Chapter 2.6. Non-Pharmacological and Complementary Interventions to Manage Asthma

  1. Peter G. Gibson1,
  2. Michael Abramson2,
  3. Richard Wood-Baker3,
  4. Jimmy Volmink4,
  5. Michael Hensley5 and
  6. Ulrich Costabel6
  1. Guy B Marks,
  2. Brett G Toelle and
  3. Cassandra A Slader

Published Online: 25 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987377.ch15

Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine

Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine

How to Cite

Marks, G. B., Toelle, B. G. and Slader, C. A. (2007) Non-Pharmacological and Complementary Interventions to Manage Asthma, in Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine (eds P. G. Gibson, M. Abramson, R. Wood-Baker, J. Volmink, M. Hensley and U. Costabel), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987377.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 1

    John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

  2. 2

    Monash University, Central & Eastern Clinical School, The Alfred, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

  4. 4

    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

  5. 5

    University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

  6. 6

    Ruhrlandklinik, Essen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916051

Online ISBN: 9780470987377

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Keywords:

  • asthma management;
  • allergen immunotherapy;
  • dietary interventions;
  • oral magnesium supplementation;
  • acupuncture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Allergen immunotherapy

  • Allergen avoidance

  • Dietary interventions

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux

  • Acupuncture

  • Homeopathy

  • Relaxation

  • Breathing techniques