You can learn some amazing tools to stop an asthma attack without an inhaler–as long as you have your inhaler filled and ready as your back-up. Your body can stop the attack with these suggestions. I’ll teach you how right now!
As a sufferer of adult-onset asthma I know what it’s like to be faced with the terrifying moment of not being able to breath. I nearly “checked out” six separate times. I’m going to teach you 5 powerful ways to stop an asthma attack without an inhaler–but be 100% certain you have an inhaler available and that it is full. Inhalers are not the enemy; they are life-saving tools that you should always use if or when these tools don’t bring immediate & satisfactory relief. Remember, your inhaler can save your life. Use it if you need it!
Tip #1: Sit down. Too simple? No. It’s crucial. It’s much easier to breathe sitting than any other position. Sit down and stay seated until your breath is fully back under your control. The dishes will wait. Your schedule will wait. Your “to-do list” will wait. Think about it. If you’re not around to do your dishes, your schedule or your “to-do list” then there’s no point. Sit and stay seated. Breathing is much easier.
Tip #2: Drink some more clean, un-carbonated water. Your lungs run on water to pump air. That’s right. Not enough water means not enough pumping of air. The water needs to be clean, flat (un-carbonated) with nothing else in it. Tea doesn’t count, nor coffee, nor soup. Just water. Part of the reason you have asthma is due to a shortage of clean water in your system. Time to fill up!
Tip #3: Put a small pinch of salt on your tongue after two glasses of water and let it dissolve on your tongue. This strange recipe can be miraculous. The order is crucial. First drink two full (tall) glasses of water and then follow that with a small pinch of salt on the tongue. Think of it as salty candy and just let it dissolve. The ideal is good quality sea salt–but any salt will work. It can be a life-saving recipe for you.