Natural Remedies to Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Nikul (Mumbai, Maharashtra) on 04/29/2013

Dear Ted, My Mom has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis 1.5 years ago. She has been taking Pirfenex and other medicines along with natural supplements.

She is on 5Ltr oxygen concentrator 24 hour with Bipap machine and can only maintain 70% of her oxygen when she is walking... When she is quiet it goes up to 87%... She coughs a lot and she is very exhausted when she does her sputum is very sticky and stuck somewhere in throat.

Oil Pulling
Posted by Hare ( Chennai) on 05/04/2015
4 out of 5 stars

Thank u Jimmy for posting info on oil pulling!! It really is a miracle as I have fibrosis too and I can feel the better effects of oil pulling...

Chinese Herbs
Posted by D B (Lake Stevens) on 01/13/2016

Can you tell me if this stuff you used continued to work for your partner? My husband is having a CT scan for fibrosis next week. I am really scared. We just found out this is what his mom died from.

Systemic Enzymes
Posted by Howard (Cessnock, NSW, Australia) on 04/24/2008

To Tonja via Deirdre,

Although I have been on Neprinol for a matter of weeks I have seen some very positive improvement in my condition (IPF) and also some bonus changes unconnected to IPF.

In the matter of IPF I was having great difficultywalking any real distance 200/300 yards,especially on flat amd hilly ground and light activity in the garden (digging,weeding and moving the wheel barrow around with light loads) and 15 minutes or so would find me very breathless.Whereas, now I can work for at least 40minutes with the mower/chopping with the axe/digging with the mattoch etc and whilst I will then be quite puffef out my recovery time only takes about 7/10 minutes.

As for the "bonuses" -these can be seen in the slow dissappearence of a scar on my upper lip that has been there for many many years (I am 82 ) ,my right wrist which was fractured badly some decades ago and only had about 75% rotational movement is now as mobile as my other wrist, also I am noticing a vast improvement in my ability while driving my car,to turn and twist my neck and head to look left and right over either shoulder to check for traffic.Prior to this my flexibility in this area was quite restricted due to R/A,This brings me to another bonus ie; I no longer take anti-steroidal drugs for R/A and have no real pain in my feet and hands.

I hope my experience gives you some insight into what course of action you should take for your father,keeping in mind that all meds do not work for everyone in an identical way,but I do feel that ,as the old saying goes "If it wont help, it wont hurt".It certainly is helping me.I am looking forward to my next chest x-ray to see if there has been any significant improvement in my lung condition(about 3 months time).

Systemic Enzymes
Posted by Usha ( Toronto, Canada) on 02/16/2015

Hello All,

My mum was diagnosed with end stage pulmonary Fibrosis. She is in palliative care at home. Since she came home from the hospital, she is much better. However any small exertion, she gets out of breathe and feels as if she is going to pass out. It is very difficult to see her suffer like this.

I have read many helpful comments on this site. Is there anyone willing to share their experience on the phone conversation? It will be greatly appreciated. My phone is 416-293-4232.

May you all always be well, happy and peaceful. Usha

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Liz (Las Vegas, Nv) on 09/02/2011

The program outlined for the best way to use HP is only a suggestion, but it is based on years of experience, and reports from thousands of users. Those who choose to go at a slower pace can expect to progress more slowly, but that certainly is an option. The program is not carved in stone and keep in mind that it can be adapted to fit individual needs. Individuals who have had transplants should not undertake an H202 program. H202 stimulates the immune system and could possibly cause a rejection of the organ.

Day #/Number of Drops/ Times Per Day (Add drops to 4-8 ounces of water or juice)

  • 1 - 3 / 3
  • 2 - 4 / 3
  • 3 - 5 /3
  • 4 - 6 / 3
  • 5 - 7 / 3
  • 6 - 8 / 3
  • 7 - 9 / 3
  • 8 - 10 / 3
  • 9 - 12 / 3
  • 10 - 14 / 3
  • 11 - 16 / 3
  • 12 - 18 / 3
  • 13 - 20 / 3
  • 14 - 22 / 3
  • 15 - 24 / 3
  • 16 - 25 / 3

Maintenance Dosage
In most situations after the above 21 day program, the amount of H202 can be tapered off gradually as follows: (add drops to 4-8 ounces of water or juice)

  • 25 drops once every other day for 1 week
  • 25 drops once every third day for 2 weeks
  • 25 drops once every fourth day for 3 weeks

This can then be reduced to between 5 and 15 drops per week based on how one feels. Those with more serious problems will often benefit from staying on 25 drops three times a day for one to three weeks, then tapering down to 25 drops two times daily until the problem is resolved (possibly as long as six months). Those with chronic systemic Candidiasis may need to start with 1 drop three times a day, then 2 drops three times a day before starting the above schedule. It is important that H202 be taken on an empty stomach. This is best accomplished by taking it either one hour before meals or three hours after meals. If there is food in the stomach, the reaction of H202 on any bacteria present may cause excess foaming, indigestion, and possibly even vomiting. Additionally, some animal research indicates that when H202 given orally combines with iron and small amounts of vitamin C in the stomach, hydroxyl radicals are created (J Inorg Biochem 89;35(1):55-69). The bleach-like aftertaste of H202 can be lessened by chewing one of the sugar-free cinnamon gums. Some individuals taking H202 immediately before bedtime have a difficult time getting to sleep. This is probably due to a sense of alertness triggered by an increase of oxygen at the cellular level. The oral dosage schedule is basically the same for all conditions. There are several points to keep in mind, however.

Some individuals may experience upset stomach. If this occurs it is recommended that one not stop the program, but rather remain at the current dosage level or reduce it to the previous level until the problem stops. (Some patients have been able to solve the nausea problem by taking three or four lecithin capsules at the same time they take the H202. ) During the program it's not uncommon to experience what is known as a healing crisis. As dead bacteria and toxins are released from your body it may temporarily exceed your capacity to eliminate them quickly enough. In some individuals this overload may cause fatigue, diarrhea, headaches, skin eruptions, cold or flu-like symptoms, and/or nausea. One should not discontinue using the peroxide to stop this cleansing. By continuing the program, toxins will clear the body sooner and this healing crisis will pass rather quickly.

If you are not already taking vitamin E and an acidophilus product, I recommend starting them before going on H202. Vitamin E can make more efficient use of any oxygen available and acidophilus will help re-establish the beneficial bacterial flora in the lower bowel and also help in the internal production of hydrogen peroxide.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Margaret (Ronan, Montana) on 02/08/2013

The above drop schedule is for 35% into distilled water or juice. A full glass of water (4 to 8 oz.) is recommended. So it would be 3 drops (35%) into glass of water or juice, on empty stomach 3 times a day... etc... as the schedule indicates. So at this dilution it should be well under 3%, to start off with anyway.

If you need to dilute it, recommendations are 1 part h202 to 11 parts distilled water. This will make 3%.

35% can cause discomfort if gotten on skin, so use caution. It will whiten the skin and cause sharp nerve pain, which can be lessened by running under cold water. It usually doesn't last very long.

35% taken orally straight can cause a trip to the doctor, so don't do it. :)

Oh, and I'm not an expert, just relaying what I know from what I've read and experienced.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Michele (Florida) on 05/15/2018
4 out of 5 stars

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: My husband was on Esbriet and had horrible side effects. Couldn't even be in light let alone sun light. Turned his skin reddish purple with horrible itching. Now on Ofev with side effect of diarrhea. I am also giving him 2 tbs of organic cider vinegar in water once a day. Seems to help with the cough and very safe.

