It is always that time of the year in some households.”My child has started sniffing again”, “I have an itchiness in my eyes and nose and have been been using up tons of tissues”, “I have been sneezing non-stop ever since the pollen count has gone up and I am quite fed up of my life”.
Yes, allergy season has arrived. However some unlucky ones may suffer through out the year.
What causes these allergies in us? An allergy is a hypersensitive immune response to some foreign protein. These proteins could be things that we have touched, inhaled or even eaten. These allergens- pollen, cat hair, house dust, rag weed, eggs, milk, strawberries, etc. are by themselves harmless substances. It is your body that is at fault. Your immune system somehow seems to think that these are harmful or dangerous substances and sets up a reaction that leads to the symptoms of allergies. If the manifestation is in the upper respiratory tract, you may get an itchy nose or eyes, with a stuffing up of the nostrils due to a swelling of the linings and a lot of sneezing. If the lower respirtory tract is affected, the airways called the bronchi swell up and go into a spasm producing the peculiar features of bronchial asthma. Some of the persons may get a reaction on the skin which leads to wheals with a lot of itching. This is the manifestation of hives or urticaria. In some severe cases of immune responses, there can be a severe swelling of the whole body, the lips, the tongue and the lining of the respiratory tract (angioneurotic edema) which can cause the patient to suffocate. This reaction, called anaphylaxis, can be fatal if not treated immediately.
Most often, once you have allergies, they won’t improve on their own. In fact, they might worsen over time.
So how do we treat it? Remember that this is a hypersensitive immune state where the whole body is reacting to the foreign substance, even though the manifestation may only be in one part of the body. Hence the treatment should not be directed to the site where the symptoms are noticed. It is not the immune system in the nose, or lungs or the skin that is in a hypersensitive state but the whole body’s immune system is in that reactive state. The treatment therefore has to be directed to the patient as a whole and not his parts. That is where homeopathy, the holistic therapy steps in. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed on the totality of the symptoms. The homeopath will give a remedy that not only deals with the hypersensitive immune state, but will also tackle other coexistent conditions that may not have any direct relationship with the allergies. A patient who begins homeopathic treatment reports an increase in the energy levels, a greater resistance to infections and a sense of both physical and mental well-being. This is in addition to the fact that his allergies have disappeared!
And that is the reason we have so many patents of allergies and asthma under our care. You may want to read some of our cases that showcase the homeopathic treatment of asthma.
Disclaimer: A detailed history followed by constitutional treatment by a good and qualified homeopathic practitioner is necessary to treat the complaints that appear due to any disease. The homeopathic remedies mentioned in this post are for informational purposes only. The information contained on this site is general in nature and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other health care professional. None of the statements on this site are an endorsement of any particular product, or a recommendation as to how to treat any particular disease or health-related condition. It is not advisable to resort to self-medication for any disease.