Does Homeopathy Have A Role In Treatment Of Asthma?
Asthma is a common health condition, which tends to affect 5% of the population once in their lifetime. In the western world, up to 10% of children are victims of this disease. In asthma, the bronchial tubes tend to become narrow and the patients experience difficulty in breathing. Some of the symptoms associated with asthma are coughing, shortness of breath along with wheezing. House dust may also pave way for an asthma attack if there is a history of allergy and the patient is exposed to dog, cat or horse hair. People who suffer from fever may have symptoms like asthma too. It is necessary to find out whether the asthma has been caused by any form of allergy as it may give some amount of direction or treatment, which homeopathy may pursue. The patients normally tend to have a personal or family history of fever or eczema as these conditions may exist together.
As far as conventional form of treatment is concerned, it involves a control over the symptoms of asthma. If it is used well and the impact of asthma is not all that severe, then inhalers like Becotide can do a great job. A point to be noted is that if someone has asthma and they are on conventional form of medicine, they should only stop their medication or alter it after consultation with a doctor. Stopping it can result in aggravation of asthma, and in a way, it can be confused with homeopathic course of treatment. In the worst scenario, it can lead to potential hazards. In some cases, people do not like to take drugs and are concerned of the side effects associated with them. Ideally, homeopathic treatment can be used in combination with conventional mechanisms, but in the long run, the use of inhalers should be considerably reduced. Hopefully, this can wean off the patient provided that homeopathy has provided a good recourse of treatment than one could obtain with inhalers.
So what homeopathic remedies for asthma are available? Asthma like any disease can be treated with the help of homeopathy at various levels. An ideal scenario would be to find the remedy of treatment, which matches the symptoms of the disease, but also the general health condition of the patient. Ideally, this would offer a deeper prospect of healing. However, this may not always be possible and many remedies may be given for treatment of asthma. Remedies can also be given for the causes of allergic asthma. But the best course of action would be to seek professional form of treatment as soon as possible. In no way, it is suggested that one undertakes any form of self treatment mechanisms.
To sum it up, homeopathy as a course of treatment has been making rapid waves. In terms of cost, it is cheaper, and from the safety aspect, one can also give their thumbs up to this form of treatment.
The author has her own blog which caters to the subject of homeopathy. Currently, she is associated with the DRSS Health Centre.