Cure for copd
Natural Cures for COPD
One of the best remedies to cure lungs problems is chewing of comfrey leaves which stimulate growth of new cells in airways and a quick healing of the condition. It also soothes the damaged mucus membranes and releases mucus from the tubes, preventing it from accumulating.
It may sound strange to suggest exercise for COPD patients as they suffer from breathing problems but on the contrary regular exercise help in improving endurance- resulting in better breathing. Daily walking and aerobic exercises such as riding a stationary bike helps in rebuilding strength. These forms of daily workout work on the heart and the lungs to improve the flow of oxygen. Some strengthening exercises exert pressure on the upper body, which increases the potency of breathing muscles.
Breathing exercises help in curing shortness of breath and improves lung functions. Breathing from the diaphragm, practicing pursed lip method, using spirometer and pranayams like kapal bharti and anulom vilom also helps in preventing lung disorders. For diaphragmatic breathing, first lie down with knees bent. Put one hand on the area below the rib cage and the other on the chest. Now breathe in deeply through the nose till a count of three. (chest should not rise; only the lower rib should be filled with air). Exhale slowly through creased
For pursed lip breathing, relax and breathe in the fresh air for a count of three through the nose. Then simply breathe out for a count of four through pursed lips. This can be repeated daily for 4-5 time for effective results.
Massaging the chest area with eucalyptus oil provides immediate relief to the blocked nasal passage. Therapeutic massage also helps in clearing mucus from the chest and relieving pain.
Acupuncture is a holistic way of treating a disease from China where tiny needles are inserted in the body at specific points to relieve the symptoms of a disease. Clinical researches have proved its advantages in treating COPD but should be followed by specialists only.
Foods which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as flax seeds, sardines and walnuts are recommended in the daily diet, as they help in restricting the progression of the disease. More dairy products and protein rich foods are suggested to build a strong immune system in the body. Too much salt should be avoided in daily meals because of its water retention property. No smoking, avoiding humid atmosphere and keeping a distance from pollution are some more ways to beat the blues of COPD. These changes in lifestyle along with natural medications will surely reduce the progression of COPD.