Extrinsic asthma is also known as allergic asthma, since many known allergens trigger asthmatic symptoms. People suffering from extrinsic asthma experience reactions including coughing, wheezing, and tightness in their chests. This combination of reactions restricts breathing as the airways become inflamed and obstructed. While doctors normally prescribe treatments including inhalers and oral medications, some people prefer treating extrinsic asthma naturally. The research findings from both MayoClinic.com and NMSU’s “medicinal plants of the southwest" project indicate extrinsic asthma natural treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathic, herbal remedies, omega-3 fatty acids, and relaxation techniques are effective for some asthma sufferers.
Remember: *Always* consult with your doctor prior to making any changes to your prescribed asthma treatment, including trying alternative extrinsic asthma natural treatments.
 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Allergic Asthma. Retrieved from http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=8&sub=16
 NMSU: Medicinal Plants of the Southwest (MPSW). Research initiative background. Retrieved from http://medplant.nmsu.edu/
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