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Homeopathy relieves breathing disorders effectively

Bronchitis is one of the major respiratory disorders for which patients seek medical care. It occurs when the air passages in the lungs become inflamed. Bronchitis can be acute, or chronic. The latter is characterised by productive, persistent cough. The mucous so produced by the inflamed airways can “prompt” scar tissue to form in the lungs, making breathing laborious.

Acute bronchitis is often triggered by the same viruses that cause the common cold. Other triggers include exposure to cigarette smoke and bacterial infection. Chronic bronchitis may, likewise, be triggered by cigarette smoke, prolonged exposure to pollutants in the air and dust. Statistics suggests that 40-45 per cent of smokers develop chronic bronchitis sometime in their lives. It is also suggested that snoring may be an annoying element in chronic bronchitis. It is unfortunate that the death rate, due to certain complications of bronchitis, has increased over the last ten years. One can blame this on laxity, or not heeding to early warning symptoms, such as allergic cough or sinusitis.

A number of issues are taken into account while selecting a suitable homeopathic remedy for a given case. In certain instances, the selection of the most appropriate homeopathic remedy is based essentially on the nature of the sputum. The homeopathic remedy, Pulsatilla, is given when one presents with “bile-like” expectoration. Kali Carbonicum is indicated when there is breathlessness, worse while lying down, and when the sputum has an “old cheese-like taste.” Arsenicum Album is, likewise, prescribed for individuals who, by nature, are “perfectionists,” suffer from chronic bronchitis, and throw up “milky” sputum.

Homeopathy not only treats the cause of bronchitis, but also its symptoms from the inside-out. It aims to pre-empt complications too. Homeopathy stimulates our body’s defences; it also augments general and overall health. There is documented evidence of bronchitis patients showing significant improvement in their breathing capacity following homeopathic treatment. A study comparing the efficacy of homeopathic remedies as against conventional medicine in the treatment of lower respiratory tract illnesses, including allergies such as bronchitis, showed a response rate of 82.6 per cent in the homeopathic group as compared to 67.3 per cent in the group receiving conventional medicine.