Asthma Information

Edward Lichten, M.D.,PC
555 South Old Woodward Suite #700
Birmingham, MI 48009 


OVERVIEW:  Use of IV Vitamin therapy has reversed the need for $20,000 in prescription medications in one year for a severe asthmatic patient. His asthma is so controlled he can play 2 hours of tennis and ski at 6000 feet.  Edward Lichten MD

Abstract: from D.L. Schrader MD

Short and Long term treatment of Asthma with IV therapy.  Nutrition Journal 2004, 3:6     doi:10.1186/1475-2891-3-6 May 14, 2004


Background: Asthma is an increasing problem in this country and around the world.  Although medications for the treatment of asthma abound and are improving, there are inherent risks and side effects with all of them. Intravenous magnesium has been employed in the treatment of acute asthma, but its use has not become universal, nor has it been studied for the treatment of chronic asthma. It is known to be a safe drug with minimal side effects. In this study, the author investigates the use of magnesium and other nutrients in the treatment of both acute and chronic asthma.

In this non-blinded outcome study, following informed consent, forty-three (43) randomly selected volunteer patients with both acute and chronic asthma were treated with IV infusions described herein. All patients were observed with spirometry 10 minutes post-infusion; two sub-groups of patients were also observed after multiple infusions over a short period of time (less than one month) and a longer period of time (average 5.8 months). Pulmonary function was analyzed by spirometric testing with pre- and post-infusion spirometric measurements with the pre/post group. For longer term (Trend) patients, baseline spirometry measurements were compared to spirometry measurements after patients had received multiple infusions over a period of time. Eight (8) patients were measured for both pre/post and Trend data.


The 38 pre-infusion/post-infusion patients with acute and chronic asthma demonstrated an overall average improvement (percentage improvement in percent predicted) of 45%. The 13 patients measured for improvement over time (Trend data, average duration 5.82 months), demonstrated an overall average improvement (percentage improvement in percent predicted) of 57%. Of the 13 patients in the multiple infusion group, 9 patients who received longer-term therapy (average duration of 12.58 months) for chronic asthma demonstrated an overall average improvement of 95% (percentage improvement in percent predicted).


The use of intravenous treatment with multiple nutrients, including magnesium, for acute and chronic asthma may be of considerable benefit. Pulmonary function improved progressively the longer patients received treatment.


IV Protocol every 2 weeks

500 ml Ringer's Lactate
8cc of trace minerals
7cc of Sodium Bicarb
10cc 50% Mag Sulfate
3cc Methyl B12
3cc B-complex
15gms Ascorbic Acid     at 500mg/cc


For List of Oral Vitamin Protocol to be taken daily-      ask the Doctor