Emphysema from a Holistic Perspective
Is Emphysema Life threatening?
Emphysema refers to a progressively degenerative condition where lungs lose their elasticity as the alveolar walls get destroyed. This reduces the expansion capacity of the lungs, resulting in an inadequate supply of oxygen to the body and an inadequate exchange of carbon dioxide, which leads the person to a rapid downward spiral where their quality of life rapidly declines sometimes leading to death.
Emphysema is almost always part of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). However, COPD is a broader blanket term that also includes Chronic Bronchitis. Bronchodilators and steroids are two of the most popular US FDA approved treatments of Emphysema, but, they only temporarily mask symptoms while doing nothing to restore lung health.
Our Doctors firmly believe that an ideal approach would be to address the root cause, rejuvenate and strengthen the lungs, and improve the elasticity of the alveolar walls. Ayurveda, TCM and Homeopathy have a long history, supported by modern research of potentially benefiting the structure and function of your lungs. Helping the lungs is of obvious importance here and there is no lack of prior use or modern evidence to show that nature can benefit your lungs. Sooner or later, you’ll realize that nature completes you in many ways, and this is why we are able to stand by it night and day!
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How do Biogetica Doctors formulate their Lung Health Protocols?
Biogetica doctors select each ingredient based on precedent setting research from every tradition. Numerous herbs, homeopathic ingredients and supplements are being studied globally for improving lung function and balancing your respiratory system.
Below is information on the more compelling and popular ingredients that we have found after studying all possibilities from traditional medicine systems and the latest research available today.
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Research on Herbal Ingredients:
- Curcuma longa: Curcumin extracted from Curcuma longa or turmeric is traditionally believed to be effective against inflammation. It is believed to inhibit the formation of inflammatory cells and promote healthy functioning of air sacs. An In vivo study reported that curcumin helped improve lung functions by reducing the inflammatory cells induced by cigarette smoke.1
- Panax Ginseng: This herb possesses constituents that are traditionally believed to improve lung function and alleviate inflammatory responses. A recent study highlighted that ginseng has antioxidant properties that may prove beneficial in limiting processes that compromise lung health.2
- Nigella Sativa: Popularly known as Black Cumin, the extracts or seeds of this plant have so many therapeutic properties that traditional medicinal systems term it as a panacea of all health issues. A study indicated that seeds of this plant were found to potentially lessen cigarette smoke and elastase induced pulmonary inflammation and also improve breathing capacity. Furthermore, the plant extract had no reported side effect even at high doses.3
Research on Homeopathic ingredients:
- Antimonium tartaricum: It is a well known homeopathic remedy traditionally used for healing inflamed respiratory passages. Studies suggest that it boosts the immune system, expels mucus and improves the structure and functioning of the bronchioles.4
Research on Nutritional ingredients:
- Vitamin D: This vitamin is believed to greatly help in improving the structure and functions of the lungs. It is also potentially involved in improving bone health that is often adversely affected as a result of using corticosteroids. In the randomized clinical study conducted, Vitamin D supplementation improved lung function and greatly benefitted in clearing mucus, improving breathlessness and easing chest tightness.5
Do Natural Remedies Help in Improving Lung Function?
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The word Emphysema means 'inflation'. In Emphysema, the lungs lose their elasticity and become dilated with air.
Our lungs are normally very spongy and elastic. There are about 3 million tiny structures called alveoli in each lung. Alveoli are very small air sacs that are arranged like a bunch of grapes. It is here that the transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.
In Emphysema, the alveolar walls are destroyed. This makes the lungs stiffer and less elastic. As a result, air is unable to move out of the lungs properly and gets trapped inside the lungs. The reduced expansion of the lungs during the next breath reduces the amount of air that is inhaled. As a result, there is inadequate supply of oxygen to the body.
Emphysema falls in the broad category of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It is an irreversible state, but the progression of the disease can often be slowed down with correct lifestyle changes and appropriate medication.
