I use a holistic approach to treating my asthma. If something is healthy in its own right (like healthy teas or a healthy asthma diet), then I’m willing to give it a try (if you’re the same way, just make sure you keep an asthma journal to make sure you’re tracking your actual symptoms).
Of course I mostly use Google to do my asthma research, but sometimes it’s nice to sit down with a good, old-fashioned book. If you agree, then Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies might be a good place to start.
Here’s more from the Amazon listing:
A comprehensive program to help asthma sufferers identify their triggers, make changes in their environment, diet, and lifestyle, and reduce their dependence on drugs.
• Evaluates the full range of therapies, including acupuncture, herbalism, massage, yoga, and breathing exercises, as well as standard pharmaceuticals.
• By the authors of the bestselling Food Allergies and Food Intolerance.
• Provides special advice for parents with asthmatic children.
Almost everyone with asthma could be feeling better and using fewer drugs; this book shows you how. Internationally recognized authorities on allergies and asthma, Dr. Jonathan Brostoff and Linda Gamlin provide a comprehensive step-by-step program to help you identify your personal asthma triggers and make changes in your environment, diet, and lifestyle that can reduce your exposure to allergens and your need for drugs. The authors have examined the most up-to-date research to offer a critical survey of the full range of asthma therapies, from alternatives such as acupuncture, herbalism, yoga, and breathing exercises to the commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals. Expectant mothers and fathers with asthma will appreciate the information on how to reduce the risk of their unborn child acquiring the disease, and parents will find advice that can help their asthmatic children lead happier, healthier lives.
*Please note that we do not sell this book. Please check the Amazon listing for up-to-date information and accurate pricing.