Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Homeopathy: Most effective for Asthma

Posted On : July 27,2015

Master Vijay (name changed) came to us with asthma-like symptoms. His parents reported that his symptoms first started when he was four years old.

They also said that Vijay had his ‘fill’ of antibiotics, expectorants and steroids, ever since.

When we analysed Vijay’s case, we could figure out that his sequence of irritating, dry, rattling, loose cough, seemed to be repeatedly ‘triggered’ by warm, humid weather. He also had a characteristic wheeze. His parents observed, that, although they could see little phlegm, Vijay’s cough, was often accompanied by nosebleed, nausea, vomiting, or ‘coughing up’ of blood, at times. We put him on the homeopathic remedy, Ipecac, based on his presenting symptoms and response to illness.

Following homoeopathic treatment, for a year, with regular follow-ups, Vijay is today perceptibly free from his asthma symptoms. He is also no longer dependent on antibiotics, or steroids.

Childhood asthma is more widespread than most of us think. According to World Health Organization Childhood Asthma has grown about 10% to 15% in the age group of 5 to
11 year old children. It is the 2nd most India’s top killer diseases. Exposure to allergens early in life is the likely contributor to the rise in prevalence of childhood asthma during the past few decades. It also accounts for an estimated 50 lakh doctor visits and 3-4 lakh hospitalizations each year.

The tendency for the disorder is genetic; besides, research suggests that it can occur in children even without a family history. In addition, children with airway disease, recurrent 
flu and allergic bronchitis are more predisposed to asthma, or asthma-like symptoms," says Dr. Mukesh Batra, Founder & Chairman, Dr Batra’s Healthcare.

Treating Asthma with Homeopathy

Childhood Asthma finds a relieving cure in homeopathy. The treatment drastically reduces the frequency of attacks of asthma; reduce severity as well as duration of attack. Also, after using homeopathic treatment, most children may not be required to use steroid inhalers often. It also helps reducing the frequency of cold. With homeopathy a child can overcome bothersome daily symptoms that interfere with play, sports, school and sleep.

A study conducted at the University of Glasgow, UK, provided impressive results with homeopathic treatment — over 80
per cent of asthma patients, given a homeopathic remedy improved, on all clinical parameters, without side-effects, while only 38 per cent of patients given a placebo (dummy pill) experienced an equivalent degree of relief. In studies conducted at our clinics, 93 percent of patients with asthma, felt ‘better’ following homeopathic treatment.