I was diagnosed with asthma when I was 8 years old. I've been on many different medications. Controlling your asthma is hard to do if you aren't on medication. Natural therapies such as yoga breathing exercises may help people with asthma learn how to control their breathing and relieve stress, a common asthma trigger. Massage therapy may increase relaxation, helping the person with asthma breathe easier. Dietary changes are another natural remedy as you avoid foods that may trigger asthma symptoms. It’s important for your health care provider to be aware of any herbs or supplements you’re taking as they may interfere with your asthma medications.
Controlling asthma triggers is possible if you know which triggers or allergens cause your symptoms. Your asthma triggers may be dust mites, molds, pollens, pets, cockroaches, and household irritants. Secondhand tobacco smoke is also an asthma trigger. Other asthma triggers include ozone, environmental toxins, strong odors, weather fronts, cold air, and humidity. Talk to your doctor to get help with controlling your asthma.