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  • Some people find complementary therapies helpful. But there is not much research to tell us how well they work compared to traditional (mainstream) medicine.
  • Often complementary therapies are part of an overall health program, which is important. Talk about them with your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking your daily asthma preventer medication without talking to your doctor first.
  • If you think you have an allergy, keep a symptom diary. Record the time and what you are doing when your asthma is worse. This helps you find your triggers and helps to make it clear if the complementary therapies are helping.

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Reviewed on: 27-06-2023