I was wondering if anyone has done alternative treatments for Bronchiectasis. I am dealing with pseudomonas and have read Stephen Buhner’s herbal antibiotics book. Has anyone tried the protocols he recommends for treating lung infections?
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Has anyone used a Himalyan Salt Inhaler or Halo bed?
Thank you so much for this info regarding saline solution. So I need a prescription from my Pulmonologist?
I never saw the chart.
Also, on another response you sent regarding questions for my Dr. Thank you again. I have learned more from this forum than my Drs. I am assuming those questions are for both pulmonologist and ID Dr.
You mentioned an older mentor with great info. How do I find her ?
Yes I will be seeking Dr at Mayo. Any suggestions on nebulizers?
@glendamosely I just saw the chart pop up in a recent post today! It really isn't that important unless you wanted to show it to your dr. which is why I had posted it for another member. If you scroll to the top of this page and click on the magnifying glass, or 'search' box. A box will open. Type in @katemn and that should take you to her threads. Or just click on her name right here. Meanwhile, I will work on getting a list for you also. She had posted so much useful info. It would be worth your while to look at her posts.
I am receiving my nebulizer today, and Dr called in script for saline solution! Ready to get started!
Made an appt at Mayo Clinic with ID Dr.. April 30.
Anything else I need to know about nebuluzing saline solution? 2 x a day?
Hi Nan, can you tell me more about herbal/alternative treatment?
@sweethighland I tried some herbal tinctures a few years ago that Stephen Buhner recommended (he's a very well known master herbalist and has written many books, you should look him up) and don't know if they helped or not. It's hard to know sometimes if herbal remedies work or not. There's not enough scientific evidence for them…some people swear by them, others don't. I've always been one to try something at least once when it comes to alternative medicine. But I'd say stick with nebulizing saline solution for sure.I nebulize with glutathione also and have been for a couple years but once again there's been no real scientific evidence of that either. I've had no progression in four years but I exercise six days a week, nebulize once a day with saline and then add glutathione every other day. Is it all three things? Is it two things that are working? I don't know. I will say exercise is super important, though. My best friend, who is a doctor, told me six years ago when I got diagnosed that I had to exercise every day to push this lung disease back and now I get it. You have to keep your lungs in shape. Make them breathe hard every now and then with exercise and strengthen those muscles. And then the saline makes for a very inhospitable home for all those bugs that we can get. Nan
Thank you for your contribution!
Thank you so much Nan. What percentage saline do you use and what time? In my case, I have white jelly like mucus when I wake up. After having breakfast and around 12pm, I always have yellow-green mucus. So, I don't know what time should I use the saline.
@sweethighland I use the 7% saline and I have never had a specific time to do it. Sometimes I do it in the morning and sometimes I do it at night….whatever my schedule allows me to do really. Others might chime in but I think just as long as you do the saline that's what counts. I'm not sure the time of day of matters. Nan
Thank you Nan.