“Asthma, a condition often labelled as incurable and chronic, can be cured if treated with homoeopathic medicines”, says Dr T M Manju. She is the consultant homoeopath in Kochi. In this article she explains how asthma can be managed through homoeopathy.
Asthma (az-muh) affects people of all age groups and all walks of life. Some races may be predisposed as compared to others; however, asthmatic patients happen to exist globally with an alarming increase each year. Asthma is defined as a disorder characterised by chronic airway inflammation and increased airway responsiveness resulting in symptoms of wheeze, cough, chest tightness and difficulty in breathing.
Asthma is multi-functional in origin arising from interaction of both genetic and environmental factors. Airway inflammation characterising asthma occurs when genetically susceptible individuals are exposed to environmental factors but the exact processes may vary from patient to patient. The timing, intensity and mode of exposure to aeroallergens are important environmental factors which trigger the production of immunoglobulin E (Ig.E).
With an increase in pollution levels and exposure to artificial foods and chemicals, the body’s immune response ought to break down at some point. This allergic response manifests in the form of respiratory ailments or skin allergies. Very often, this immune malfunction may cause certain skin conditions (atopic dermatitis) which alternate with asthma symptoms.
Most asthmatics opt for the conventional line of treatment which includes bronchodilators and steroids. They work wonderfully in acute conditions and when immediate relief is expected. Though helpful, patients, over time, realize that they work only at the level of relieving symptoms and preventing them temporarily. They do not help the body improve its response to allergens (irritants) or simply fail to improve the faulty immune mechanism.
(Read the full article from the April Issue of Safety Messenger Magazine 2015)