Asthma – Bronchial

Difficult breathing?
The airflow is restricted due to an inflammatory condition of the airways with increased production of mucous. The asthmatic finds it difficult to expel the breath. Asthma can be put into three categories:

(a) Bronchial
(b) Nervous
(c) Cardiac

It is necessary to have a proper diagnoses to determine the root cause of asthma for effective treatment to make a difference.

Do you suffer from?

  • Difficult breathing
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Sensation of choking
  • Difficulty in exhaling breath
  • Excessive mucous
  • Rattling sound in lungs

Nature’s Solution

A.Vogel’s Asthma Formula, homeopathic drops, are formulated to assist with the sensation of a tight chest which is preventing proper breathing, by acting as a bronchial dilator and to allow the mucous production to reduce. Asthma Formula can be used long-term to strengthen the lungs and respiratory system. It can be used in conjunction with conventional asthma treatment by all age groups.

A Vogel’s Echinaforce herbal drops will assist the body to reduce the inflammation which is present in asthmatic lungs. Echinaforce will also help to build the body’s defence mechanism to prevent secondary infections to the respiratory system during and after an asthma attack.

A Vogel’s Urticalcin tablets is essential as part of the restorative cycle to strengthen the lungs. This biological plant calcium is readily absorbed into the body cells, strengthening and removing excess acidity in the process.

Bio-Strath Herbal Yeast Elixir is a valuable adjuvant in the treatment of asthma. Bio-Strath has been shown to improve the immune system with regular use. Many asthmatic persons have compromised immune systems due to years and years of using chemical drugs and eating denatured foods. Bio-Strath can accelerate the healing of the lungs, mucous membranes and the immune system. Bio-Strath has also been clinically proven to assist with the recovery from anxiety disorders, which is also associated with nervous asthma.

A.Vogel’s Circulation Formula would be very useful to help with cardiac asthma. This formula can strengthen the heart muscle and allow improved arterial flow of blood from the heart and lungs. Circulation Formula can safely be used with chemical drugs.

A.Vogel’s Boldocynara liver drops are often useful to clear the liver of accumulated toxicity if the asthmatic patient has been indulging in fast foods, sugar, coffee or alcohol for a while. It is quite amazing to witness the effect which liver toxicity has on lung disorders.

Some Advise from Dr A.Vogel

Asthma:

Paroxysms of difficult breathing are one of the many signs of asthma. It is important to know that there are three different kinds of this disease, because if we want to select the correct method of treatment we must differentiate between nervous asthma, bronchial asthma and cardiac asthma. The symptoms must be carefully analysed and considered before carrying out the appropriate treatment.

Nervous Asthma:

If your nervous system is very delicate, with a tendency to tension, and you suffer from asthma, it may well be that the cause is your weak nerves. In this case it will be clear that in order to cure this form of asthma it will first be necessary to treat the nerves.

Bronchial Asthma:

Bronchial asthma is different from nervous asthma in that it is mainly triggered by certain climatic conditions. A change in environment generally brings about the desired cure. Living by the sea, where the air contains iodine, usually has a positive effect and asthma attacks will often disappear. High altitude often proves to be equally beneficial. An elevation of 900m generally suffices, although sometimes an elevation of 1000 to 1400m may be necessary to overcome the problem. The third alternative is the hot, dry air of the desert, which in many cases has helped to relieve asthmatic discomfort.

It is also possible that the spasms are caused by pollen in the air. This ‘seasonal asthma’ is similar to hayfever, which also results from sensitivity to pollen, an allergic reaction. If your domestic situation permits you to move to a different climatic zone you should do so, since a change of climate, together with the appropriate natural remedies, can lead to an eventual cure of bronchial asthma. Although a patient may be able to find suitable employment in an area where the climate would be more suitable, he may find it difficult to uproot himself from familiar surroundings and leave relatives and friends for a strange place, or his own family may be reluctant to move. It would, however, be a great pity if the patient could not receive the necessary support to move to a climate where he would find relief from his ailment.

