Allergies and how homeopathy can help

Allergies and how homeopathy can help

Allergies and how homeopathy can help

As today is “hug your cat day” I wanted to write about allergies because many people live with allergies including cat allergies and are unable to keep cats let alone hug them.

In my practice I see many children and adults with varying degrees of allergies.  These range from allergies to pets, dust mites, mould, hay fever and food allergies such as eggs, nuts, milk etc.

So what is an allergy?
It is the body’s immune system responding to substances (allergens) that in most people don’t usually cause a problem but for people with allergies they will experience symptoms. Symptoms might be sneezing, itching and streaming eyes, more severe symptoms are asthma, and eczema which have to be carefully managed.

In more serious cases anaphylactic shock can occur and many children that come to me for treatment have emergency epipens.

What happens to the body when it has a reaction?
If the immune system regards a substance as a threat and believes it to be harmful it will produce anti-bodies.

The body then remembers the substance and the next time it comes into contact with that substance it releases antibodies such as histamines. These anti-bodies are designed to fight off infection and will cause the symptoms we associate with allergies such as sneezing, itching, wheezing skin rashes, eczema etc.

How can Homeopathy help with Allergies?
There are many remedies that you can use at home for allergies/hay fever. A list of my top 5 homeopathic remedies for hay fever can be found here.

If however your allergies are more severe, e.g. asthma, eczema and food intolerances then homeopathy will get to the root cause and symptoms will gradually be reduced. 

When I see someone for the first time I take a detailed history and tailor the treatment to each individual. Here is a story of one of the young boys that I have recently helped with allergies and asthma.

If you would like to find out more or you have been thinking of homeopathy to help you or your child then please take advantage of my free 20 minutes call and I will be happy to answer your questions.  This can be booked using the link below.

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