The pharmaceutical remedies for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which may seem to help at first, are side effect nightmares that most COPD sufferers abandon upon discovering other more natural solutions. Pharmaceuticals also usually fail to stop the progression of COPD into the later stages that demand oxygen tanks as ones' partner for life. There are several natural options existing that can make life less miserable for COPD sufferers. One option is medical cannabis. It’s too early to tell if cannabis can completely cure one with COPD, meanwhile it serves to relieve the anxiety of not breathing well while simultaneously restoring normal breathing and providing relief by dilating bronchial tubes and healing lung tissue. One of the pioneers who helped forge medical marijuana legislation in Oregon, Dr. Phil Leveque, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 90, has prescribed cannabis for over 5,000 patients and stated for the record: “Marijuana is one of the best bronchodilators, much better than any other class of drugs. For these respiratory diseases, [asthma and COPD] marijuana can be life-saving." Holistic doctors and health practitioners have successfully used other natural remedies for COPD, and they are reviewed in this article.

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