Once a person has moved, if the attacks do not recur after a year or two, he can then consider moving back to his former home without misgivings. As a rule, once the asthma has been cured it is not likely to return if the person decides to live again in the area where it first occurred. Young asthmatics, especially, should be given this opportunity, since it can make a significant improvement to their well-being.

If, however, the bronchial asthma is a result of an old, improperly treated lung condition, it will be more difficult to obtain a successful cure. This is yet another reason why chronic conditions of the respiratory organs should be avoided at all costs. Negligence and indifference are dangerous. Such illnesses should be treated the moment they first arise and the treatment continued until a complete cure has been achieved, or else they may lead to bronchial asthma that is extremely difficult to cure.

Treatment with medicines and physical therapy

Drugs used in the treatment of bronchial asthma are mainly anti-spasmodics. It is interesting to note that a patient who has been promised a cure does indeed feel better and remains free from attacks for quite some time after a course of simple novocaine injections. This goes to show that the patient’s condition can be favourably influenced by the skilful use of psychotherapy. Incidentally, homeopathic formic acid can be used instead of novocaine. As an alternative, give some other neurotherapeutic treatment. Strong asthma tablets can bring about the desired relief in an emergency, but their long-term use is not recommended. These tablets contain ephedrine plus atropine, or an extract from thorn applies, as well as other potent ingredients. While the body may react favourably to these strong medicines, a complete cure is not obtained and, what is worse, the patient also runs the risk of becoming dependent on these drugs. That is why homeopathic remedies are to be preferred.

Among the herbal remedies, a preparation containing an extract from Petasites officinalis (butterbur) has proved effective. It can be taken in the form of drops or Petadolor tablets. This herbal antispasmodic is most reliable and, if administered over a long period of time, often give the most amazing positive results without any side effects at all. Drosinula Cough Syrup and Kali iod. 4x have also proved their worth in cases of bronchial asthma, congestion of the lungs and as antispasmodic remedies. In addition to these remedies and positive psychological orientation, physical therapy has its place in the treatment of asthma. Acupuncture has also been reported as beneficial in cases of asthma, provided that the practitioner is highly skilled in performing this intricate form of treatment.

Cardiac Asthma

Even though cardiac asthma has the same main characteristics as bronchial asthma, no abnormalities of the bronchial passages can be detected. Cardiac asthma is the result of a weak heart. If the left half of the heart is affected, this means an accumulation of blood in the lung. Should the right half be affected, the result is poor blood circulation in the lungs, which in turn causes a decrease in the exchange of gases.

The face of a person suffering from cardiac asthma has a bluish tinge, and breathing is difficult when engaging in the slightest physical activity. As soon as the problem has been diagnosed, treatment with cardiac remedies and medicines that influence the vascular system should begin. Crataegus Oxy is most beneficial as it stimulates the circulation when taken with a calcium preparation such as Urticalcin, promoting recovery. It is advisable to diagnose the cause of the disease and then proceed to treat each patient according to his medical requirements as well as applying the appropriate form of physical therapy.

Important factors in the treatment of pulmonary diseases

It is strange that orthodox medicine still does not pay enough attention to the basic healing factors in the treatment of lung patients. Much can be achieved by rest, light, air and sun, and their value has been proved beyond doubt. The words, “Lift up your eyes to the mountains whence your help comes” are inscribed over the entrance of a sanatorium in Arosa, Switzerland. They are an honest admission by orthodox medicine that it is primarily the air – mountain air in particular – which provides a cure for lung diseases.

Another factor must not be forgotten either, and that is nutritional therapy. The body must be supplied with the substances it lacks before it can attempt regeneration. First on the list are foods rich in calcium and vitamins – these are indispensable. Raw, freshly pressed carrot juice or raw, finely grated carrots, the freshly pressed juice of grapes, oranges and grapefruit, and other wholesome juices, should be taken slowly in little sips and well insalivated. If you observe this advice, the fruit acid will cause no unpleasant gastric disturbance. Plenty of fresh raw vegetables should be served daily. Always dress salads with lemon juice, never with vinegar. The intake of protein foods must be reduced. On the other hand, natural culinary herbs that stimulate the appetite are recommended. An easily assimilated calcium preparation is essential. I have always seen excellent results when patients have taken the calcium complex Urticalcin. Do not forget cod-liver oil or cod-liver oil emulsions; these are of great benefit and to be recommended if the patient can take them.