Also started him on NAC twice a day. Just started NAC so no improvement yet.

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Diane (Pa) on 03/22/2017

Honestly, I just go by how I feel, what the labels tell me I can take, but I did it religiously for about the first 6 -12 months. I've read that some people feel better taking 40,000 units rather than the 120,000.

I did neglect to mention that I also take magnesium and vitamin d daily. Sometimes magnesium citrate, and sometimes a brand that says that it's high absorption magnesium, 100% chelated.

I never took lungs formulas or other systemic enzymes, like I read that others do when I was researching about it, and I personally would avoid taking anything with nattokinese, because it doesn't know when to stop lysing.

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Marla (Quebec) on 05/24/2017

Hi. Sounds very encouraging. I just bought neprinol and NAC. Pray it helps my very scarred lungs due to scleroderma. Hope your still doing well. How many did you commence with? Blessings and thank you!

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Natalia (Austin, Texas) on 08/11/2017

That is amazing news Dianne,

When is your next MRI or CT Scan? Would love to hear whether the enzymes have made any structural differences and how your lung function is?
Do you feel the enzymes are working effectively over time and what has your doctor said about you condition since supplementation?

Also what conventional treatments are you currently on?
I'm worried the enzymes would interfere with the immunosuppressants I'm on or heart meds like blood thinners and blood pressure tabs? Would you know where I can find more guidance on this.

Good luck to you and I'm excited to hear your response.

Laser Therapy
Posted by Andrew Hall Dc (Sonora, Ca) on 12/24/2017

Fred, I am using a Symbicort inhaler.

Laser Therapy
Posted by Andrew Hall Dc (Sonora, Ca) on 12/24/2017

HI Stephanie,

yes the laser is still working for me. Just had another pulmonary function test and it had improved yet again! I'm thrilled with my progress.

Dr Andy Hall

Laser Therapy
Posted by Andrew Hall Dc (Sonora, Ca) on 12/24/2017

Hi Edward. A Class 4 laser cannot be purchased by non doctors. You could get a Class 3 but won't penetrate deep enough into the lungs.

Laser Therapy

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Philct (Cape Town) on 01/02/2016

Hello Audrey.

Thanks for a very inspirational post above. I am a 74 year old man in Cape Town and was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) about 2 years ago. Although your husband has UIP, the condition is similar to mine. My pulmonologist said that it is incurable but that the symptoms could be relieved to an extent by taking ACC200 effervescent tablets (1 three times a day in water). These have helped but just before Xmas I was involved in a major motor accident in which the seat belt and airbag saved my life, but gave my thorax quite a knock. My breathing has rapidly got worse since then.

I was very interested in reading about the use of H2O2 (peroxide) and am going to try this, initially taking it as drops in water. I am seeing the doctor again soon, and will see what his reaction is, as he never mentioned this idea to me. I know the chemical process - essentially the hydrogen peroxide is unstable and produces molecular oxygen and water. It is the oxygen that helps with the condition. It is in a way the same as having oxygen from a cylinder. (It's also why H2O2 bleaches hair and materials).

As far as a cause is concerned, I believe I may have contracted IPF from the dust of cat litter (the clay type) having been cleaning the kitties' trays every day for the last 20 or so years!

Thanks again for the post - Phil

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Phillip (IL) on 02/22/2021

You can try bromelain 1 or 2 pills of 2,400 gdu on an empty stomach then wait an hour to eat. Ted from Bangkok says glycine helps makes it more potent in some way. The reason the serrapeptase made you vomit is because the companies engineer it from bacteria. I tried it years back and got dog sick. Didn't know why, until out of curiosity years later read reviews on amazon for it where people reported the same. However, bromelain never has made me sick and I took that for months. Hope this helps someone.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn.) on 01/07/2017

Pick your pokeberries (Poke sallet or poke weed) next fall. Great remedy for arthritis or other joint pain. Should also help in any illness since they are immune system boosters and your immune system is really the one that wins your battles with any pathogen.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Elizabeth Forbes Bryson (Uk) on 01/14/2017

Over the years I hav settled on programme which has had a positive effect on 92% of those who stay within it's guidelines.

I also assume the worse ie it is a slow growing cancer - adjusting the capabilty of the body to take in at least 75% of oxygen and nitrogen and expelling 90% of carbon dioxide. Research indicates that cancer cells do not flourish in a body with adequate oxygen and discharge of carbon dioxide along with other negative substances, including their rubbish!

Look up Yoga Breathing exercises for Asthmatics. Within 1 week the breathing pattern improves. It is important that the diaphragm is used to completely empty the lungs and the inhalation is deep enough to take the air to the bottom of the lungs. Pattern. 3 inhalations - 3 times a day. Start first thing in the morning. Standing up if you can.

Visit your medical adviser. Too often interaction between medication drugs makes the condition worse. Ask for a review. If you are refused change your GP. Ask for an allergy test. Worse ones - statins, blood pressure conrollers and blood thinners. Recently Thyroxin has also come under the radar.

Did you know that during the last 10 years there has been much information released outside the UK showing that the stopping of or reducing of these 3 has not resulted in more deaths AND the patients on them, if they follow the mandras below, have a much better. Natural replacements, Hawthorn for BP. Chronic sufferers Hawthorn with Broom. DO NOT STOP your prescribed medication without consulting a fully qualified Natural Health practitioner

Three main points have to be followed for 6 months - without a break. No Smoking ( including the inhaling of perfumed steam - by any means} No alcohol. This means also cutting down the intake of substances that turn into alcohol. Mainly sugars. Any type that is not under the control of a plant and goes onto to a process system.

Turn to enzyme therapy . Suggestions Serraptase 3 times a day for 6 weeks and 0.1% Food Safe Hyaluronic Acid breathed through an inhaler for 30 seconds - 1 hour after a meal (any will do) for 14 days. If coughing occurs have a small flask of mullain flowers and 1 stick of licqorice made up. Gargle a mothful - then swallow. REMEMBER - the feeling that you can't breath is certainly a sign of too much carbon dioxide in your body. DON'T panic. Carry out the breathing exercises

Elizabeth Fully Qualified Natural Medicine Practitioner

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Tucker (El Paso, Tx) on 11/14/2017

Thanks for sharing your story. I really helped me get my hopes up.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Charles (El Cajon, California) on 06/14/2018

Re: Gout medicine, after many painful days and nights suffering with gout, I mentioned it to my kidney doctor who also counsels me regarding all of my meds as I have only one functioning kidney and that at just 37 %. That being said he put me onto Alpurinol @ 100 mgs to start. If it continues to be problematic he would increase the dosage. It has worked for over 8 months without any flare ups. You may need to get a prescription from a Dr. as it is not over the counter here I the U.S. U realize your message is 3 years old and I hope your Husband is well as I myself am fighting pulmonary fibrosis. I am 72 and trying to last to see my 10 yr old start highschool. I'm hoping to see his graduation as well. God Bless and good hunting...

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Baqir Shah (Islamabad) on 10/20/2015

My mother was diagnosed with IPF in 2008. She has improved with sunflower oil pulling. In a day or two I'm planing to start Hydrogen peroxide drops delivered to the patient in water. To be on the safe side I will start with 7 drops per glass of water. Lets see if it helps. Prayers can change destinies.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment
Posted by Lalit (Mumbai, Maharashtra , India) on 06/07/2013

Dear All, Pls help me with providing the permenant cure for the Lungs fibrosis, my mother is suffering from this and every day the pain she has to bear is not possible to see. SO pls is any one is having the permanent cure pls contact with me on : 917350501500. Lalit

Pulmonary Calcification
Posted by Sweetdevilwitch (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam) on 05/17/2011

Good day to you. How are you? I have my yearly x-ray last march, and the result were alarming I got a small pulmonary calcification but on my x-ray last year I dont have any problem. What should I do to get rid this calcification?

