Respiratory Problems

How We Treat Respiratory System Diseases

Conventional physicians use a plethora of medications to treat diseases of the respiratory tract. Because chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) such as emphysema, asthma, allergies, and the like are chronic conditions, patients are often prescribed lifelong, side effect-riddled drug regimens. While pharmaceuticals are sometimes unavoidable, particularly for the treatment of acute attacks, at the Whitaker Wellness Institute we help our patients dramatically reduce their reliance on medications by avoiding triggers and preventing recurrences, reversing nutritional deficiencies that underlie symptoms, and opening airways with safe, natural therapies.

Our Unique Therapies

Identify Triggers
The first step in treating respiratory system diseases and other problems is to identify the triggers that provoke symptoms. While most people are aware of common causes such as cigarette smoke and pollen, every patient has unique “hot buttons.” At the clinic, we use innovative testing to pinpoint allergens and other irritants and show you how to avoid them.

Supplements, Not Drugs

A number of nutritional supplements are extremely helpful for patients suffering with respiratory disorders. Your Whitaker Wellness physician will prescribe an individualized supplement program for you that curtails inflammation, promotes relaxation of the airways, and combats free radicals that can contribute to lung dysfunction. These natural treatments for respiratory problems will help raise your trigger threshold, reduce the frequency and severity of attacks, and lower or even eliminate your dependence on drugs.

Inhaled Glutathione for COPD
Conventional medicine says flat out that there is little hope for COPD short of drugs, oxygen, and surgery. At Whitaker Wellness, we have had great success in relieving suffering with inhaled glutathione. Dozens of studies have confirmed that free radical damage is a primary player in COPD, and glutathione is the most efficient antioxidant in the airways. Yet, potent as it may be, its remarkable effects are noted only when it is inhaled. Inhaled glutathione is the most promising therapy available for COPD, but because it is a natural antioxidant, it will be years—if ever—before it is offered by conventional doctors.

IV Nutrients
iv-lgMagnesium is a requisite for our patients who suffer with asthma. Intravenous magnesium is a lifesaver during acute attacks, while oral magnesium alleviates symptoms and may reduce or even eliminate the need for medication. Patients with recurrent respiratory infections often benefit from intravenous vitamin C, which stimulates the immune system and has direct antibacterial and antiviral activity.

Low-Dose Naltrexone

naltrexone-lgLow-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a safe, inexpensive prescription drug that modulates immune function. At the Whitaker Wellness Institute we havesuccessfully used LDN to treat patients with autoimmune disorders, infections, and a number of other health concerns. Because allergies and asthma are associated with an overactive immune response, these conditions also respond well to the immune-balancing effects of LDN.


Our Patient Success Stories

Click the links below to read about how treatment at the Whitaker Wellness Institute helped people with COPD, asthma, allergies, and other respiratory disorders breathe easier.

One-Stop Shop for Wellness

Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”

To learn more about the Whitaker Wellness Institute’s safe, effective treatments for respiratory system diseases and other respiratory problems, click on the buttons below to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us to learn more. You can also schedule your complimentary consultation or obtain more information by calling our Patient Services Representatives at (866) 944-8253.


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