Tangible Relief for COPD Sufferers

Treatments You Can Do at Home for COPD

COPD, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,  is a serious lung ailment, the cause of which is mostly thought of as being caused by smoking. Causes include:

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Home Remedies for Calming Difficult Breathing

breathing difficulties

We’ve all had that nasty bug one time or another! Some of us get really down with either bronchitis or the croup after having a particularly bad cold or flu!

Once or twice during my pregnancy I experienced such a bad cough I thought my ribs were going to break!

Persistent and extreme coughs can cause anything from sore muscles and sleeplessness to broken ribs or injured backs. Add to this that you’ve already had an injury or a recent surgery and you are in a world of hurt!

I am going to point out some easy tips for easing this hurt and helping you get the rest you crave and need desperately.

You probably already know how our lungs function, with the education we have access to these days. We can learn that lining our breathing passageways are cilia hairs which are constantly moving and waving upward to carry dust particles and mucus up and out of our lungs.

1.  Bring a pot of water to a boil. Take it off the stove-top. Place the pot on a pot holder on the table. Place a few drops of Eucalyptus oil in the pot. Sit up to the table and lean your face over the pot, in the steam, not too close to the edge of the pot where the steam is too hot, with a cloth over your head to keep some steam inside and just breathe deeply, in and out. I recommend using an eye mask. You may find this soothes and opens up the airways. Nice to do right before bedtime. If preferred, you can add other oils mentioned here. I also recommend using this method as apposed to using in a bath, if your skin is sensitive, or you have a fever. That way the body is not heated, raising the body temperature. (There are hydrotherapy methods purposely used to raise the body temperature when a fever is desired to give extra assistance to the healing process. Under these circumstances I still would recommend not using the oils at the same time. Hydrotherapy baths are generally best if taking a long soak, adding to the possibility that skin irritation might occur)

2. Also at bedtime a chest-rub can be made with a preparation using Jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is a carrier oil. Mix in a couple of drops of Lavender and Tea Tree (Melaleuca) oils. Tea Tree reduces mucous, helping to loosen the mucous in our lungs.



Oils Combined for Back Pain Relief

Couple massage
Couple massage is a nice way to apply essential oils! There is nothing like having the one you love take care of you after a hard day’s work! I learned a long time ago how to use three oils together, combining to make pain minimize and allow my mate to go to sleep. He would often fall asleep within a moment when the massage was over. Using caution, always mix your oils with a carrier oil. Use either Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, Grapeseed, Jojoba, or coconut oils. I found 51 carrier oils on website which I hope to feature soon. Mix Geranium, Clove and Bergamot oils together in your preferred carrier oil. The lower back is often assaulted during physical labor. Massage, using your flat palms in a forward, outward motion and vary with a pulling from each side of the waist, passing your own hands to the opposite side of the waist. This is very tension relieving. It is wonderfully soothing to the pain and the soul! Please let us know, if you learn to follow this procedure and give us all extra tips and experiences with relief. Thanks in advance for your comments!