Causes of Emphysema
Emphysema occurs due to destruction of the alveolar tissue. There are many reasons for this and risk factors that are associated with it. These include:
Smoking: Cigarette smoke causes inflammation and irritation of airways and destroys alveoli. It disrupts the sweeping action of the tiny hair called cilia that help to keep the airways clean.
This results in mucus build-up, which attracts bacteria and leads to infection. The immune cells of the lungs are constantly triggered to release destructive enzymes to combat the bacterial infection. Over a period of time, these enzymes lead to loss of the proteins that help maintain the elasticity of lungs.
In healthy individuals, there is a substance in the lungs called Alpha-1-antitrypsin. This protects the lung tissues from the destructive action of Trypsin. But in certain people, there is deficiency of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin. As a result, the lung tissue is slowly destroyed. This decreases the ability of the lungs to perform properly.
Air pollution irritates the airways in a manner similar to cigarette smoke. Over a period of time, it leads to inflammation and tissue destruction.
People who have a family history of Emphysema are at a higher risk of developing it.
Men are more likely to develop Emphysema than women. The exact reason for this is unknown, but differences between male and female hormones are suspected.
Lung functioning declines with age, so older people are more prone to develop Emphysema.
People suffering from bronchial asthma or chronic bronchitis are at a higher risk of Emphysema.
Symptoms of Emphysema
The development of Emphysema is a very gradual process. A person may first observe any one of the following symptoms, as they develop slowly:
Persistent Cough - The cilia which are responsible for clearing up the airway passage are affected. As a result, there is lot of mucus in the passage, which does not get cleared up and leads to persistent cough.
Shortness of Breath - Gradual accumulation of mucus leads to blockage of the airways and further inflammation, causing breathlessness.
Purse-lip Breathing - This is a characteristic of emphysema that is assumed to be adopted as an attempt to aid exhalation against the resistance, to prevent air trapping.
Diagnosis of Emphysema
If the physician suspects Emphysema, he may first perform a complete physical examination, carefully examining the shape of the chest. People with Emphysema may develop a barrel chest (the distance from the chest to the back is reduced). After this, the physician may advise the following tests:
Chest X-Ray - This will indicate if there is any infection present in the passages.
Lung function tests - These tests measure the functional capacity of the lungs and help the doctor understand the condition of the lungs.
Blood tests - These may be done to check the white blood-cell count, which increases during an acute infection. In suspected cases, blood is also screened for genetic diseases like alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. Very often, blood is also tested for levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
The peer-reviewed published research quoted on this page represents some of the studies done on natural remedies for Emphysema. More such studies can be found on pubmed or google scholar. Our doctors participate in or evaluate research from all traditions before formulating our precedent-setting kits. However, the laws on natural medicine vary, from country to country, and we, therefore, make no claims beyond those made by the FDA in your country who is the only authority that can legally make a claim to cure, treat, or mitigate a disease. You are welcome to discuss this research with your doctors. If they truly care about your health they too will take the time to study it with an open mind. You may then take our all natural products for Immune support and Lung health. Biogetica supports you in your right to know and chose and we vow to be with you every step of the way. No one will be turned away from receiving our natural remedies even if they cannot pay.
Conventional treatment has no cure for emphysema. However, there are many medications to relieve symptoms and assuage the damage.
- Inhalers (bronchodilators) to open the airways, such as ipratropium (Atrovent), tiotropium (Spiriva), salmeterol (Serevent), formoterol (Foradil), or albuterol
- Anti-inflammatory medications such as montelukast (Singulair) and roflimulast are sometimes used
At times, steroids may be prescribed by doctors to reduce lung inflammation. Steroids affect the body in the following ways. Their main mechanism of action includes decreasing inflammation, suppressing the body's immune system, blocking DNA formation as well as blocking histamine production. Inhaled corticosteroids only provide symptomatic relief and do not address the root cause of the problem. Moreover, the main possible side effects of steroids include osteoporosis, cataract formation, weight gain, and increased vulnerability to infections due to a suppressed immune system. Ulcers, diabetes, increased blood pressure and blood glucose are also reported side effects.