Chinese Herbs
Posted by Fred (Mauritius) on 09/28/2016

Hi everybody. I have been diagnosed early stage IPF 1 year back on ct scan basis and shortness of breath. One dr is advising steroid and immunosuppressor while another doctor proposing pirfenidone. I know both of them have serious side effects. I am 58 years old, dentist. Could somebody please advise. I am happy to learn from this forum that there exists also natural remedies:enzymes, H2O2, oil pulling etc. I dont know where to start. please help thanks.-Fred

Chinese Herbs
Posted by Maggie (Boring, Oregon) on 05/23/2017

Thank you so much for your post. I've recently been diagnosis with pulmonary fibrosis and was first with pneumonia, probably common in the first stages but after 2 months is when I get a diagnosis. Hypersensitive pneumonitis is another diagnosis brought on by using a biologic called Entyvio for bowel disease. The Entyvio cleared up my colitis but caused not only this but extreme and severe arthritic pain. I've been on prednisone for a good month and am now tapered down to 30mg. and will be on for several more weeks. I have made a lot of improvements but have a ways to go. BTW, the pred cleared my arthritis up on the 2nd day! I'm not taking Chinese herbs, back on calcium because of side effects from the pred as well as other herbs. If my problem doesn't get better in 2 months then my pulmonologist will do a lung scope and biopsy for a more true dx. I'm remaining optimistic, accept that I'm on prednisone and it's risks. I just discovered on another website that pulmonary fibrosis is also an autoimmune disease so that goes with the colitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and EBV.

Chinese Herbs
Posted by Shelly10983 (Fl) on 03/04/2018

Hello, my husband was diagnosed with IPF about 7 years ago. The first doctor put him on Prednisone for about a year, which did nothing except suppress the cough and his symptoms. Plus, it gave him serious mood swings and gained about 30 pounds. There are only two drugs for IPF Esbriet (which gave him horrible side affects of extreme itching and discolored skin when he went in the sun). I should say even in low light his skin turned a purplish red and unbearable itching.

He has now been on OFEV (another approved drug for IPF. Although it doesn't stop or improve the progression, it does seem to help. However, you have to do more than take these drugs for IPF. Whether it is a homeopathic treatment or oxygen, these two drugs don't seem to be enough. I am researching into herbal medicine in addition to OFEV in the hopes of improving lung function. One thing for sure is to keep away from others with colds or flu. When you have IPF and are exposed to colds or flu, it seems to intensify ones IPF symptoms and can linger for weeks.

Chinese Herbs
Posted by Bala (India) on 09/26/2018

Respected sir,

as you told, I agree . I trust natural herbs can cure ipf. my father has affected with ipf for 2 years more. we tried with some indian medicined . but its not work.when he take siddha herbals it increases the troubles. I saw your post. you told some chinese herbals.can you tell me how to buy this chinese medicine. can you tell in detail. if you do this help I cant forget you.. bcoz I love my father ..i like to save him ..he s only 59 years old

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Predcoat (Houston, Texas U S A.) on 06/01/2009

My wife was recently diagnosed with IPF. We are currently doing a series of Hydrogen peroxide IVs and Taking Serrapeptase,MSC and COQ10. She is also on nightly Oxygen. I am concerned that the oxygen may become habitual and may even be a detriment. We are hoping for a cure or at least a stop in progression. What do you recomend? Thanks Jack.

Systemic Enzymes
Posted by Howard (Cessnock, NSW, Australia) on 04/16/2008
4 out of 5 stars

I have pulmonary fibrosis and have been treated (without result) by the standard medical method and I am now trying systemic enzymes (dispensed by capsule containing various enzymes combined in a very specific amounts for each of the dozen or so enzymes). This treatment has only been going for 2 weeks and although there are some positive signs it is still too early to make a definitive assessment. For instance, my voice has almost returned to normal and I can now sing once more.

Systemic Enzymes
Posted by Tonja (Washington, DC) on 04/22/2008

There was a comment from a gentleman dated 04/16/08 for the IPF. He stated that he was on some enzymes (for 2 weeks) and has seen some improvement. I would like to know what they are: my father has IPF and I am trying to figure out what to use. thank you.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Palma (Italy) on 05/29/2018

Hi Michele,, my dad has Fibrosis pulmonary too, and is taking Esbriet since a year ago. Didn't have any side effect by the exposure to the sun, but I really would like to try different cure, cause is the only way that we haven't tried..and as we know there is not a medical cure that stops this disease. Can u please tell me more about the vinegar and the other things you're trying...are u following also a diet? Waiting for your response,, thank you!

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Thomas J (East China, Michigan) on 03/21/2017

I have just started my serra and nac useage about two weeks now, how did you determine the dosage you need to take? Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Nat (Ca&mo) on 04/01/2017

Father(NONsmoker) w/ lung trouble many years. No blood but cough uncontrollably, too much to bear.

Got Exposed to black mold in the house he was in. Coughing worse, very severe!

Were you ALSO exposed to MOLD infection? His lungs show 2/3rd black&dead.

How homeopathically cleanse body of mold, will Serrapeptase&NAC, etc. take care of this??? Mucus he coughs-up is clear...

Can you shed any more light on this? You seem to have won your battle.whew

Was there ever a mold connection for you? Thank You, and congratulations!!

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Diane (Pa) on 06/07/2017


When I was first told I had pulmonary fibrosis, I checked Neprinol, but it was not in my budget. HOWEVER, I came across a review on Amazon about it, and the person said he or she started out with 3 a day in the comments section under their review. I just looked at it again, and you should be able to easily find that review with the title "very interesting product". All the best to you.

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Gertie (Galax, Va) on 06/09/2017

My friend has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He noted that many of the patients at the clinic he goes to, many WWII pilots or crew, were exposed to fine oil particles in the cockpit during missions--everything was covered in oil when they would get back. He feels this is the cause of his disease.

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Sameerah (Durban South Africa) on 06/19/2017

Hi Diane my father has been diagnosed with Ipf n I've started him on serreptase for one week now he take 30mg a day after how long did u c results n what
is NAC? I want to understand his condition therefore researching n speaking to people with his condition

Many thanks

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Sivakumar S (Australia) on 07/19/2017 2 posts


My mother is diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2014 and under taking medication as per pulmonologist advice (in India). 10 different medicines, including Pirfiner (200 mg) thrice a day

After recent visit to the clinic and disease progression, clinicians indicated maximum survival of 1 year. My mother is under 16 hours of Oxygen support at home.

I had come across Earth Clinic through google, and read positive reviews from people affected by PF, but not very clear about the dosages and combination of alternative medicines they are taking. Will it be possible to arrest the disease progression, by taking serrapeptase (enzyme) and Hydrogen peroxide. However I am not sure how to get these alternative medicine in India. Does anyone know where to buy them to ship to India? Can anyone advice the dosage for these medicines.

2. Can we take these medication along with other medication given by Pulmonologist?

Looking forward to hear from you at the earliest

Sivakumar S

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Paula (Denver) on 07/22/2017


Thank you for your posts. Would you explain why nattokinase "doesn't know when to stop lysing" from your 3/22 post? And why is serrapeptase different from nattokinase? I tried to find the info in the internet, but couldn't. Thank you.

