Asthma
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Effective Natural Remedies for Asthma

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Posted by Vania (Clarksville, Tn, Usa) on 05/14/2012
4 out of 5 stars

I am nearly 43 years old, and I'm a lifelong asthmatic. Instead of "growing out of it", I've had to endure increased asthma problems during adulthood. My situation has worsened again because I got the flu about 5 years ago, and I have severe acid reflux. I get bronchitis very regularly, and when I haven't been diagnosed with it, I still don't breathe freely.

Approximately 3 months ago, one of my mother's friends recommended remedies, from a popular home shopping network, for Acid Reflux. The main remedies are: CoQ10 and N-Acetyl Cysteine. I started taking 4 CoQ10 (100 mg capsules) and 4 NAC (500 mg capsules) in the morning. I usually take the NAC once or twice again during the day. They did not stop my Acid Reflux, but they did greatly reduce my asthma symptoms. For real.

I ran out of the very expensive CoQ10 once, so I bought a less expensive brand at my local mega-market (yes, that one), which worked just as well.

During the 3 months that I've been taking these two remedies, I've only used my nebulizer once (before, I used it 4 times/day), and my inhalers approximately 4 times. I haven't used inhalers in about 3 weeks. That is progress.

I'm not touting these supplements as a cure, because I have to keep taking them to get the benefits. That's fine with me. Every day, I'm shocked and delighted to be breathing freely!


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Posted by Kristen (Mt. Hood, Oregon) on 03/22/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I have had asthma problems for years and after a bad two months with bronchitis I was having even worse asthma. My Dr. told me I needed to be on steriods, inhaler, antihistamines, and get rid of my dogs! Yea right... I'm not an idiot. I never went back to that Dr. but my asthma has gotten better. I did take antihistamines at first (out of desperation) just to settle the allergy induced asthma and get the initial inflamation out of my lungs.

So after two years I have found a few things that work. Every morning before I eat or drink anything else I have a cup of really hot, strong, organic black coffee from our french press. This seems to break up everything that has settled in my lungs while I was sleeping. Cutting out dairy really helps but I tend not to follow my own advice on that. Throughout the day I drink at least two glasses of water with 1-2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar in them. I notice my asthma is way better on days when I spend time outdoors, at least open your windows. I moved from Portland to the Cascade mountain range and that helped imennsley within two months. And Yoga helps so much too, especially the warrior two position. I do steam inhalation over a pot of boiling water for 3-5 min. Befor bed everynight... This makes my skin look great too.

Two years after having horrible bronchitus I have went from taking my inhaler twice a day to taking it maybe once a week. I'm starting on organic virgin coconut oil so I'm excited to see more positive changes. ACV also cures my boyfriends windburn/rosecea he gets from working outside in the harsh elements. He drinks a glass with 2 tablespoons ACV after work everyday and it clears up within an hour. I LOVE THIS STUFF!


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Posted by Karen (Sealrock, Usa) on 09/22/2010
4 out of 5 stars

Health to All... I am 63 yrs, never smoked, vegetarian from age 7, yoga teacher, great stamina all day, weight 124 lbs, 5'5" female. It started a couple of years ago with a cough only at night when I would lay down. It then went into a tightening of my lungs & I had trouble breathing. Hard to breath in - Hard to breath out. My sleep every night was disrupted to the extent that I wasn't sleeping at all, had to get up & totally exhausted, I needed oxygen! It got worse with each month until landing in the Emergency room for inhalation. They gave me a puffer which I ended up using every night about 3:00am sometimes 2ce at night, I could see myself dragging an oxygen tank around with me if I didn't come up with a cure soon. I had two separate labs test two large pieces of yellow phlegm that I was finally able to cough up. It didn't happen easily. Both labs said they were not viral or microbial. I did a fast for worms & candida which helped some.

Started using the ACV with baking soda 2ce day. Coconut oil in morning coffee & all hot foods, Vit C with methylene blue 4-8 drops daily, MSM, Magnesium powder at night 1/2 tsp, live on foods low in sugar, use sea salt only, take kelp powder 1tbl daily & iodine drops 15 @ 3%, gave up dairy, tried for 3 months an inhalator with 3% peroxide, with the results all being positive and every week getting better.

