Homeopathic TreatmentsHomeopathic treatments are a method of treating diseases by using a system of medicines that use the body's own innate healing abilities. These medicines come in the form of specially prepared remedies in liquid, capsule or ointment form.
Because every case of asthma is different, each patient's case should be examined individually by a qualified homeopath. Make sure to tell the homeopath the causes of the attacks, exact symptoms and facts that make the asthma attacks better or worse, and remember that there is no cure-all remedy.
Common IngredientsThe following list includes some of the most common ingredients, with an indication of who should take them. This is by no means an exhaustive list. You should consult with a certified homeopath in order to prepare the right remedies for your case.
Antimonium tartaricum: usually given to children with rattling coughs that do not produce any mucus. Symptoms usually are made worse by anger or feelings of annoyance. Patients will usually feel weak or drowsy with symptoms at their worst around the early morning hours. Patients usually prefer cool rooms, even if they have chills, rather than warm, stuffy rooms.
Arsenicum alb: usually prescribed for restless, anxious asthmatics whose symptoms are only periodic in nature. Patients usually will be thirsty but can only handle a few sips at a time.
Blatta orientali: prescribed to control acute attacks. This medication must be followed by conventional treatments.
Drosera: used for violent, erratic symptoms such as vomiting and cyanois (blue skin) during attacks. Used for preventative care, not during an attack.
Ipecac: prescribed for coughing that leads to vomiting.
Pothos foetida: used for asthmatics who are aggravated by dust and feel better after a bowel movement.
Phosporos: used for noisy, wheezy breathing and coughing in person who is always anxious and needing reassurance all the time.
Spongia: recommended for children who have a dry, croupy (whooping noise) cough which is worse in the early night. These children tend to feel better after having warm food or drink.
ConclusionsHomeopathic treatment is an excellent way to help build up a stronger arsenal of ways to handle and maintain asthma.
As stated before, there is no one cure-all remedy for asthmatics looking to incorporate homeopathic treatments in their medical plan. Used alone, homeopathic medicines will not completely prevent attacks or symptoms. They are to be used in conjunction with the standard medications prescribed by your family doctor or specialist.
In case of emergencies or severe attacks, take the conventional medicine as prescribed and contact emergency services.