Yoga Research on Asthma Attack Treatment

A controlled clinical trial study concluded that yoga exercise regarding asthma attack treatment resulted in a decreased number of day and night attacks and use of drugs among asthmatic patients.

It also shows significant improvement in the peak expiratory flow rate1.Various studies suggested yoga breathing exercises2 (pranayama)3 as the natural cure for asthma since it significantly improves pulmonary functions subjectively and objectively in patients with bronchial asthma and should be regular part of therapy.


1. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2010 Jul;20(2):107-12.

2. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2009 Apr-Jun;53(2):169-74.

3. Int J Yoga. 2009 Jan;2(1):22-5.

Do's & Don'ts in Asthma attack treatment

Find out the various things that you should follow if you are under asthma attack treatment. There are also couple of things which you should avoid if you are suffering from asthma.

Things you should follow :

1. Protect yourself from cold, use warm clothes specially during the winter season.

2. Keep the surroundings neat and clean/dust free.

3. Do breathing exercises regularly and also practice the yoga techniques of natural cure for asthma.

4. Stay away from fog/smog during the winter.

5. Take bath in lukewarm water throughout the year to protect from cold.

Things you should avoid :

1. Smoking.

2. Staying away from any kind of pollution and also the factors which may cause allergy.

3. Any kind of cold food or drinks, rich and spicy foods.

4. Staying away from pet animals viz. dogs, cats, birds etc.

5. Doing self medication. Treat the problem through asthma attack treatment, i.e. yoga.

6. Staying away from plants, flowers, green herbs which may cause allergy.

7. Foods like banana, pineapple, brinjal, egg, prawn, crab, nuts, soya bean.

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A Word Of Caution:

Exercises given here are for otherwise healthy patients. If you have multiple medical conditions please be cautioned that some exercises may not be suitable at all. Consult our Yoga Doctors for a routine customized to your medical condition.

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