem... and it did]. To confirm it wasnt a heart issue I got a $59 CTScan to confirm there was no blockage, or issues that weren't solely lung related.
I suspected my issue was the same, especially given my doctor had NO reason for why my "asthma" magically developed. So, being more inclined to try an alternative method OTHER than antibiotics, I used this combination to garner awesome results:
Oregano Oil drops-- 5 to 10 drops into an empty capsule (3x/day) taken before meal-- and topically-- 3 drops on chest-rubbed in, 2 drops on each ankle (inside just above heel), 1 drop on each side of nose rubbed in (stay away from eyes! )-- 1x/day (first week only)-- I smelled awful for a couple hours-- but the fumes felt therapeutic!
Garlic Powder Capsules- 3 to 4 capsules (3x/day) = about 3500-4500mg/day (just before meals)
Apple Cider Vinegar (pills)-3 to 4 pills (3x/day) = 5-7g/day (just before meals)
Baking soda water (1 glass every morning--1st thing)--hoping to improve systemic alkalinity
Sporadic use of Hydrogen Peroxide- [I emptied a nasal sprayer and replaced with H2O2]. Inhaled (5-10x/day) directly in mouth- Hoping to aid in the break up of deeply rooted/lodged infection/bacteria
Regimen began 3/14/2011, I still used inhaler 1x/day (as normal) until 3/16...then began skipping days. Used this method for 5 days and then the Healing Crisis began. From 3/19 to 3/22 a sore throat appeared. Followed by the addition of a runny nose & raspy voice. On the 24th (11th day of treatment)I also was sneezing and felt clammy. Rough night onthe 25th-- Deep Sore throat, cough, major lung discharge of mucus, & nasal mucus discharge too ( but no fever). Sat 26th, same sore throat, lung discharge and no fever (26th marked 1 week since last inhaler use! ). Sun 27th, mild sore throat, reduced discharge and night sweat (like the breaking of a fever)... Noticeable increase in chest cavity when inhaling over the past week!! Still mild tightness only felt at night when laying down.. BUT MUCH better than before and NO inhaler! . 28th-31st, still using regimen and getting slightly better in every respect. I plan to continue the regimen for a full 30days. 31st-converted from oregano oil drops (ran out), to capsules and will continue til mid April.
I am chronicling this as further evidence that alternative methods work, they work well and they can replace MANY conventional methods without the nasty side effects and the high costs! tomorrow will be two weeks since I last used the inhaler and I have 0 desire or need to use it. I am only hoping in the next few weeks I can get back to the full exercise regimen I was used to without my heart racing again (Symbicort side effect [per the insert] -- "irregular heartbeat, racing heartbeat")
I hope this may help someone with "asthma"--look into a possible alternative treatment that CURES them!"Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/10/2011: Michael from Covington, La replies: "UPdate on the progress I have made...
I am closing in on 60 days of treatment. -- The 14th of May will mark 60 days. Some thoughts:
--after 2 weeks of Oregano Oil drops added to mpty capsules, I ran out and bought an Oregano powder in a capsule-- used it for two weeks (among other stuff)-- and regressed.. ONLY the Oregano Oil-P73, Super Strength seemed to work in tandem with the other aforementioned supplements (garlic, ACV pills, H202 spray)...
-- Beginning of April I stopped (ran out) of ACV pills, but replaced it with a supplement of Red Clover capsules (couple pills, 2x/day)--used it for 2 weeks, then ran out of it... then in mid April I replaced it with Vitamin C capsules (5000 mg/day) and a probiotics supplement.
Now I currently am taking 10-15 drops of liquid Oregano Oil (in capsule, 3x/day), and Vitamin C (5000mg/day), and a Probiotics supplement.
I am confident my "Adult Onset" Asthma was, in reality, a bacterial infection in the lungs . I feel MUCH better-- and my chest cavity feels larger when inhaling-- The 19th of May will mark 60 days since I last used an Inhaler, and I dont EVER plan to use one again..
I may not be at 100% yet-- but I feel much better, and sleep very easy at night (I used have the hardest time breathing once I laid down to fall asleep)...