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Trina (Oak Park, Michigan) on 08/23/2017

Hello, what is NAC? My Grandmother is 88yrs and I want to try this home remedy. Thanks.

EC: NAC is the Acronym for the supplement N-Acetyl Cysteine.

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Surin (Trinidad And Tobago) on 10/30/2017

Can you advise in a little more detail on how to take the supplement for pulmonary fibrosis and if I can implement this treatment myself or need a doctor to do So?

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Gurvansh (Chandigarh ) on 11/18/2017

My grandmother has ILD Intestinal lung disease and pulmonary hypertension she is 65 years of age and has been taking medication for the above for last 3 years .M y question is if serapeptase would help?

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Richa P (Mumbai) on 12/23/2017

Dear Siva,

My mother's IPF condition is very similar to the one described by you. She is currently undergoing treatment in Mumbai with Wysolone/Cellcept/Pirfinex. She is currently on 14 hours home oxygen daily.

There has not been any improvement in her condition so far. Could you let me know your contact details, so we could exchange valuable information.

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Cheryl (Goodyear, Az) on 03/20/2018

Does anyone know what is the recommended dosage of serrapeptase for pulmonary fibrosis?

Serrapeptase and NAC
Posted by Gail (Lebanon, Tn) on 06/11/2018

My brother was diagnosed in February of 2017 with IPF. Where can I get these products and how are you doing now? Looking forward to your response.

Laser Therapy
Posted by Janet (In) on 08/12/2016

Thank you Dr. Hall... how exciting. I love this post. Great information. Janet

Laser Therapy
Posted by Fred (Mauritius) on 09/28/2016

Hi Andrew, thanks for the post. Am an oral surgeon and suffering IPF since 1 yr. ON what inhaler are you?. Im on Foracort200 2 puff bd.

Laser Therapy
Posted by Stephanie (Northampton) on 06/03/2017

Is the laser treatment still working for you? How would someone get access to such a laser and use it?

Laser Therapy
Posted by Edward (Coventry, R.i.) on 07/10/2017

Can this Laser be purchased? Can a novice to operate without danger?

Laser Therapy
Posted by Dennisoku (Toronto, On Canada) on 07/17/2017

Hi Dr Hall, thanks for sharing. My wife has IPF and we are contemplating low level laser therapy. The Therapists uses a method called: Non-thermal Theraputic Laser. Would this be the kind of laser therapy you've been using? If not could you help locate a source in our area - Toronto ON Canada? Thanx Dennis Oku

Laser Therapy
Posted by John Lee (New Jersey) on 08/21/2017

Dear Dr. Hall,

Thank you for your info. My wife who is with Post-inflammatory Pulmonary Fibrosis may take your treatment.

Will the laser treatment cure your IPF? How long/ how many times, have you been taking the treatment? Would you know if any NJ Dr or Hospital that can give the laser treatment? Please help. John

Laser Therapy
Posted by Dr. Trisha Schleusner (Las Vegas, Nv) on 09/14/2017

Dr. Andy Hall,

Can you please contact me.. I can't find your email address.

I also do laser treatment in our office and want to share experiences.

Dr. Trisha Schleusner [email protected]

Laser Therapy
Posted by Dave (New Orleans) on 09/22/2017

This is the first time I'm hearing of this Laser therapy, where can I have it done? I hope locally. I sure appreciate the information.

Thanks, Dave

Laser Therapy
Posted by Dave (New Orleans, Louisiana ) on 10/15/2017

I was wondering if there are any in Louisiana that does this type of Laser therapy, and will insurance cover some of it? Thanks. Dave

Laser Therapy
Posted by Barb (Maple Ridge, Bc) on 04/24/2018

Dr Andrew Hall, I'm interested in the laser therapy, is it possible to get more info from you regarding this, ie would one go to a chiropractor for this type of therapy? and are you still doing well?

Thanks, Darb

Laser Therapy
Posted by Sandra (Los Angeles) on 05/07/2018

Current dx is IPF. Taking Hyaluronic acI'd to deter progress. What would a laser treatment cost? A bit desparate these days. please reply. Sandra

Laser Therapy
Posted by Chakradhara (Vishakapatnam - India) on 05/10/2018

Dr Andrew Hall,

I am from India, This is regarding my near and dear who is suffering with IPF, he is of 30 years age worked for five years in PHARMA company.

can u please suggest what can be the cure for IPF is it Laser or any herbal remedy

Thanks, Chakradhara

Laser Therapy
Posted by Bear (KY) on 11/17/2020

Hi, could you share more information about the brand and type of laser please. My client has this and it's terminal according to his doctors. His wife is looking for anything to help. Thank you so much!

Laser Therapy
Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 11/18/2020

Bear, have you looked into Serrapeptase?

Laser Therapy
Posted by Andrew Hall (Sonora, CA) on 02/06/2019
5 out of 5 stars

It has been over a year since I last posted on this site.

I am still doing amazingly well. Blood oxygenation varies between 97-99 and I was diagnosed nearly 4 and 1/2 years ago. I have found doctors for a lot of IPF patients. They report back to me that their oxygenation is better and there are no reports of additional fibrous tissue on subsequent CT scans. Pretty darned remarkable! I have not heard back from anyone that didn't get better in at least some way. Some of them, the results have been dramatic, some of them the results were more subtle but at least there was some improvement in one way or another.

Due to the numbers of IPF patients that have stayed in contact, and all the consistent positive changes we have started a study. If interested in the study go to and check it out. Make no mistake, I nor anyone else claims this to be a cure, because the laser treatment does not appear to remove the fibrous tissue on subsequent CT scans. However, it does appear to arrest the progression of the disease. I would also suggest to IPF patients to join the forum for IPF patients.

Go to It is a forum with caring, loving and supportive people and can be very helpful to you. If you would like to find a laser provider near you go to At the top of the page click on Medical Patient. Then on the far right at the top of the page click on Find a Medical Provider. God Bless everyone dealing with this terrible disease.

Just know there is hope.....

Dr Hall

Laser Therapy
Posted by Mike (Florida) on 08/17/2021

Hello, do you take serrapeptase or nac for your lungs? I live in Gainesville, FL. Is laser expensive? I want to look into laser for me. Thanks, Mike

Laser Therapy
Posted by Jason G. (Tennessee) on 05/17/2019

Yes my name is Jason and my mother has pulmonary fibrosis and I would like to have more information on how strong the laser needs to be and how long she needs to do it so I can buy it by machine for her pace. let me know if you would. thank you very much

Posted by Terry (Arkansas) on 04/22/2017

I am very ill and have 4 small grandsons I want to be there too. I also have 2 beautiful granddaughters and a great granddaughter in the oven.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 11/05/2015

Mary, do you know how to help cure it, or alleviate the situation?

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Pieter (Gauteng - South Africa) on 04/04/2016

Good afternoon Audrey.

Hope you are well. Our grandfather was diagnosed with Pulmonary fibrosis and he is no on oxygen 16-24 hours per day. The doctors said they can't do anything.

I know H2O2 and have used it in the past. The only problem is that he had a triple heart bypass 20 years ago and I know that it could be a problem using hydrogen peroxide. They used veins from his legs, so no foreign parts were used.

You mentioned that you know a doctor specializing with peroxide. Would you be able to share the number?

I have made him nose spray and it seems to work a bit, but would like him to see this doctor.

Kind regards


Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Ade (New York ) on 04/05/2016

Hi Audrey, may I have the contact for your doctor please?

