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Alternative / complementary treatment of asthma

While all the alternative treatments may be very useful for preventing asthma attacks or reducing asthma symptoms they should NOT be used in a severe asthma attack, which is when the rescue medication should be used only, in addition to calling an ambulance for assistance.

Treatment of an acute, severe asthma attack (especially an emergency)

The following are the treatments advocated by alternative health therapists for managing asthma to ultimately reduce severity and frequency of symptoms and ensure a better quality of life.


There are a few herbs with known anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce severity and duration of asthma symptoms:


There are a number of vitamins which may be useful in helping reducing severity of symptoms or even preventing them:


There are a number of minerals which are very important in the health of the lungs and may improve symptoms:


Other nutrients

There are a number of other nutrients which can help to reduce symptoms of asthma:

Dietary modifications:

There are a number of dietary modifications that can be used to help reduce asthma symptoms:

Lifestyle modifications:

Alternative treatments:

ensure that you notify your medical practitioner of any supplements that you want to take - it may interfere with other medication or conditions you have. Confirm with your doctor it is safe to take BEFORE you try it.


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  Last reviewed: 7 October 2007 || Last updated: 3 January 2009


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NOTE: Mega doses of any type of vitamin, mineral, amino acid or herbal supplement cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of complementary supplements.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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