If you have kids or your own case of asthma-- please give this a try and try to remain vigilent through the inevitable "healing crisis" you will experience as your body purges itself from the toxins lodged in the lungs and elsewhere...
08/07/2012: Joanna from Bristol, Ct replies: "Hi - I think I have the same condition. I want to try to peroxide and I bought the food grade. I am thinking to add a drop to my nebulizer with distilled water. I have read good and bad things about the peroxide but am thinking how could it be worse than anything else we inhale all day in this world or even from the inhalers I take everyday... Any thoughts on the peroxide in the nebulizer?"
Apple Cider Vinegar, H2O2 Inhalation
[YEA] 01/14/2008: MRS. L from Upstate NY, USA: "AFTER YEARS OF ADULT ONSET ASTHMA, I FEEL "A LOT" BETTER SINCE TAKING A TSP. OF STRAIGHT CIDER VINEGAR AT NIGHT BEFORE BED. I HARDLY EVER WAKE UP WHEEZING, ANYMORE. ALSO, I HAVE TRIED PEROXIDE INHALLATION (50/50 MIX OF 3% PEROXIDE WITH WATER IN A SPRAY BOTTLE 2X A DAY.) STINGS LIKE HECK AT FIRST, BUT I CAN BREATHE THROUGH MY NOSE AGAIN. I ALSO TAKE 1500 MG, OR MORE, OF VITIMAN C PER DAY. I FEEL GREAT AGAIN!"
Apple Juice, Garlic
[YEA] 08/22/2007: Gisela from Hunstville, Alabama: "A friend told me about hearing of studies done on children with asthma and how drinking apple juice helped them to not develop symptoms. She realized that her severe asthma had vanished once her children reached toddler age and that she was drinking apple juice with them daily during snack time.
I have severe asthma and have had to use a rescue inhaler on average about 5 times a day, which makes me go through about 2 inhalers a month. For anyone on a rescue inhaler, you know they are now switched to environmentally friendly inhalers (or so they say) which cost many times over what the old generic used to cost. Not having medical insurance, this was a big problem for me but not one I connected to the apple juice cure for a while (bear with me, there's a point coming). I started to drink apple juice, I bought the frozen concentrate and mixed it myself in a reusable container (trying to be more earth friendly and energy saving so I do this with all juices now). I started by having a glass in the morning, after dinner and before bed. I would also have some at the onset of asthma symptoms. I did realize after two or so weeks that I was feeling better, I no longer had heavy chest pressure or lung tiredness. Those two things alone were a big relief for me as I'd been told by my doctor that either lung could collapse at any moment and that neither was strong enough to fully support me long enough for a procedure to be done. For the first time in the year since she'd told me that, my lungs felt strong. I could literally run up my stairs and be ok, I started to exercise again and I could breathe deep, full beautiful breathes! I still had to use my rescue inhaler but only once at night. It was in realizing that my inhaler needed to be refilled that I came upon a great discovery... my inhaler had lasted me over 9 weeks!!! For the first time in my life, I had an inhaler last more than 2-3 weeks max. So not only was I ingesting less chemicals (that after a lifetime of use had left me with many other symptoms) but I was saving a ton of money too! It has now been nearly 4 months since I have been treating my asthma with apple juice and not only am I breathing better but my lungs don't hurt anymore and I'm only on my second inhaler since the start of the apple juice treatment.
I did notice some of the symptoms start to come back as my allergies became very aggravated by a) an ongoing drought in my state that causes a lot of dust and such in the air and b) the maintenance men at my apartment complex cutting the grass every other day despite the fact that it doesn't need it. About three weeks ago I started to take a garlic supplement for a yeast infection (clears it up in just a few days) and noticed that my asthma seemed much better. I've since been taking one garlic supplement in the morning with my apple juice and found that I can go days without using my rescue inhaler I have previously tried to use just the garlic supplements for my asthma and they did help but not enough for me to continue them alone. Now using them in combination with the apple juice, I have found much better results then when I used a medicated diskus to prevent asthma symptoms."Replies
07/25/2008: Sela from Huntsville, Alabama replies: "Update:
It has been almost a year now and I have continued to use the apple juice to help my asthma. I stopped using the garlic pill and started to implement garlic in my diet instead. However recently in taking ACV for my allergies and adding it to the apple juice to cover up the taste I found that it has boosted the effect of the apple juice to where I no longer have to constantly have my inhalor at had for just in case. I can breathe better and clearer as if I'd never had asthma at all. I still get occasional wheezing but nowhere near what it used to be."
