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Allergies: Could Homeopathy Be the Answer?


Imagine a time, not even a century ago, when the word "allergy" didn't exist. Today, however, allergies rule the roost. They're the fifth leading chronic disease in the US, plaguing both adults and children [1]. One in four Americans now suffers from respiratory allergies, compared to just one in seven in 1950 [1]. This dramatic rise begs the question: what's changed?


For those who scoff at coincidences, the answer might lie in traditional medical practices. Traditional allergy treatment often involves desensitization – introducing small doses of the allergen to build tolerance. This concept, of using "like cures like," is an ancient healing principle that forms the very foundation of homeopathy, a natural approach to medicine.


The connection between homeopathy and allergies goes deeper. Dr. Grant L. Selfridge, a homeopathic physician, was a founding member of the American Academy of Allergy [2]. This forgotten fact highlights the historical link between these seemingly disparate approaches.


Another intriguing piece of medical trivia: Dr. C.H. Blackley, a Scottish homeopath, was the first doctor to identify pollen as the culprit behind hay fever in 1871.


One in four Americans now suffers from respiratory allergies, compared to just one in seven in 1950 [1]

Could there be a link between the rise of allergies and the decline of homeopathic practices? The historical connection and the core principle of "like cures like" make homeopathy an intriguing option for those seeking natural allergy relief.


Remedies for Acute Care for Seasonal Allergies


Homeopathy offers a range of remedies for seasonal allergies. These remedies are intended to address specific symptoms. It's important to find a remedy that closely matches your individual experience. Please note: This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult a qualified homeopath, like Georgia Koulas CCH at Radiant Heart, to determine the right remedy and dosage for you.


Here are some commonly used homeopathic remedies for seasonal allergies:


  • Allium Cepa: This remedy, made from red onion, is for people with copious, watery nasal discharge, burning eyes, and violent sneezing.

  • Arsenicum Album: This remedy is helpful for those with burning nasal discharge, a stuffy nose with only a trickle of mucus, and restlessness.

  • Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright): This remedy is ideal for people whose most bothersome symptoms are itchy, burning eyes and bland watery discharge.

  • Gelsemium: This remedy is for those who experience overwhelming fatigue and weakness alongside their allergy symptoms.

  • Natrum Muriaticum: This remedy may be helpful for people with thick, white nasal discharge, nasal obstruction, and chapped lips.

  • Nux Vomica: This remedy is for irritable people with sneezing and a runny nose in the daytime and nasal congestion at night.

  • Pulsatilla: This remedy is well-suited for children who are clingy and whiny with their allergies, and have watery nasal discharge and itchy, watery eyes.

  • Sabadilla: This remedy is for people whose worst symptom is frequent sneezing, often accompanied by a runny nose, itchy nose, and watery, burning eyes.

  • Sulphur: This remedy is for those with eye symptoms like burning and redness, and yellow or smelly nasal discharge.

  • Wyethia: This remedy is for people who experience extreme itchiness in the mouth, ears, and throat, along with a dry mouth and throat.

Here at Radiant Heart, we can help! Georgia, our in-house homeopathic practitioner, can guide you through the process of finding the right remedy and saying goodbye to allergies. Schedule a consultation today and breathe easy again!




 

[1] Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. (2023, February). Facts and Figures. Retrieved from https://aafa.org/

[2] National Center for Homeopathy. (2023). History of Homeopathy. Retrieved from https://homeopathycenter.org/

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