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  • Acupuncture

  • Alexander Technique: teaches a more relaxed way of breathing and enables you to manage yourself better during an asthma attack

  • Aromatherapy: put several drops of cypress on a handkerchief and inhale deeply; put frankincense on a pillow at night to slow and deepen the breathing

  • Biofeedback

  • Breathing exercises

  • Hypnosis

  • Herbs: holy basil, elecampine, country mallow, malabar nut, bayberry; mix 3 parts tincture of lobelia with 1 part tincture of capsicum—take 20 drops in water at the start of an asthmatic attack—repeat every 30 minutes for a total of 3 or 4 doses

  • Homeopathy: Arsenicum album, 1 tablet 3 times daily; maximum 1 week

  • Meditation

  • Reflexology: during an asthma attack, work the reflexes for the diaphragm and lungs on the balls of the feet

  • Water: drink plenty of water to keep the respiratory tract secretions fluid

  • Yoga: focus on expansive postures and breathing practices designed to increase the length of the exhalation

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