Allergy and Asthma problems
The natural treatment of asthma focuses on several key principles: reducing allergic exposure, reducing the sensitivity and spasticity of the airways of the lungs, balancing the allergic/inflammatory pathways in the body, and correcting nutrient imbalances.
More than 90% of asthmatic children under the age of 16 are allergic, about 70% of asthmatics between the ages of 16 and 30 are allergic, and one half of those over 30 are allergic. Reducing allergic exposure is therefore key to the treatment of asthma and includes avoiding not only airborne allergens such as molds, pollens, animal dander, and dust, but also food allergens such as dairy, eggs, and wheat.
Natural herbal treatment of asthma involves identifying the underlying cause and regulating immune system response. The goal of treatment is to decrease susceptibility to asthma attacks so that attacks become less frequent and less severe. Often children improve so much that they can be weaned off of medications under careful medical supervision.