Asthmatics deal with frustrating asthma attacks at the exact time every night. Sleeping well is more like a luxury for them. Keeping an emergency inhaler on the night table is a common sight in their bedroom.
Immediate spraying relaxes the bronchial tubes within a few seconds, and air enters the body.
Numerous medications make the heart run like crazy and deprive individuals from falling asleep.
This could go on for years, and the situation ranges from getting better to going down the hills. Asthmatic episodes involve spasms that grip the bronchial tubes, swollen mucous membranes and of course, the chocking phlegm.
The attacks are worse in those who live in humid areas with lots of ‘flowering’ mildew. People living in these areas feel like they are trying to breathe under water, and mold, chemical fumes or even cigarette smoke make the situation even worse. Dealing with asthma affects concentration and focus, and sometimes it is impossible to carry out normal daily activities. Allergy shots are the worst nightmare for those who hate poking themselves with a needle every day, and taking drugs for the rest of your life is not something to be happy about.
First, try to stop your attacks without your precious inhaler. You can use various methods like hot and cold showers that will soothe your spasms, or you can just hover over hot steaming water with some eucalyptus oil in it. But, this does not solve the problem in its roots.
Do a research on your own and see what works best for you. Some use licorice, an anti-inflammatory herb that is considered as a strong decongestant. Yes, this may require a lot of effort, but it is still your breathing, you know. And stress is your greatest enemy.
Colds, deadlines, sad or bad news, and moody weather can set you in a wheezing mode. Emotional stress sure is a mighty trigger.
According to Elson Haas, a physician and director of the Preventative Medicine Center of Marin in San Rafael, California, stress triggers physiological responses that often cause severe breathing problems. Have you noticed what nervous people tend to do? They take short breaths. Stressed bodies release more adrenaline and cortisol. These open up the airways, but once the stress disappears, you end up with tight bronchial tubes again.
So, keeping calm is the best thing you can do. You are doing yoga? Well, that is good for you. But, if your job involves lots of stress, pressure, or if you are dealing with grief, your lungs are the first to suffer. Whenever you sob, you are more likely to experience another asthma attack.
Ask for a professional advice, preferably from a homeopath. Some use pulsattilla, or the ‘windflower,’ and believe it brings huge success in these therapies.
Keep stress away from you and make your own stress-free zone. Do not run home right after you finish your working hours, and spare yourself from all the responsibilities that wait for you there. Walk or ride your bike, or just enjoy the ocean. Ask a friend to massage you, and you will breathe a lot easier. Meditation and yoga can help you improve your breathing. Inhale and exhale to the count of 10 will help you breathe better and relax your mind.
Dancing can also be good for you, but seek for classes that work best for you. There are special programs that involve special practices and spiritual aspects.
You will soon understand that stress is the main reason you reach for your inhaler, and once you learn how to manage it, your life will be a lot easier.
If you are allergic to pets, do not panic if a kitty comes to your legs. It is time to use the things you learned in yoga classes. Focus your attention on the top of your head, and get your awareness higher than your panic that starts suffocating you.
Breathe deeply and ‘go’ to a wide open space. It is something like deep meditation, and you are a flower in the sun.
Think of the things you love, because love is the greatest force in the entire Universe. It will keep you safe from all the troubles and fears. You will never ever experience an asthma attack again.
Source: Family Health Freedom Network