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Drug Seller Defection

While the alarming incidence of asthma has health authorities worried, drug companies are making a fortune out of medications. Ray Moynihan meets a former pharmaceutical company manager who’s now an enthusiastic advocate of alternative treatments. Two weeks ago,...

If you get asthma, just stop breathing

Asthma is rising in Ireland at an alarming rate. A startling new drug-free method claims to be a cure, writes Sophie GormanAsthma grabs its victims by the chest, cramps their breathing passages so tightly that each little sip of air is precious, makes them gasp and...

Breath Taking News?

A new drug-free treatment for asthma which runs contrary to the established medical approach is currently gaining ground. Known as the Buteyko method, it involves asthmatics learning breathing-correction techniques which allow them to reduce their asthma medication...

New Hope on Asthma

If you are wheezing all the way to the beach this summer, you will not be alone – asthma affects a staggering three million Britons. One in 20 are adults and up to a quarter of children are sufferers; and the figure is growing.Dr. David Strachan of St....

It’s Enough to Make You Gasp

The research establishment won’t fund it. The medical establishment won’t countenance it. In GP surgeries up and down the land it’s been dismissed as irrelevant. But among the people, among those patients who – despite the best efforts of the...