October 1, 2020
By Frederick Cheng (R.Ph)
Q: I’m worried about my breathing and lung health…know of anything that can help?
A: If you are having trouble breathing, you should seek the advice of a physician ASAP or use a telemedicine service like CloudMD (available on your phone, tablet, desktop) to assess whether you need to go to the Emergency. There is a pair of useful integrative products to help us breath easier during forest fire season, as well as minimize long-term damage to our lungs. Omega Alpha’s “Resprit” and “Lung Flush” are 2 liquid herbal formulas based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory that could help ease your breathing whether it is due to seasonal allergies or periodic air pollutants. Resprit’s soothing herbs such as chrysanthemum, peppermint, and Japanese honey suckle can nourish the airways and facilitate breathing. It works great for asthma sufferers and can be used in conjunction with your prescription inhalers. The long-term effects of chronic inhalation of air pollutants is discerning. Lung Flush’s Luo Han Guo, skullcap, and mulberry leaf, among others, can help maximize the lungs’ capacity to detoxify the polluted air, and minimize the chances of toxins depositing in your lung
tissues. It is meant for chronic therapy.
(Fred and Christine Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and Steveston, B.C. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use. Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore. Articles, Q&A, blog posts and all materials submitted for publishing is the intellectual property of Cloverdale Pharmacy Ltd – reproduction in part or whole, in print or online, without written consent and permission is prohibited.)