Air is what gives us life. You reach for your inhaler, and squeeze as the mist shoots into your lungs… relief…
But is there a more natural way? Is there something that can help prevent the onset of asthma attacks to start with?
Bronchial asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing.
It can vary from unpleasant to life threatening.
Asthma can be brought on by animals, dust, chemicals, exercise, mold, pollen, common colds, stress and smoke. It is difficult to avoid all of these triggers. Even aspirin can provoke an attack in some patients.
An attack can last from a few minutes to a few days, and can be very dangerous if the airflow is restricted.
Inhalers are made with anti-inflammatory steroids, which help control asthma leading to fewer symptoms and flare-ups and a reduced chance of hospitalization. There is no question that they do help. But they are not without side effects.
On a root level asthma stems from emotion, as do all physical ailments. It is our bodies way of communicating with us that something is wrong. Somehow we as a society have all but stopped listening choosing instead to try and cover it up rather than heal the issue.
Asthma comes from feeling stifled or smothered. Suppressed crying or urge to cry. A feeling of inability to breathe for ones self. A mantra (saying) to assist in releasing that emotion is “It is safe now for me to take charge of my own life. I choose to be free.” Breathe deeply while saying or thinking this out loud or to yourself often.
To look up other ailments please visit Louise Hay Body Talk
For a more natural approach to helping to heal the physical HCBL makes a proprietary blend of herbs called Natural Breathing. When taken regularly 2 tablets 3 times daily as a dietary supplement it can help support respiratory function allowing you to breathe naturally.
Natural Breathing contains Methysulfonylmethane (MSM), Eleutherococcus Extract (root), Panax Quinquefolius (root), Ginger Extract (root), Mullein (leaf), Peppermint (leaf), Chickweed (herb), and Myrrh (gum).
While not intended to take the place of your inhaler, it may reduce the frequency of which you feel the need to use it.
To purchase Natural Breathing please visit Natural Breathing
Another wonderful option is doTERRA’s Breathe Essential Oil Blend. This oil is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, an expectorant, aids in cell and tissue repair, assists in asthma relief; using Breathe can even give relief from colds, bronchitis, sore throats, sinusitis, coughs and respiratory congestion. It decongests sinus passages, combats lung infections, relieves allergy symptoms and even provides relief for shingles sufferers.
Made from Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Malaleuca (tea tree), Lemon and Ravensara this potent wonderful smelling formula is safe for both kids and adults. It can be found under the oil blends section on doterra.com