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Natural COPD Treatments

14 Sep 2016
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Natural COPD Treatments

When you live with a chronic condition, such as a chronic lung disease, it can be frustrating to find the best treatment options for you. Because everyone is different and every condition affects people differently, knowing what to try and what to avoid can add extra stress to an already stressful situation. While there are several traditional treatment options for people with COPD and other chronic lung diseases, there are also helpful natural COPD treatments.

What are natural COPD treatments?

Natural COPD treatments are also known as holistic COPD treatments. These alternative ways to treat lung disease naturally include lifestyle modifications, dietary supplements, herbs, acupuncture and chiropractic. Studies about acupuncture and chiropractic care have shown that people with COPD have found relief from some of their symptoms. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that involves placing thin needles into strategic points on the body, and chiropractic care involves chiropractic adjustments along with other modalities. Here are some other natural COPD treatments:

  • Herbs–Peppermint, Oregano, Turmeric and Osha Root can all ease COPD symptoms and reduce inflammation.
  • Dietary Supplements–Vitamins D and E, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Eucalyptus work to reduce inflammation and expel phlegm, clearing the lungs.
  • Stress Reduction–Reducing stress promotes relaxation, which makes breathing deeper easier.
  • Exercise–Increase exercise tolerance, improve lung function and improve oxygen levels with gentle exercises like walking, yoga and Tai Chi.
  • Eat Healthy–Eat foods rich in antioxidants like grapes, blueberries and nuts, and make sure to eat a balanced lung-healthy meal.

What are traditional treatments for COPD?

Natural COPD Treatments

Traditional treatment options for people with COPD include medications, inhalers, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, and in severe cases, lung reduction or lung transplant. While these options can extend your lifespan, they only treat the symptoms of the condition rather than treat the condition itself. For example, according to the National Institutes of Health, about 78 percent of patients survive the first year after receiving a lung transplant, and this percentage decreases with each following year. Only about 63 percent survive 3 years after the surgery, and about 51 percent make it to 5 years.

Where can I go to learn more about natural COPD treatments?

The Lung Institute also offers COPD treatment options through alternative treatments for COPD with stem cell therapy. Highly trained Lung Institute medical professionals extract the patient’s stem cells from blood or bone marrow tissue, and then they separate the cells and return them to the patient. Once in circulation, the stem cells can begin to promote the healing of lung tissue,  potentially improving lung function. The Lung Institute is happy to answer your questions about stem cell therapy options. With clinics nationwide, we are here to help you every step of the way. For more information about natural COPD treatments at the Lung Institute, about how stem cell therapy can be used to battle lung disease and how you could improve your quality of life, feel free to contact us today at (800) 729-3065.

19 Comments

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  2. PB

    3 months ago

    Dear Dan,

    Thank you for your comment and for sharing for some of your story with us. We’re glad to hear that you have seen some improvements, and that you find our blog articles helpful. As always, we’re happy to answer any additional questions you may have about your stem cell treatment, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak with your patient coordinator. Please keep us updated on your progress, and we wish you the best.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  3. PB

    3 months ago

    Dear Joann,

    Thanks for your question. We do not have a clinic located in New York. However, we have clinics nationwide in Tampa, FL; Pittsburgh, PA; Nashville, TN; Scottsdale, AZ; and Dallas, TX. We’re happy to answer any question you have about stem cell therapy for chronic lung diseases, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  4. Dan Leonard

    3 months ago

    Hi everyone; I’m a former patient seen by Lung Institute @ Nashville,Tn back on August 3rd-4th-5th 2016, I had stage 3 COPD along with Emphizema and Chronic Bronchitis. Around January 1 2016 I became oxygen dependant and could hardly get around on my feet let alone going to work but I did it. THE BEST THING I CAN SAY I DID WAS QUIT SMOKING (February 20th, 2011), After 1st day of my own stemcells being activated & placed back into me I began to notice some immediate good results though small but good, the 2nd day I noticed a tad more improvements, it was during this 2nd day I found out that it takes 3 months to 6 months for more noticable results and maybe up to 83% overall improvements. I can easily say not to push things much at first because these deseases takes time for my stemcells to divide, nurish, etc so yes expect some further symptoms and sometimes no improvements at times BUT you’ll notice when you have a breathless attack it won’t laqst quite as long and you may begin to remain standing but maybe holding onto a door or wall vs immediately sitting. I can also state that it is HIGHLY IMPORTANT to consume 3 healthy meals daily during and after treatments, remember your stemcells need nurishing so junk foods, alcohol, smoking will only help destroy cells not nurish, I can verify this because I haven’t eaten 3 meals a day like I should due to being a store manager, but good suppliments are a HUGE PLUS, some you’ve read within this site, others are available also I highly recommend Juice Plus which is 17 fruits in one capsule, 17 veggies in another capsule and the new berry capsule that has several berries inside each capsule, my brother is a distributor supervisor for Juice Plus.
    I can atest that after being on Juice Plus over a year I no longer have irritable bowel syndrome, my baldness has slowed to practically a standstill, my agespots disappeared within weeks and other noticeable differences but without my stemcells being reinjected into me my continued deterioration of my Avioli and compressed pulmonary arteryfrom my collapsed diaphragm (Barrel chested) would’ve continued more rapidly so, I think I was within 2 years of passing had I not invested with Lung Institute.There may also be quality stemcell nurishment type suppliments out on the market now but be careful as some maybe not helpful and or have some dangerous side effects depending, please always confer with your Doctor and also any certified stemcell Dr, Nurse, Specialist for any future considered help. Thank you and best wishes always 🙂 Sincerely, Dan Leonard