Furthermore, it is of great importance to influence the patient psychologically. The glandular functions must be in good order, and this depends a great deal on his state of mind.

It is also important to stimulate the skin. Give the body a daily brush massage and afterwards apply a good skin oil containing natural herbal ingredients that stimulate the function of the skin.

That good bowel movement is necessary should go without saying. Indeed, proper functioning of the bowels and the kidneys is essential for the cure of practically any disease.

Lung patients who take this simple advice to heart will benefit greatly from their rest cures and will surprise their doctors by their speedy recovery. Always remember that it is important to try and rectify deficiencies and weaknesses anywhere in the body and not just one organ. It is then understandable why recovery is faster than usual.

Extract from THE NATURE DOCTOR by A Vogel

Did you know?

A diet which consists of excessive starches, sugar and dairy can contribute to asthmatic attacks

Fatty foods which are difficult to digest should also be avoided.

Very big meals, which place a burden on the digestive tract, should be replaced with frequent small meals.

Food intolerances to wheat and dairy products are often the main cause. Eliminate these foods from your diet for a few weeks to observe your response.
Sensitivity to preservatives and colourants in foods should be suspected as contributory factors and avoided.
Air pollution can cause irritation and inflammation of the airways. If possible get away from it to observe your reaction.
Stress and its effects on the adrenal glands can often be the trigger which sets off an attack. Asthmatics do better under stressful situations when they guard against a yo-yo in their blood sugar levels.
Toxicity of any kind, constipation, poor urine output, sluggish liver, can become the trigger for an attack. Proper elimination must be maintained.
Suppressive or mismanaged previous bronchial disorders can become asthma.
Spinal disorders such as those arising from accidents, falls and traumatic births, should be corrected through a chiropractor, to allow proper nerve function in all the vital organs.
The after effects of inoculations which often causes eczema, which is then suppressed with steroid treatment, can result in asthma.
Fearful, emotionally insecure people have a greater tendency to asthma.
Asthma which is bad at the coast will often disappear if the patient moves inland. In the same way, asthma in dry climates often respond favourably if the patient moves to a damp climate.
What to do

It is important to get proper diagnoses if you find you cannot breathe easily. Other possibilities such as obstructive airways disease and emphysema, or chronic bronchitis, needs to be ruled out for effective treatment to be started.
Do not try to treat yourself! Asthma is a potentially dangerous situation. You need professional help.
A change in diet to avoid the obvious mucous forming foods such as wheat, dairy, sugar, fruit juices, alcohol, coffee and tea would be needed. Remember that bananas and half ripe fruit will also encourage mucous to be discharged.
See a chiropractor to ensure that your spine is in order. The connection between the nervous system, which is the spinal cord and all the body systems is a well known and accepted fact.
Follow the dietary advice as found in the attached healthy eating plan. Eat small meals frequently through the day to maintain a steady blood sugar level.
Find time to exercise. A regular time set aside daily for breathing exercises will strengthen the lungs and improve the flow of air through the lungs.
Situations which frighten you or make you feel inadequate, need to be addressed. Find a counsellor to whom you can talk.
Medication for asthma needs to be taken regularly. Become compliant for good results.
Avoid going from very hot to very cold air, or the other way round.
Remember, mucous is your foe. At the first sign of a post-nasal drip, or a bronchial mucous discharge, fast for a day while drinking a lot of water. In this way the mucous production can be shortcut preventing further problems.
Find a homoeopath in your area to assist you with specific homeopathic remedies. Asthma is well treated homoeopathically.
A fun way to exercise the lungs is to blow up balloons!

