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Natural Remedies for COPD

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;
  • Wheezing;
  • 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

Alphabetical Popularity Recent Post
Asparagus and Cayenne Treatment22015-11-06
Blowing Balloons12014-02-26
Castor Oil Packs12016-03-20
Cell Foods22008-01-18
Coconut Oil12007-08-12
Colloidal Silver22014-12-29
COPD Advice02009-06-23
COPD Remedies02013-08-11
DMSO, Colloidal Silver22014-01-18
DMSO, MSM22015-01-22
General Feedback02014-10-28
Homeopathic Remedy22012-08-18
Hot Cooking Spices12009-06-22
Hydrogen Peroxide72015-08-10
Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method142015-09-22
Magnesium Sulfate02013-04-25
Mold in Your Building12008-03-30
MSM, Supplements12013-09-15
Multiple Remedies12015-03-28
N-Acetyl Cysteine12012-11-29
Natural Microdose Dna22010-05-26
Nebulizer Treatment02011-07-07
Nebulizing with H2O202016-03-24
Oil Pulling02010-11-17
Peroxide, Colloidal Silver and Lugol's Iodine Inhalation12015-09-20
Salt Inhaler12014-08-02
Sea Salt12012-06-24
Ted's Remedies Reader Feedback02009-06-22
Vitamin B-1212016-01-06
Yerba Sante12011-01-04

Asparagus and Cayenne Treatment  

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Posted by Fancier (Atlanta) on 11/06/2015
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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

Replied by Fancier
5 out of 5 stars

25 days on asparagus and cayenne pepper. Last night I played 3 games of darts with my wife without huffing and puffing every time I walked to fetch my darts out of the board. I will keep you updated on my improvements.

Blowing Balloons  

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Posted by Shining Star (Gainesville, Fl) on 02/26/2014

Edgar Cayce's book Handbook for Health says he never knew anyone that did not recover from COPD if they would blow up 7 or 8 balloons a day. Certainly worth a try.

Replied by Emma710
Altavista, Va
I believe a lot of what Edgar Casey said.
Replied by Timh Donate

Ky, Usa
The use of the device "Powerlung" or a generic equivalent, would achieve the same purpose and maybe more. It is said that many athletes, particularly competitive and Olympians use powerlung devices to increase their respiratory function.
Replied by Marigold
5 out of 5 stars

Yes to blowing up balloons! I have COPD and started the balloon regiment, it really does help. I posted this on a group page and others have posted positive results. One guy said that he's blowing up big punch balls with no shortness of breath. Easy and cheap to do. Lots of fun if you have a dog and let the balloon go squeeeeeek when you let the air out.

Replied by Timh Donate

Athletes have been using a device called "Powerlung" for many yrs now as it improves lung function the same way the balloons do but better. Of course a portion of the pulmonary disorder group has also caught on to the benefits of this breathing device.
Replied by Susan
Az, US
I started to pass out one day when I tried to blow up 3 balloons in a row. I will try again, but slowly. It was pretty scary cause it was like my equilibrium went ou and I started falling over. I sure need to build my lungs up and at this point am willing to try again.

Castor Oil Packs  

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Posted by Kat (Denver, Co) on 03/20/2016
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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.

Cell Foods  

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Posted by Suzy (Houston, Texas) on 01/18/2008

If anyone with COPD has used cellfood products, please let me know what you think of the product. Thank you

Replied by K
Good Ole , Usa
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Hello, I started taking Cell Food about a year ago. I thought.. What can I lose. I am a lung transplant awaiting patient. Been 4 years since my diagnosis and I am still kicking. We are trying to prolong the transplant to give me more lifetime. Since taking this supplement... When you first start taking it.. Your energy level skyrockets like no other. As I stated... I am awaiting transplant so my health should be such that I would be almost bedridden. I can do more than I ever dreamed of. Not able to walk like I used to... But I can do tasks all day with breaks in between. So over all I would say... It is a product I have been known to stop in public when I see a person on oxygen and give a referral to try it. That speaks how it works for me. My hair is envied by others. It was brittle and dry before... And now I have had the most beautiful hair that I have ever had in my whole life. I plan on staying on this supplement until the doctors tell me to not take it.

