With the strange winter we had in Minnesota, followed by the early and equally odd spring, all bets are off in terms of predicting what sorts of weather related or seasonal issues may arise.
So when people started calling, presenting with allergy symptoms they don’t normally experience, I wasn’t too surprised.
Homeopathy can help relieve symptoms of Allergies, and it can help assure they don’t come back. In fact, allergies are one of the prime reasons people seek homeopathic care. It also happens to be the case that allergies are the most researched and most proven ailment that homeopathy has been found to treat effectively. Personally, I have gotten over seasonal allergies and cat allergies using homeopathy over the years.
In homeopathy, we can manage the symptoms of allergies during the worst season for you by simply matching a remedy to the symptoms you are currently experiencing. However, once the worst is over, it is best to seek constitutional care for your allergies. This is true for a couple of reasons. On the practical side, even if we are able to find a matching remedy, you likely would need a different remedy the next year. This is so because of how homeopathy works–that is, the wrong remedy only works for a while. The right remedy works much longer.
The second reason for seeking care for your chronic condition is that it is the only way to get to the underlying reason for having the allergies in the first place. It provides a more permanent solution.
What about antihistimines and other western medicine allergy solutions? You probably have already given up on these if you are reading this blog post. While they may work temporarily, using them on a continual basis will suppress your allergy symptoms and they may instead appear as something worse.
Historically, homeopathy has a strong relationship with allergies. A homeopathic physician from Scotland, Dr. Blackley first identified pollen as the cause of hayfever back in 1871. Dr. Grant Selfridge, a homeopathic physician from San Francisco was one of the founders of The American Academy of Allergy. And of course, the concept of allergy shots was borrowed from homeopathy, where small doses of the offending agent are introduced in hopes of creating an immunity of sorts to the allergen.
You don’t have to be a professional homeopath to help yourself out with acute care, although it can certainly be helpful because making a decision for oneself of which remedy to try can be overwhelming to say the least. There are many possible options that are too numerous to mention in a blog. However, there is a document posted on my website which you can download to get information on what remedies help what symptoms. Be forewarned, however, that this is not an exhaustive list. If your symptoms are really common, you may not be able to help yourself.
To dose the remedy, take as needed. If you only need it once a day, that is great. If you need it only once, even better. However, if you aren’t getting better after a couple of doses, I recommend switching to another one. If your symptoms get worse (as they can with an aggravation), do not repeat the remedy unless you first get better and then get worse again. Purchase the remedies mentioned in a 30C at your local health food store, or give me a call for those that aren’t readily available.
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