There are no home remedies that can cure asthma. However, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health suggests that conventional medical treatments are effective to manage asthma symptoms. However, the website also suggests discussing the treatment with your doctor as there is not enough evidence that support the use of complementary treatment for asthma.
Studies have shown that acupuncture and breathing exercises may reduce medication and hyperventilation among people with asthma. Moreover, placebo inhaler and simulated acupuncture may induce significant improvement in chest tightness and difficulty in breathing. However, we need more studies to support this mode of treatment.
Besides this, ginger, garlic and honey are also discussed widely as they may reduce the inflammation in the airway caused by allergens. However, the available scant research is not sufficient to prove the efficacy of these medications. Likewise, hypnotherapy and speleotherapy needs more scientific evidence.
A study suggests that caffeine can reduce respiratory muscle fatigue as it is a weak bronchodilator. It may provide immediate relief to people suffering from an asthma attack. Further research is needed to elucidate the mechanism behind the efficacy of caffeine against asthma attack.
Omega 3 fatty acid is also known to reduce the risk of asthma among people. The fatty acids available in fish and seafood may reduce asthma, but further research is needed to assess the response of polyunsaturated fatty acids against asthma.
Several studies have shown that meditation and yoga are good mental and physical exercises that can reduce the risk of asthma among people.
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