After the transplant I dont know if they will allow me to take it. But it dont hurt to try to take it now. When I was given my diagnosis, I was told I have the lungs of a 90 year old person. I am on oxygen ( level 2 liters ) at home and when it is possible I walk small distances with no oxygen. I even was shoveling the snow last year ( 20 inches too ). Good luck to you.

Replied by Allan
San Fernando, Trinidad And Tobago
K can you indicate what cell food (brand name) you are using. How have you been so far. Did you do the transplant? I have been diagnosed for about sevn years now and it's gettiing progressively worse. Lots of tiredness.
Replied by Marlane
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Hi Allan,

Cellfood is the name of the product, it is an excellent supplementary support for any health issue. I've used it for years.

Cheers Marlane

Replied by Allan
San Fernando, Trinidad And Tobago
Thanks Marlane, Haven't been on for some time. Have started some integrative medicine but will try and purchase the cell food.
Replied by Pamela
Galena, Mo
Please tell me more about cell food and what it is.
Replied by K
Good Ole Usa
5 out of 5 stars

Cellfood is made by Lumina Health. I also use their Cellfood Silica Formula. That strengthens the heart, and helps with connective tissues and skin. That is what made my hair and skin nice. The regular Cellfood brings oxygen into your body which transports it into the cells.

Two years have gone by and my health did decline, but only because a doctor did not listen to my pleas that I was having pain in the back area. It ended up being a lung infection. Two times this happend and both times the doctor ignored my pleas. As a result my lung function dropped to needing 6 liters of oxygen and then I have tapered off at 4 liters on my own.

I am currently looking into nebulizing food grade Hydrogen Peroxide. Cellfood is great... And it detoxifies the body as well. I find that if I can keep my weight down and eat very healthy vegan lifestyle... With good amount of protein from green smoothie shakes... that I am prolonging my life.

It has now been 7 years since diagnosis... And I was at the very end of the spectrum when diagnosed. I am still a long ways away from the transplant the doctors say. I am believing that the Lord is doing a healing in me, slowly.


Replied by Jane
Replied by Timh Donate

Cell Food is a liquid nutritional supplement that contains a complete profile of Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, Enzymes, and Active Oxygen.
Replied by Josie
I was diagnosed with COPD 9 years ago cause unknown , never been a smoker. In the last couple of years I've noticed a steady decline in my health, meds and inhalers don't seem to be helping anymore. Just lately I've heard of treatments with cell food and also H2O2 all have been from American and Canadian sufferers, and web sites, I'd like to hear from anyone especially Aussies in Victoria Gippsland region who have tried either of these two methods and what sort of results they've had. I'd like to try the h2o2 but I'm a bit nervous about trying it. I guess I need some reassurances.
Replied by Mark Hoppe
Have used Cell Food but prefer Oxygen Elements Max by Global Health Trax. However I feel that H2O2 food grade is the most powerful but lacks micro nutrients of Cell Food and Oxygen Elements.

Coconut Oil  

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Posted by Sandy (Hendersonville, TN) on 08/12/2007
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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.

Replied by Darlene
White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Usa
Well, it is Sept 12,2014 now and wondering how you are now doing? How has the VCO continued to work for you? I sure hope you see this comment! I am new to the copd family and am reading everything I can. Please respond....

Colloidal Silver  

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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.

Replied by Dave Donate

Fountain Inn, Sc
Hello Dennis;

If I had been diagnosed with COPD...

Taking Colloidal Silver orally probably wouldn't help too much the COPD but using the CS in an inhaler/steamer might help. So I'd get an inhaler at a Drug store and use the CS every night for a month. I'd just go that long to see if there was any improvement. IF the COPD is caused by a virus or fungus or bacteria, in theory the CS might help since the silver would be killing the infection. But if the COPD is not caused by infection then then I'd expect to see no improvement over the month of using the CS.

I use CS every day...twice daily in fact because I believe the CS kill virus infection system wide and as I age my immune system is not working as well as when I was young. So I'm not advising you NOT to take CS orally, but rather telling you that oral consumption won't likely show up in a short time as dealing with COPD. The more I can get the CS directly onto the target area the better it works.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Dennis, you might want to read up on Bill Monroe's inhalation of hydrogen peroxide.
Replied by Allan
San Fernando. Trinidad
Hi Dave,

Can you indicate what brand and strength of colloidal silver you would use? Thanks

Replied by Jordan
To Dave and Dennis:

From what I have read it is not advisable to heat colloidal/ ionic silver to the point of boiling.

