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Respiratory Problems: CAM Therapies for Specific Conditions

  • Echinacea is an herb used by many people in the treatment of respiratory tract infections. Clinical research supports this approach. Echinacea appears to enhance immunity.

 

  • Naturopathic medicine is often used to treat respiratory infections. A number of modalities support the immune response to infection, including supplements, botanical medicines, and homeopathy.

 

  • Homeopathy can be effective in the treatment of people with upper respiratory infections, including children. In one study, children given homeopathic medicine required less antibiotic treatment.

 

  • Some evidence supports the concept that chiropractic can be valuable for the treatment of respiratory infection.

 

  • Traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine is used in the treatment of respiratory infection. Herbs are generally administered, in conjunction with yogic breathing exercises.

 

  • Religious participation has been credited as having a protective effect against many medical conditions, including respiratory tract infections.

 

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From THE BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: WHAT WORKS? WHAT DOES NOT? by Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier.

 

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