There are various ways to create a home that’s trigger-free of asthma, however, many people thinks that it is rather difficult and needs a lot of money. Yes, to have an asthma home remedy can be an intimidating venture.
For most people who have not had any kind of formal medical training, even beginning the task of finding an asthma home remedy can be exhausting.
There are, however, some things that you can do that take no medical expertise whatsoever. If you want to turn your home into an asthma home remedy, just follow these three easy steps.
Step 1: Shut Those Windows
Asthma sufferers have their affliction for a variety of reasons. One of the very common reasons is allergy related. Even if the pollen and dust is not the cause of the asthma, those two things will still be very aggravating to someone who has asthma.
In light of this knowledge, keeping pollen and dust outside of the house by shutting the windows is a great asthma home remedy.
When windows are left open you allow a constant circulation of these asthma aggravating, airborne annoyances throughout your home. This will definitely lead to more frequent asthma attacks.
External air pollutants floating into the house may be one of the causes of asthma attacks. The chances of having an attack for a family living near to a highway is higher as compare to one that lives nears a forest where fresh air is abundant.
Step 2: Clean Up the House
Do you know where all that pollen and dust goes when it gets into your home? It sticks to anything that it can. If you leave dust and pollen unchecked for a few days it will start to take over the house.
Let the pollen and dust take over your house and it will become hard for a person without asthma to breathe, much less a person with asthma.
Make sure that you dust and clean regularly, including the blades of any ceiling fans, and that you change your air filters too.
If the air filter gets clogged, it will stop filtering out the dust, which means that it will blow it back into the air for you to breathe in. Vacuuming goes a long way as well in turning your home into an asthma home remedy.
Formaldehyde and pesticide residues are only two of the “occupational” triggers to which we are all exposed at home, sometimes to a shocking degree.
Chemicals such as the above are a major stress to the immune system. Our task is to see where this stress is in our lives, learn to make the changes, and allow our immune system to recover.
Step 3: Do Some Landscaping
Check the flowers and shrubs that grow in your yard. Are they plants that give off a lot of pollen? Step three in turning hour home into an asthma home remedy is to get rid of them.
Try to replace them with more hypoallergenic plants so that when you open the door to come inside you will not have an army of pollen charging in behind you.
These simple steps, if followed regularly, will easily turn any home into an asthma home remedy. An asthma home remedy such as this one will not cure your asthma, but it will certainly make your home a place where you can breathe easier at night.
These are the 3 basic steps to create an asthma home remedy, there are more steps being explained at my asthma treatment site.
Therefore, I strongly urged you to start your journey in asthma management, if you are serious of getting back your asthma free life again.
Infrared light has been purported to relieve pain, aid the body in releasing its toxins, improve circulation and metabolism. How can light have that supposed ability?
Infrared heat application isn’t new. It’s produced by the sun too. This is the heat you feel penetrate your skin when you stand in the sun – and miss when you walk into the shade. Infrared energy is also given off as body heat.
Have you ever been outside on a partly cloudy spring day of about 50F and felt quite comfortable until the sun was suddenly obscured by a cloud? Although the air temperature had not had time to drop, you felt chilled, as the cloud would not let the warming infrared rays through to reach you.
Incidentally, panels that produce similar infrared rays are used in hospitals to warm newborn babies. Even NASA has used infrared heat to keep their astronauts warm. So no need to worry. Infrared energy has nothing to do with either ultraviolet radiation (which gives you a sunburn and damages your skin) or atomic radiation (the kind from a nuclear bomb).
The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum occurs just below or infra to red light as the next lowest energy band of light. This band of light is not visible to human eyes but can be seen by special cameras that translate infrared into colors visible to our eyes. We can, however, feel this type of light that we perceive as heat.
And according to the “9th edition of Clayton’s Electrotherapy”, “infrared is the only antidote to excessive ultraviolet radiation.” Far infrared heat/energy is also capable of neutralizing the negative effects of toxic electromagnetic frequencies (EMF’s).