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Angie (Usa) on 07/17/2017

Ben, how much serrapeptase is needed & safe to take daily.?? Thank you

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Roy (Dighton Ma) on 03/11/2018

Ben I desperately need your help, are you Ben Sy by any chance? I'd love to get your email so I can give you more background my case is unique but to long to discuss in this format. I recently bought the serrapeptase 120000 spy one a day what else should I be doing I'm on 6 liters of oxygen now, from idiopathic pneumonia supposedly . I had chronic angioadeima from age 15 to 53 I think my lungs swelled and caused severe scarring. Can you contact me?

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Michele (Florida) on 05/15/2018


I read your article after researching desperately on any other treatments for IPF other than the traditional Ofev or Esbriet which have terrible side affects (Esbriet having the worst). When seeing many doctors my husband has been told on and on that the only treatment is Ofev and Oxygen or Lung transplant. Maybe I'm crazy but there has to be something else out there than traditional methods. Everyone seems to be talking about Serrapeptase. Could you advise me on how much is required. I also give him two tab of Apple cider vinegar in water every day which seems to help with the cough. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Maureen (Washington) on 06/03/2018

Tried the serrapeptase at the 240,000 units twice a day....after ten days developed horrid vomiting. Thinking of trying it at 40,000 units twice a day for about ten days..if tolerated, then keep upping the dose. THOUGHTS?

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Joanne Weston (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) on 04/06/2016

Audrey, I am curious to find out how your husband is doing with the cannabis oil. My mom is suffering from IPF, 8 litres oxygen 24/7 and growing weaker. Her doctor told her at Christmas that she has 6-12 months to live. She has discontinued using Esbriet (prefenidone), as it was no longer doing anything positive for her and giving her so much discomfort with the side effects. We are now considering the cannabis oil as an option to replace the anti-anxiety medication and opioid that she takes before showering (that causes so much anxiety for her and takes so much out of her, she has a nurse come twice a week to assist her with this).

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Sonny (Michigan) on 04/19/2016

I was diagnosed (by biopsy) with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), taking Esbriet and have sleep apnea. I use a cpap and was wondering if I used H202 in the reservoir could that help with my fibrosis? I sure do a lot of coughing constantly and get huge headaches from it. I can't walk twenty yards without being very winded.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Laura (Liverpool, England) on 05/12/2016

My father has Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis lung condition and sadly is getting little relief from the drugs his consultant has prescribed. I have been desperately searching for alternative treatments and am delighted to have found your website. Coincidentally I already have hydrogen peroxide 3% food grade, which I use for both cleaning fruit & veg, and as a mouthwash.

What would be the best way for my father to start using it for his lung disease? I am desperate to help him in any way I can. Thank you so much.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Angel (Johannesburg) on 06/21/2016

Dear Aubrey,

Please post the contact for the Doctor who works with HP. I was recently diagnosed with Pulmonary TB through lung x-ray but I have faith it will clear. My daughter is also expelling thick mucus esp from 03:00 AM. She is not coughing. Her x-ray was clear. We have no family history of this.

Thanks in advance.


Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Elsa (New Zealand) on 07/19/2016

You can try the following: castor oil pack, clay poultice, pau d' Arco, rub a golf ball to your feet and concentrate on the lungs area acupressure point.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Flor Salve (Philippines) on 11/20/2016

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Where can we buy serrapeptase in the Philippines?

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Cheryl (Franklin, Nc) on 03/27/2017

This is fascinating. I want to know who out there is doing this and are you feeling better. I would say I am at the end stages of IPF.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Francesco (Euless, Texas) on 04/03/2017

I would like to know how you apply the hydrogen peroxide spray - was it in the nostrils and inhaled? Can you give me the protocol?

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Anthony (Llanelli Uk) on 04/30/2017

Best of luck with your illness. I admire your positive attitude. My wife has IPF and breathing problems, so know how you feel. All the best for the future and your battle against this awful disease. Regards

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Martin (Montreal) on 05/25/2017

Audrey - I don't understand why don't you give out the information of that clinic in South Africa and/or at least some info on the treatment?

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Debbie (Usa) on 05/26/2017

Hi Ben,

I appreciate your detailed information about IPF. I have a cousin who has just been diagnosed with this and I would appreciate it if you could point me to the link on the information you shared. Do you work with a physician/naturopath to help with treatment? I want to share this info but want to have all my ducks in a row before I do this. Also, if someone has had stents for blocked arteries, can they still use the serrapeptase enzymes? Thanks so much!

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Sandeep (Mississauga, On) on 06/13/2017

hello Ben,

I've got IPF with lung capacity of 47%. Its holding steady for the last 1 year since I started OFEV 1 tab 150 mg twice a day. It's a trial drug and I'm like a guinea pig. The good news is it has stopped the progression of the disease.i go for check ups every 4 months. Of course it does NOT reverse the progression. I'm interested in the gallium nitrate and serraoeptase you mention. Do you know of anyone who has been able to improve and increase their capacity?

hope to hear from you.


Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Ria (Pakistan) on 03/15/2018

Hey. Can u plz give me details on that ayurvadc female dr as my mom is suferng frm advanc ipf. kindly help me about complt details ov dr. as dr said there is no treatmnt.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Anuradha (Chennai) on 06/12/2018

My husband aged 70 is suffering from IPC f and is on 24/7days oxygen therapy. could u please suggest where the serrapeptase and food grade h2o2 is available?

Posted by Sam (Miami, US) on 10/19/2014

Please check this link about NAC for lung diseases including IPF.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Kk (Delhi, India) on 06/13/2014

My mother has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Edema and Pulmonary Fibrosis. After extensive search, I reached this website and there seems to be a ray of hope. I saw posts from a few like Jimmy Vou and Maureen who have benefited from the alternative treatments. And my questions is related to that only.

My mother has been prescribed NAC-600 (twice a day), Sildenafil (thrice a day) and Diuretic (twice a day). I would like to know if:

1. Aloe Vera Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar and H2O2 treatment can be given in addition to the on going allopathic treatment or not.

2. Can Aloe Vera juice and Apple Cider Vinegar be mixed together and given at one go or need to be given separately.

3. My mother is also experiencing Diarrhea, so will Aloe Vera cause problems as this is considered to act as laxative and may increase this Diarrhea problem.

4. Is Aloe Vera juice what should be given or is it Aloe Vera Oil?

5. As Apple Cider Vinegar acts as diuretic itself, so will it cause problems for my mother as she is already prescribed a diuretic.

If someone can help me with these queries I will appreciate that.

Thanks, Lakhwant

Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Timh (KY) on 06/14/2014 2084 posts

Kk: Herbs that help kidney function are Cranberry, Parsley, and Slippery Elm.

As for the p fibrosis, the common antibiotic Doxycycline is effective. How the Doxy reacts w/ the other meds I don't know, check w/ doctor or pharmacist.

The product "PainRx" is an herbal extract that reduces inflammation which is a leading factor in progressive fibrosis.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Dr Balkrishna Narayan Apte (Currently Al Khafji, Saudi Araia. Permanant Mumbai) on 11/20/2016

When you say you take NAC 600, is it 600 micrograms or milligrams? Is it taken once a day or two or three times a day and when - morning, afternoon or at night? Is it taken after meals and with a sip of water?

I am sorry to ask you so many questions. Please forgive me.

Dr Bal Apte

Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 10/07/2013

Dear Octavio,

I am so sorry about your father's suffering. And it is hard to watch our parents suffer. He is blessed to have you wanting to help him!

