Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies
Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 512 pages
A comprehensive program to help asthma sufferers identify their triggers, make changes in their environment, diet, and lifestyle, and reduce their dependence on drugs.
• Evaluates the full range of therapies, including acupuncture, herbalism, massage, yoga, and breathing exercises, as well as standard pharmaceuticals.
• By the authors of the bestselling Food Allergies and Food Intolerance.
• Provides special advice for parents with asthmatic children.
Almost everyone with asthma could be feeling better and using fewer drugs; this book shows you how. Internationally recognized authorities on allergies and asthma, Dr. Jonathan Brostoff and Linda Gamlin provide a comprehensive step-by-step program to help you identify your personal asthma triggers and make changes in your environment, diet, and lifestyle that can reduce your exposure to allergens and your need for drugs. The authors have examined the most up-to-date research to offer a critical survey of the full range of asthma therapies, from alternatives such as acupuncture, herbalism, yoga, and breathing exercises to the commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals. Expectant mothers and fathers with asthma will appreciate the information on how to reduce the risk of their unborn child acquiring the disease, and parents will find advice that can help their asthmatic children lead happier, healthier lives.
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FEEL BETTER AND GET MORE OUT OF LIFE
TWENTY THINGS EVERY ASTHMATIC SHOULD KNOW BEFORE ITS TOO LATE
CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA HOW TO HELP
WHAT IS ASTHMA AND WHY DOES IT DEVELOP?
TECHNICAL WORDS USED ABOUT ASTHMA WHAT THEY MEAN
IS ASTHMA ALL IN THE MIND?
DOES ASTHMA GET WORSE IN TIME? OR DOES IT GO AWAY?
COLDS FLU AND CHEST INFECTIONS
ATHLETES FOOT RINGWORM CANDIDA AND OTHER FUNGAL INFECTIONS
OTHER MEDICAL PROBLEMS THAT CAN MAKE ASTHMA WORSE
ASPIRIN AND ASPIRINLIKE DRUGS
OTHER DRUGS THAT CAN AFFECT ASTHMA
WORK AND ASTHMA WHICH JOBS ARE RISKY?
PREGNANCY BIRTH AND BREASTFEEDING
Asthma attacks what to do
RECOGNIZING AN ASTHMA ATTACK
COPING WITH AN ASTHMA ATTACK
THE NEXT STEPS ARE CRUCIAL
Understanding your symptoms
WHY DO ASTHMA SYMPTOMS VARY SO MUCH?
WHY DOES EXERCISE TRIGGER ASTHMA ATTACKS?
WHY IS ASTHMA WORSE AT NIGHT?
The asthma epidemic and how to beat it
WHY IS ASTHMA ON THE INCREASE?
CAN PARENTS PREVENT THEIR CHILDREN FROM GETTING ASTHMA?
CAN A GOOD DIET PROTECT AGAINST ASTHMA?
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR ASTHMA TREATMENT?
ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES WHATS THE CONNECTION?
HOW TO TELL IF ALLERGIES ARE AT THE ROOT OF YOUR ASTHMA
AVOIDING HOUSE DUST MITES
AVOIDING POLLEN CATS MOULDS AND OTHER ALLERGENS
IS IT TRUE THAT FOOD ALLERGIES CAN AFFECT ASTHMA?
CIGARETTE SMOKING THE LINK WITH ASTHMA
INDOOR AIR POLLUTION AND HOW TO PREVENT IT IN YOUR HOME
WHY DOES THE WEATHER AFFECT ASTHMA?
CAN ASTHMA ATTACKS BE BROUGHT ON BY SMELLS?
Diseases and drugs that make asthma worse
SPORT AND ASTHMA
Getting medical help
DOCTORS ASTHMA NURSES AND SPECIALISTS
MEDICAL TESTS USED FOR ASTHMA
CAN THE DOCTOR BE SURE ITS ASTHMA?
AN EARLYWARNING SYSTEM FOR ASTHMA
ARE ALL THESE DRUGS REALLY NECESSARY? AND ARE THEY SAFE?
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT DRUGS SUPPOSED TO DO?
WHICH ONES ARE WORTH WORRYING ABOUT?
IDENTIFY YOUR DRUGS
HOW TO USE INHALERS SPACERS AND NEBULIZERS
WHAT TO TAKE HOW MUCH AND WHEN
WHAT CAN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE OFFER?
YOGA AND YOGA THERAPY
OSTEOPATHS AND CHIROPRACTORS
ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE AND FELDENKRAIS METHOD
HERBAL REMEDIES HOMEOPATHY AND AROMATHERAPY
ACUPUNCTURE AND SHIATSU
BREATHING EXERCISES AND THE BUTEYKO METHOD
METHODS THAT PROMOTE CALMNESS AND RELAXATION
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