Non-Drug Treatment of Allergic Diseases

Non-Drug Treatment of Allergic Diseases

Non-pharmacological treatment methods for allergic diseases: why are they needed?

In connection with the general steroid phobia, that is, the fear of hormonal drugs that occurs due to ignorance, non-drug methods are gaining momentum.

The phrase “medicine is evil, I will be treated without them” is very popular amoung patients. But are non-drug treatments for asthma really that good?”

Note: bronchial asthma is a disease in which allergic inflammation occurs. This inflammation is the cause of all troubles, and neither acupuncture, nor therapeutic breathing, nor saline suspensions, nor proper nutrition can cope with the already existing inflammation. They can limit its spread, train the airways to reduce their excessive reactivity, prevent excessive inflammation, but cannot remove the already existing inflammation.

Therefore, none of the non-pharmacological methods can replace basic therapy.

Moreover, the described negative actions of medical respiration, for example, are associated not only with a violation of the technique of execution but also with the rejection of drug therapy.

At the same time, basic asthma therapy does not train bronchi, does not enhance the evacuation of bronchial contents, does not strengthen anti-infectious immunity, and all this is important for the effective control of asthma.

Auxiliary methods can cope with these tasks

Various breathing exercises:

  • contribute to the effective evacuation of sputum, which is difficult for asthmatics, especially in children due to age-related features of the chest);
  • promote “training” of respiratory organs receptors, due to the volume of movements improves the evacuation of sputum;
  • promote “training” of respiratory organs receptors.

Salt cave:

  • adaptogen allows the immune, nervous, endocrine, respiratory systems to improve the efficiency of their work and better adapt to changing conditions;
  • speleotherapy is better than halotherapy, thanks to the diversity of trace element composition;
  • caves should be located in a medical facility and undergo an annual inspection and maintenance;
  • salt caves can be only visited in the case of remission with the achieved control of asthma;
  • the course should be 15-20 sessions at about the same time of day.


  • adaptogen;
  • trains the thermoreceptors and vascular and bronchial receptors so that they respond correctly to temperature fluctuations;
  • forms resistance to cooling and overheating.


Perfect sports combine the properties of tempering and breathing exercises:

  • swimming;
  • figure skating;
  • hockey;
  • game sports;
  • yoga (breathing exercises).

Important: you should not try to reach high achievements in sports. This activity should be supportive.

What is NOT recommended?

  • homeopathy;
  • phytotherapy;
  • acupuncture.


  • no evidence of effectiveness;
  • risks of incompatibility with drug therapy;
  • no proof of safety;
  • risks of asthma exacerbation.

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7 responses to “Non-Drug Treatment of Allergic Diseases”

  1. Loganpo says:

    I have another opinion about homeopathy. It removes the attack of laryngitis in 10 minutes, hives – in half an hour. There are good drugs for asthma. You only need a good doctor. I listen to everyone, but do my own thing.

    • Asthma.School says:

      A personal example cannot be the basis for recommendations to all patients. There is the concept of “evidence base” – this is a study with a large number of participants, conducted so as to exclude a subjective assessment. In such studies, evidence of homeopathy effectiveness was not revealed.

  2. 12Nathan says:

    Thanks for the information, but still what is tempering?

    • Asthma.School says:

      Tempering involves a gradual increase in the intensity of cold exposure. You should do it gradually. You can also practice air baths (wearing a minimum of clothes in a cool room), wet wiping, outdoor sports, sports on ice. The meaning of hardening in adaptation to new conditions.

  3. Loganpo says:

    My daughter has been tempering herself for a couple of years. Now she is 17. She sleeps with the open window for the whole winter. She has a cold only once a year.

  4. Loganpo says:

    I’m also interested in tempering. Will you have a separate article about it?

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