Homeopathy for asthma
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.