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Posted by Barbara (Fort Smith, Arkansas) on 10/15/2006

I have not tried any remedies yet, where can I buy them I do not know what to buy. I was diagnosed in 1989 with COPD I Smoked many years and also is genetic my Dad died of it and congestive heart failure, I have 25 % lung capacity. I am on oxygen 24 daily updraft treatments every 3 hrs prednisone 15mgdaily plus 9 other pills a day. I have a low energy level if you can give me some info I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you Barbara

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Barbara: If you want some improvements, then clearing the lungs of mucus, lowering the inflammation, the killing of fungus/pathogen, and the dissolution of fats, increasing capillary and circulation and perhaps rebuilding of the lungs that are damaged would be the way to go.

Clearing of the mucus can be helped with taking about 500 mg. of N Acetyl Cysteine. This will loosen the mucus and caused it to be liquified, thus reducing the obstruction.

The killing of fungus/pathogen can be helped using vinegar inhalation through a humidifier. If it is too strong, you can dilute by 50%. I used myself to clear my breathing passage to stop cold flu from happening. Also vinegar is unique in dissolving fats, kill certain fungus and pathogens.

Increasing the capillary circulation or increasing oxygen to the body can easily be accomplished by taking one or either remedies, they are all o.k.

: 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda + 1/4 teaspoon citric acid + 1/2 glass of water.


One freshly squeezed lemon juice and add baking soda until the fizzing stops, then add water to 1/2 glass.

This is taken twice a day once before bedtime and once in the morning. However, it has become increasingly apparent, to take at 11.00 a.m. about 1 hour before lunch. Second formula using the lemon is better because of vitamin C, phosphate, and it causes the body ORP to be near optimal values.

Furthermore taking colloidal silver, or inhalation temporarily of course will also kill whatever bugs that are causing the inflammation of the lungs which will reduce such obstruction. For me, in the future, I believe that a small amount of zinc acetate less than 0.25% concentration used only briefly will kill many of the viral pathogens exists too and possibly limit certain fungus as well. Colloidal silver will also create a limited number of dedifferentiated cells, which basically is a stem cells, that will allow the cells in the body to rebuild the lungs.

Antioxidants reduce the amount of oxygen the body needs, such as 2000 - 4000 I.U. of vitamin E/day. While people who smoke in the past have high heavy metals, in particular strontium which can easily be removed to some extent with oil pulling, but I prefer to call it oil chelation since oil is well known for removing heavy metals in your body via, the refined use of sunflower oil as a mouthwash and not to swallow. Done several times a day at one tablespoon or two everytime and spit it out should remove the level of heavy metals since the mouth is the only organ that recirculates bodily fluids making it an ideal organ where we can use various elements such as oil, charcoal, bentonite, for example to remove toxins from the body that are usually of oil soluble compounds that the body have trouble getting rid of.

We could also use pure lecithin, taken internally, to allow fats to be soluble, also ridding the many heavy metals and oil soluble pathogens such as mycoplasma in the process.

It is difficult to cover every aspect toward the cure of COPD due to multiple cause, but most important in my opinion is the N Acetyl Cystiene, zinc acetate 50/mg per day, alkalizing using lemon and perhaps some inhalation using simple vinegar or eucalyptus oil should also help. Eucalyptus tends to breakdown into hydrogen peroxide, which of course will destroy whatever pathogens causing the inflammation of the lungs. However this tends to have a drying effect but does clear the breathing, so temporary use is acceptable, but not too much. Gingko supplements might help, but it seems I don't get much feedback for this but it is said to increase circulation.

A friend had a similar problems like you. He cured about 90% of his condition just by taking the entire bottle of COQ 10 over the course of only 2-3 days, as well as 250 mg. of N Acetyl Cysteine for a period of a month.

Once you are on the road to recovery, then the last step is to take 6-10 drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide food grade per glass of water to detox the remaining chemicals in your body. On the other hand, just try ozone therapy, by installing an air ozonizer for your room and breathe regularly. This will detox most of the last remaining toxins in your body. You need not do this often, just do as required, such as doing for only about a week alternatively until you get better.

These are just the bare basics to get your body upon recovery. There are more details then this, but getting even some improvements is one way to go.

Replied by Nikhil
Delhi, New Delhi, India

Hi Ted. It seems you have become an expert on COPD. Would need your help.

My father has been suffering from COPD for last 6 years and around 4 months back he was also diagnosed with MOTT(Mycobacterium other than tuberculosis complex) and undergoing treatment for both. His condition seems to be deteriorating. He has lost almost 20 kgs in last six months and feels severe breathlessness for even day to day chores. He is using O2 at home most of the time and is using inhalers, calcium supplements(since last one month) and omega 2 fatty acids (since last one month).

We are fed up of using inhalers, O2, nebulizers and going to doctors who really are not doing anything. I really want my dad to get back to his old health and need your help in starting his treatment.

Please suggest if

We should start with H2O2 taken directly increasing drop by drop or.

Mix DMSO with water(30/70 and increase it to 50:50) and inhale in nebulizer and take MSM along with it. Please could you help how many time DMSO nebulization should be taken in a day and similar for MSM tablets. How long should one take above two. For one month

Are there any other treatments you suggest?