Apple Cider Vinegar is a good thing to try. Safe and inexpensive. Try to find raw and unpastuerized. Start him on 1 teapsoon per day in a glass of water. The next week, try 2 teaspoons per day. The next week, try 3 teaspoons per day. Times of day aren't critical--one glass in the morning and one in the evening. I just sip on my vinegar water throughout the day.

I am hoping someone else knows about dosing the Aloe, I don't have much experience with that.

Do some research on this site about Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation therapy. It helps get oxygen to the lungs and helps with healing. We have used this for my asthmatic daughter with success.

I also bought an essential oil nebulizer for my daughter with an essential oil blend called "Lung Healing. " It has helped her a lot. I highly recommend it, though a diffuser is not cheap.

I get the oil blend here:

If you have a way to make him fresh carrot juice, that would be really good for him.

Please keep us posted on how things work for him.

~Mama to Many~

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Tiara (India) on 07/29/2013

I suffered from tuberculosis in the lungs. Was not detected in my spit but in the fluid taken out by biopsies... It was in 2007. I finished the course of antibiotics. Completely cured.. In 2009 I had a baby. No repeats even in hormonal change... I have scar in my lungs.. Is there anything that can make it disappear? I read about hydrogen peroxide... But I don't know how to consume it.. What dose? Please. Help me cause I am travelling to the Gulf for employment.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/30/2013

Tiara, try the h202 inhalation method first.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Renato (Manila) on 03/31/2014

Yes, I have the same tiaras problem, I'm also suffering lung scar. I'm working in abroad in midlle east. It's difficult me to travel because of this illness. what is the best medicine to cure lung scar. Thanks!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 10/21/2015

Baqir Shah, maybe start with less.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Joseph (West Bloomfield, Mi) on 07/09/2013

My name is Joseph and I am in search a cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis my Mother was diagnosed with it a few years ago. I am hoping and praying that Hydrogen Peroxide works. I also have a comment too about Beet Juice- it cures high blood pressure, Dr. Oz said so on his show about a month ago or so. May God bless you all! If anyone has actual evidence for healing Pulmonary Fibrosis please contact me.Thank you.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Leah (Philly, Pa) on 07/10/2013

Hello, it is my understanding that iodine deficiency is fairly common in western developed nations, especially since the bread and baked goods industry stopped using it as a dough conditioner in the 1980s replacing it with bromine, and since the dairy industry stopped using it for teat dip, again replacing it with bromine. Also the low salt craze means people are not eating enough iodized salt anymore (processed foods are not required to use iodized salt, you have to go out of your way to buy it and use it at home). Further compounding the issue is the use of chlorine to sanitize municiple water (which is cheaper but much less healthful than using ozone or ultraviolet light) and fluoride to treat tooth decay (questionable benefits, multiple harms). Long story short, these halides displace iodine, even though iodine is needed by your thyroid and every other tissue in your body. Iodine serves hundreds of necessary functions in the body and one of these is to prevent cancer and fibroids. I cannot recommend your mother take iodine if she is already on thyroid hormones: You will need the help of a qualified holistic dr which I highly recommend in all cases. If she is not on thyroid hormones you could get her to try kelp tablets which have iodine, selenium, and other trace minerals from the sea. I personally use lugols 2% iodine (amazon) as a preventative measure with selenium tablets 200mcg (super fresh).

Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Stacey (Florida) on 01/13/2017

Where do I get Nitrium Phosphate 200? My husband has PF and Dr's have suggested Palliative care. I don't want to give up on him!

Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Janet (In) on 01/14/2017

Stacey, Amazon and 1 800 homeopathey are some sources.

Although I would read through Teds remedies here on Earth Clinic.

He is spot on with his remedies.


Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Kanza (Montreal) on 06/18/2017

Hello, a year ago I joined my husband in Montreal. I was never diagonised in Pakistan but in Montreal I have been diagonised with moderate IPF(lungs fibrosis) The homeo medicine you mentioned is to cure slowdown or simply help breathing and is it available in pakistan? plz reply thanks

Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 04/30/2013

Please read Dr. Batmanghelidj book called ABC OF ASTHMA ALLERGIES & LUPUS. He has some very wonderful information on how the body works and how to maximise your health even if you are dying, come back to life. Water, salt, minerals, nutrients in the right proportions and at the right time for the body to be optimum health.. hope you get to have your mother for years to come ...

Pulmonary Fibrosis Remedies
Posted by Pulkit (Faridabad) on 05/11/2015

Hi Nikul, if you can share your contact details please. My mother is also an IPF patient. We can share the valuable information.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Guru (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 10/31/2011

Hi, My mother - 70 years of age has been diagnosed with IPF (pulmonary fibrosis) - I saw 2 type of cures on your website.

a) Aloe Vera and Apple Cider Vinegar

b) Hydrogen peroxide.

Can these be done simultaneously? Secondly, do they have any side effects?

regards, guru

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Ani (Singapore) on 11/16/2011

Hi, Where we can find the ALOE VERA OIL? Please let me know asap, as my mother is diagonized with IPF. I'm already giving her the Indian Pennyworth, grinded and extracted the juice. And also Apple cider vinegar(Organic).

Thanks & Regards, Ani

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Shriekanth (Singapore/mumbai, Singapore/india) on 11/30/2011

Hi Ted & Everyone,

My Mom, 58 was diagnosed with IPF in May 2010. Since then from 8hrs oxygen only at night, now she is on 24hrs Oxygen almost completely bedridden and lung capacity reducing. She had Pulmonary Exacerbation on Dec 31st 2010 and was in ICU for nearly 15 days and had further weight loss of 8kgs and since last 9 months same around 32-33kgs and severely malnourished like appearance even though is on protein rich diet, Pirfenidone (1200mg/day)NAC. Her recent CT scan 3 months back showed disease has progressed and 1 weeks back ABG reads pCo2 at 59 and pO2 at 74 whic is acidosis and Spo2 at 98 at 3ltr/min oxygen through concentrator. She is currently based in Hyderabad, India. Please request to help and share your results after taking :-

-Aloevera Oil; Kindly indicate dosage, method and if available in India

- Apple Cidar Vinegar; dosage and method

- Brahmi leaves

-Hydrogen Peroxide Food grade; Avalaibility in India, ideal dosage and method.

Please feel free to reach me at 65 97906589 anytime or drop an email.

PS: Ani let me know where u are in Singapore and would like to meet you personally and share exp and treatment. Thx

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Yusuf (Kirishi, Leningrad, Russia) on 01/25/2012

Dear Shriekanth, We have bought Esbriet (Pirfenidone ). My father 67 years old and now is in hospital. He will start to use Esbriet soon. As I understand your mother also used Pirfenidone. Do you think it is not useful?

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Carthian (Racine, Wisconsin) on 03/07/2012

I live in the US and I bought esbriet as well, at this point I don't care if it does not help or now, I'll give it a shot anyway, my dad has been getting worse by the day, unfortunately not any of the natural medicine works.. I have tried everything, aloe oil, apple vinegar, cerracor x and cerra, I am afraid the day is coming for my dad.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Andrew (Miller, Sd) on 08/11/2012

My father - 76 years of age has been diagonsed with IPF (pulmonary fibrosis) - I saw 2 type of cures on your website.

a) Aloe Vera and Apple Cider Vinegar

b) Hydrogen peroxide

What have the results been for others who have been using these products for over 2 years and are there side effects. Thanks to everyone for any help.


General Feedback
Posted by Clarence Clemons (Los Angeles, Ca) on 07/06/2011

What do you know about vilac plus and where can it be purchased. Does it work for pulmonary fibrosis?

