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Homeopathy for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis causes progressive disability similar to that encouraged in pulmonary emphysema. Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include dyspnea (initially on exertion, then at rest in later stages.) cough, usually nonproductive, chest discomfort/tightness, and fatigue.

The lungs are continually exposed to a number of injurious substances, such as irritant gases discharged into the atmosphere and many kinds of airborne organic and inorganic particles. Severe pulmonary injury may lead to pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrous thickening of alveolar septa makes the lungs increasingly rigid, restricting normal respiratory excursions.

Diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide between alveolar air and pulmonary capillaries also is hampered because of the increased thickness of the alveolar septa. Pulmonary fibrosis causes progressive disability similar to that encouraged in pulmonary emphysema.

Some types of collagen diseases, characterized by injury to connective tissue, may have as their major manifestation injury to the connective tissue framework of the lung, leading to pulmonary fibrosis.

Certain occupational diseases are recognized as being caused by inhalation of injurious substances. The general term pneumoconiosis is used to refer to lung injury produced by inhalation of injurious dust or other particulate material. The best known of the pneumoconiosis are silicosis and asbestosis. Silicosis is a type of progressive nodular pulmonary fibrosis caused by inhalation of rock dust. Asbestosis is a diffuse pulmonary fibrosis caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers.

Inhalation of coal dust, cotton fibers, certain types of fungus spores, and many other substances attending certain occupations also may cause pulmonary fibrosis.

Pulmonary fibrosis symptoms and differential diagnosis

Early pulmonary fibrosis is often asymptomatic. Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include dyspnea (initially on exertion, then at rest in later stages.) cough, usually nonproductive, chest discomfort/tightness, and fatigue. Clinical signs include crackles on auscultation of the chest, usually at the lung bases and signs of pulmonary hypertension (Homeopathy for Pulmonary Hypertension) (if associated).

Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis

Laboratory tests – routine blood tests are normal. Blood gases may show hypoxemia. Weakly positive titers of antinuclear antibodies and rheumatoid factor are present in a quarter.

Pulmonary function tests show reduction in all lung volumes with impaired gas transfer.

Chest X-ray – may show diffuse predominantly basal and peripheral ground glass change with loss of definition of the heart borders and hemidiaphragms.

Histological examination may show typical cellular infiltrate or fibrosis.

Pulmonary fibrosis treatment with homeopathic medicines  

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat pulmonary fibrosis but to address its underlying cause behind pulmonary fibrosis and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available for the treatment of symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis symptoms:

Arsenic Album, ipecauc, Natrum Sulph, Phosphorous, Antim Tart, Cuprum Met, Nux Vomica, Stannum  Met, Causticum, Sepia, Silicea, Hepar Sulph, Lachesis, Kali Sulph, Kreosote, Arsenic Iod, Kali Bi, Belladonna, Bryonia Alba, Rhus Tox, Tuberculinum, and many other medicines.




About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for Hpathy.com about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, - visit Dr. Bhatia's website.


  • Pulmonary fibrosis is really a scary disease with no known treatment. That is why we should take good care of our health. Also, sharing those symptoms really helps a lot to prevent this illness to become serious.

  • First of all we should make distinction between PF and IPF. So far no consensus has been made w.r.t the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis. My father died of it. I am also an homeopath but could not find even a single remedy that could stop scarring . I am doing a research in this regard. The following medicines can be useful
    1. Ars Iod
    2. Stanum iod
    3. Aspidosperma

    • sir , my mom is suffering from severe ild could you plz suggest the best doctor or medication regarding this it will be of great help right now she is being supplied oxy throu oxy concentrator

    • Sir,

      I am looking for good Homoeopath in and around Hyderabad for treating my mom who is suffereing with Fibrosis. Could you please suggest anyone who can help us.

      Thanks & Regards,

    • Sir, my wife is suffering from this decease last 2 years . The doctor has given her Pirfenex 200mg (Pirfenidone) tablets and advised to use oxygen concentrate at home. She is 58years old and she has no other illness. May I know is there any effective medicine in homeopathy which could control this sickness.. We stay in Mumbai and would also like to know if there any prominent institute in Mumbai which doing research on this disease.

  • I have been diagnosed with Pulmonary fibrosis at 54, last year. My physician suggested cycolphosphamide but I am not confident as it has serious side effects. I may consider homeopathy; does anyone have any direct experience with this remedy?

  • what did you use to treat IPF or PF. in Homeopatic remedies? You Say it did not work, but what did you use? I really want to know.
    I will look on this site to see what you have to say. I only give a e-mail because we have to. I find this stupid and never answer e-mails. They don’t exist. I hate when people e-mail me. It is so useless.
    I will simply read the site and write on it.

  • Someone close in our family has been diagnosed with Spasmodic Pulmonary Fibrosis. She is around 73 years old.
    I am looking for possible treatment in Homeopathy for her. Right now she is admitted in the hospital in England and has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis.

  • Dear Dr. Bhatia
    I am 68 years old female and was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis 3 months ago. I live 25 miles from NYC USA. Could you please recommend homeopathic hospital or doctor in my area who treats pulmonary diseases. Is it possible to make virtual appointment with you? What documents are needed for this? Thank you very much. N

    • Dr. Suhail Raoof, MD

      100 East 77th Street 4 East, New York, NY 10075
      Phone: (212) 794-2800

      Northwell Health Physician Partners Pulmonary Medicine at Lenox Hill

      100 E 77th St # 4 New York, NY 10075

  • Hello Shekhar Ji … Did you find any effective treatment for your wife in homeopathy?. My mother is also suffering from lung fibrosis and her lungs condition is badly deteriorated and allopathic treatment is not helpful till now.

    • Try Pranayam as mentioned by Baba ramdev and also consume Ayurvedic medicines. Pranayam will certainly help her a lot and it is main remedy and will maintain the condition as it is but they should be done for 2 hours a day. Deep much deeper into it.

  • Thanks for your information about IPF. I am also suffering from same disease. Can you Pl tell me the information from where I can take this multivitamin care treatment.
    Thanks and regards

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