Bronchodilators are often used as rescue medication to open the airway passages. Although, they help in providing immediate temporary relief; increased heart rate, irregular heartbeats and palpitations are some serious side effects caused by Bronchodilators.
Therefore relying on steroids and bronchodilators for treating emphysema is not a viable option because not only do they have ghastly side effects, they essentially do nothing to stop the degeneration process affecting the lungs.
Oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation are other procedures which are used in this condition and in some cases; surgery is advised to remove damaged tissue.
In some cases, surgery is advised to remove damaged tissue.
Quitting smoking, avoiding exposure to pollutants and irritants as well as exercise under supervision are the major lifestyle interventions vital to the management to the disease.
Complementary Natural Care
Natural treatment of Emphysema even with Homeopathy is not permitted in your region.
The damage to the air sacs and the obstruction of the bronchioles are the root causes of this condition. Natural Alternatives including Ayurveda and Homeopathy are believed to support the lungs in functioning optimally. No cure or treatment claim can be made in countries that do not support TCM, Ayurveda and Homeopathy.
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1. HEAL THE ENTIRE BEING: Biogetica has a unique and comprehensive Holographic model of healing which synthesizes all the traditional natural health systems to simultaneously ease physical, mental, emotional layers of your being.
You, as a living, thinking, feeling, vibrating being, are much more than a collection of inter-related chemical processes. You are life itself. Life can never be reduced to a series of chemical reactions as chemical reactions cannot create life. Every thought, emotion, vibration or action leads to a series of chemical changes in the body. Biogetica recognizes this and balances the ENTIRE BEING, bringing mind, body, and soul into harmony. Treating an ailment on a molecular level alone, seldom has a lasting effect as the untreated social, emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic patterns cause the ailment to manifest once again on a physical plane. Holistic healing is necessary for lasting relief. Biogetica, therefore, uses Resonance Homeopathic to harmonize the entire being; flower essences to attune the mind; Ayurvedic, Tibetan, and Chinese herbs to balance the energetic and the physiological manifestation of the five elements; and nutraceuticals to coordinate cellular nutrition.
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Nature has blessed the Earth with natural remedies and healing mechanisms. It would be wise not to ignore them. The intelligence of nature is much greater than that of man. Unfortunately, man still focuses on chemical medicines, as they can be patented and sold for huge profits. Allopathic attempts to treat chronic ailments by interfering directly with the chemical processes using man-made substances have essentially been a failure. We claim to be cracking the gene code, but we still can't cure a cold with man-made substances!!! Homeopathic and Naturopathic methods are never studied and verified by governing bodies, as there is no one who will spend millions obtaining an approval on herbs, knowing that they cannot be patented and sold exclusively by them.
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- Emphysema sufferers should follow a diet appropriate for general good health and immunity, including consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and fish, wholegrain breads and cereals, and oils low in omega-6 fatty acids such as olive oil or canola oil, avocados, and fatty coldwater fish like salmon.
- Vitamin C and E plays a specific role in getting rid of Emphysema.
- Include protein rich foods like meat, fish, eggs, poultry, legumes, dairy products, cereal, cheese and nuts.
Foods for Moderate Consumption:
Milk or Dairy products and oily food should be moderated.
Foods to Avoid:
Avoid cold foods and drinks. Frozen, canned and preserved food with artificial color and additives should be completely avoided as there are certain substances in it that can worsen Emphysema.
- Freshly expressed garlic juice 10 to 15 drops with honey and warm water should be taken internally in emphysema.
- Mix, onion juice 1/4 cup, honey 1 tablespoon and black pepper 1/8 tablespoon.
- Mix licorice and ginger together. Take 1/2 tablespoon in 1 cup of water for relief from emphysema.
- Drink a glass of 2/3 carrot juice, 1/3 spinach juice, 3 times a day.
- Add 30-40 leaves of Basil in a liter of water strain the leaves and drink the water throughout the day.
- A loose poultice of linseed seeds may be applied in chest troubles, emphysema, bronchopneumonia and pleurisy, the counter-irritant effect of the poultice can be enhanced by dusting mustard powder over it.
