It is a sign of the times in which we live that the number of allergy sufferers is on the rise. As we take less time to tend to our relationship with ourselves, our fellow human beings and our environment, our bodies become unbalanced and our immune systems exhibit exaggerated reactions to common “allergens”.
Allergies are inappropriate or exaggerated reactions of the immune system (running nose, blocked sinuses or even anaphylactic shock) to substances that in most people cause no symptoms. These reactions can be caused by common “allergens” like dust, pollen, animal fur or a particular food.
Western medicine tends to treat the symptoms since it has no “cure” to offer for allergies. Drugs such as corticosteroids and antihistamines are prescribed to alleviate symptoms, but not to address the cause. In some cases, these drugs can even further weaken the immune system.
There is, in fact, no “one size fits all” solution to allergies, because each individual is different. Homeopathy, acknowledges this and takes a holistic approach to resolving allergies by looking at…
Homeopathy, on the other hand, will look at the problem in a more holistic manner, taking into account the individual’s constitution from a body, mind, spirit perspective.
It is therefore not unusual that a patient seeking homeopathic relief from a respiratory infection may be asked a lot of questions as to his/her family dynamics, digestion and other factors, which from a Western medical point of view would seem irrelevant.
Homeopathy can offer a gentle, effective alternative to toxic pharmaceuticals. Homeopathic medicine works with the body’s natural responses to strengthen the immune system from within. Once the immune system balance is restored, the body will no longer produce exaggerated reactions (such as sneezing, asthma, coughing) to the “allergens” it comes in contact with.