Any Natural Asthma Treatments??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ladybird1, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. ladybird1

    ladybird1 New Member

    I've sort of been under the weather with a bout of asthma.
    Using nebulizer with steroids twice daily, taking Singular and using rescue inhaler as needed (more often than before).
    Was not officially diagnosed until a few year ago.
    I've been walking around half breathing for years but it seems to be getting worse.
    Have about 58% lung efficiency. Allergist is trying to get it
    up so pain management specialist can use IV sedation to do an epidural block on my neck to help pain from nerve compression in my neck. Saw a cardiologist for a check-up and he says no sedation until my lungs clear up.

    Anyone tried any natural remedies that seem to work? Using the nebulizer morning and evening is a bit of a drag.

    I have a laundry list of diagnoses: FMS, MVP, OA, carpal tunnel, asthma ....and these are the ones I can remember.

    My memory is also slipping. I wonder how much is fibro, how much is menopausal and if I could possibly be showing early signs of Alzheimer (which had afflicted my father and three of his siblings who are now all deceased)
  2. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Shalom, Shirl
  3. BethM

    BethM New Member

    asthma is tricky. do you know what triggers it for you? just a thought. If it's environmental or airborn, have you made any changes to reduce the trigger load?

    The docs have tried to tell me I have asthma. Maybe, but I'm not buying it! When my breathing feels a bit tight, I take 2 Air Power caplets, made by Enzymatic Therapies. It contains guaifenisin and lung supporting herbs.

    After I take the pills, in about 20 minutes I forget I was having any problems, with no side effects at all (like shaking from the albuterol inhaler), other than better breathing. I've repeated the dose as often as every hour for several hours, without any ill effects.

    Don't stop taking your meds to try this!!! It probably is safe to combine your meds and the Air Power, but check with your doctor if he is open to this sort of thing, or another practitioner who is open minded.

    BTW, I also have FMS, OA, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis in my hands/wrists.

    Also, maybe the memory problems are due to low oxygen levels in your brain? Or maybe from the nerve blockage in your neck that is blocking nerve impulses to your brain? again, just a thought. Might not be Alzheimer's.

    sending healing thoughts and energy,

    Beth.
  4. gottagetbetter

    gottagetbetter New Member

    seeing either a chiropractor or an acupuncturist for the asthma? I have seen huge results with both.
    ~P :O)
  5. sk8ter

    sk8ter New Member

    There is a book on natural remedies called Reversing Asthma by Dr. Firshien. He is a Doc in NYC that had severe asthma all his life and went thru the usual stuff and almost died from it. He devised a program that works. One thing is asthma along with Fibros do not assimilate magnesium. The regular serum blood test does not show this. Only the 24 hour urine collection will show this. I don't assimilate it at all and have to take between 600-1000 mg. a day. Doc says all asthmatics should be on this. Take magnesium glycinate so it does not hurt your stomach. I hope this helps. God Bless.
  6. sk8ter

    sk8ter New Member

    There is a book on natural remedies called Reversing Asthma by Dr. Firshien. He is a Doc in NYC that had severe asthma all his life and went thru the usual stuff and almost died from it. He devised a program that works. One thing is asthma along with Fibros do not assimilate magnesium. The regular serum blood test does not show this. Only the 24 hour urine collection will show this. I don't assimilate it at all and have to take between 600-1000 mg. a day. Doc says all asthmatics should be on this. Take magnesium glycinate so it does not hurt your stomach. I hope this helps. God Bless.
  7. sk8ter

    sk8ter New Member

    There is a book on natural remedies called Reversing Asthma by Dr. Firshien. He is a Doc in NYC that had severe asthma all his life and went thru the usual stuff and almost died from it. He devised a program that works. One thing is asthma along with Fibros do not assimilate magnesium. The regular serum blood test does not show this. Only the 24 hour urine collection will show this. I don't assimilate it at all and have to take between 600-1000 mg. a day. Doc says all asthmatics should be on this. Take magnesium glycinate so it does not hurt your stomach. I hope this helps. God Bless.
  8. sk8ter

    sk8ter New Member

    There is a book on natural remedies called Reversing Asthma by Dr. Firshien. He is a Doc in NYC that had severe asthma all his life and went thru the usual stuff and almost died from it. He devised a program that works. One thing is asthma along with Fibros do not assimilate magnesium. The regular serum blood test does not show this. Only the 24 hour urine collection will show this. I don't assimilate it at all and have to take between 600-1000 mg. a day. Doc says all asthmatics should be on this. Take magnesium glycinate so it does not hurt your stomach. I hope this helps. God Bless.
  9. sk8ter

    sk8ter New Member

    There is a book on natural remedies called Reversing Asthma by Dr. Firshien. He is a Doc in NYC that had severe asthma all his life and went thru the usual stuff and almost died from it. He devised a program that works. One thing is asthma along with Fibros do not assimilate magnesium. The regular serum blood test does not show this. Only the 24 hour urine collection will show this. I don't assimilate it at all and have to take between 600-1000 mg. a day. Doc says all asthmatics should be on this. Take magnesium glycinate so it does not hurt your stomach. I hope this helps. God Bless.
  10. ladybird1

    ladybird1 New Member

    I am currently taking magnesium supplement.
    I had all the carpet removed last year and got tile.
    I think there may be something in the ducts or something.
    I have an older house. I need to have them checked.


    I thank everyone who gave their advice and support.
  11. tansy

    tansy New Member

    A plant-based compound significantly improves lung function in patients with moderate to severe asthma, producing results comparable to those of the steroid drug prednisone.

    ASHMI

    The mixture consists of the extracts of three herbs, and is called the anti-asthma herbal medicine intervention (ASHMI). ASHMI is a simplified version of a 14-herb medication used to treat asthma in Chinese hospitals.

    First Controlled Study

    It is the first time a controlled study has shown Chinese herbal medicine proving as effective as a corticosteroid for aiding asthma patients. The study was conducted on over 90 patients who were given either oral ASHMI, prednisone, or a placebo.

    After four weeks, both the ASHMI and prednisone groups showed significant lung function improvement. There was a slight, but still measurable, greater improvement in the prednisone group.

    Doesn't Impair Adrenal Function

    ASHMI, however, unlike prednisone, also has the benefit of having no negative effects on adrenal function.

    Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology September 2005; 116(3): 517-524