Asthma Controlled Naturally: Techniques that Work

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Asthma is an epidemic in Western countries and is a life-threatening condition for manysufferers. Most people with asthma are prescribed medication -but what else can they do to improve their health? Dr Ron Roberts is a naturopath, acupuncturist and chiropractor, with a long history of working with sufferers of asthma. Asthma Controlled Naturally explains how complementary treatments can be used to alleviate the symptoms of asthma. He provides detailed explanations of how breathing exercises, dietary adjustments ...
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Overview

Asthma is an epidemic in Western countries and is a life-threatening condition for manysufferers. Most people with asthma are prescribed medication -but what else can they do to improve their health? Dr Ron Roberts is a naturopath, acupuncturist and chiropractor, with a long history of working with sufferers of asthma. Asthma Controlled Naturally explains how complementary treatments can be used to alleviate the symptoms of asthma. He provides detailed explanations of how breathing exercises, dietary adjustments and a range of therapies can hlep people affected by asthma.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741105940
  • Publisher: New Holland Australia
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: No Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,210,844
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     8
Being an asthmatic
What is asthma?     13
The respiratory system
An asthma attack
Other respiratory disorders
The diagnosis of asthma
What causes asthma?     21
Patterns of asthma
What happens during an attack
Forms of asthma
Triggers
Occupational asthma
Living with asthma     32
Recognising danger signals
Monitoring your asthma
Peak flow meters
Taking orthodox medication
Asthma in children     39
Will my child develop asthma?
Asthma triggers
Warning signs
What to do
Managing asthma
Alternative treatments for children
Controlling asthma in alternative ways
Alternative approaches     50
Breathing is living     53
Breathing patterns
How an asthmatic breathes
Learning to relax with controlled breathing
Controlled Pattern Breathing
Exercising to breathe correctly
Controlled Pattern Breathing for children
Breathing to help relieve asthma during an attack
Relieving asthma attack exercises
Avoiding attacks
Buteyko method
Physical exercise     84
A daily exercise programme
Exercise-induced asthma
Second wind-the critical stage
Playing sport
Which sport?
Swimming
Diet     96
Eating well means good health
A diet for asthmatics
Vitamins and minerals in the diet
Supplementing your diet
Food allergies and additives
Juices
Mono-diet
Natural remedies     126
Herbalmedicine
Homeopathy
Bach flower remedies
Aromatherapy
Hands-on therapies     147
Chiropractic
Osteopathy
Kinesiology
Massage
Rolfing
Mobilisation massage
Bowen technique
Reflexology
Acupressure
Magnetic therapy
Shiatsu
Other useful therapies     166
Yoga
Tai chi
Feldenkrais technique
Alexander technique
Hydrotherapy
Reiki
Therapeutic touch
Treatments and devices     179
Acupuncture
Laser acupuncture
Electrical massagers
Transcutaneous nerve stimulation
Magneton therapy
Cupping
Moxibustion
Air ionisers and purifiers
Diagnostic devices
Mind over asthma     193
Thought patterns
Positive thinking
Auto-suggestion
Hypnotherapy
Meditation
Yin and yang
Colour therapy
Spiritual healing
Some esoteric therapies and techniques     206
Lifestyle approaches     212
Coping with stress
Allergies
Environmental pollution
Smoking
Weather
Management plans and records
A plan for managing asthma     228
Monitoring health improvement
Index     234

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