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Asthma Treatment Guidelines

Because asthma is a long-term, or chronic, condition it requires continuous treatment and management. Although there is no cure for asthma, there are some very effective asthma treatments that can help to control your symptoms. Your doctor or asthma nurse specialist will give you a personal asthma plan to help you keep track of what medication you need to take and what to do in the event of an emergency. An asthma treatment and management plan aims to:

* Reduce your asthma symptoms
* Limit the amount of medication you have to take
* Prevent emergency visits to hospital
* Improve your asthma-related quality of life

There Are Five Guidelines To Asthma Treatment And Control

1. Ask your doctor to prepare a written personal asthma management plan.
2. Take medications as prescribed by your doctor.
3. Be aware of the factors that make your asthma worse.
4. Learn to recognise when your symptoms are getting worse and keep a diary.
5. Know what to do if your asthma worsens or if you have an asthma attack.

There are two main kinds of asthma medication that your doctor may prescribe: drugs which, if taken regularly, may prevent an asthma attack from occurring in the first place ('preventers') and drugs that relieve the symptoms of an attack ('relievers') should one occur.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

How to Stop an Asthma Attack Without an Inhaler

You can learn some amazing tools to stop an asthma attack without an inhaler--as long as you have your inhaler filled and ready as your back-up. Your body can stop the attack with these suggestions. I'll teach you how right now!

As a sufferer of adult-onset asthma I know what it's like to be faced with the terrifying moment of not being able to breath. I nearly "checked out" six separate times. I'm going to teach you 5 powerful ways to stop an asthma attack without an inhaler--but be 100% certain you have an inhaler available and that it is full. Inhalers are not the enemy; they are life-saving tools that you should always use if or when these tools don't bring immediate & satisfactory relief. Remember, your inhaler can save your life. Use it if you need it!

Tip #1: Sit down. Too simple? No. It's crucial. It's much easier to breathe sitting than any other position. Sit down and stay seated until your breath is fully back under your control. The dishes will wait. Your schedule will wait. Your "to-do list" will wait. Think about it. If you're not around to do your dishes, your schedule or your "to-do list" then there's no point. Sit and stay seated. Breathing is much easier.

Tip #2: Drink some more clean, un-carbonated water. Your lungs run on water to pump air. That's right. Not enough water means not enough pumping of air. The water needs to be clean, flat (un-carbonated) with nothing else in it. Tea doesn't count, nor coffee, nor soup. Just water. Part of the reason you have asthma is due to a shortage of clean water in your system. Time to fill up!

Tip #3: Put a small pinch of salt on your tongue after two glasses of water and let it dissolve on your tongue. This strange recipe can be miraculous. The order is crucial. First drink two full (tall) glasses of water and then follow that with a small pinch of salt on the tongue. Think of it as salty candy and just let it dissolve. The ideal is good quality sea salt--but any salt will work. It can be a life-saving recipe for you.

Tip #4: Hold your middle finger while you're sitting down. Take your hand and wrap all the fingers around the middle (longest) finger of the other hand. No, it's not a "pull my finger" joke (though it may look like it!). It's a powerful energetic Mudra (secret hand-clasping technique for healing) that is thousands of years old and quite amazing. It doesn't matter whether you hold onto your left or right middle finger, just wrap all the fingers of one hand around the opposite middle finger and hold gently. No pulling, rubbing, squeezing or massaging is required. Just hold. Hold it until your breath FULLY normalizes. Sometimes that's 30 seconds, sometimes 4 to 6 minutes and sometimes (for folks like myself who managed to never use an inhaler - NOT something I recommend!) it's hours. Find out for yourself how reliable and powerful this is.

Tip #5: Do something SIMPLE with your terrified mind to pull down your anxiety. Not so easy. However, it's possible to use something so simple that your anxiety WILL drop. The simplest is to put your attention on objects in the room or place you find yourself in and trace curved lines with your eyes. What? Look for objects in your environment that have curved edges (not straight lines) and trace those curves with your eyes. Good objects like lamps, vases and rounded table corners are everywhere. If that's too stressful to find, just imagine circles, spheres and curved lines in the air in front of you and trace those with your eyes. You'll be amazed at how this neurological "trick" pulls down anxious thoughts.

All 5 tips can (and should) be done together for best results. Sit. Drink 2 tall glasses of water. Pinch of salt dissolving on the tongue. Then hold your middle finger and trace curved lines with your eyes. Wait until your FULL breath is FULLY under your control before you slowly return to your life. With these simple steps you CAN return to your life, instead of checking out. We need you here!

You'll find all kinds of healing and anti-stress tools that are completely FREE on my website: They are available to you 24/7 every day of the year. That means you can access them at 3 a.m. when your chest feels tight and you need some help. The audio tools were designed for exactly this purpose; to let me lead you through energetic processes to help you. Please be sure (as this article stresses) you have your inhaler nearby, you are seated, you've had your water + salt and you're holding your middle finger. You'll make tremendous progress not only when you're in trouble, but if you use these tools frequently (when you're not in the midst of an attack) you'll see remarkable progress with your breathing.

Warmest wishes and here's to your easy, gentle and un-encumbered breath! Providing quality reviews, articles and writings on asthma online.

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