Abstract

Background: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory and multifactorial respiratory disorder that affects millions of children around the world. In the recent years, for treating many diseases including asthma, the use of complementary and alternative therapies has increased. The purpose of this report is to provide clinical experiences with the use of Iranian Traditional Medicine, in the treatment of a case of childhood asthma, having the greatest therapeutic effect in the shortest time.

Case Presentation: The patient is a 12-year-old boy and a known asthmatic case. He had been treated by common modern medical drugs for some time, but despite continued treatment, there had been exacerbation of symptoms. Upon being referred to the Iranian Traditional Medicine clinic and beginning measures and drug treatments (oral and topical) according to temperament and the disease status, he improved dramatically and now does not need to take medicines.

Conclusion: Regarding the patient’s improvement process, using the therapeutic methods of Iranian Traditional Medicine as one of the schools of complementary and alternative medicine ensured better results. Thus, it is better to consider these therapeutic methods with the common treatments prescribed by modern medicine.

Keywords

Asthma, Children, Iranian Traditional Medicine, Complementary Medicine

Authors

Mehrdad Karimi,  Maryam Sadat Paknejad, Monireh Sadat Motaharifard

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