I live in Austin, Texas. Environmental allergens are a huge issue here! I wrote an article about this topic not long ago, but it warrants another take because of its severity.
Allergies are defined as a disorder of the immune system, specifically, an over-reaction of your body to certain substances (pollen, food products, insect bites, etc.). This physiologic over-reaction results in an inflammatory process. The results of the internal inflammation then result in the common symptoms of itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, hives, lethargy, etc. It is your body doing its best to rid the toxic substance from within you.
Such symptoms are not meant to be suppressed. Conventional and more common treatments involve anti-histamines, cortisone (a steroid), or adrenaline (for severe anaphylaxis). Common medications you may have heard of include Nasonex, Flonase, Singulair, or Zyrtec. If you experience allergic reactions and have taken these medicines you are probably aware of the multitude of side effects that happen from usage. Additionally, your allergies keep coming back - sometimes with a stronger vengeance than before! That's because the symptoms are not meant to be suppressed. You may experience relief for the time being, as long as you can stand the side effects, but the illness remains. What is one to do?
Homeopathy is an alternative that seeks to work with your bodies healing intelligence and strengthen your immune system so you are less and less susceptible to the allergens. This process is accomplished over time, but spells overall relief from your allergic symptoms, which may never come back. There is help out there without the dependency on expensive medicines or the side effects from conventional treatments.
During homeopathic treatment it will be important to describe in detail the nature of your symptoms. There is not one homeopathic remedy for allergies. Rather, there are homeopathic remedies for YOU and your unique expression of all of your physical symptoms, as well as how it impacts you mentally and emotionally. For example, some people experience great eye itchiness with agglutination (crusty eyes) in the morning, whereas some may have burning nasal discharge. Others may have profuse nasal discharge with no burning or eye irritation at all. It all depends on your unique symptoms.
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