General Feedback
Posted by Weddy (Houston, Tx, Us) on 10/11/2012

Some of my family has gout, so we're quite familiar with medications and alternatives. So when my father with pulmonary fibrosis was given a prescription for a "gout medicine", we were all confused - did Daddy get gout older than other family members? After asking a few of his hospice nurses, one finally knew the actual reason: Protein breaking down produces purines, and lung tissues break down more quickly with advanced pulmonary fibrosis, therefore producing more purines. AND since purines aggravate pulmonary fibrosis, it becomes a snowball/avalanche, so they've found that using gout medications helps slow the avalanche of purines.

Back to gout and alternative treatments. Although vinegar is an acid, it actually alkalizes the body. So when gout sufferers alkalize their body, their blood can hold more uric acid in the blood (as a liquid), so the uric acid crystals in their joints and organs (lungs in Daddy's case) disolve into their blood better. If they're able to clear this liquid uric acid via their kidneys, yay keep drinking vinegar. But not all gout sufferers can clear uric acid as efficiently as others - even if disolved in their blood.

Supposedly anthocyanins helps to clear disolved uric acid from the body. Anthocyanins come from darkly colored foods like blackberries, blueberries, sour cherries, black eggplant skins, turtle bean broth (not the beans, just the liquid after cooking).

So I'm guessing that using both vinegar and dark foods together might help my brother who has gout, but also my father who now has uric acid issues from his pulmonary fibrosis. I'm thinking a drink with mashed blackberries or blueberries in water, with a little apple cider vinegar, and a bit of stevia as needed would make a tasty, medicinal drink.

Thank you for listing other nutraceuticals and supplements - I went through your page and found most on Amazon, so I can send Daddy a package thru them - He loves natural cures (he lives very remotely, so Amazon is nice, since we can't take a plane or bus to visit him, and I'd like to send him the supplements/nutraceuticals before I can arrange to make the trip with our older vehicle).

General Feedback
Posted by Robin (Minnesota) on 09/18/2015

Weddy, thanks SO much for posting that gout info! Now I understand some connections with other issues. I have COPD, but I never smoked. Docs can't tell me why I have to be on oxygen at all other than "you are overweight" and then got the flu. So I have been on this oxygen machine for over 2 yrs now and still have to go to work, drag these heavy tanks around and be connected to something at all times. I have a tail folks! Ok.

So I have another serious problem besides lungs, that is something called lipedema, not lymphedema or plain edema. Lipedema is when the lymph system in your body makes you spread out evenly and mostly sideways. In a medical conference one doc talked about proteins. So there is a connection with how the body deals w/proteins. I have had a couple 'grout bumps' on my heels for several years now. So it has to be connected. I get sick as a dog if I take any protease type enzymes for fat digesting enzymes. Just plain can't do it. So finding that lung issues can be fibers related to scaring, or not clearing out dead tissue or scaring from other causes (maybe asbestos or smoke) is a revelation to me. I know this is related to body acidity, but like someone says, if your kidneys can't get it out of the body, you still have a problem. I think my liver, kidney and adrenal are all maxed out.

So thanks again, going to give this some more research, just had to pop in here and let you know!

Pulmonary Calcification
Posted by Yriz (Arhus, Denmark) on 06/10/2013

I red in in a book (Maria La Justicia Bergasa, she is from Spain) that some people got cure from pulmonary calcification using magnesium chloride.

Oil Pulling
Posted by Vishal (Mumbai) on 09/22/2015

My father has Lung Fibrosis. It was detected now when it has reached 80% as doctors suggested. I want your opinions on its cure and remedy.. Thank you

Oil Pulling
Posted by Anita (Abindon, Maryland) on 04/04/2018

My husband has Pulmonary Fibrosis and I am looking for remedies to help him. He can no longer sit up for more than a minute. But laying in bed on his back is how he gets the best oxygen. He also suffers from anxiety and depression. He has a lot of back pain from a fall in 3 years ago. On his back his oxygen level is any where from 86 to 91% at level 2-1/2 to 3. When he panics the level goes down and we have to turn the concentrator up to 5. I am looking for any help to keep him safe and alive. Sincerely, Anita

Chinese Herbs
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 09/28/2016

Fred, you might want to start with a spritz of h2o2 in a humidifier at night.

Chinese Herbs
Posted by Sunny (Melbourne, Australia) on 02/17/2017

Hi everybody. I have been diagnosed with, as I have understood early stage of fibrosis in lung cells close to 3 months back on ct scan basis and shortness of breath. My Consultant has started with Pedrinicilon (Steroid ) which is a immunosuppressor . I already have serious side effects including blood sugar level, cholesterol and severe gastritis for which I've being taking medication for . The lung capacity after the CT was 39% but improved up to 40% after first month of pedrinicilon but what I feel after 3 months is not very promising and my shortness of breath has not significantly improved. I am 48 years old Engineer and cannot work in the field with my prevailing condition.

Could somebody please advise. I am happy to learn from this forum.

Chinese Herbs
Posted by Arain (Luton Uk) on 05/17/2017

Six months I have been diagnosed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis CT scan based, have been given peridinsolone (steroid) for short time, now on only 5mg per day of the steroid and carbocisteen 2 capsules 3 times a day. I am 75 years of age so far breathing and other issues are not too bad but I would be great ful to learn from any body's experience in an effort to stop the progress if not improve. I am retired from chemical research, I have noted use of Hydrogen peroxide be grateful to have details of its use. Please help

Chinese Herbs
Posted by Arain (Luton, Uk) on 05/20/2017


I have recently been diagnosed iodopathic fibrosis based on C T Scan and other tests . I would be grateful if any one can give me details about using H2O2 ( hydrogen peroxide) in humidifier, such as quantity, strength of the peroxide. Is it added to water already in the humidifier or used neat of certain strength. Your help will be highly appreciated.

Chinese Herbs
Posted by Jaydee (Canada) on 10/17/2017

Hi Ld from Los Angeles... how is your mom now? Did it continue to help her?

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Becky (Austin, Tx) on 10/05/2009

My mother also lives in Houston and Has IPF. Have you had any success with your treatment(s)? Thank you - Becky

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Loren (Queens, Ny) on 10/05/2009

This message is for Becky from Austin: I am not sure but I believe I had read a post by Ted somewhere on earth clinic where he had mentioned that using aloe oil/ aloe vera can help with your mom's illness. Maybe earth clinic can help you locate the post. Hope this helps. God bless.

EC: Ted mentions it here:

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Predcoat (Houston, Texas) on 09/01/2010

Since my letter of 6/1/09 we have been doing a variety of remedies for my wife's IPF. I feel we are progressing slowly with NAC, Enzymes, MSM etc. I can't say it's a cure but we couldn't do nothing. I am hoping for several more years together and am still looking for more methods to make her life better. The cooler weather will be a plus.

General Feedback
Posted by Priya (Bangalore, India) on 03/18/2009

My mom aged 60 is suffering from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis since 7 years . Has anyone been successful in curing this disease so far? Please let me know.

Posted by Chris (Seattle, WA) on 12/31/2008

NSIP Pulmonary Fibrosis:

Just diagnosed at mild to moderate stage, but had been taking NAC with Selenium twice a day and also herbal Clear Lungs, very helpful with breathing. I need it in the emergency dose of every 4 hours. The product does not claim to be a cure, but does claim to help breathing and it does and acts quickly as it claims. No side effects. My MD recommended Selenium via Brazil Nuts. My specialist prescribed more NAC, but also Prednisone, Azathioprine,whose side effects sound so horrific it seems I would be sicker than I am now.

