The Allergy Season is just under way in Austin, Texas. Typically, the season here is from the beginning of March until mid-May. This year, due to long droughts of previous years, heavy rains this year, and with gusty dry winds in between have led to heavy oak pollen accumulation into the air and the surrounding vegetation. And just to give you a heads up, this season is expected to roll into June!
What can you do about it? One option is to visit an allergy and asthma doctor and receive testing and medication that will act to suppress your symptoms. Yet, your symptoms are your bodies signal that something is wrong. They are meant to be worked with, not worked against. That's where homeopathy comes in to play.
Homeopathic remedies aim to strengthen your bodies inherent and natural ability to heal itself. The important factors during a homeopathic consultation is the detail in which you express your symptoms. You will not get one homeopathic remedy for allergies. Homeopathic treatment is individualized to your specific concerns and takes into consideration the sublte nuances of your symptoms and how you manage them emotionally ad mentally. In this way, it is natural and holistic.
Common homeopathic remedies that help people experiencing allergy symptoms include the following:
Allium Cepa: Acrid (burning, caustic) nasal discharge, which may even burn the nose or upper lip. Profuse watery discharge from the nose, like a "dripping faucet." Usually effects the left nostril more. You feel better in the open air, rather than indoors.
Euphrasia: Eyes feel inflamed, extremely irritated, with burning and itching. Bland nasal discharge, but with profuse acrid lacrimation (secretion of tears from eyes). Greatly indicated for Hay Asthma.
Nux Vomica: Terrible sneezing, especially in the morning on rising from bed. Stuffed, irritated nose that becomes fluent in a warm room - this generally relieves the stuffed nose. Nasal discharge may be very fluent in the morning and daytime, but horribly dry with raw obstruction at night and in bed.
Pulsatilla: Awful itching and lacrimation of eyes which feels better from a cold application. Hay fever especially in the spring or in the heat of the summer and autumn. Everything is worse by being over-heated by the sun, hot foods, heat of the bed, etc. Much worse in the open air. Much better in air conditioning (no exposure to pollens).
Sabadilla: Tremendous paroxysms (spasmodic) of sneezing; debilitating sneezing.
This list is not comprehensive and it's best to contact me for further questions and to find out where you can locate these homeopathic remedies.
Many thanks for reading and I hope you feel better soon!