Homeopathic treatments for asthma include breathing techniques, acupuncture, relaxation techniques, omega-3 fatty acids, as well as herbal and natural remedies, according to Mayo Clinic. Special diets, massage and lowering stress levels may help with asthma, reports WebMD.
Several herbs and supplements can serve as natural remedies for asthma, including garlic, ginger, turmeric, honey, Echinacea and licorice root, notes Everyday Health. Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Indian medicine use blends of herbs and natural remedies for the treatment of asthma, expresses Mayo Clinic. Pycnogenol, magnesium and caffeine may also relieve asthma. People can benefit from omega-3 fatty acids as they may help reduce the inflammation associated with asthma.
Breathing and relaxation techniques can help prevent and treat an asthma attack, notes Mayo Clinic. Some breathing techniques, such as yoga classes, can help enhance fitness and reduce stress levels. Relaxation techniques help with asthma by easing breathing difficulties, reducing stress and reducing the risk of panic. Some relaxation techniques include deep belly breathing, biofeedback, guided imagery and progressive muscle relaxation, notes WebMD.
Steam baths may be useful in alleviating nasal congestion and preventing airway irritation caused by asthma, according to Everyday Health. When used at optimum temperatures, steam baths can relieve some asthma symptoms, such as nasal stuffiness, by moisturizing the airways.