"Rather than emphasizing the bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory drugs that conventional physicians use routinely, the complementary physician will keep them on the back burner, and use them only if the disease cannot be controlled by natural means. These natural means will include dealing with detoxification, supplying natural substances like vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and herbs either orally or by injection, dealing with less accepted infections, such as Candida Albicans overgrowth in the gut, balancing the hormonal system, using homeopathic medications and/or using energy balancing techniques such as acupuncture."   Michael Schachter, M.D.
by Michael Schachter, M.D.
Article describes the pathology of asthma and how it is generally treated by conventional medicine versus how a complementary physician might approach the asthma patient. Article emphasizes how to prevent asthma attacks by working on one's environment, lifestyle and nutritional supplements.
by Janet Zand, L.Ac., O.M.D.
Conventional Treatment, Dietary Guidelines, Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Treatment, Homeopathy, Acupressure.
Asthma from Life Extension Foundation
Physiology, Pharmaceuticals, Foods, Vitamins and Minerals, Plant Medicines, Essential, Fatty Acids, Theories, Mind Body Therapies, Environmental Health, Summary
Asthma Pearls Every Primary Care Physician Should Know
Are you misdiagnosing patients with atypical symptoms?
by Ware G. Kuschner, M.D. -
"Although knowledge about diagnosis and treatment of asthma has greatly increased in the past few years, common misconceptions and oversights still exist. This article offers 10 practical pearls to help primary care physicians provide optimal care for their asthma patients."
Asthma: Causative Factors by Linda Lazarides
Abstracts of Journal Articles Linking Diet to Asthma
The Role of Hidden Food Allergy/Intolerance in Chronic Disease
by Alan R. Gaby, M.D.
Cockroaches Important Cause of Asthma Morbidity Among Inner-City Children
from National Institutes of Health
from the American Institute for Preventive Medicine
to Avoid Dust Mites:
Some Helpful Tips by Morris Nejat, M.D.
"Although dust mites are everywhere, a few simple environmental measures can dramatically improve your allergy and asthma symptoms as well as decrease the amount of medication you may now require. Dust mite avoidance is the safest and among the most effective ways to treat allergies."
Sylvia's Case History from Dr. Szpindor
Julie's Big Mystery: Story With a Happy Ending
See articles in Background Section.
Articles from Alternative Medicine
Types of Respiratory Conditions and Their Causes
"Dr. Sherman points out that asthma that originates during infancy is generally due to food allergies; when it strikes between ages ten to thirty, it is usually due to inhalants; and when it occurs after age forty-five, it is commonly due to infections."
Using an Integrative Approach to Treat Asthma
Diet, Supplements, Herbs, Hydrotherapy
Using Nutrients to Treat Childhood Asthma
Using Herbs to Treat Childhood Asthma
Using Neuromuscular Therapy to Treat Asthma
Articles by Anne Szpindor, M.D.
and Lifestyle Options
Recommended for Asthma
Seven for Asthma
by Majid Ali, M.D.
Controlled Trial Of Immunotherapy For Asthma
In Allergic Children by N. Adkinson, et al.
Medicine for Asthma
by David L. Hoffmann
by Dana Ullman, M.P.H.
Supplements May Help Asthmatics
Cope With Air Pollution
from Doctor's Guide
"Our results show that a combination of antioxidant vitamins can benefit people with asthma who are sensitive to air pollutants," said lead author Dr. Carol Trenga, who conducted the study while completing doctoral research at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Co-author of the study is Dr. Jane Koenig, an international expert on the respiratory health effects of air pollution.
Allergies and Asthma
Allergy and Asthma Network
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Online
Allergy Asthma Technology
American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
California Asthma Among the School Aged Project
Abstracts of Articles from The Life Extension Foundation
from The New England Journal of Medicine
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V. Adams, M.D., The Asthma Sourcebook: Everything You Need to
J. Bock, M.D., Natural Relief for Your Child's Asthma: A
Guide to Controlling Symptoms & Reducing Your Child's Dependence
W. Cutler, D.C., Winning the War Against Asthma and Allergies
Firshein, Reversing Asthma: Breathe Easier With This Revolutionary
Hale, Breathing Free: The Revolutionary 5-Day Program to Heal Asthma,
Emphysema, Bronchitis, and Other Respiratory Ailments.
Rapp, M.D., Is This Your Child? : Discovering and Treating Unrecognized
Allergies in Children and Adult