A 42 years old strong and stout male patient came for treating his complaints of bronchial asthma. He was suffering from bronchial asthma for the last 5 years. He would start with a cough, thick whitish expectoration, and then dyspnoea. He would experience severe difficulty in breathing. He would require inhalers and bronchodilators. His asthma would get triggered by having ice creams, cold drinks, dust, oily and fried foods. He used to get several attacks in the winter and rainy season and they would be more severe in the night at 3-4 am. Each attack would last for 10-12 days.
He also had complaints of a headache for the last 20 years. He would get an attack of a severe headache and vomiting, at least 2-3 times a month. The pain would last for 2-3 hours. This was diagnosed as a Migraine.
He also complained of acidity.
There was a history of renal calculi.
He had a successful hotel business on a scenic seashore. He did not have any financial difficulties. He was a worrisome person. Despite no major difficulties, he could never feel relaxed. He would worry about the future, about his family, health, and business. If his children were not well, he would be sleepless. He always had a pessimistic view. His business was more in the tourist season, and, in other months, there would be very less work. This would make him nervous, though he had a booming business in the tourist season. He said that he also understood that his worry was useless, but he could not control his thoughts. He was a very affectionate and warm-hearted person.
Dr. Shah studied the patient's case details and prescribed Kali Carb 200 C and Thuja 200 C in varying doses.
There was a slow and smooth recovery. The intensity and frequency of asthma attacks got reduced. He was advised to take inhalers in acute episodes, as he was an outstation patient and it was not possible to address each acute episode. The focus was to reduce the hypersensitivity and prevent recurrences.
Within 4-5 months of the regular treatment, he experienced good progress. He was able to reduce and stop his dependency on inhalers and bronchodilators. His recurrent attacks reduced and he was able to tolerate the weather changes, dust, and strong odor. There was a very good reduction in his migraine complaints.
He visited the clinic in the last week for his wife's treatment. He reported a very good control over his asthma. He would now get an episode of asthma only once in 6-8 months, mostly in the rainy season and which was acceptable.
This case highlights that Chronic Asthma can be controlled in a very good way with Homeopathy. In some patients, we observe that the lower respiratory involvement reduces substantially, though patients still get frequent colds. These patients have a very strong allergic condition, which persists, but they are nonetheless satisfied as they do not face spasms and chest congestions any longer.