A nebulizer is an appropriate alternative.

Posted by Anita (Bangalore, Karnataka, India) on 05/27/2013
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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!!!

Replied by Meblake
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
He needs his 25 hydroxy D levels to be at least 60-80 ng/mL in order for his immune system to work. The steroids destroy the immune system and we need the immune system to fight. No amount of silver will boost the immune system. I would give him a 3 day superdose of 2,000 iu's per kg of body weight, once per day for 3 days only and then use a maintenance dose daily of about 50 iu's per lb of body weight once per day.
Replied by K
Good Ole Usa
What is 25 Hydroxy D? Do you need a prescription for it? Thanks. Blessings!
Replied by Geralyn_d
Atlanta, Ga
25 hydroxy D (the test name) it is a measurement of your Vit D through blood work. The level at least 60-80 ng/mL is optimum health don't accept NORMAL as good enough to heal, it is not.

Posted by Cgott (San Diego, Ca) on 01/13/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Valerie
Coconut Creek, Fl
Hi, which nebulizer does your husband have? I tried to get one online but there were too many choices! Also, let us know how everything is working! Thanks!
Replied by Allan
San Fernando, Trinidad
Hi Cgott,

Can you indicate how your husband has been doing since using the colloidal silver mixed with hydrogen peroxide? What is the brand that you bought? Thanks

Replied by Timh Donate

I experienced some negative side effects from nebulizing a combo of Colloidal Silver & Hydrogen Peroxide (maybe used too much H2O2), so did some research and found some warnings that it can be too strong so please be advised to go at this w/ caution. Maybe do a daily rotation of C.S. then H2O2 and if not getting desired results start w/ a very minimal amount of oxygen to silver ratio.

Leonard Harrowitz used to sell an Oxygen/Silver product advertised as the most potent natural antibiotic called "OxySilver". He and his wife have since divorced and I assume she got the retail business, but I think the product is still available.

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.

Replied by Steve
Cleveland, Ohio
I have started on a product that is NOT colloidal silver but is a nano tech silver solution. I have had COPD for 13 years and at 38 my lung age was 96. Since I have been nebulizing 1 tsp 2x a day the tightness has started to go away. I suggest you give it a try.

Posted by Maddy (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK) on 12/07/2006
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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!!

Replied by Patsy
Brisbane, Australia
Colloidal Silver - re comments by Maddy from Nottingham UK 12/7/2006 - can you please advise me the amount of c.s. maddy uses in her nebuliser for bronchiectasis. I have had bronchiectasis for 50 years, now chronic and fed up with antibiotics - maybe she can help. I do not have asthma or can you suggest any other helpline, or can Maddy recommend any special brand of s.c.
Replied by Maddy
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
This is a reply to Patsy in Brisbane, Australia posted 7/14/2007. I am sorry I have not replied to your question. Have not visited the site for a while. Use 5mls of Colloidal Silver in your nebuliser 3-5 times a day until your sputum clears. I also use P73 Wild oregano oil, 2 gelcaps 4 times a day. I have started on a liver cleansing diet, lots of raw juices and fresh vegetables and fruit according to The liver cleansing diet and raw juices can save your life by Dr. Sandra Cabot. She has a base in the USA and also Australia. All the products I use you can order on-line. The staff of Dr. Cabot are very helpful and will give you advice tailored to your needs. This is for chest infections for people with bronchiectasis/COPD. Hope this helps. PS I have not had a chest infection or a cold or flu in a year. Regards, Maddy, Nottingham, UK
Replied by Dave Donate

Fountain Inn, Sc
The colloidal silver will only help with the infection as the silver kills virus/bacteria/fungus. Go back to Ted's idea of using DMSO in the nebulizer for COPD.

For lung infection, use it in the nebulizer also.

For sore throat you gargle the silver liquid and let drain down throat.

For sinus infection, inhale into sinus on both sides three or four times in the space of two hours. Let drain down throat.

For recurring infection in sinus assume the problem may be in the eustasian tubes in ears, a typical source for secondary infections; so use an ear syringe for that possibility.

