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Homeopathy for asthma

Allopathic system of Medicine believes that Asthma cannot be cured by any medicine. However it can be completely controlled.Homeopathy claims that it can actually cure asthma. How true is this claim, is hard to say. A significant percentage of children spontaneously get cured with age. It may be that these are the ones where homeopathy unfairly claims credit. Be that as it may, the patients of asthma are certainly attracted towards homeopathy, and it’s tall claims.

Asthma patients can certainly try homeopathy. My sincere suggestion is that they should not abruptly stop usual inhalers. If some relief is there, they can be reduced gradually.

Homeopathy is a system of medicine which tries to ‘cure’ this disease, instead of trying to provide symptomatic relief. Of special interest to a homeopath is the history of suppression of skin disease. Homeopaths believe that when there is a tendency or predisposition for a disease – it first manifests on the less vital organs, towards the periphery (like skin). If this manifestation is suppressed than the disease shifts inwards, towards the more vital organs (like lungs or heart )

Childhood asthma is often preceded by eczema. children often ‘move-out’ of eczema and ‘move-into’ asthma. Homeopaths believe that the suppression of eczema with topical preparations, does not cure the disease of the person, it merely drives it inwards.

It is often observed by homeopaths that when a right medicine is given, the asthma disappears but the old eczema or skin rash (if it was there originally) reappears for some time, before finally disappearing itself. This reappearance of old symptoms is seen as a reversal of disease process and is considered a very good prognostic sign by homeopaths.

Most Homeopaths use good medicines and these are generally safe. There have been instances where unscrupulous  practitioners have mixed steroids in the homeopathy pills. This can be tested easily. One must be careful.