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Re: AAFA Explains: Is Salt Therapy Safe and Effective for Asthma?

jasmine ·
Oh my and i really am loving this because this really helps with my hyperventilating.
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Re: AAFA Explains: Is Salt Therapy Safe and Effective for Asthma?

Kathy P ·
It sounds like it's helpful for you to destress. That can certainly be a good thing since stress can be an asthma trigger.
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Re: AAFA Explains: Is Salt Therapy Safe and Effective for Asthma?

jasmine ·
Yeah I tried some Himalayan pink salt from the indian grocery store and it seems to be having a really good effect on me because I get a good feeling and feel very rejuvenated..........I guess it helps clear the dust out of my system and breathing better.
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Re: AAFA Explains: Is Salt Therapy Safe and Effective for Asthma?

jasmine ·
It definitely helps for me and maybe more people who Asthma should be required to live by the ocean. I mean maybe this is something that should really be considered by lawmakers because it is all so hurtful for me dealing with my condition.
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AAFA Explains: Is Salt Therapy Safe and Effective for Asthma?

AAFA Community Services ·
In our second post in our “AAFA Explains” series, we look at claims that salt treatment (also known as halotherapy) can improve your asthma. “Salt rooms” are popping up in the U.S., Australia, the U.K. and elsewhere. These rooms charge you a fee to enter, like a spa. Salt crystals coat the rooms and the air is salt-laden as an attempt to mimic naturally occurring salt caves.The history of natural salt caves as an asthma remedy is ancient.
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AAFA Explains: Will Coffee or Caffeinated Drinks Help My Asthma?

AAFA Community Services ·
This post discusses claims that caffeine can be used to treat asthma symptoms. It is part of our “ AAFA Explains ” series looking at complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) aimed at asthma and allergies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) wants to guide you as you decide between choices that may be “likely safe” or “potentially unsafe.” What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic disease that causes your airways to become inflamed, making it hard to breathe. There is no cure...
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Re: AAFA Explains: Will Coffee or Caffeinated Drinks Help My Asthma?

K8sMom2002 ·
I had not heard this about not drinking caffeine-containing beverages before a lung function test. Good to know!
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Re: AAFA Explains: Is Salt Therapy Safe and Effective for Asthma?

Lisa Weinstock ·
I've been going to pulmonologists, ENTs ,Allergists , holistic options , over and over again for 3o years. Asthma just got worse. Chronic cough. Even went to Cleveland Clinic Cough Clinic. Cough would never stop. Tried all drugs prescribed. Did test for gerd twice. DiD Everything and was compliant. Been going to salt suite near me for past 3 weeks- hour and half day and I HEAR the silence of not coughing ALL the time and lungs feel not as tight. No other changes so I'm sticking to it.
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K8sMom2002 ·
Lisa, I'm glad your cough is better -- are you working with a pulmonologist or allergist now? What other medications besides Advair are you on? Feel free to start a new topic on our AAFA asthma support community so you can share your story and journey with us, or join in with a topic like dealing with irritants Recently diagnosed and trying to figure out treatment Explaining adult onset asthma to friends and family
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AAFA Explains: Can Essential Oils Help Asthma?

AAFA Community Services ·
Essential oils, like herbal remedies, come from plants. Practitioners of traditional and folk medicine (usually meaning those without a medical degree) have used essential oils for thousands of years, much like herbal remedies. Is there any evidence to back up claims that essential oils can help my asthma?
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Re: AAFA Explains: Can Essential Oils Help Asthma?

jjtre ·
WWe are most grateful for this article! My lungs do not know the difference between "essential"oils and other fragrances AKA chemicals. Please consider using the standard that NO smell is the good smell...we need to breathe unadulterated air! Rid our environment from chemical odors found in personal products, detergents/fabric softener, plug-ins, household cleaners and the like. Additionally, our children will benefit from a clean air environment!
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Re: AAFA Explains: Can Essential Oils Help Asthma?

Kathy P ·
Welcome jjtre - many with asthma find that slot of scented products are irritants . Hope you will join us on the support forums.
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K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, JJTRE and welcome! I'm like you -- essential oils and scents can really trigger my asthma. We have a conversation going about how to deal with irritants that you might want to join in.
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AAFA Explains: What Is the Difference Between Alternative and Complementary Medicine?

AAFA Community Services ·
What is the difference between alternative, complementary and integrative medicine? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) wants you to know what these mean so that you can make informed healthcare choices. Complementary medicine refers to something you do or take along with treatment your doctor tells you to follow. Alternative medicine refers to something you do or take instead of your regular treatment. Integrative health care is the practice of combining complementary and...
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Re: AAFA Explains: Can Herbal Supplements Help My Nasal Allergies?

K8sMom2002 ·
Excellent sum-up of a complicated subject!
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AAFA Explains: Can Herbal Supplements Help My Nasal Allergies?

AAFA Community Services ·
When new drugs and medical procedures are developed, they go through rigorous scientific study. Complementary Alternative Medicine treatments usually do not go through the same type of research. As a result, whether it works (called efficacy) is unproven for most treatments. Most herbal remedies for rhinitis fall into that category.
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