Key factors for the use of homoeopathic remedies as an adjunct in asthma management
Tak, Eugene Lawrence
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This study aimed to evaluate the use of homoeopathic remedies, as an adjunct to allopathic medicines.in the management of asthma. A.double blind randomised placebo-controlled design was used in the-trial, Thirty-two patients who were medically diagnosed suffering from atopic asthma took part in.the.study. Certain limiting criteria such. as. age, smoking, pregnancy were used to focus the patients into a more homogenous group. The patients selected for this trial were using only salbutamel; a bronchodilator, in a metered unit dose inhaler to treat their asthmatic symptoms. Limited use of additional medication was allowed, if asthmatic symptoms were exacerbated during the trial. Both subjective and objective records were used to determine the efficacy of the homoeopathic medications used. The subjective data were collected using the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (Marks, et al. 1992). Objective data were collected using daily Peak Expiratory Flow readings, salbutamol inhaler Pump Usage and Asthma Severity Scores (Woolcock and Jenkins, 1991).