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Chinese Herb Relieves Asthma Symptoms

Chinese Herb Relieves Asthma Symptoms

A traditional Chinese herbal remedy may be significantly helpful in relieving daily symptoms of asthmatic patients, Japanese researchers say.

A study of more than 270 patients with asthma who either received a Chances mixture or standard treatment demonstrated that the herbal treatment worked better in removing symptoms compared to inhaled steroid and a bronchodilator.

After 16 days of treatment, 94 percent of those who took the herbal remedy became completely free from asthma symptoms while about three-fourths of those taking standard medications still had daily wheeze and other symptoms, says the report presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI).

The herbal medicine used in the study was a remedy used in kampo, the Japanese study and adaptation of Traditional Chinese medicine.

The mixture included Scutellaria root, Coptis rhizome, gardenia fruit, hoelen, cinnamon bark, and Glycyrrhiza (aka licorice) root, said lead author and head of the Yoshiteru Shimoide Clinic of Internal Medicine in Kagoshima City Dr. Yoshiteru Shimoide.


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People who have asthma or who

People who have asthma or who suffered from it as a child tend to be gluten intolerant. Of course they may have other intolerance and food allergies as well, but gluten seems to be at the root of asthma, dermatitis, etc. etc.

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My son suffered

from Asthma as a child it was terrible. He used to be hospitalized so often, then I decided to try allergy shots and it seemed to help keep him out of the hospital.

This Chinese remedy sounds very interesting.

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I suffered all my life with asthma...Until....

Dr. Lorraine Day, retired chief of S.F. General Hosp., went on a tour and stated that she helped hundreds of victims manage their malady by having them drink mega amounts of water. He help in decreasing the production of hystamine in the cells of the lungs.

Also, i practiced a specific, but simple observation meditation technique about two three times a day..

These days, i rarely have an asthma problem..



You can find out which foods may be triggering the attacks and avoid them. Avoidance also gives the immune system a rest and helps it heal.