Artificial Sweetener Connection
12/14/2012: Kellingo1 from Kalama, Wa: "I drank a 12 pack of diet soda every day for 20 years, I was overweight had adult onset asthma, migrains, autoimmune issues, couldn't lose weight. Had random allergic reactions like my throat closing up, or wheezing myself to sleep every single night, when I eliminated all artificial sweetners, aspartame, succrolose etc. I was completely cured of asthma, no more migrains and instantly dropped 25 lbs without effort that was the only thing I changed was removing the awful poisonous artificial sweetners that almost killed me. Its been 2 years and I sincerly believe it was the cause of my lupis symtoms and I feel so much better but was addicted to them and didnt have a clue that they were making me so sick so if you have asthma quit the aspartame and succrolose and be amazed."
Asthma and Vaccination Connection
09/15/2009: Susan from Morden, Surrey: "I was just responding to the lady which wrote about her two year old having asthma. There is very strong evidence that having the vaccinations at birth leads to this in many children.My own children seemed to become continually ill after vaccination. I to0 have used the hydrogen peroxide method for ears and inhaling and am so pleased with results.I now have three grandchildren and none are vaccinated. They are so well and spring back from any cold they may catch. Vaccinations are basically evil and have never cured one thing on the planet that is fact.
More info: theflucase.com"
Asthma Inhalers and Mental Disturbances
[WARNING!] 03/01/2009: Frank W. from New York City, NY: "One of my relatives was recently diagnosed with steroid psychosis a year and a half after taking a steroid asthma inhaler for asthma (on and off). His family never knew, since he kept his delusions secret. However, it eventually came out in other ways. Please watch for this in your own family and friends who take steroids for asthma. I had never heard about side effects from asthma inhalers until now, but apparently its well known among psychiatrists.
Here is some information I found while researching the subject. I hope it helps someone:
"Asthma inhalers and nasal sprays that contain steroids are well known to cause psychiatric side effects such as depression, mood swings, aggression, irritability and insomnia. However, in rare cases, they can also cause a side effect called "steroid psychosis". People with steroid psychosis lose contact with reality and can appear to be crazy or insane. Symptoms of steroid psychosis can involve anything from incoherent babbling to psychotic delusions and hallucinations. The person may need to be hospitalized and treated with anti-psychotic drugs. The condition is usually reversible, although it may take weeks, months, or even longer to resolve. Steroid psychosis is rare with steroid asthma inhalers and nasal sprays (1 in 10,000 chance). However, it is much more common with oral (pills) steroid drugs, such as prednisone.
Examples of steroid asthma inhalers are Pulmicort, Flovent and Advair. Examples of steroid nasal sprays are Nasonex, Nasacort, Rhinocort and Flonase.
Steroid psychosis can begin with a feeling of being 'hyped up'. This can be followed by anxiety, tachycardia (rapid heart beat), pressured speech, increased blood pressure, loss of potassium, severe insomnia, depression, hallucinations, memory problems and delusions. The person can appear to have serious mental illness, such as bipolar mania or schizophrenia, which are mental illnesses characterized by the loss of contact with reality. People with steroid psychosis may experience suicidal or homicidal ideation (thoughts of killing themselves or others). They can have delusions of grandeur (a false belief they have great importance), such as believing they are Jesus Christ. They can also have paranoid delusions (a false belief they are being persecuted), such as believing they are the victim of a conspiracy. Also, the person may experience hallucinations or visual illusions. The hallucinations can be visual (seeing people or things that are not there), or auditory (hearing voices). Steroid psychosis can leave a person disabled and unable to work.
Note that the steroids in asthma inhalers are called "corticosteroids", and should not be confused with the steroids used by body builders called "anabolic steroids".
