Natural Remedies for Asthma
Since 1985, asthma and allergic rhinitis have doubled due to pollution and poor lifestyle, especially among children. The data leads us to reflect on our daily habits, as one child in ten suffers from asthma attacks. With a 20% increase in body mass index, symptoms can become worse, as the accumulation of fat promotes inflammatory reactions and reduces the entry of air into the airways. Let's explore what this means and what natural asthma remedies we can use.
I have asthma, my child has asthma, what should I do?
Your son/daughter has asthma, you are looking for a natural way to relieve him/her and prevent asthma attacks. You've come to the right place!
The natural treatment that we offer to cure asthma in children and adults is essentially made of natural herbal teas, which are composed of plants whose active ingredients are capable of permanently preventing asthma attacks in children and adults. How does it work?
Our natural remedy works by reducing the swelling of the walls of the bronchial tubes and by relaxing the muscles that can tighten around them. It works quickly to dilate the bronchial tubes and open a larger passage for air. It is the solution to avoid asthma attacks and return to a normal life.
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What are the signs of asthma?
Acute shortness of breath is the most common asthma symptom, but asthma can also result in a tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing deeply, wheezing, shortness of breath on exertion, or a cough that doesn't go away.
Asthma symptoms can occur at any time of the day, but they occur mostly in the middle of the night or in the early morning (the person with asthma wakes up because they have trouble breathing or because of a cough). The intensity of asthma symptoms can vary widely, from simple discomfort to a real feeling of suffocation.
Sometimes the asthmatic person may not even notice anything and only breathing tests show difficulty in circulating air through the bronchial tubes. Some asthmatics, on the contrary, experience permanent discomfort in breathing.
Natural remedies for asthma
How many are conscious of their breath or are they care if they get upset? Probably not many of us, but we should learn to listen because it is precisely breathing that not only cures asthma but also improves health and fights many other diseases (including obesity, insomnia, heart problems) and depression. There are 200 diseases that can be cured simply by working on breathing! Working on your breathing is clearly a way to stay healthy, as well as an effective remedy for asthma and aging. The first step towards healing is to become aware of your breathing, which is the most individual thing there is.
To this end, Buteyko has developed a series of exercises suitable for adults and children that, if done systematically, eliminate hyperventilation and restore normal breathing patterns, thus reducing asthma attacks naturally. Let's take a look at some of them.
- The snail We must first try to slow down breathing, by breathing in and out as slowly as possible (imagining how slow a snail is). Introducing the minimum amount of air necessary will reduce the frequency of breaths per minute. This exercise can also be done by counting rhythmically while inhaling and exhaling; like the snail, we can also stop by pausing between exhaling and inhaling.
- The way we breathe. This exercise is ideal for "visual" people who perceive primarily with their eyesight. It is a matter of observing one's breath, looking at it and letting it flow and slow down. We visualize the air by choosing an image we like. The air comes in through the tip of the nose and very slowly, it enters the throat, the trachea, the bronchioles, the bronchioles, the alveoli to the blood and tissues. We visualize the trachea, bronchioles, and alveoli as an upside-down tree. We pay special attention to the interruption at the end of the exhalation and try to relax as much as possible after exhalation, resting for a few moments after exhalation.
Among the many natural remedies against asthma, one of the most recommended is the decoction of ginger, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, decongestant and expectorant properties. By promoting relaxation of the muscles of the airways, components of ginger may help asthmatics to breathe better. Put slices of ginger about 4 cm thick in a pan of cold water, prick them beforehand with a toothpick and bring to the boil for about 20 minutes. Drink the decoction as soon as the temperature permits, at a rate of 4 cups per day.
Some clinical studies have shown that the use of vitamin C is particularly useful in asthma. Indeed, its antioxidant properties protect against free radicals, it is essential for the production of collagen, it helps to repair connective tissue, it increases immunity, acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps to breathe better because it prolongs the life of nitric oxide, a muscle relaxation factor for the body's smooth muscles. Vitamin C is present in fruits and vegetables: citrus fruits, kiwis, peppers, cabbages... As an antioxidant, it helps to fight against oxidative stress induced by heavy physical effort.
The most recommended foods are citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli, and green leafy vegetables.
Spices, in addition to giving taste to the food you cook, reduce inflammatory processes. As natural remedies for asthma, the most recommended spices are: ginger, cinnamon, basil, cloves, turmeric, garlic, onions, and curry. Remember not to overindulge in quantity, the taste should be perceived in the mouth, but it should not dominate the taste of other foods. Physical activity is an effective prevention tool and is often the best remedy for asthma. Contrary to popular belief, asthma is not a limit for many sports champions. Allergic and asthmatic athletes are present in all sports. 40% of the players on five Serie A teams examined, up to 50% in winter sports are asthmatic.
Afriquesanté recommends physical activity and remembers that almost all sports are indicated, provided that you undergo a medical examination of physical fitness for sports activities, avoid excessive stress at low temperatures, heat properly and have an adequate phase of fatigue. Avoid practicing in an environment with a high concentration of pollutants or sensitive factors.
A personal experience
Two years ago, a dear friend of mine presented me with an asthma attack that she hadn't had in many years. Taking kinesiological treatment, I observed that breathing improved when I treated the neurolymphatic reflex of the diaphragm.
By observing this muscle, which is structurally involved in breathing, I found that it functions as a bellows that, when it moves, allows the lungs to function in the respiratory system, including, similarly, in the chest cavity. It harmoniously separates what is above (thoracic cavity) from what is below (abdominal cavity).
When in life we experience a separation of any kind in an unharmonious manner, a relationship as a couple, with the family of origin, friendship, feelings, etc., then the possibility of breathing naturally is blocked. If we understand that the respiratory act implies the exchange between internal and external, oxygen and carbon dioxide, we can think that the entire respiratory system will be involved.
Returning to the above-mentioned case, I observed that the person involved was undergoing a painful event. Thus, after I understood what was causing the discomfort and resolved it, the symptoms began to subside until they disappeared.
When a child has an asthma problem, in addition to using the natural asthma remedies described above, it would be helpful to see if and how the child experiences a separation of any kind.
We always remember that situations for an adult can be meaningless, but for children, they can be experienced as heavy and oppressive "rocks". We must, therefore, act with sensitivity and understanding when dealing with the experience of toddlers.