Homeopathy for Asthma

Asthma comes in many forms.  The main symptoms are coughing, wheezing, and not being able to breathe in enough air.

An asthma attack can be brought on by emotions (anger, irritability, frustration, fear), smoke, chemical fumes, pollen, animal dander, exercise, and cold air, and so forth.

Consider seeing a homeopath to treat your asthma symptoms.

Homeopathy takes into consideration all aspects of a person, not just the symptoms related to the airways.  How a person responds to the environment matters greatly.  It can manifest on the emotional, mental, or physical level, and often on all three.

Homeopathic remedies have no side effects.  However, a person may temporarily experience an exacerbation of symptoms.  It is best to let a homeopath do the prescribing.  He/she is trained in the art of matching the symptoms of an individual t0 the appropriate remedy, as well as administer and monitor it.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of major asthma homeopathic remedies:

AMMONIUM CARB

  • for cough, rattling with mucus that won’t come out; lots of gagging and retching with possible vomiting;
  • keep in mind for children and the elderly

ARSENICUM ALB

  • chilly, fearful, restless
  • symptoms worse between midnight and 2 a.m.
  • likes to bundle up but keep head cool
  • fearful of choking to death
  • dry, burning cough; little, often bubbly mucus
  • likes to take warm fluids in small sips

CARBO VEGETABILIS

  • person is very weak, depleted, with hallow sensation in the chest
  • very chilly but wants to be fanned with cool air
  • associated with allergies; after cold or respiratory infection
  • long cough spells
  • gagging and vomiting of small amounts of mucus
  • bloating of the stomach

CUPRUM MET

  • spasmodic cough with feeling of suffocation; blue face
  • symptoms come and go quickly; worse at 3 a.m.
  • symptoms better when drinking cold water

IODUM

  • symptoms worse in the heat of summer and with exertion (heavy labor or exercise)
  • spasm comes on when mucus runs into the throat
  • spasms of the throat and chest
  • asthma caused by allergies

KALI CARB

  • symptoms worse between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.
  • feelings of anxiety in the stomach area
  • feeling chilly,weakness in the legs
  • lots of mucus (phlegm)
  • must sit up in order to breathe when wheezing

Lachesis

  • cannot stand wearing anything around the neck
  • attack often in the morning when waking up or after taking a nap
  • associated with allergies
  • very talkative, often even during the attack
  • feels better bending forward and coughing up lots of watery mucus

LOBELIA

  • asthma caused  by severe anxiety turning into hysteria
  • great difficulty breathing even though wheezing is slight
  • feels as if there is a lump in the chest, sensation of tightness in the chest
  • asthma during labor
  • lots of saliva during the asthma attack

MOSCHUS

  • attacks are sudden and violent
  • blueness  of face; threat of suffocation
  • worse with anger and frustration, may build into hysteria
  • tightness/constriction of larynx (voice box) and chest

SAMBUCUS NIGRA

  • especially during childhood
  • spasms of the lungs
  • blueness of face
  • wakes up with fear of suffocation
  • symptoms worse between midnight and 3 am; repeated attacks during the night
  • may be triggered by acute bronchitis or sinusitis
  • strong perspiration upon waking up from the asthma attack

SPONGIA TOSTA

  • dry, hard cough; feels like there’s a plug in the throat
  • anxiety
  • feels better  after eating warm food and taking warm fluids
  • symptoms worse after falling asleep; often wakes up with shortness of breath

CHAMOMILLA

  • dry, hard, irritating cough
  • irritability, especially in children, may strike at you but calm down when being carried
  • symptoms worse after 9 p.m. into the night
  • symptoms may come on when the child becomes overly excited or angry

THUJA

  • chronic asthma in children
  • symptoms worse at 3 a.m. or 3 p.m.
  • feels better when curling up

Also see herbs and craniosacral therapy for the treatment of asthma.