Homeopathy for Asthma and chronic Bronchitis in Children

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Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy

Posted By : Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy - MD(Hom)

Posted On : Jun 01, 2011 (Views : 6109)

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Asthma can occur at any age. But the Child hood asthma or children asthma is the most common health problem in the present day society. Similarly chronic bronchitis is also another major respiratory problem frequently occurs in children at any age groups. If this chronic bronchitis is not treated properly with constitutional homeopathic treatment then it may turns into bronchial asthma in the future. The common symptoms of chronic bronchitis and child asthma are - frequent attack of cough, cold, fever, tightness of chest, shortness of breath with wheezing sound on respiration, easy fatigue and loss of appetite.  Around 300 million peoples are suffering from asthma and chronic bronchitis worldwide. The prevalence of asthma is increasing especially in the children. The common allopathy treatments of chronic bronchitis and asthma with the antibiotics, anti histaminic, bronchodilator (inhaler and nebulizer), decongestant, cough syrup, steroids, though gives a temporarily relief  but does not cure the disease completely and permanently. That episodic attack of child asthma and chronic bronchitis can be cured completely and permanently by constitutional homeopathy treatment.

The chronic bronchitis and bronchial asthma are not only limited to children but in adult case also. But in comparison to adult the children are more suffer with chronic bronchitis and asthma because children are exposed to more and more allergens such as dust, air pollution, and second-hand smoke. Their immune system is not so much stronger to resist those infections. Another factor is decreasing rate of breastfeeding to the children that deprives the essential substances required for a healthy immune system of a child. So it is also another major factor of weak immune system of the child. Now a day the children more like to all types of junk and fast foods that also one factor of deprivation of essential micro nutrients needed to build up a healthy immune system. The others causes are the genetic or hereditary factors.

Causes of chronic bronchitis and asthma

The external environmental factors: Those are - exposure to dusts and pollen, secondhand smoke, faulty diet habits, food allergens, chemicals (pesticides), environmental factors (dust mites, cats, cockroaches, fungi) and temperature intolerance are major factors of creating chronic bronchitis and asthma. Physical exertion or exercise also influences to induce asthmatic episode. Certain infections such as viral, bacterial, or fungal infections often lead to asthmatic breathing too.

The Internal Immunological or hereditary factors: Besides the external stimulatory factors, the low immune system of the child also plays an important role in manifesting the symptoms asthma and bronchitis in child cases. There are many factors responsible for weak immunity of a child. Among them decreasing rate of breast feeding that deprives the required essential substances for a healthier immune system, habits of taking more junk and processed foods that also deprives the essential micronutrients required to build up a healthy immune system plays the most important role in developing chronic bronchitis and asthma. Thus the weak immune system of the child is very prone or susceptible to any change in the atmosphere or slightest exposure to any infection may be viral or bacterial or fungi lead to develop respiratory problems.


Asthma treatment leads to better results with both clinical and constitutional homeopathy treatment. Generally it’s a common view in public that Asthma is an incurable disease, but this concept is wrong. Asthma can be permanently cured by proper Homoeopathic way of treatment and the root is that Homoeopathy treat the patient as a whole, whatever the disease is, it doesn’t matter that patient is suffering from asthma or any other disease. It will treat the patient (according to his nature) and if patient is cured then the disease (may be Asthma) will be cured definitely. It is called constitutional homeopathy treatment. So in Homoeopathy, medicine is given to patient and not for the disease. It means if two brothers are twins and they are suffering from Asthma, yet medicines of asthma will differ according to their nature. This concept is present only in Homoeopathy and not in other Pathies. As we see that in other Pathies the medicines will be same for a specific disease, which is present in patients with different natures. The conclusion is that we must not be prejudiced that asthma or other diseases are curable or not curable because it can be concept of Allopathy but this concept must not be applied for Homoeopathy.

In case of asthma Homoeopathy is efficacious in severe and emergency conditions also. Asthma can be treated permanently by taking continuous Homoeopathic medicine for some time. Though we have explained that there is no specific medicine for disease, yet following are the Homoeopathic medicines, which may be given in Asthma

Ammonium Carb. ; Antim-Tart. ; Argentum nitricum. ; Aspidosperma. ; Arsenic Album. ; Blatta. ; Carbo-veg. ;Cuprum Met. ;Hepar-Sulph. ; Ipecac.; Kali-Carb. ; Lachesis. ; Lobelia. ; Lycopodium. ; Phosphorus. ; Sambucus. ; Silicea. ; Spongia. ; Sulphur. etc.

Potency and doses of the medicine depends on the nature of disease and patient itself. Patient must have some precautions along with medicine such as keep avoidance from Dust, Infections, Pollution, Eating style, Weather changes etc.

Asthma patients must take balanced diet and water in proper quantity, Sound sleep, protect him from effects of weather changes, and have some light exercise and Yoga. He must do those exercises which give strength to lungs and which increase the resistant power.

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