Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May is Asthma Awareness Month...

These days, I haven't had the energy to write much on my blog. The spring is always a difficult time for me because I have asthma. So much of my time is spent treating just so I can continue to breathe. Anyone know a natural cure? Old wives tales welcome ;-)


Lynn said...

((hugs)) horrible to be incapacitated at such a wonderful time in the year. We have found seeing a homeopath regularly helps enormously.xx

margie said...

first of all, the flower photo is lovely. secondly, a year later, many books read, i still am stumped by my camera. don't be a dummy and look for a natural cure for asthma!! you know how dangerous it can be and you know how stupidly someone can ignore the signs of an attack. hello my son. he is 26 and waits until he is in complete distress before he runs to the hospital. not yelling at you, wait, did i say that out loud?? i am so yelling at you. be careful. xo

vchelle said...

Se'Lah, you know I love natural care as oppose to care from chemical labratory pharmaceutical companies. You already know about Apple Cider Vinegar. I've taken that for one day and my sinus symptims cleared up. Take it twice a day. Also, you need to build up your immune system, so I recommend going to a health food store and purchasing some, Sovereign Silver which is a immumne support. It helps build up your immune system over time. You will see moderate improvement in a few days. Overall, you will need a liver cleanse as this is where we store our toxins (allergies). Of course we can talk more but I know you know where I'm coming from.... Feel better my friend!!!

SE'LAH... said...

Posting for iasa:

I was having trouble commenting on the blog and I wanted to pass along
this info whilst I had a chance. Some things that might help are

A spoonful of honey mixed in a glass of water taken each morning.
Also at the beginnig of an attack you can open a jar and breathe in
the fumes.

Licorice root tea ( i think this is for prevention, not dissapation of
an attack)

fennel. I think you are supposed to chew on it to aid in prevention.

I'm not sure how effective any of these things might be, but I thought
it might give you some avenues to explore.

Hope you find something that helps.

Christina said...

Hmm... keep your eyes open but stick to what the dr. has prescribed. Such a testy thing, this asthma.
Love you!

Dori said...

Hugs to you. I hope you feel better. I know about having a hard time with the sinuses and breathing this time of the year even though it's so beautiful outside. I have terrible problems with sinus. I am going to take note of Vchelle's tips...I want to do more natural remedies.

sunnymama said...

I can't make any suggestions as I haven't suffered with asthma, but I do hope you find some natural remedies that cure it or give you some relief. It must be rotten. Thinking of you :)

Gayle said...

The only experience I have with asthma is that my niece suffered with it. She felt that a chiropractor was the person that helped her the most. Then, when she was about 19 she moved from NY to GA and never suffered from it again. I don't know why. I'm sending wellness thoughts your way.

The bleeding heart photo is so beautiful! I have never seen a white one!

LoLa said...

This photo is gorgeous. I've always heard fennel is a good deterrent and soother for asthma. I also love to use fennel seed in lots of dishes I make. It adds a nice flavor.

Toni said...

Whatever you do, just be careful and listen to your body. And, don't hesitate for a minute to go to the doctor or hospital. My son and ex-husband have asthma and you do not want to mess around with it. That said, I don't think trying a natural cure hurts, just be careful. BTW, beautiful capture of the bleeding hearts.

lisaschaos said...

I see the beautifully made hearts!

My son had asthma as a child and I know how rough it can be. Thankfully, it seems he has outgrown it, he hasn't had an attack in 5 years. We're prepared with Claritin for the trip just in case, but usually if I catch it soon enough we can avoid a full blown attack with breathing machine etc.

I hope this all passes for you quickly.

Teri said...

I have no idea on how to treat asthma. No one in my family suffers from it (thanks God). I hope you fee better soon.

I love this white bleeding heart. I have never seen one before.