pulmonary fibrosis alternative treatment

Alternative Treatment for Pulmonary Fibrosis

If you have been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, seeking alternative treatment may be important to you. Because this interstitial lung disease is progressive and will continue to worsen over time, some form of treatment will more than likely be necessary to continue to participate in everyday life. Traditional treatment options, such as medication or oxygen therapy, have proven effective for many people with this disease. They do not work for everyone, however, and often come with adverse side effects.

A few of the natural pulmonary fibrosis treatment options that some individuals have found success with include:

  • Herbal supplements — Many people supplement their diet with herbal remedies to address their pulmonary fibrosis symptoms. Popular herbs used to treat this condition include ginseng, which helps relieve the fatigue that often accompanies a lung disease, and herbs with anti-inflammatory properties, such as ashwagandha and licorice root.
  • Smoking cessation — While smoking may not be the direct cause of a person’s pulmonary fibrosis, continuing to smoke will only contribute to faster progression of the disease.
  • Diet changes — Ensuring that the body is receiving sufficient vitamins and nutrients each day can help the lungs feel better and potentially make breathing easier. Diet changes, such as eating more fruits and vegetables, can have a big impact on an individual’s overall health.

The Lung Institute also offers an alternative treatment for interstitial lung disease: stem cell therapy. This innovative treatment has been shown to potentially slow the progression of pulmonary fibrosis and improve lung function. We offer two forms of stem cell therapy at the Lung Institute — venous and bone marrow. Both forms of treatment are completely natural and utilize autologous stem cells, meaning the stem cells are derived from the patient’s own body, so the risk of rejection is nearly nonexistent.

To learn more about the innovative alternative treatment for pulmonary fibrosis available at the Lung Institute, call (800) 729-3065.

* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

Under current FDA guidelines and regulations 1271.10 and 1271.15, the Lung Institute complies with all necessary requirements for operation. The Lung Institute is firmly in accordance with the conditions set by the FDA for exemption status and conducts itself in full accordance with current guidelines. Any individual who accesses Lung Institute's website for information is encouraged to speak with his or her primary physician for treatment suggestions and conclusive evidence. All information on this site should be used for educational and informational use only.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and stem cell procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.