Last Modified on May 03, 2016
Earth Clinic readers have told us that their favorite home remedy for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is the Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method. Some readers experienced wonderful results with this natural remedy in as little as two weeks. In fact, for the past 10 years, Bill Munro’s Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method has been one of Earth Clinic’s most popular natural cures for many different ailments. Other nebulizer treatments are helpful as well, such as DMSO, Colloidal Silver, and MSM.
Symptoms of COPD
You may have COPD and not know it. Over 24 million people in the U.S. have COPD, but more than HALF of those people do not know that they have this very serious problem. If you are experiencing these symptoms, get diagnosed and then take action before more damage is done to your lungs. Otherwise, COPD will continue to get worse, until you need to be attached to an oxygen tank in order to breathe at all.
Are you experiencing these symptoms?
- Frequent coughing, with or without mucus;
- Feeling out of breath more and more often;
- A tight feeling in the chest.
Bill Munro’s Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Bill Munro developed the Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method when he learned he had melanoma and prostate cancer many years ago. He wanted to get oxygen ‘inside’ to treat his cancers. After treating himself for a while, his PSA blood tests showed that he was clean of the cancers. Research suggests that viruses cannot survive in an oxygen-rich environment.
If you have COPD, more oxygen is just exactly what you need. Many Earth Clinic readers with COPD reported success following this method. The link above will show you exactly how to use Bill’s method. Please do follow the instructions. Do not overdo on the “more is better” theory. It isn’t. Both Bill and his wife safely inhaled hydrogen peroxide daily for at least 9 years, enjoying improved overall health. Their blood oxygen levels remained in the high 90s.
- Normal blood oxygen levels are 95-100%.
- Below 90% is considered hypoxemia, leading to an asthma crisis, sleep apnea, pulmonary infection, etc.
- A blood oxygen level below 80% is a critical situation that could result in a damaged brain or heart; respiratory or cardiac arrest can occur at this level of low blood oxygen.
Ted from Bangkok’s Answers to COPD Questions
Ted, Earth Clinic’s long-time Contributing Editor, has responded to many questions about COPD over the years. Some of the topics he has addressed are: Ted’s Remedies, Questions About Ted’s Remedies and Can Condition be Reversed. Ted has a strong scientific background and spends substantial time researching natural health remedies for a wide variety of medical issues.
What is COPD?
COPD is a killer – the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The National Institutes of Health states that, “COPD has no cure yet, and doctors don't know how to reverse the damage to the airways and lungs. However, treatments and lifestyle changes can help you feel better, stay more active, and slow the progress of the disease.”
COPD is one of the most frustrating health issues that people deal with. It’s very disabling, as reduced lung function makes it impossible to handle normal activities. To make matters worse, those afflicted with COPD may also have one or more other chronic illnesses.
Most of those with COPD have emphysema and chronic bronchitis, both included under the general term COPD. Over time, the airways narrow, making it more difficult to breathe.
- Emphysema refers to damage to the walls between many of the air sacs in the lungs. Instead of many tiny air sacs, the person now has fewer, larger air sacs. This reduces gas exchange within the lungs. In other words, the lung’s ability to take in oxygen and remove carbon dioxide is far less than is needed for proper breathing and good health. There is not enough oxygen and too much carbon dioxide.
- Chronic bronchitis refers to the lining of the airways being always irritated and inflamed. The lining gets thicker; thick mucus makes it hard to breath.
COPD and Viral and Bacterial Infections
The most common cause of COPD exacerbations is viruses, particularly the flu, rhinovirus or adenovirus. Mycoplasma and chlamydia are bacteria that can also be responsible for lung infections. These organisms cannot thrive in an oxygen-rich environment, such as that created by inhaling hydrogen peroxide following the suggested method.
If You Smoke, Quit!
Smoking is the leading cause of COPD. While there are other risk factors, such as pollution, second-hand smoke, family history or chemical fumes, smoking is the most important risk factor by a wide margin. Don’t be one of the people sneaking into the garage for a cigarette and then hobbling back to the oxygen tank in order to get a breath of air. If you don’t quit now, you will be forced to when you’re totally bed-bound and cannot breathe at all without the oxygen tank. Our readers have sent in a lot of remedies that have helped them to quit smoking. We hope that one of their recommendations will help you.