[YEA] 12/10/2006: Maureen : "I should have added something I wanted to email you about before. After suffering with asthma for more than 30 years, I was completely cured of it more than three years ago by a doctor who discovered that some asthma is actually caused by bacteria you get with a cold, flu, bronchitis or pneumonia, that lingers in your tissue after the initial illness has ended. I took Azithromycin for three days, then once a week for twelve weeks and was off all my asthma medication by week 8, and I haven't had any asthma medication or had asthma since. There are a lot of studies out about this, and I'd post them on Earth Clinic, but I know it's geared toward natural treatment."Replies
10/15/2008: Liz from West Bend, WI replies: "I have heard of this also and here is the website of heard of it on.
Also there is a clinical trial that you can participate in if you live in the selected areas. Some doctors (as you'll see on the website) won't give you the medicine or won't test you because they don't have the test for the bacteria available.
Anyway, here is the information:
And a link on Dr.Hahn http://www.dean.org/index.php/info/asthma"
Bacterial, Fungal Cause
06/17/2012: Larry from Oakland, Ca Usa: "Asthma can be caused by fungul and bacterial sinusitus. The fungus and bacteria drip down your throat and into your lungs and cause asthma. This type of asthma is often misdiagnosed. Mine was misdiagnosed for two years by several pulmonologists. Then I went to an allergist who really listened to how it started with a horrible almost violent allergy attack and correctly diagnosed it. Turns out I was exposed to fungus and bacteria from illegal construction in my apartment building where the terrible developer opened up water damaged walls without enclosing them. This released the fungus and bacteria which lodged in my sinuses. The pulmonologists treated my lungs and not my sinuses. Its treated by getting rid of the fungus and bacteria in the sinuses through drugs and surgery. The drainage causes a cough. I've had 3 surgeries and used lots of drugs but because I was misdiagnosed for two years the fungus and bacteria are deeply embedded in my respitory system now and very hard to get rid of. I am holding it down (not eliminating it) and controlling the cough by using a Neil Med with 1 extra strength Neil Med packet, 8 drops of garlic extract, 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract, six drops of hydrogen peroxide 3 times a day. Its not perfect but it helps."
08/02/2012: Pianogirl from San Francisco, Ca: "Hi, I want to share my experience with boswellia (or frankincense) and asthma. I have long had allergy-triggered asthma. My asthma was somewhat mild (wheezing rather than a full-on attack), but still required albuterol to feel better. I'm allergic to dust mites, so as soon as I was in a dusty room I would feel my lungs tighten up, and get other symptoms like an itchy nose, throat, etc.
For a different health issue, I started taking some supplements. Among them was Boswellia. I took Boswellia and Maitake mushrooms for the longest--over a year--and I noticed that at the end of this time, if I encountered an allergen like dust, it triggered all my allergic reactions EXCEPT asthma.
I didn't notice any other change in my routine except taking Boswellia and Maitake. I looked up Boswellia online, and saw that it is used for asthma, so I began to draw the conclusion that it has helped me. Even since I stopped taking Boswellia, I have not had to use an inhaler for months.
I'm interested to see if anyone has experienced using boswellia for asthma (and if it could have been the maitake mushrooms, even though they are not described online as having that effect).
I took Boswellia, two 307 mg tablets (65% Boswellic Acids) each morning."
[YEA] 04/11/2008: Patricia from Ottawa, Canada: "Buckwheat honey has successfully controlled my young son's asthma for over a year now - look it up!!! Patricia."
Buteyko Breathing Method
[YEA] 04/27/2013: Marina from Portadown, County Armagh: "Asthma - I have had wonderful results with the Buteyko Method which helped me manage my asthma especially the wheezing and constricted breathing which kept me awake at night. It worked within 2 or 3 days although I do recommend practising it for at least a month and on and off till the inflamation subsides. I now manage to exercise and can have a good bellylaugh again. It is believed that a low % of CO2 in the lungs - less than 6% - has a detrimental effect on the dilation of the bronchioli and the presence of inflammation increases mucus which further inhibits breathing. I followed and I recommend being pretty diligent for the first 5 days of the exercises it is worth it. Just google/youtube Buteyko and good luck!
I also faithfully drank a litre of tea made from liquorice root (adrenal stress), rose-hip (helps with lung tissue inflammation) and ginseng (beneficial for respiritory problems) for about 6 months. I found it to be very energising."