  5. joann ryan

    3 months ago

    are you in New York City, and where?

  6. sh

    6 months ago

    Hello, Joe.
    Yes, you can start treatment at any of our clinics and continue it at another. We have many patients who “migrate” to and from different parts of the country during different seasons. Medical protocols are the same at all of the Lung Institute’s clinics nationwide, and we handle medical records for all locations from our Tampa headquarters. Please give us a call at (855) 313-1149, and a patient coordinator will be happy to give you personalized service to make the process simple. We hope to hear from you soon.

    Best Regards,
    The Lung Institute

  7. Joe

    6 months ago

    If I start treatment in Pittsburgh can I continue in Tampa? I am a “snow-bird” and I live in Cleveland, Ohio for the Summer months and then I go to Leesburg, Fl. for the Winter months.

  8. PB

    7 months ago

    Dear Michael,

    First and foremost, we’re sorry to hear that you’ve been going through such a difficult time with COPD and other conditions. We would be happy to answer any questions you have regarding stem cell treatment options, so feel free to contact us today by calling (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with a patient coordinator. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  9. PB

    7 months ago

    Dear Judy,

    Thanks for your question. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease developed that tracks COPD by stages. Currently, there are four stages in COPD, ranging from mild to severe. To learn more about the stages of COPD, check out our blog article called How Many Stages are There in COPD?. Discuss your questions and concerns about COPD stages with your doctor as well because he or she will have tips and resources to help you feel better. If you have any questions regarding stem cell therapy, please feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We would be happy to answer them, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  10. Judy Harrell

    7 months ago

    What are the stages of C O P D?

  11. michael gering

    7 months ago

    I HAVE STAGE 4 COPD. ALSO HAVE HAD A HEART ATTACK , NOW HAVE A PACEMAKER. ALSO I AM A DIABETIC.ON INSULIN. ALSO HAVE AGENT ORANGE. WOULD YOUR TREATMENT BE ANY HELP TO ME.

  12. PB

    7 months ago

    Dear Nancy,

    Thanks for your comment. We would be happy to answer your questions regarding stem cell therapy options today. Feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with a patient coordinator. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  13. PB

    7 months ago

    Hello Sharon,

    Thanks for your question. We have clinics nationwide in Dallas, TX; Tampa, FL; Scottsdale, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; and Nashville, TN. The closest Lung Institute clinic to Ohio is our Pittsburgh, PA clinic. We would be happy to answer your questions regarding stem cell therapy options, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  14. sharon roach

    7 months ago

    I live in Ohio do you ever come to Ohio

  15. Nancy

    7 months ago

    I have stage 4 copd can stem cell help me

  16. PB

    7 months ago

    Dear Ruth,

    Thanks for your comment and question. The Lung Institute treats patients with a variety of chronic lung diseases, such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema. You can more read about the lung diseases we treat here. We would be happy to answer your questions and your husband’s questions about stem cell therapy options, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with one of our patient coordinators today.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  17. Ruth Case

    7 months ago

    I was encouraged on your approach to lung disease. My husband had multiple Pulmonary Embolisms almost two years ago. He is making good progress, but not back to his normal energy levels. Is stem cell therapy appropriate for PE.

  18. PB

    7 months ago

    Dear Dianne,

    Thanks for your question. We recommend seeing your pulmonologist to discuss what tests he or she thinks you need to have. Many pulmonologists recommend pulmonary function tests, chest x-rays and 6-minute walk tests to diagnose and assess chronic lung diseases. In the meantime, check out our article to learn tips to help improve your oxygen levels. We hope this is helpful for you, and we wish you the best.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  19. Dianne Capraro

    7 months ago

    What tests need to be done to be sure you have COPD and how severe it is?
    I live west of Orlando in Ocoee, an xray report suggested COPD. Can you help me, as it is I am quite claustrophobic!

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