Homeopathy can in my personal experience:
- reduce the need for orthodox medication in the management of asthma
- reduce the level of asthma symptoms
- can be particularly helpful for babies and children
- adults who have developed asthma recently or are experiencing a return of childhood symptoms
To an orthodox doctor, the treatment is simple. It is called ‘step care’, which means you start with a Salbutamol (Ventolin, etc) inhaler. If that does not control symptoms, you add a steroid inhaler to prevent attacks. If an attack occurs despite this treatment, you increase the dose or add more medication.
Despite this medication people still get attacks. This scheme has simplified the treatment of asthma, whilst the use of nebulisers has prevented many people going into hospital. What do you do if your asthma is so bad you already take all of the above? What do you do if you want more than palliation of your symptoms? What do you do if you have side effects from the medication? You might turn to homeopathy.
Orthodox medication can be life saving and should not be stopped unless you have been well for a long time and you have discussed this with your GP. You can take homeopathic and conventional medication together.
Prognosis and treatment plan
I have found that the cases of asthma that come to me can be divided into several categories and these all have a different prognosis and treatment plan.
Babies with asthma, these young ones often respond very well, to the great relief of parents who do not want to have to give their babies repeated doses of steroids or antibiotics. Some babies with severe asthma and a generally weaker state of health can require a longer course of treatment.
Children who have developed asthma recently tend to respond relatively quickly to homeopathic treatment. Children who have had asthma for a longer time, more than a year, usually require a longer course of treatment
Adults who have either developed asthma recently or who have recently developed a return of childhood symptoms generally respond quickly to homeopathic treatment.
Chronic adult asthmatics are obviously the most difficult to treat. The treatment will take a long time and require a greater commitment on your part. Results will not be miraculous, but there can be a general improvement in health and well-being and some amelioration of asthmatic symptoms.
How long will it take?
This varies from person to person and is individual in the light of the above. At the first consultation we will discuss your individual treatment plan.
The kind of questions that you will be asked about your asthma
People are often glad of the opportunity to talk for the first time in their lives about their symptoms and to be listened to, often in more detail than ever before. This is because there is no standard treatment every case is treated individually – it is the person who is being treated not the disease.
Some things patients have said about how Homeopathy helped them (these statements represent personal opinion)
”Thank you so much for the opportunity to be healed of my asthma…may you long carry on helping people to find a way out of the drugs trap”
”The remedies have worked well for my daughter; she has been much healthier this year and has not needed to use any inhalers for nine months now. The remedy you gave her to take always works if she starts to get a bit chesty.”
‘‘I still have occasional symptoms, but they are much milder and I no longer even need to use my inhaler.”
Are natural, non-addictive and without side effects making them particularly suitable for babies, the elderly and anyone who wishes a more natural treatment. They are specially prepared from plant, mineral and organic sources.
About myself and my experience with asthma
I am a classically trained homeopath and have been in practice since graduating from the North West Collgee of Homeopathy in 2009.
Both of my sons were diagnosed with asthma by the time they were six months old. My eldest son was a severe asthma with numerous hospital admissions. He was treated conventionally with steroids and antibiotics but this was destroying his immune system, which led to more severe and frequent asthma attacks. It was terrifying and I felt helpless to do anything to help him. When he was about five years old, I discovered homeopathy and he began treatment. This changed our lives. I was so inspired by the improvement in my son’s health that I went for homeopathic treatment myself, and also for my younger son who was covered in eczema. The results blew me away and I went on to study homeopathy for myself, and now treat many asthmatics in my own practice.
The National Asthma Campaign 1997 Members’ Survey (January 1997) reported that homeopathy was the complementary therapy used by the most number of sufferers, after breathing techniques.
”Many of our practitioner have had great success in treating people with asthma and we applaud the National Asthma Campaign for supporting this integrated approach to treatment” Zofia Dymitr, Chairwomen Society of Homeopaths, National Asthma Campaign press release July 1997.