Ayurvedic Treatment and Medicines for Relief of Bronchial Asthma
Total years in practice: 6
A 42 year old female patient came to our clinic for consultation on April’15,2019. She had been diagnosed with Bronchial Asthma since childhood and had come with the following complaints,
Cough: Increased since 2 months. She would cough more at night with white color sputum. Her Sputum was thick and she got relief from her cough after expectoration.
Chest tightness: Increased since 2 months. She would feel slight tightness in the chest but would become more noticeable during strenuous exercises.
Wheezing: Typical musical sound that could be heard while breathing. Her wheezing was quite audible from a distance as well.
Shortness of breath or Dyspnoea: She noticed shortness of breath accelerate since last 2 months. It was difficult for her to climb stairs or do heavy work due to dyspnoea. Her shortness of breath were more pronounced at night.
Clubbing- Mildly positive
Appetite: Reduced since 2 months
Bowel Movement: Normal
Sleep: Disturbed due to cough since 2 months
Respiratory system examination showed: Heavy ronchi on all lung fields which was more on the base of the lungs and congestion noted.
The patient was treated with the following medicines for one month:
Pushkaramoolasava- 30ml three times a day with equal water, after food.
Shwasa kutara rasa- 1 tablet three times a day with water, after food.
Talisadi churna and sitopaladi churna- [combined]- 5 gms three times a day with honey, after food.
Karpooradi taila for External application on the chest and back before bath.
Diet and lifestyle advice: Patient was advised to take freshly prepared hot diet, preferably seasoned with asafetida. She was recommended to avoid exposure to pollution, dust and pollen. In addition, I advised inhaling steam two times a day.
Breathing exercises and Yoga: Regular Nadi shodhana pranayama was advised to the patient along with meditation for one hour every day.
One month Follow-up of this treatment:
It was observed that her cough had markedly reduced, specially at night hours.
Sputum also had showed reduction as well. Thickness of sputum was less as well as compared 2 months back.
She had better sleep due to reduced cough.
Overall the patient showed marked improvement in all signs and symptoms and was more comfortable than she was 2 month back when she started her treatment.