It has been 1 year now since I went into the ER for emergency air. I only use the puffer approx. 3 times a month. Now I cough up once in a while these tiny round, formed, mucus balls (smaller than a BB) plus small strings of mucus about 3mm long and less than a pencil lead in width. After they are coughed out I can breath nearly perfect. If only I knew what to take to cleanse the lungs (aveoli) of these "plugs" Please help if any one knows how to cleanse the lungs of these mucus plugs forever. I still have the usual cracking & wheezing with these plugs which still greatly interfere with nightly sleep & oxygen intake. The huge amounts of former mucus is gone, it's only these tiny plugs to get rid of now. Then I will pronounce myself cured of Asthma!

Replied by Amanda
(Hot Springs, Ar, 71913)
09/22/2010

I have heard that drinking half your weight in ounces of water per day and using sea salt is good for asthma, and the plugs were mentioned specifically. If I remember correctly, it is one teaspoon of salt per gallon of water you drink.

Replied by Tom
(Regina, Sk)
09/22/2010

Karen: It sounds like the coconut oil is doing you good, since it contains the one specific fatty acid needed by the lung epithelia to make surfactant. It also sounds like you are being continuously reinfected or exposed to something nasty. Do your workplace, or home, or another place you frequent have any known mold problems?

Do you have old, worn carpet/rugs? Or a bed mattress that maybe you kept over from an old abode with problems?

You could try a 72-hour fast if you're well enough, to act as an elimination diet done all at once, where you try to find the offending food! If the lungs clear, then the problem is in the diet somewhere. Or you could just have a hypersensitivity (not quite an allergy) to something, even a toxin. If visiting friends for a few days at least, do the symptoms go away?

Lastly for a checklist for now, and only if you do have an allergy or hypersensitivity, many people
In the past 10-12 years have tried the products "yamoa powder" and/or "oralmat" to rebalance their immune systems to eliminate things from allergies to asthma!

Replied by Connie
(Slc, Ut)
09/24/2010

Hello Karen, Hi Y'all; Karen, I see that you have made remarkable progress with your recovery from asthma and that you have great self discipline. It may be just that more time is the component in your procedure. It looks good that you are supplying the electrolytes, sodium, bicarbonates, chlorides, and magnesium. I am assuming that you also provide potassium in your diet with many vegetables and some fruits. (helps shortness of breath, air hunger). All the supplements that you have listed have helped many with asthma and excess mucous conditions. My husband, (asthma 14 years), has also been taking kelp and iodine(approx. 5mgs iodine) for 1 month, and has this week noticed a reduction in morning mucous, reduction of allergy to pets, less eye irritation, decreased need for afternoon coffee, and a reduced need for his dilator. Here are suggestions that may be favorable to you: good digestible protein, good B-complex, extra B-12 (sublingual methyl type), and, a nice pat of butter. (good source of cholesterol and saturated fat for production of anti-inflammatory hormones). Garlic, ginger, and horseradish are powerful for promoting easy breathing. Thank You, Connie


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Posted by Emily (New York, Ny) on 09/12/2010

I have been off my inhalers for a while just taking natural supplements. One incredible supplement I stumbled on totally by accident - organic hemp seeds. I was taking it just for good health in general and it wound up clearing up my skin and significantly alleviating my asthma in one swoop. Incredible product!! I take 3-4 tablespoons a day, 2 tablespoons in the morning with breakfast (it gives an extra energy boost) and then 1 tablespoon at lunch and 1 at dinner. I love the taste of them in almond milk or yogurt best (I have found that dairy product actually trigger both my asthma and acne, but yogurt I am in the clear with). Asthma can totally be controlled by natural supplements. Here are the others I have found extremely helpful! INHALED GLUTATHIONE - you have to get a holistic doctor to get you a prescription. Goolge about the lung health benefits of Glutathione. You can also take Glutathione capsules without a prescription but inhaled is MUCH more effective. MSM - you can take very high dosages of this, but start slow because it can really cause a detox reaction.


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Posted by Chas (Cincinnati, OH) on 06/23/2009

I have tried various treatments throughout my life. I have exercise triggered asthma. I am going to try ACV, Magnesium and Echinacea. I have had two serious attacks this past month for some unknown reason. My throat becomes very constricted to the point that it feels like strep throat. Then my chest tightens. I begin feeling really tired from improper breathing. Then my lungs start coughing up the typical asthma mucous, with a persistant, dry-like cough for days after. I have been very frustrated because I want to exercise and stay fit. I haven't been able to afford an allergy test to diagnose exactly what allergens are causing my attacks. But I hope this next combination of ACV, Magnesium and Echinacea will help.