The Albuterol spray was given at the testing site, to which I immediately felt ill and had a severe headache. I have severe congestion of the tonsils. Is this usual, the doc thought it was unrelated. I have to avoid wind, fans, forced hot air etc because it sets me off, also I have allergies.Particularly to dust and dairy.

I certainly intend to try your suggestions. Would love any input and advice. Blessings to all.

EC: NSIP = Non-Specific Interstitial Pneumonia
NAC = N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC)-for-detoxification-what-it-is.htm

Oil Pulling
Posted by Stuart (Ottawa, Ontario Canada) on 05/31/2008

Are there any updates to Jimmy from Dallas re Pulmonary Fibrosis article? I have the same condition, but there is very little user experiences articles to read.

Oil Pulling
Posted by Alka (Gurgaon, India) on 02/21/2012

Any news from Jimmy of Dallas Texas ? How are you? My husband has pulmonary fibrosis. Have you tried serrapeptase too? Has oil pulling helped you? How are you now?

Oil Pulling
Posted by Andrew (Miller, Sd) on 08/11/2012

Any news from Jimmy of Dallas Texas ? How are you? My father has pulmonary fibrosis. Have you tried serrapeptase too? Has oil pulling helped you? How are you now?

Systemic Enzymes
Posted by Becky (Austin, Tx) on 10/05/2009

Has anyone had any relief for Pulmonary Fibrosis using Neprinol? How much did you take? Would also like more info on these other enzymes...Thank you!

Systemic Enzymes
Posted by Eddy Muller (San Jose, California ) on 02/13/2015

Hi everyone. My mom just got diagnosed with these lung problem. Please keep posting your comments. It is helping me to act quickly to help my mom. Thanks.

Systemic Enzymes
Posted by Timh (KY) on 02/17/2015 2084 posts

U: First item to address is greatly improving the quality of indoor air. Replace fiberglass filters w/ HEPA or HEPA Type(generic HEPA), and purchase a Negative Ion Air Purifier.

Zinc & Vit-A is critical in protecting & healing lungs. The mineral Silica is also critical in lung healing. My stomach nor Colon couldn't tolerate silica tablets taken orally so I have added Diatomaceous Earth powder to my mineral footbath w/ noticeable improvements in my PF. The flavonoid Quercetin Dehydrate capsules taken orally will help w/ the inflammation. An herbal product named "PainRx" is a potent anti-inflammatory. Fish or Krill Oil softgels is both anti-inflammatory and promote healing throughout the body.

A good broad spectrum otc natural supplement for lung disorders is Solaray's "Lung Caps".

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Posted by Maneesh (Noida, India) on 04/07/2015

Please let me know your latest possible treatment of Pulmoiary fibrosis. my dad is running in to advance stages and needs oxygen on 24x7 now. Thanks in advance. Maneesh

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Posted by Timh (KY) on 04/08/2015 2084 posts

M: I and others have posted remedies for this condition here on E.C.

Try any or all these suggestions and report back so we can help you.

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Posted by Septspirit (Texas) on 01/03/2016

I was dx with pulmonary aspergillosis. I had lived in 3 houses with black mold, but my cough didn't become chronic until I caught a serious respiratory illness from one of my daycare kids around 2002, that I don't think I ever fully recovered from.

Around 2007 an x-ray revealed 3 nodes in lower right lobe and it was determined to be A Niger.

It's worse am/pm and after eating or being exposed to aerosol toxins. I tried many things over the years including HP, serrapeptase... anything anyone had to offer. Nothing worked. I couldn't tolerate the oral HP, and never tried nebbing it.

I finally resorted to an expensive, complete dental revision removing/replacing all materials with more bio-compatible materials (tested for this) in 2011. Extensive, 8 hrs under conscious sedation. Numerous serious infections.

My docs believed that the fungus was adhering to fibrosis which would be eliminated with a specific protocol. The dental metals tend to adhere to fibrosis as well and complicate things, which would improve with my detox protocol.

I eliminated dairy and all processed foods that contained Calcium-anything (never 100%, btw) and began taking Bioavailable calcium, mag, and a few others basics. The only dairy I consume is occasional diluted organic whipping cream. I do eat lots of organic butter. I also started eating meat and eggs again after 25 years being vegetarian... and never felt better!

The fibrosis in my breast, which I'd had all my adult life dissolved in short order- definitely within a year. I had successfully eliminated uterine fibroids (fibrosis) about 35 years prior, which had resulted in hysterectomies in every woman in my family before me. I wasn't giving up any body parts and found an alternative solution.

The arthritis that had been developing prior to surgery went away, as did the weird AI-like symptoms I had developed. I did experience some pain in my knee for a few months and in hindsight, I believe it was the cal deposits breaking up.

Prior to all these changes I had severe degeneration of C5/6 in my neck, vertebrae almost touching. On re-check sometime after, all the bone spurs were gone, smooth edges and the disks were nice and puffy. Total regeneration. My chiro was giddy!

Another very curious thing... every time my oxygen level is checked it's always 98-100, even with atelectasis present, and they can't explain it. They say my body has found some way of compensating. My challenged RBCs are now excellent since the surgery. The current HCP, who I was seeing several times a week for a couple of months, claimed that atelectasis would come and go- there one time, gone the next. I am nebbing saline and just finished taking 2 bottles of ADP (emulsified oregano oil)- 6, three x/day. Still coughing.

My 'dental' doc did say that eliminating 'pulmonary' fibrosis would take longer. It's been 4 years. He passed last year and I've gotten a little lax without his guidance and support. I'm getting impatient.

Due to extenuating circumstances, I had to live in another house with bad mold and dust mites from Jan12-Jan15. I did the best I could and kept a window cracked year round. Of course, the cough got worse.

I should divulge that I am a long-term light/moderate smoker of organic tobacco. None of my HCPs have been concerned or consider it the cause or a contributing factor.

I'd really like to try Glutathione and possibly Oregano oil, but am afraid to experiment without guidance. If you know of a HCP who could supervise this in the Austin, Tx area, please let me know.

I don't want to go to a traditional MD. I know what they have to offer and am not interested. I also don't want to be wrongly dx'd with lung cancer, as Suzanne Somers was (she had fungus) and imprinted with fear mongering. There's a reason I'm hosting this, and I want to change that, not 'manage' this the rest of my life.

Thanks, SS

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Posted by Connie (Florida) on 07/14/2020

what is a HCPs Doctor?

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Posted by Harry (Ft.lauderdale, Florida. Usa) on 09/10/2011

Do you have to take the 35% food grade HP and dilute to 3% and then take the recomended # of drops directly in the mouth with a dropper or can you add it to water or juice?

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Posted by Nazish (Birmingham. U.k) on 03/27/2017

How do u use it? My mum has lung fibrosis she coughs all dat n night. I was thinking of getting her to try this treatment jus need to know how exactly u wud use the hydrogen n did it be better to purchase or at the 3% volume

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Posted by Janice (Nyc Bklyn ) on 03/27/2017

I would like to know if there's any Drs that work with the food grade HYP so I can get results and better administration it. Thank you need your help

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Posted by Roy (Waco, Tex) on 12/23/2017

I would like a follow up on the man named Dick, I live within 90 miles of him, and I have the same lung problem

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Posted by Sonja (Nebraska) on 02/10/2018

Click on the Reply button under his post. He may receive a notification if you do so.

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Posted by Chitra (Ireland ) on 12/17/2020

Are you cured now?