Continue reading below for hundreds of posts from our readers detailing what remedies worked (or didn't work) for COPD. Please let us know what remedies you are using and how your healing is progressing!
Remedies for COPD
The Popularity of COPD Remedies - Full List
I have had COPD for the past 8 years I have started a treatment of Cayenne pepper with Asparagus, 1 tin of Asparagus and 2 tablespoons of Cayenne Pepper, bring to a boil, then liquidise it and refrigerate.
I take 4 tablespoons in morning and evening.
I also doing the Hydrogen peroxide nebulizer down my throat during the day, and blow balloons before bedtime.
I will keep you posted on results. I have to see the Lung Doc on Dec 15. This should be interesting
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Posted by Kat (Denver, Co) on 03/20/2016
I heard an amazing testimony about COPD castor oil pack/compress.
A man with advanced COPD went to the emergency room and was told there was nothing they could do for him and that he didn't have long to live with his condition. He then went to my natural practitioner who instructed him to do castor oil compresses for a few days. He did them over his chest/lungs for four days, 4/5 hours per day. After the fourth day he coughed, hacked up a bunch of black plugs that he said looked like worms. Ewww. Alarmed, he went back to the emergency room. After tests the doctor said you don't have COPD. He asked if he could go hiking. The doc said you can do whatever you want to. I heard him tell this testimony to my natural practitioner and profusely thank her for saving his life. I wanted to share this info with others.
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Posted by Sandy (Hendersonville, TN) on 08/12/2007
re: COPD & Lung Cancer and virgin coconut oil -- I found almost immediate relief from thick mucous taking VCO. I started out with 1 T. with each meal, sometimes in tea or room temp juice. It thins the mucous making it easy to cough up. I also drink 2 quarts of water in addition to the VCO. The water alone did not help. My nasal passages are both open for the first time in years and breathing is much easier. VCO makes the skin lovely.
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Usa
Posted by Dennis (Texas, US) on 12/29/2014
I just got diagnosed with c.o.p.d. I was born with asrma bronchitis and hay fever; am on cardezam 360 due to atrial fibrilation taking symbicort low dosage. Told most c.o.p.d. patients live 25 years. Trials and research talk most of the time is unreliable, for example t.b is cured with gold collodial yet we are told there is no cure. If the ama or pharmacuetical board cannot get a patent, then they tell you what you're taking is wrong. The 1936 medical journal supported gold collodial use. The ama had the fda refuse to let the collodial continue because no money could be made.
Do you know if colloidal silver has any affect on c.o.p.d.? I also am on warafan for my blood clots I take 400 mg. daily of magnesium , tuna fish and sardines. Does this help at all? I also walk every day until I get tired. Any advice would be well appreciated.
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Posted by Anita (Bangalore, Karnataka, India) on 05/27/2013
Better But With Side Effects:
My father is 66 years old and has been smoking from the age of 18 except for a small period of four years from 2007 when he had his coronary bypass. He was diagnosed with COPD last year and his symptoms have been worsening- Constant wheezing and phlegm, frequent infection of respiratory tube/ food pipe, resistance to antibiotics, recently episodes of fast/heavy breathing, flapping tremors which I'm told is a symptom of Hypoxia. He takes Deriphilin steroids when his attacks get worse; but they have become so frequent( at least once every 3/4 weeks) that he has developed Cushing's ( buffalo hump, moon face, emaciated limbs).
Five days back I started him on Colloidal silver - he nebulizes 2.5 ml every day. The third day he developed Fever, weakness, flu-like symptoms which was a Detox reaction, I guess, from the CS killing the pathogens. His fever is better in the last 2 days, and his phlegm seems to have reduced but he still has constant wheezing. Hope that things will get better. Will keep updating. Hopefully it may help some one. God bless this site and all the people who contribute to it!!!
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Posted by Cgott (San Diego, Ca) on 01/13/2013
My husband is 42 and suffers from COPD caused by Sarcoidosis and smoking, he had bacterial pneumonia for 11 months straight in 2010. The doctors gave him every antibiotic imaginable, even Levaquin (which has a black box warning), they use it for treating Anthrax!! Nothing would take it away. I found colloidal silver online that is mixed with Hydro Peroxide and is specifically made for use with a nebulizer. Within three days his pneumoonia was GONE!! We are getting ready to start using the DMSO treatment and I'm hoping with all I have in me that it will help him as well as the silver did alone.
