Best Natural Remedies for Emphysema (COPD)...
I have emphysema and use an Anoro Ellipta inhaler.
Any suggestions on improving my lungs? What natural or home remedies are there?
Thanks for your time.
Hi Ed, and thanks for your question regarding natural ways to improve lung capacity from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
There are certainly some excellent natural and home remedies for COPD and emphysema. Not only can some of these help you to breathe easier, they can even reverse this condition.
Here's the top 6 in order of importance...
Natural Treatment for Emphysema #1... Cannabis Oil: Medical marijuana, cannabis oil, help oil, whatever you want to call it, is the absolute best remedy for COPD and emphysema hands down! So many sufferers have found astonishing relief with this treatment (just do a quick Google search and you'll see). I would recommend you have a read of this terrific article by my good friend, Paul Fassa, on the benefits of cannabis oil for COPD... Man Uses Cannabis Oil to Successfully Treat Another Incurable Disease – COPD
Also, take the time to have a look at some of these powerful video's and documentaries from YouTube on the use of medical marijuana for strengthening the lungs and reversing COPD... youtube.com
Natural Remedy for COPD #2... Vitamin D: Research has shown that supplementing with vitamin D3 can help tremendously with COPD...
In one study, researchers studied 50 COPD patients and randomly assigned them to receive either a monthly dose of vitamin D3 or a placebo. Patients receiving the vitamin D were given 3,300 IU's (international units) per day (measured into a monthly dose) which is way above the pathetic U.S. recommended daily allowance of 600 IU's a day.
All of the patients participated in a pulmonary rehabilitation program for three months in which scientists measured peripheral and respiratory muscle strength, exercise capacity and vitamin D levels. This was done at the beginning of the rehabilitation and once again at the conclusion.
The results showed the patients treated with vitamin D had a big improvement in exercise capacity and respiratory muscle strength compared to the placebo group.
"These results support the idea that correcting vitamin D deficiency by adding vitamin D supplements to training programs allows COPD patients to achieve better results from rehabilitation, including improvements in muscle strength and exercise capacity," one of the researchers said after the study. 1.
So be sure to start taking AT LEAST 3,500 IU's (preferably around 5,000 IU's for best results) of vitamin D3
per day, and get out in the sun!
Natural Cure for Emphysema #3... Potassium Iodide (SSKI): Dr Jonathan Wright is a medical genius and a man I respect greatly. He recommends potassium iodide for treating and even curing COPD. Here's what he has to say about it in a recent article...
If you have chronic bronchitis and or emphysema (“COPD”, “COLD”) SSKI is an invaluable tool. SSKI “gets into” all body secretions, including often thick and hard to cough up bronchial secretions, which get infected very easily. SSKI takes care of both of these problems. It “loosens” secretions remarkably, making them much easier to “clear”, and it prevents micro-organisms from growing easily. With regular SSKI use, bronchial infection is a much less frequent happening. Depending on the severity of COPD, I recommend 3 to 6 drops of SSKI taken in water once daily. As COPD is usually a chronic condition, SSKI use will usually be indefinite, so make sure to monitor your thyroid function! 2.
He talks about using the drops but if you can't get hold of them you can still use the high potency capsules such as these... Pure Potassium Iodide.
Just follow the directions on the bottle for use.
Home Remedy for COPD #4... Bromelain: Bromelain is a nutritional supplement made from the enzymes found in pineapples. It can help with COPD relief as it reduces inflammation in the body (including the lungs). Researchers from the Health Sciences Center at the State University of New York recently reviewed a collection of supplements for COPD and said that bromelain is safe to try. A daily dosage is in the range of 80 to 500 milligrams. Of course you should avoid bromelain if you're allergic to pineapples.
Natural Treatment for Emphysema #5... Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2): The hydrogen peroxide inhalation therapy is also a very powerful - and dirt cheap remedy for emphysema. In fact, it works so well that you’ll usually start to feel better and be breathing easier in a few hours! It really works that fast.
What the hydrogen peroxide does is “oxygenates” the lungs. And of course, more oxygen in the lungs means much better and easier breathing. Thankfully, this treatment is now even being recommended to COPD patients by many medical practitioners.
To get the most out of the H2O2 therapy and use it successfully, make sure you take the time to watch this short 6 minute video... The Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
It explains it all very simply. And make sure you ONLY use 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide (like this one)
. Do not use the 35% industrial solution.
Natural Remedy for COPD #6... Eat Healthy and Quit Smoking: These two go without saying. Smoking is the main cause of emphysema and COPD so the cancer sticks have gotta go if they haven't already. And eating plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, seeds and grains will definitely go along way to cleaning and detoxing the lungs and other bodily organs, so be sure to eat these by the truckloads. And don't forget to throw in 30-40 minutes a day of moderate exercise just for good measure!
Hope this helps you Ed.
Good luck and all the best!
P.S. For more extra tips and remedies on getting those lungs healthy, be sure to have a read of our informative "asthma remedies" article as well. Here's the link... A Home Remedy for Asthma That Works Every Time!