Also, most of the things that we discuss on earthclinic are difficult to find in India. Would you be kind enought to suggest any place I can buy DMSO, MSM or FG35% H2O2 for consumption in India. I will be thankfull for your reply. Rgds, Nikhil


>Did you happen to get the right amount of drops and stuff to use? I am still waning to know how much DMSO & Colloidal silver to use in my nebulizer on a daily basis and for how long. ANYONE??? thanks megg you can email me also mrichards(at) thanks

Replied by Albert
Gays Mills, Wisconsin, US

I have been lurking and reading your site for some time, I have COPD, it was super bad, along with frequent bouts of pnomonia.. I like many other am on the inhalers, spiriva, advare, allbuteral nebulizer.. About half a year ago I started to use msm, ACV, potassium iodine.. Now just this week I upped the msm from one 1000 mg cap to two and three some days, and my lord you ought to see all the black crud comming up in the mucus, it is a joy to cough now just to see all that comming up and outta me!! I also went up slightly on the iodine, and take vit. C a bit later. Tonight based on your "hints" I added baking soda and lemon juice.. I hate this copd, but it sure feels good when ya have a nice night like tonight, heck laying down is a major project sometimes... I also nebulize hydrogen peroxide when I fee infection, I would use more but I have been slow to get the food grade product, but in a pinch the regular store kind worked, .. thanks for being here, and I pray you all are breathing good

Earth Clinic readers have told us that their favorite home remedy for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is the Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method. Some readers experienced wonderful results in as little as two weeks. In fact, for the past 10 years, Bill Munro?s Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method has been one of Earth Clinic?s most popular natural treatments for many different ailments. Other nebulizer treatments are helpful as well, such as DMSO, Colloidal Silver, and MSM.

Symptoms of COPD

You may have COPD and not know it. Over 24 million people in the U.S. have COPD, but more than HALF of those people do not know that they have this very serious problem. If you are experiencing these symptoms, get diagnosed and then take action before more damage is done to your lungs. Otherwise, COPD will continue to get worse, until you need to be attached to an oxygen tank in order to breathe at all.

Are you experiencing these symptoms?

  • Frequent coughing, with or without mucus;
  • Feeling out of breath more and more often;
  • Wheezing;
  • A tight feeling in the chest.

Bill Munro?s Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method

Bill Munro developed the Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method when he learned he had melanoma and prostate cancer many years ago. He wanted to get oxygen ?inside? to treat his cancers. After treating himself for a while, his PSA blood tests showed that he was clean of the cancers. Research suggests that viruses cannot survive in an oxygen-rich environment.

If you have COPD, more oxygen is just exactly what you need. Many Earth Clinic readers with COPD reported success following this method. The link will show you exactly how to use Bill?s method. Please do follow the instructions. Do not overdo on the ?more is better" theory. It isn?t. Both Bill and his wife safely inhaled hydrogen peroxide daily for at least 9 years, enjoying improved overall health. Their blood oxygen levels remained in the high 90s.

  • Normal blood oxygen levels are 95-100%.
  • Below 90% is considered hypoxemia, leading to an asthma crisis, sleep apnea, pulmonary infection, etc.
  • A blood oxygen level below 80% is a critical situation that could result in a damaged brain or heart; respiratory or cardiac arrest can occur at this level of low blood oxygen.

Ted from Bangkok?s Answers to COPD Questions

Ted, Earth Clinic?s long-time Contributing Editor, has responded to many questions about COPD over the years. Some of the topics he has addressed are: Ted?s Remedies, Questions About Ted?s Remedies and Can Condition be Reversed. Ted has a strong scientific background and spends substantial time researching natural health remedies for a wide variety of medical issues.

What is COPD?

COPD is a killer ? the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The National Institutes of Health states that, ?COPD has no cure yet, and doctors don't know how to reverse the damage to the airways and lungs. However, treatments and lifestyle changes can help you feel better, stay more active, and slow the progress of the disease."

COPD is one of the most frustrating health issues that people deal with. It?s very disabling, as reduced lung function makes it impossible to handle normal activities. To make matters worse, those afflicted with COPD may also have one or more other chronic illnesses.

Most of those with COPD have emphysema and chronic bronchitis, both included under the general term COPD. Over time, the airways narrow, making it more difficult to breathe.

  • Emphysema refers to damage to the walls between many of the air sacs in the lungs. Instead of any tiny air sacs, the person now has fewer, larger air sacs. This reduces gas exchange within the lungs. In other words, the lung?s ability to take in oxygen and remove carbon dioxide is far less than is needed for proper breathing and good health. There is not enough oxygen and too much carbon dioxide.
  • Chronic bronchitis refers to the lining of the airways being always irritated and inflamed. The lining gets thicker; thick mucus makes it hard to breath.

COPD and Viral and Bacterial Infections

The most common cause of COPD exacerbations are viruses, particularly the flu, rhinovirus or adenovirus. Mycoplasma and chlamydia are bacteria that can also be responsible for lung infections. These organisms cannot thrive in an oxygen-rich environment, such as that created by inhaling hydrogen peroxide following the suggested method.

If You Smoke, Quit!

Smoking is the leading cause of COPD. While there are other risk factors, such as pollution, second-hand smoke, family history or chemical fumes, smoking is the most important risk factor by a wide margin. Don?t be one of the people sneaking into the garage for a cigarette and then hobbling back to the oxygen tank in order to get a breath of air. If you don?t quit now, you will be forced to when you?re totally bed-bound and cannot breathe at all without the oxygen tank. Our readers have sent in a lot of remedies that have helped them to quit smoking. We hope that one of their recommendations will help you.

Continue reading below for hundreds of posts from our readers detailing what remedies worked (or didn't work) for COPD. Please let us know what remedies you are using and how your healing is progressing!