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Alternative methods for treating asthma

Asthma is characterized by hypersensitive airways that causes increased production of mucus and airway narrowing, resulting in coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Influencing factors include diet, comorbid infections, allergens, pollution, genes and emotions, which can be helped with alternative and complimentary treatments in addition to conventional therapy. Alternative therapies include herbal remedies, praying, supplemental vitamins and minerals and massage (i.e. Bowen therapy). Research has been conducted on relaxation techniques, yoga, and probiotic-supplemented diets with some promising outcomes, but medical advice should always be sought before trying other treatments.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by About.com

Related Disease Topics:

  • Asthma
  • Hypersensitive airways
  • Infections

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Article Source Details

About: Alternative methods for treating asthma

Date: 2005

Source: About.com

Author: Cathy Wong

URL: http://altmedicine.about.com/library/weekly/aa092002a.htm

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Research
  • Research and asthma
  • Research and alternative therapies
  • Research and complementary therapies
  • Research and probiotic
  • Research and probiotic yoghurt
  • Research and yoga
  • Research and relaxation
  • Medication
  • Medication and asthma
  • Medication and alternative therapies
  • Medication and alternative treatment
  • Medication and complementary medicine
  • Medication and complementary therapies
  • Medication and vitamins
  • Medication and mineral supplements
  • Medication and probiotic

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