This approach is sometimes used for the prevention and treatment of asthma. In fact, many medical doctors also practice homeopathy and if you are considering homeopathic treatment it is best to consult a homeopath who is medically qualified.
Homeopathy was devised by a German doctor Hahnemann in the late eighteenth century. He observed that some herbal remedies which could cure a disease could also produce the symptoms of that disease. He developed the homeopathic principle of ‘Like cures like’, whereby a preparation that can produce the symptoms of a disease is given in a very dilute form to treat and cure the same disease.
Homeopaths believe that the more diluted a remedy is, the more powerful it is in effecting a cure. In the treatment of asthma, there is as yet no evidence that it is an effective alternative therapy and it should not be used instead of conventional drug treatments. However, it can be used to complement the treatment you receive from your doctor, and if you wish to try it you should ask him to recommend a homeopathic physician in your area.