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Posted by Ron (Radford, VA) on 04/16/2009
1 out of 5 stars

I have read the postings on asthma, I have some bad asthma and it has seemed to got worse with age I have had it since I was like 7 and now im 33! I have been trying these natural remedies but so far I don't think any of them have really worked. I took the apple cider and it didn't work, I have been taking vitamin b-12(methyl) but I don't know if its working yet. I tried eualyptus oil but it worked just briefly. I stopped taking my allergie shots because I didn't feel they were working. On average every 2 months I go to the ER. Question: Should I be drinking the ACV when I am feeling good? I also heard about Boswellia Extract, I heard that is good, but I know it is good for your joints also, should I take this? I have also tried a hot shower, eating fruits, any suggestions would be helpful, thank you.

Replied by Rob
(NYC, New York)
04/17/2009

Ron, sorry to hear about your troubles..especially the ER visits!! I have had asthma since 27 and am now almost 50. As much as we like to rant against the drug companies (somewhat deserving) nothing has worked better then albuterol for an attack. It has saved my life. However, I have found lifestyle changes and a combination of various natural remedies to help. Of the greatest benefit for me was avoiding the triggers. A clean household, NO rugs or heavy fabrics, avoid forced air heating, good air circulation at night. I had a cat for twenty years and when she passed, I went from about 3 or 4 inhalers a year to just one.. A simple anti-inflammatory diet, high in vegetables, nuts, olive oil, minimal animal protein, can help. Of the herbs?
Turmeric, Ginger, Freeze Dried Stinging Nettle for the allergy season. Distilled omega oils have helped...I have exercise induced and yours may be different. I also do yoga which doesn't trigger an attack like running would. Like you, I have yet to find a "cure" but it is out there..so don't give up.


Nebulizing Liquid Glutathione

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Posted by Dale (Santa Barbara) on 08/03/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Nebulizing liquid Glutathione that you get from a compounding pharmacy (need a prescription) has stopped asthma in a few people I know.


Neti Pot Saline Rinse

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Posted by Ben (Los Angeles, Ca) on 06/11/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Nasal Saline Irrigation (Neti Pot) for Asthma:

A neti pot has CURED my asthma attacks. Make sure you know how to properly use the device or it won't be effective. I wasn't able to breathe out of my nose, I was a HEAVY mouth breather. After using this, immediately I could breathe better and now I'm breathing through my nose.

I also did a mouthwash with warm water and salt, there may be a link with oral hygeine and asthma. Using a peppermint toothpaste also helps open passages.


Nettles

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, US) on 08/28/2014
5 out of 5 stars

When one of my children was 11 or 12, he began to have trouble with asthma. It would flare up after a cold or due to seasonal allergies. It was bad enough that he needed steroid inhalers a couple of times. His doctor wanted him to take over the counter allergy medicine all the time. I did not want to go that route!

I started to give him nettle leaf powder in capsules. He took 4 nettle leaf capsules, twice a day. He also took 2 quercetin capsules twice a day. If he started sneezing from allergies during the day, he took another dose mid-day. He took these things for at least a year, maybe longer. Not only did this control his asthma, over time it seemed to completely heal it. Nettles is great for allergies and it also is a blood purifier. I wonder if it healed whatever was going on that was causing him to be asthmatic in the first place.

This did not work as well for my daughter. It took a lot more trial and error for her. Milk Kefir seems to be the cure for her.

Interestingly, the son who had asthma problems also had terrible, terrible reactions to poison ivy. We used to say he could just look at a picture of it and get it. He would get a little bit and it would spread terribly, it seemed to go systemic on him. Once he had it on his tongue. He took steroids for this a number of times. Anyway, he no longer gets severe poison ivy reactions. He gets a bit of poison ivy here and there but I know he is around it and "should" be getting it severely. It never even warrants treatment in his mind, and he used to be almost bedridden with it at times! (Recently, he was even with the brother who was weed wacking and got some poison ivy on his arms that I mention in another post! )

Nettles is so safe and gentle to use internally. I am amazed at how healing it can be!