Summary:

Asthma is an acute or chronic inflammatory condition of the respiratory system. Excessive mucous production is often associated with this problem.

Asthma is potentially dangerous. Do not attempt to treat yourself or your family. Make use of a professionally trained homoeopath until the desired results are obtained.

Dietary changes will be of great help to prevent and to treat attacks. Asthmatics should avoid mucous forming foods, wheat, dairy, sugar, fruit juices.

Breathing exercises will assist the development and strengthening of weak lungs.

Never suppress eczema as it can easily develop into asthma, a far more serious condition than a skin eruption.

A.Vogel’s Asthma Formula, Echinaforce and Urticalcin together with Bio-Strath Elixir, can be safely used to provide supportive treatment to more specific homeopathic treatment by a homoeopath. The A.Vogel remedies are safe for all ages.

Childhood asthma is often outgrown. However, adult asthma is not that easily resolved.

Relax, eat well, keep fit, take your medication regularly, see your homoeopath and your chiropractor for support and direction. Do not lose hope. Many people have overcome this problem.

There are some schools of thought which state that asthma and hypoglycaemia always runs together. If the patient is also nervous and anxious, asthmatic attacks could result even more. Think about this and adjust your lifestyle accordingly.

The homeopathic view of asthma, hayfever and eczema lies within the hereditary tendencies of people. Some trigger sets this tendency off, usually inoculations or suppressive treatment of diseases. Consult a homoeopath to clear this possibility.

Naturopaths will find the solution to asthma in nutrition and supplementation. Please carefully read the information attached for a healthy eating plan.

Asthma Formula. Application U595 (Act/Wet 101/1965)
Contains -280 Ammi Visnaga D1, Cephaelis ipecacuanha D4, Aralia racemosa D2, Grindela robusta D2, Lobelia inflate D3, Drosera rotundifolia D1, Hedera helix D6, in equal parts. Alcohol content: 62% v/v.

Echinaforce Liquid. Application No. U613 (Act 101/1965)
Contains per 1.0g fresh Echinacea purpurea herb mother tincture 950 mg and fresh Echinacea purpurea root mother tincture 50 mg. Alchohol content 65% v/v.

Echinaforce Tablets.
Each tablet contains 400 mg of concentrated Echinacea purpurea extract (herba 95% and radix 5%).

Echinaforce Junior Tablets.
Each tablet contains 250 mg of concentrated Echinacea purpurea extract (herba 95% and radix 5%) equivalent to the active ingredients of 107 mg of fresh Echinacea purpurea plant.

Urticalcin Tablets. Application No. U959 (Act 101/1965).
Each tablet contains Calcium carb. Hahnem. D4 0.50 mg, Calcium Phos D6 0.50 mg, Natrium phos D6 0.50 mg, Silicea D6 2.50 mg and Urtica D1 10.00 mg in a tablet base composed of lactose, potato starch and magnesium stearate.

Drosinula Cough Syrup. Application U610 (Act/Wet101/1965)
Contains Picea abies Ø 19,44%, Drosera rotundifolia Ø 2,2%, Hedera helix Ø 0,6%, in a base of pear concentrate, honey and unrefined sugar.

Circulation Formula. Application U892 (Act/Wet 101/1965)
Contains Veratrum album D4, Ginkgo biloba D2, Cactus grandiflorus D1, Ammi visnaga D1, Secale cornutum D6, Carbo vegetabilis D12

Boldocynara. Application No. U876 (Act 101/1965).
Each 1 ml contains Cynara scolymus Æ 421 mg, Silybum marianum Æ 293 mg, Taraxacum off. Æ 110 mg, Peumus boldus Æ 64 mg and Mentha piperita Æ 27 mg. Alcohol content 60% v/v.

DR A. Vogel has written a book, The Nature Doctor, a highly recommended volume for every home. Virtually every condition known to mankind is dealt with in detail, in simple layman’s terms, covering hundreds of topics. His wealth of wisdom and knowledge makes this a valuable asset in every home. Should you wish to order a copy of this book, please do so through your pharmacy or health store.

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