ALLERGY SEASON AND HOW TO MANAGE IT
Spring is the time that common allergies often flare up and cause discomfort. Allergy occurs when a person reacts to substances in the environment that are harmless to most people. These substances are known as allergens and are commonly found in dust mites, pets, pollen, insects, ticks, moulds, foods and some medications.
Common signs or symptoms of allergy are:
Nose and/or eyes, resulting in allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and/or conjunctivitis.
Skin resulting in eczema, or hives (urticaria).
Lungs resulting in asthma.
When a person who is allergic to a particular allergen comes into contact with it, an allergic reaction occurs:
When the allergen (such as pollen) enters the body, it triggers an antibody response.
When the pollen comes into contact with the antibodies, cells respond by releasing histamine.
When the release of histamine is due to an allergen, the resulting inflammation (redness and swelling) is irritating and uncomfortable.
While most people reach for over the counter medication to treat symptoms, these offer short term relief and often have unpleasant side effects. For those looking for a healthier, more gently alternative, homeopathy can help.
Homeopathy helps to desensitize you to the stimulus so instead of just 'stopping your allergy symptoms' we aim to stop you reacting to the environment. Treating symptoms and avoiding known allergens is important, but it also makes sense to strengthen the body’s own defence system.
Homeopathy is a medicine that assumes there is more underlying the problem of allergies than just the presence of the allergen (seafood, cat hair and so on). It is the allergen that triggers the response, but the constitution of the individual allows the allergic response to happen. Therefore, the constitution needs treatment.
A person’s constitution can be described as their ability to remain healthy and withstand hardship. “He has the constitution of an ox.” A homeopathic medicine is called a remedy because homeopathy hopes to remedy the health problem, starting with the constitution. If homeopathic remedies are given for the constitution, the general wellbeing is raised in many ways. Homeopathy works on the whole body, physical and emotional, and remedies are prescribed individually, to your specific presentation of symptoms and experience.
You will find after being treated homoeopathically for allergies you will react less and less over time. The key tissue salts to consider as general advice for supporting allergies are:
If you need more clarity around what it is that you are reacting to or what is needed to reduce the reactions you are having, The Qest 4 bio resonance system that I use as a tool in my practice gives very specific information about where energetic resistance lies within the body and what is required to clear it so that your symptoms can be reduced.
Contact me (Debbie 0415 847 429) for a personal consultation if symptoms persist, or book via the website.