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Posted by Laurel (Tweed Heads, New-South-Wales) on 03/08/2009
My husband suffers copd, he gets a lot of chest infections and has been told by the Doctor that he has to try something else to try and cure his infections, i was reading about colloidal silver, can he use it in his nebulizer with his asthma treatment and how many times a day, thank you.
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Posted by Maddy (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK) on 12/07/2006
I have asthma and bronchiectasis (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Was diagnosed 8 years ago. I was suffering from monthly (sometimes twice monthly) chest infections, and had to take antibiotics for every outbreak and becoming more and more resistant and sensitive to the drugs. I started using Colloidal Silver in my nebuliser about a year ago now and have not had a chest infection since. As soon as I feel my sputum changing (from clear to yellow) I use the colloidal silver and the infection does not develop any further. Some times I have to do it more than once, but mostly once is enough. I hope this will help anybody out there that is struggling with the same problem. Good luck!!
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Posted by James (Silver Creek, GA) on 06/23/2009
For the many sufferers from COPD:
1) Get a baseline spirometry test done by an MD,
2) have a CT-scan,
3) have a sputum culture and sensitivity testing for possible pathogens,
4) items #3 and #4 help to rule out more serious complications like bronchiectasis and colonized pseudomonas aeruganosa, which is nearly impossible to eradicate with antibiotics,
5) acetyl L-carnitine 1000 mg. 3x/day has been proven to loosen mucous secretions and helps to promote their elimination (an amino acid available in health food stores). 6) avoid 2nd hand tobacco smoke, campfire smoke and all other lung irritants.
7) Even the most serious infections may be helped by intermittent prescribed nebulized antibiotics (tobramycin and colistin) when necessary. 8) MSM is safe to use in fairly high daily dosages (start with 1 tsp. 3x/day and gradually increase to 1 tbsp 3x/day.
9) Unfortunately very little research has been done in humans with DMSO for COPD, which should probably help some antibiotics to become effective against MDRAs (multiple drug resistant antibiotics).
10) Nebulized hypertonic saline has also been reported to be beneficial for loosening pulmonary secretions in COPD.
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Silver Creek, Georgia, Usa
Posted by Kirk (Lansing, Michigan) on 08/11/2013
My question concerns the condition known as COPD. I'm sure you know it's essentially a catch all diagnosis for when your lungs aren't working very well. I have been diagnosed with this and I am not impressed with the effectiveness of my treatment. I was prescribed several very expensive inhalers that have not made much of a difference. I'm not expecting an instant cure but I feel as though I should at least improve while the opposite has been the case. I was hoping you might know of any holistic or natural treatments that have shown promise as well as any supplements, vitamins, or food/food groups that might help. I'd rather my treatment be natural than pharmaceutical anyway. Thank you, Kirk
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Posted by Cheree (Charleston,sc) on 09/13/2014
Looking to purchase liquid dsmo to use in my nebulizer as recommend by Ted on this site. I've tried the hydrogen peroxide and I want to know the dose for an nebulizer treatment using the dsmo. I read his findings on this being a solvent and safe to use. I have asthma, and copd. Trying to reverse some damage if any. Plz help Ted. THANKS.
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Posted by Sharon (Yukon, Canada) on 08/03/2014
I read all the wonderful information that Sujata from AZ provided about DMSO. Is there a book on DMSO giving the uses, benefits and the applications for the conditions you have listed and more? I heard of people not only taking DMSO in the nebulizer for C.O.P.D., but some have taken it orally for a number of ailments, wishing I knew for what. I have C.O.P.D. and suspicion of glaucoma and would like to apply DMSO for myself correctly in the right percentage. I have DMSO at home.
Posted by William (Deerfield Beach, Florida) on 07/23/2013
I've read some of the comments about treating COPD with the hydrogen peroxide and DMSO. I have a nebulizer that I occasionally use with albuterol. I also use Spiriva, Advair and prednasone... My symptoms are worsening every week... What do you recommend as far as treatment with DMSO, and what rate of dilution in the nebulizer? What frequency and volume? My PCP is familiar with DMSO and recommends I try the treatment. Thank you, William