Alan E. Baklayan, Naturopath, Munich
THE CAUSES OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: HISTORY OF ITS DISCOVERY
Therapists testing bioenergetically were largely responsible for discovering the cause of bronchial asthma. We can gain a valuable insight into the disease and its treatment by examining the history of its discovery. The first chapter in the history of bronchial asthma came about through a connection with allergies and food intolerance. Credit should mainly go to Dr Schumacher, a paediatrician in Innsbruck, who discovered, amongst other things, that allergy sufferers also display a hidden reaction to foodstuffs. He called this masked allergy.
This was a sensational discovery which brought extraordinary therapeutic success. Success rates of 80 to 90 % were obtained with allergy sufferers by treating these basic foodstuff allergens, namely cow’s milk, wheat and hen’s eggs, one after the other. All that was needed to complete the success was to treat one or two of the well-known inhalational al...