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  • Although some people find complementary therapies helpful, there is only very limited research available to determine if they can be effective in helping with asthma, in comparison to conventional (mainstream) medicine.
  • Often complementary therapies are part of an overall wellbeing program, which is important. Discuss your ideas with your doctor for full awareness of the impact on your asthma.
  • Do not stop taking your regular asthma preventer medication without discussing this first with your doctor.
  • If you think you are suffering from an allergy, keep a symptom diary to record the times and situations when your asthma is worse, to help identify triggers and to monitor the effects of any complementary therapies you may be trying.

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Reviewed on: 23-07-2021