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Asthma & Alternative Therapy- Alternative Medical Treatments In Asthma

Increasingly patients report the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies in the management of asthma. In this section you will learn about CAM therapies for asthma and the evidence supporting their use. Importantly, since most patients seek these treatments without their doctor's advice, can these treatments cause me harm?

Ginkgo And Asthma
Ginkgo biloba is a widely used complementary and alternative medicine product related to memory loss that may have some potential benefit in asthma related to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Learn how Ginkgo works, side effects of Ginkgo, and what you need to consider before taking Ginkgo to try to improve your asthma.

Ginkgo And Asthma
Ginkgo biloba is a widely used complementary and alternative medicine product related to memory loss that may have some potential benefit in asthma related to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Learn how Ginkgo works, side effects of Ginkgo, and what you need to consider before taking Ginkgo to try to improve your asthma.

Diet and Asthma
Can you improve your asthma by improving your diet? Find out what you need to know and what you need to do about your diet and asthma.

Alternative Asthma Treatment: Is Alternative Asthma Treatment Effective And Safe
Is alternative asthma treatment safe and effective?

Alternative Medicine In Asthma: What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
Defining complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be difficult as different sources include different practices and treatments. CAM is a diverse group of medical practices that are not presently considered to be part of established medical treatment. While there is ongoing research on CAM practices, CAM is still considered outside the realm of traditional medicine.

Alternative Asthma Treatment- Have You Ever Considered an Alternative…
There are a whole host of alternative asthma treatments people take for asthma. Have you ever considered alternative asthma treatments for your asthma?

How to Talk to Your Doctor about Alternative Medicine and Asthma
Discussing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) asthma treatments with your doctor is not easy. Be prepared and make the most of the time you have with your healthcare provider.

Does Acupuncture Help Ease Asthma?
Acupuncture may help some people with asthma breath better, but the evidence supporting this procedure for the treatment of asthma is significantly lacking.

Asthma Herbal Medicine: Treating Asthma With Herbs
In treating asthma herbal medicine is commonly used. Herbal medicine is the use of plants or plant extracts to promote health and while not widely used by medical practitioners, between a third and one half of patients admit to using herbal products to treat their asthma.

Asthma & CAM- What Is Complementary And Alternative Medicine
CAM means many things to many people- it depends on who you talk to and what treatment you are talking about. Learn what CAM is, the differences between CAM and traditional medicine, and what you need to know when choosing a CAM treatment from About.com.

Asthma
There is a great deal of discussion regarding alternative therapies in asthma. Some healthcare providers welcome these treatments and others put them off as the equivalent of snake oil. Learn about some of the facts and controversies of complementary and alternative treatments and the difference between these treatments and more traditional medicine from About.com.

Ginkgo And Asthma
Ginkgo biloba is a widely used complementary and alternative medicine product related to memory loss that may have some potential benefit in asthma related to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Learn how Ginkgo works, side effects of Ginkgo, and what you need to consider before taking Ginkgo to try to improve your asthma.

Breathing Training
Learn how breathing training may help you decrease your asthma symptoms and get control of your asthma.

Is An OTC Asthma Inhaler Available?
An otc asthma inhaler may seem like the answer to your symptoms, but you need to make sure you carefully consider potential side effects and other conditions if you are considering self treatment.

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