http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b103/f01/web2/arima.html * I found this article relating asthma to a buildup of calcium and not enough cAMP by adding cAMP it stimulates another protein-kinase!! * http://www.pubmedcentral.nih .gov:80/articlerender.fcgi?artid=302226 *Using this information I found a link between asthma and lowered cAMP response in the lungs and bronchial tubes. * http://www.advance-health.com /coleus.html * http://www.vitacost.com/Healthnotes/Herb-Drugix/Coleus.aspx I found that coleus forskolii helps encourage cAMP, therefore helping with asthma http://www.homeopathiclaborator ies.com/articles/cellsaltchart.pdf * my notes: *chemical formulas: salmeterol xinafoate: *C13 H21 NO3 Norepinephrine: *C8 H11 NO3 epinephrine: *C9 H13 NO3 cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate (cAMP) ** * -coleus forskolii, an ayurvedec herb ** * * * *-increases ** * -regulated by epinephrine ** * -asthmatics have decrease in cAMP response * B2 Receptors (Adrenergic receptors) ** * -significant decrease in mononuclear and polymorphonuclear leukocyte beta adrenergic * * * * * * *receptor density ** * -Looking for B2 adrenergic receptor agonists * Adenylate cyclase (AC) ** * -transmembrane protein ** * -important parts of its function located in cytoplasm * How it Works ** * 1. Beta adrenergic receptor by epinephrine; Gs activated ** * 2. Gs alpha will stimulate adenyl cyclase (AC) to make cAMP ** * 3. cAMP activates cAMP dependent kinase (PKA) ** * 4. Phosphorylate serine and theonine residues on beta adrenergic receptor kinase (BARK) * I also bought this book called 'The Biochemic Handbook: How to get well and keep fit with biochemic tissue salts' * Using the book I found out that* 1. Iron*phosphate takes air inhaled by the lungs and carries it to the blood stream. *it is also listed under heartburn and says congestion, inflammatory pain, high temperature, quickened pulse all call for more oxygen. it is iron phosphate which is the medium through which oxygen is taken up by the blood stream and carried to the affected area. 2.*Potassium*sulfate moves the oxygen from the blood stream to the tissue cells 3. Soduim phosphate is an acid neutralizer and used for proper function of the digestive organs... *an inactive ingredient in TUMS is sodium polyphosphste!!! *The problem is that the active ingredient is calcium carbonate. * Can you help me with this information and find a homeopathic way to treat asthma? *Any other information regarding or relating to my research would be greatly appreciated.