By Lisette Narragon
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies.
Many of these people seek conventional allergy treatment with drugs such as Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec, Sudafed, Benadryl, etc. that mask the symptoms but do nothing to change the underlying sensitivity that is causing the allergy.
Homeopathic treatment is an effective alternative for treating allergies, because it focuses on reducing the hypersensitivity that is the root cause.
To a homeopath, the presence of allergic symptoms indicates an imbalance in the body that is causing a particular hypersensitivity to the environment. It’s these imbalances that homeopathic treatment is designed to remedy.
Once the sensitivity is reduced and the body is balanced, the sufferer can gradually become free of the allergy symptoms altogether.
Getting Relief Year-Over-Year
An example of the traditional medical approach is prescribing Sabadilla for sneezing paroxysms in the morning. It may help with the sneezing and resultant congestion, but it won’t make much difference in the recurrence of the allergy year over year.
Homeopathy takes two approaches to treating allergy symptoms. One is the more acute approach where we try to match your symptoms to a particular remedy with a history of success in treating allergies.
The second approach, more effective in the long term, requires constitutional treatment that focuses not just on the physical symptoms but seeks to remedy the imbalance in your overall constitution.
The homeopathic practitioner will choose a remedy or series of remedies to cover your allergies as well as your emotional state, general physical state, and any other ailments you may have. The reason this in-depth works best for the long term is that shifting the sensitivity that is causing the allergies requires deep physical treatment that takes account of the emotional and other aspects of your being. Fortunately, homeopathy offers proven deep remedies that can bring you back to good health.
For those new to homeopathy, the length of the first visit, at two hours, may seem a bit startling. But it’s helpful for long-term success to take time to explore the highly tuned network of your body and psyche.
We’ll spend time looking at when your symptoms started, what may have been going on in your life at the time, and why your body may be expressing the imbalance.
The goal is to encourage the body to bring itself back into balance so that your health can permanently move forward.
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