Symptoms: Bronchitis is the inflammation of the tubes that lead from the throat to the lungs. The inflammation tends to impede the process of breathing because phlegm tends to stick to its insides. The treatment outlined in the section of asthma should help in bronchitis too, but the following procedures are being repeated here for the benefit of the readers.
Treatment: The sufferer from bronchitis must fast for as long as the acute symptoms last. He should only take water and orange juice. An all fruit diet should be taken when the fever attendant upon bronchitis has gone down and the breathing is easier. A hot epsom salt bath every night or alternative nights will be beneficial during the acute stage of the disease. A wet pack should be applied to the upper part of the chest every day. Hot towels (dipped in hot water and wrung out) applied to the chest are also helpful. The phlegm sticking to the insides of the bronchial tubes will be dislodged and the sufferer will feel an immediate relief in breathing. After the hot compresses, a cold compress should be applied.
After relief is obtained, suffer should take to natural feeding because if that is not done, the disease is likely to recur and it may become chronic. Breathing exercises, a friction sponge (rubbing the body with a hand towel dipped in water and wrung out) should be taken regularly. Hot epsom salt baths should be taken twice or thrice weekly. Spinal manipulation under the guidance of a trained naturopath should be recourse to in obstinate cases.
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