~Mama to Many~


Nose Breathing

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Posted by Victoria Shepard (Santa Barbara, CA) on 09/29/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Nose breathing reduced my asthma-like symptoms considerably. About 8 years ago I was diagnosed with allergy related asthma. I ignored the symptoms for about 6 years as they were mild. They worsened, and I had to use an inhaler every day to control the coughing. This year, I noticed that when I laughed, sang, yelled or became stressed, talked too much (I am a teacher), I would cough. I knew my doctor would just give me more asthma drugs, so I began to research alternative treatments on the internet. I came up with the Buyteko program which requires an hour a day of breathing exercises and changing to nose breathing from mouth breathing. As I do not have an hour a day to practice specialized breathing exercises, I utilized what I could: In June of this year (2007), I became a nose breather. It was tricky at first. I had to learn to shorten my sentences and inhale only through my nose. I naturally exhale through my mouth slowly as I speak. This is okay. No deep breathes in or out through the mouth. No deep breathes in through the nose either. To prevent mouth breathing at night, in accordance with the Buyteko program, I tape my mouth with cheap masking tape. It took 3 months, but I have no asthma-like symptoms. I can laugh, shout, get excited or stresed and sing.

It has been over a months since I have used an inhaler.


Oil Pulling

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Posted by Anonymouscat (La, Ca) on 01/02/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I'm been doing oil pulling ( oil and 3 drop Thyme oil mixed in) for few days, my breathing is better. Now I'm thinking that since all root canals leak infection supposedly. Perhaps the shortness of breath is due to this issue. I'm seeing a holistic dentist next week to discuss having them removed and redone the correct way.


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Posted by Marc (Cranston, Ri) on 11/25/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Oil Pulling is helping to cure my asthma. Previous to OP I was unable to run without tight congestion in my chest. The OP in my opinion is curing my asthma and I am now able to run without or very little asthma symptoms. I also noticed healthier gums, and whiter teeth! Thank You!

Replied by Val
(Long Island, Ny)
08/07/2018

How often should you oil pull and how many minutes?


Oil Pulling
Posted by Marc (Cranston, Ri) on 11/25/2010

I also wanted to add that my gum are bleeding less due to OP.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Dan (Sacramento, CA) on 03/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

About two weeks ago I was taking my inhaler about twice a day (two puffs total since I don't like using the inhaler in the first place). Then I started Oil-Pulling. You can draw your own conclusions. But all I can say is that the very next day I stopped having to use my inhaler. I didn't experience an immediate throwing-up of mucus. But what I did experience is a gradual coughing-up of mucus all throughout the day. Another thing that I've experienced at least twice is what happens if my chest becomes tight. Usually when my chest tightens it'll stay that way and gradually get worse until I take my inhaler.

What I'm seeing is that when my chest tightens , I'll go through maybe a three hour period where I'll slowly begin to cough-up mucus until my chest is clear again. I have NEVER experienced my chest clearing-up all by itself after it has tightened. I've ALWAYS had to take medicine in order to get relief. During that time, my nose was stuffed a lot of the time. Since I've been OP-ing, it hasn't been. I can only conclude that it must due to the Oil-Pulling.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Mary (Nevada City, CA) on 02/06/2007
5 out of 5 stars

This winter my asthma came back - but not quite as badly as last year. I came back to your site and found oil pulling. What an amazing thig! I was waking up each night needing to cough - but the oil pulling allowed me to cough up mucus in a gentle way - I have been doing the oil for 3-4 weeks and the progress has been steady. Interestingly, I felt the oil pulling clear my sinuses fist - and I didn't think I really had a problem with that. The lungs have been more gradual - but there is definite progress and I don't need the inhaler unless I exercise too hard. The oil pulling was creating such a cleanse in me that in the first week i was feeling very tired and out of sorts. The I decided to do ACV -that was like a miracle - I was no longer tired. My feeling is that the oil pulling pulls toxins out from deeply stored areas of the body - but once the toxins are circulating - the ACV helps to flush them out. The same thing thing happened for my daughter... A side benefit of the ACV is that my blood pressure went down more than 20 points. I do think the ACV is also helpful for the asthma - I also find it very hlpful to take 1 teaspoon of turmeric in a bit of hot water or coffee each morning - with milk and honey to taste - this also helps the asthma very much - and I hope it will help create a longer ter cure.



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