For possible systemic infections use the silver orally over a two month period twice daily, about two table spoons per dose on empty stomach. If you do not know much about colloidal silver, you do not need to see or taste the silver for there to be a beneficial effect. Even at 5 parts per million (5 atoms of silver to 1 million molecules of water) the silver can accomplish the purpose. And at those levels there will be no "tinting" of the skin, even if taken for two months twice daily as suggested above for possible systemic (whole body) infections.

Replied by Wendy
Try the Buteyko breathing method. Colloidal silver is awesome, so is Cellfood

COPD Advice  

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.

Replied by James
Silver Creek, Georgia, Usa
Correction: Back on 6/23/09 I made a careless mistake by stating: "5) acetyl L-carnitine 1000 mg 3x/day has been proven to loosen mucous secretions and helps to promote their elimination". Acetyl L-carnitine is useful for treating peripheral neuropathy and not COPD. I meant to say "N-acetyl cysteine(NAC) 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)". I think I became careless because I take them both and was needing to reorder ALC, the former nutrient, so it was 'on my mind'. There is a class of macrolide antibiotics (which includes erythromycin and azithromycin) that have immuno-modulating effects in very small dosages of only 250 mg every other day, requiring a long term renewable prescription from an MD. There are considerable medical studies that indicate macrolides reduce inflammatory cytokines, and biofilm formation which make pathogenic bacteria more resistant to eradication by antibiotics and other means. Nebulized DMSO 30% to 50% solution has anti-biofilm and anti-bacterial activity, even against most multiple-drug-resistant-bacteria like pseudomonas a. And acinetobacter b. Gaylord Chemical in Slidell, LA published a report indicating that DMSO was non-toxic by either oral, inhalation, or dermal administration, and DMSO is completely biodegradable. The results of extended inhalation toxicity studies on rats exposed to saturated vapors of DMSO showed no statistical difference from rats in a control group, who did not breathe DMSO. They do not sell DMSO to the public. Odorless garlic preparations containing allicin have anti-quorum sensing activity that also diminish biofilm formation. There are various mucolytic enzyme formulas that may also be helpful. Some people claim that they have had great benefit from taking colloidal silver both orally and by inhalation. So far, there no medical studies that support this. Do your own research. So far, the medical profession only supports the use of DMSO for treatment interstitial cystitis (a very painful bladder disorder that doesn't respond to anything else). Do your own research. Food grade hydrogen peroxide has been claimed by many to have helped to reduce symptoms of COPD and other lung problems like bronchitis. Do your own research. High doses of vitamin C (1000 to 2000 mg/3x day have increased the resistance to infections and allergens. (Linus Pauling took 20, 000 mg/d for decades and lived to 92). Straight niacin, which causes transient but temporary flushing, is a potent natural capillary vasodilator that can be very beneficial for it's detoxifying properties. Niacin helps remove "capillary sludge" and increases blood flow to the entire body. Don't be afraid of the flushing when you start. Taking a cool shower will provide quick relief if needed. It only lasts 15-20 minutes, and as you continue taking niacin your body develops a tolerance to the flushing in part due to your capillaries remaining relatively more dilated throughout the day. Start with small doses and work up to the higher doses gradually. Straight niacin is far more beneficial than non-flush niacin for many disorders like COPD.

COPD Remedies  

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

Replied by Jay
Ont, Canada
Google -- Dr. Chrisopher and lobelia and also Dr. Schulze and lobelia tincture.
Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Kirk, something easy (and possibly very effective) that you can try, is some plain h2o2 in your humidifier, or some diluted h202 in an empty inhaler.
Replied by Nano Writer
Hotspot, Texas
Check out the iodine page here at ec. Also Google Dr. Brownstein, Iodine Project and Dr. Jarvis for more info on usage, etc. Iodine Is often indicated for problems with the lungs. Good luck!


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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.

Replied by Robert Henry
St George Isl., Fl.

I am not an expert, but a nebulizer will get almost anything into your blood system via your lungs. I do H2O2, Colloidal Silver, and Glutathione with a nebulizer. I use DMSO but not with a nebulizer. I have no experience, but would start out at a low concentration and build up. I'm sure there are folks on this site that can give you the straight skinny.

======OLE ROBERT HENRY======

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