Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. This inflammation often causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing, mostly at night or in early morning. This is often linked to allergies, heredity and various environmental factors causing increased airway inflammation and resulting in recurring attacks of wheezing, coughing, chest constriction & labored breathing. Asthma symptoms varies from patient to patient, but most typical symptoms are coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in chest
Major Diagnostic Symptoms of Asthma.
• Recurrent wheeze (Respiratory distress)
• Wheeze following playing or physical activities ( Respiratory distress)
• Chronic night or early morning cough( causes awaking the child)
• Chronic unproductive cough without apparent cause
• wheeze or cough when exposed to dust ( Respiratory distress)
• Associated atopic problems of allergic rhinitis, allergic
•Conjunctivitis and atopic dermatitis
• Family history of asthma is positive
• Serum IgE level is elevated
• Air flow obstruction
General Homeopathic Remedies of Asthma
Ipecac, Ars. alb., Ars iod., Blata orient., Aralia racemosa, Nat,. sulph , Antim tart., Kali bich., Apis mel. Iberis., Conval. ,Naja etc
Some specific Remedies of Asthma:
Asthma attack in winter- Ipecac., Carbo veg.
Nattle rash like Skin out-breaks alternating with asthma-caladium seg.
Constriction of Chest & tension-Ledum pal.
When walking against wind-Cuprum met.
Due to stress-Ars alb.
From icy food and drinks-Ars alb.
After Vaccination -Thuja
Spasmodic Asthma -Lobelia inf.
Periodic attack of asthma-Ars. alb.
Asthma attack with intermittent fever-Mezerium
From fatty degeneration of heart- Kali bich., Arnica mont.
Asthma attack after sexual intercourse -Kali bich.
Asthma attack when heated suddenly from cold -Silicia
From Catching cold-Spongia tosta
Specific remedies for individual asthma patients to be selected depending on the totality of symptoms of each patient keeping in mind the environmental factors, miasmatic and hereditary aspects.
Dr. M. Ahmed
Vice - Chairman
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies in Homeopathy (BCASH)
Vice - Chairman
Centre for Advanced Studies in Homeopathy(CASH), Dhaka
World Homeopathic Awareness Organization (WHAO), Germany
Bangladesh Homeopathy Board
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Bangladesh