Abstract | ASTHMA: The State of our Knowledge

· Abstract, Inaugural Issue

1Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, 2Rich Barrett, ND

1Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
North York, ON

2Rich Barrett, ND
National College of Naturopathic Medicine
Portland, OR

ABSTRACT | This report summarizes the state of the science in naturopathic medicine with respect to treatment of asthma.  It reviews use of botanicals, acupuncture, diet and nutrition, homeopathy and manipulation in order to suggest research priorities. Asthma has a high health, economic and societal burden. Naturopathic medicine has successes treating asthma, but the majority of these therapies are not adequately investigated.