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Can Homeopathic Remedies Help With My Allergies?

If you suffer from allergies and pharmaceutical drugs are not helping, consider trying some homeopathic remedies instead.  

Homeopathy originated in Europe in the late-eighteenth century by Samuel Hahnemann. The development of homeopathic remedies evolved to replace some of the prevailing medical treatments in that time period that were considered extreme and excessive. Homeopathy evolved in an endeavour to reduce antiquated medical treatments such as blood-letting, prescription mercury, and even arsenic. Doctors, healers, and patients were ready for new medical methods and treatments, and homeopathy became a system of alternative medicine evolving side-by-side with modern medicine as we know it today.

For this reason, Homeopathy is often referred to as alternative medicine and is a medical system based on the belief that the body can balance itself. Homeopathic remedies use natural substances such as plants and minerals to stimulate the healing process. Though homeopathy is common in many European countries it’s not quite as popular here in the United States yet.

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician, became the father of homeopathy. He became interested in the idea of ‘Similia Simibilus Curenter’, a theory first noted years earlier by Hippocrates, that any substance causing ill symptoms will, when diluted serve to remedy that same condition.

Hahnemann began this process based on research from the Cinchona tree. Its bark contains quinine, which has been used to treat malaria. Hahnemann ingested cinchona bark extract and began suffering from symptoms of malaria. Thus, he concluded that substances used on a healthy individual would reveal the symptoms for the ailment he was trying to cure.

Homeopathy means ‘same suffering’. Meaning that a healthy person who ingests small amounts of a substance that creates negative symptoms, would actually help to heal the unhealthy person’s immune system to respond more efficiently and effectively: immunoregulation.

An allergy is the hypersensitive reaction of your immune system to a stimulus. Of all the allergies that adults suffer from around the world, Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever ranks 5th!

More and more people are experiencing allergies as we are being exposed to more and more stimuli. You may have never had allergies where you were born and grew up, however they may have only shown up after you moved to a place with completely different pollens, trees, or pollution levels.

Homeopathy deduces that intentionally introducing the allergen at microscopic doses, your immune system should respond. If your body comes into contact with the allergen, your immune system will have a map to fight even harder for you.

This logic is how someone can be tested for allergies. An allergist will scratch your skin with various allergens and watch the effects. This logic is also how vaccines were developed, and is the forerunner in food allergy treatments. Food allergies have increased a hundredfold in mere decades and can produce serious illness to some. For example, someone with a peanut allergy may eat a solitary peanut a day just to increase their tolerance (if you have a peanut allergy, please consult with a physician before eating any peanuts). Homeopathy has had a great track record over the past few centuries, and that is why it is still popular today, so when it comes to allergies, speak to a physician to see if a homeopathic remedy is right for you.

As we have mentioned, homeopathic remedies are commonly used to address allergies. Here are a few types of allergies and balancing remedies that you may be familiar with.

Allium Cepa can provide relief from hay fever or sinus related allergies. Sabadilla can relieve symptoms of hay fever such as sneezing, nasal discharge, and itchy eyes.

Natrum Muriaticum can relieve a runny nose that alternates between periods of dryness and stinging of the nasal cavity. Nux Vomica relieves hay fever associated with symptoms in the early morning, upon awakening, with sneezing and runny nose.

For help with GI issues and digestion, you’ll find Arsenicum album may be useful for food sensitivities and substances. Heartburn and gas sufferers potentially find relief using Lycopodium.

Allergic reactions associated with skin rash, hives, or facial swelling could be alleviated using Histaminum which is prepared from the enzyme histamine to create a natural antihistamine. Urtica Urens is used for cases of extreme hives or urticaria.

No one is immune to poison ivy, however, if you suffer extreme allergic reactions from poison ivy then Rhus Toxicodendron may help to subdue your body’s response.

Many people are sensitive to everyday disturbances within their homes such as cockroaches and dust mites. Cockroaches actually contain a protein considered an allergen to many people that causes asthma, Blatta Orientalis may offer relief. If house mites are your allergic downfall then look into Solidago Virgaurea.

Allergies can be extremely difficult to address. Fortunately, in this big world of ours, there is usually more than one way to solve a problem. The truly wonderful thing about homeopathy is that there are few to no side effects. You just have to be patient and open-minded.

If you are experiencing a sensitivity or an allergy that you cannot identify, there are many ways to begin to understand how and what your body is responding to. The food elimination diet is extremely useful when establishing various food sensitivities.

More immediate and personalized testing is available. By providing samples of your hair and saliva samples, Balanced Health testing can give you comprehensive results to help you determine exactly how your body responds to different stimuli. This gives you a map for correcting and getting your body back in balance.

Stop suffering and start experimenting with alternative treatments for your allergies. Talk to your doctor or practitioner about the best options for you. Arm yourself with conventional and alternative therapeutic treatments and start living your best life today!

DISCLAIMER: This post is designed for educational purposes only and are not intended to serve as medical advice. The information provided on this site and in reports should not be used for diagnosing or treating any health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem or need medical attention, you should consult your healthcare provider.