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Biogetica is a collective of Drs and Holistic Healthcare practitioners dedicated to holistic healing, with evidence based natural remedies & advanced bio energetic therapies.
- Heal the entire being
Heal the entire being
Biogetica has a unique and comprehensive Holographic model of healing which synthesizes all prevalent medicine systems to simultaneously ease physical, energetic, mental and emotional layers of your being. Our full spectrum approach works across the entire physical, energetic and informational spectrum of life. Totality is our Modality and we are always open to any tradition or treatment that will benefit you.
Every thought, emotion, vibration or action leads to a series of chemical changes in the body. All ailments are a result of disharmony in the life force. Biogetica recognizes this and balances the ENTIRE BEING, bringing mind, body and soul into harmony, for lasting results. Treating an ailment on molecular level alone, seldom has a lasting effect as the untreated social, emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic patterns will cause the ailment to manifest once again on a physical plane.
Holistic healing is necessary for lasting relief. Biogetica, therefore, uses Resonance Homeopathy to harmonize the entire being; flower essences to attune the mind; Ayurvedic, Amazonian, Tibetan and Chinese herbs to balance the energetic and the physiological manifestation of the five elements; and nutraceuticals to coordinate cellular nutrition. Our approach works across the spectrum of life to balance matter and energy whilst using archetypes of the undying spirit to remind the entropic physical body of its optimal functions. Each human is a child of immortality pre-programmed to perform a billion functions with a mind boggling precision that most science cannot comprehend. Each of our kits potentially provides specific nutrition needed for a particular function, the herbs in these kits balance the terrain of the body to make it conducive to that function and the vibrational therapies potentially help bring balance.
- Look for natural solutions
Look for natural solutions
Our bodies are made of and supported by nature and therefore can only be healed by nature in the long term. Chemicals are often necessary for immediate change in an acute situation but tend to do the body more harm than good in the long run. Hence, Biogetica’s Doctors are dedicated to providing natural solutions that are supported by evidence and prior use. To us, the argument is fairly obvious: One would use wood to fix a desk made of wood or metal to fix a car made of metal, so why use chemicals to fix a body made of nature?
Nature has blessed the Earth with natural medicines and healing mechanisms. It would be wise not to ignore them. The intelligence of nature is much greater than that of man. Unfortunately, man still focuses on chemical medicines, as they can be patented and sold for huge profits. Allopathic attempts to treat chronic ailments by interfering directly with the chemical processes using man-made substances, has essentially been a failure. We claim to be cracking the gene code, but we still can't cure a cold with man-made substances!!! Homeopathic and Naturopathic methods are never studied and verified by governing bodies, as there is no one who will spend millions obtaining an approval on herbs, knowing that they cannot be patented and sold exclusively by them.
- Appeal to the balancing forces inherent in all nature
Appeal to the balancing forces inherent in all nature
Life cannot be recreated with chemical interactions and there is much more to life than molecular interactions. Our bodies are the most advanced pharmacies on the planet and millions of functions happen each minute with astounding precision. Biogetica therapies are designed to appeal to the balancing forces apparent in all nature by reminding and stimulating the body towards a certain function. The nutraceuticals in our kits provide specific nutrition for a function, the herbs in our kits balance the terrain of the body so that it is able to perform that function and the resonance homeopathics are designed to remind the body to be in resonance with that very function.
- From medication to meditation
From medication to meditation
Good health and freedom involves every aspect of our being including diet, lifestyle, exercise, emotional states, thoughts and energetic patterns. Biogetica Drs have therefore designed diet, nutrition, exercise and meditation protocols specific to various life situations. We encourage you to actively partake in these for best results.
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Biogetica's mission is to heal the people of this globe with evidence based natural remedies and thereby once again give nature's medicines the respect they deserve.
Our holistic Doctors believe that a natural protocol aimed at all the root causes is the best way to get sustainable relief and freedom.**
Ingredients may promote strengthening of the lung tissues and help to restore the alveolar wall.
Studies suggest these herbs have potential anti-oxidant properties that may help in rejuvenating lung tissue.