HOMOEOPATHY FOR RESPIRATORY DISORDERS
Respiratory disorders are amongst the most common diseases one encounters in practice especially in children. Changed life style, food habits which include a lot of preservatives, artificial colors, increasing pollution, compact living have all contributed to an increase in the rate of upper as well as lower respiratory tract problems.
The most commonly faced problems are recurrent colds, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma and pulmonary tuberculosis. The above listed infections could be viral, bacterial, fungal etc.
Homoeopathic treatment has a very good scope in the infections of the above mentioned illnesses. The infections of the upper respiratory tract can be managed very effectively. With long term treatment with a constitutional remedy, the patient can be made less susceptible to these infections. Also, it has been observed that when these infections are treated by homoeopathy, the post - infection lethargy, anorexia are very negligible & the child enjoys good health, becomes active and playful much faster. This is one of the plus points of homoeopathy.
In cases of affections of the lower respiratory tract like bronchitis, pneumonia, if homoeopathy is resorted to before the infection localizes itself, then the infection is aborted even before a certain diagnosis can be confirmed through laboratory tests & radiography. Also as homoeopathic medicines are not organism specific, there is no question of bacteria or virus getting resistant to these remedies. If the disease picture of the patient matches with the remedy picture, the result is amazing.
Asthma is another respiratory disorder for which homoeopathy is quite beneficial. Asthma is a condition wherein the bronchus and its branches go into a spasm in reaction to an allergen. Homoeopathic medicines can help in reducing this hypersensitivity of the respiratory tract. By proper constitutional treatment, the frequency and intensity of these attacks can be greatly reduced avoiding the use of bronchodilators & steroids. The acute episodes can also be managed effectively with these medicines.
Last updated on 09-05-2001