Because it uses infrared radiant energy to directly penetrate the body’s tissues to a depth of over 1.5″, researchers have worked at harnessing this potential and Chinese researchers consider the band from 2-25 microns as the most therapeutic. That’s 2-25 microns of far infrared radiation. The Japanese too have spent years investigating the effects of light on human health and have made great advances.
Infrared light is an important energy force that promotes healing – a raising of the white blood cell count. Why is that good? Because more white blood cells mean greater immunity. Greater immunity means greater health and a better quality of life.
Today we’re seeing new technologies employing far-infrared energy in health care products an din clinical protocols such as hyperthermic therapies for detoxification and cancer treatment.
Energy medicine is an ancient practice and Chinese health practitioners would use healing touch therapies for improved cell growth, DNA synthesis and protein synthesis in cells. Although these ancient practitioners did not know the technical terms as to why their therapy improved health, they were sure their patients got better.
Yes, the human heat from their touch increased immune defense response in which white blood cells surround and ingested small living things (like bacteria) and cell wastes.
Far-infrared heat follows the same principle: warm the injury site to speed healing. Why is infrared heat better than say, a heating pad? Because the vibrational energy of far-infrared light is unlike that of the heat energy we use for everyday functions, like cooking. Boiling water could actually damage our skin but it doesn’t heat internal organs.
Sunlight heats us in a profound way, however, because it contains penetrating far-infrared rays as well as the full range of energy in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Does it seem like your asthma, or a family member’s asthma, is giving you more and more problems? If so, it is not just your imagination.
It is no coincidence that asthma cases have increased by more than 100% over the past 20 years. Or that death rates due to asthma have tripled since 1976. Or that hospitilization and doctor office visits due to asthma have risen dramatically in recent years.
The fact is, worsening asthma cases have coincided with the emergence of the indoor air quality epidemic. As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns us, indoor air quality has become the nation’s number one environmental health problem, anywhere from 2 to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution.
How do we know that indoor air quality is the main culprit?
1) First, consider that during the last 20 years, we have improved asthma medication (although many still cause a variety of undesirable side effects) and our understanding of asthma tremendously.
2) Secondly, we know that genetics is not the cause of the recent alarming growth in asthma difficulties, since 20-plus years is nowhere near long enough for such a dramatic genetical effect to take place.
In which case, this leaves us with the conclusion that the cause is environmental. This makes perfect since, considering that most asthma attacks are triggered by environmental triggers, or airborne contaminates and allergens.
Many would believe that the air in the great outdoors poses the greater risk for asthmatics, since pollution and allergens are commonly associated with “outside”.
However, it is the air in our homes, schools, workplaces, and other indoor environments that have the most severe impact on our respiratory systems. To begin with, indoor air is several times more unhealthy than the air outside, as the EPA states, even though it may seem to be clean.
Every indoor environment, irregardless of how clean it is, will be filled with sources for microscopic dust mites (over 50% of the weight of the average pillow is dust mites), chemical vapors (your home may seem clean, but what did you clean it with . . . chemically-based household cleaners!), floating dead human skin (guess what over 80% of what you see floating in ray of sunshine entering your home!), and countless other pollutants from numerous sources.
The reason indoor air pollution is more severe than outdoor pollution is that nature’s most powerful air-cleansing agents (negative ions and low-level ozone) have a chance to break down pollution outside.
However, our air-tight, energy-efficient homes block these natural air cleaners out, while trapping and recirculating airborne pollutants inside.
It’s interesting that air-tight, energy-efficient homes and buildings became a standard about 20 years ago, in the wake of the energy crisis of the 1970s, around the same time that asthma problems began rising sharply.
Plus, people spend over 90% of their time indoors, meaning that indoor air has a far greater impact upon our health one way or the other.
Furthermore, a recent study found that the allergen level in super-insulated homes is 200% higher than it is in ordinary homes.
As the indoor air quality epidemic grows worse, air purifiers become more popular. However, most air cleaners on the market are simply inadequate, while very few actually make a difference (air purifier buying guide).
Also using diffuser-based aromatherapy solutions, not candles can reduce the risk of asthma and improve indoor air quality.