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Asthma, Bronchitis & Emphysema


The incidence of lung disease is increasing in populations around the world. However, there is hope for patients who have difficulty breathing or present with chronic COPD, asthma, allergies or other respiratory conditions, as well as acute upper respirtatory infections. Much of this is due to a rise in environmental pollution. Avoiding smoke, living an active lifestyle and situating yourself in a cleaner environment can have a dramatic effect on your respiratory health. Recommendations on treatments and testing will be made during your visit with the doctor.  Here are a few items you can look into during your visit:

Medical Treatments and Recommendations

Asthma kit- magnesium, added to bronchodilators in a nebulizer, enhances the bronchodilator effect by up to 50%.

Nebulized glutathione- glutathione is a potent antioxidant and detoxifier.  Patients with chronic lung disease, bronchitis and emphysema, inhale glutathione regularly to support the respiratory tissues.


Intravenous immune drips- these are infusions of high dose vitamin C, zinc, vitamins and trace minerals, glutathione and magnesium to prevent and resolve infections, and enhance the effect of antibiotics.  They may be taken every day in the case of acute infection.


Breathing exercises- help expand the lungs, clear lung secretions, and develop the respiratory muscles.


Weight loss- obesity restricts the ability of the lungs to expand.  An effective weight loss regimen increases lung volumes and breathing efficiency.

Nutritional Products

Xlear nasal spray- this marvelously simple and expedient device cleanses the nasal and sinus tissues of allergens and irritants, simultaneously eliminating bacteria through the action of xylitol, a natural sugar.  Two sprays in each nostril twice a day, or more often should an infection intervene, are highly effective.  Upper and lower respiratory infections will be markedly reduced in most individuals.


Natural D-Hist and D-Hist Jr.- a natural antihistamine composed of vitamins and herbs, this supplement reduces congestion without causing drowsiness or dry mouth.


Respaid- this is a combination of colloidal silver and hydrogen peroxide, inhaled through a nebulizer, which kills bacterial, viral and fungal organisms to prevent and heal respiratory infections.  Patients with impaired resistance use it every day.

Colloidal Silver - an excellent homeopathic formulation that can help clear up upper respiratory infections.

HEPA filters- placed in the bedroom and left running throughout the day, these filters remove allergens from the air and often relieve congestion and wheezing.


Skin or blood testing for inhalant allergies permits identification of causative agents in allergic rhinitis and asthma.  Desensitization injections often reduce allergic symptoms.


Food allergy testing and food elimination frequently reduce respiratory symptoms.  Restricting dairy products in particular improves symptoms.

  • This information is provided for informational purposes only. Never add, change, or discontinue medication or treatment without first consulting your doctor. To make an appointment with a doctor at the Institute for Progressive Medicine, please call 949-600-5100.