Homeopathy and Allergies

Conventional medical treatment for allergies usually consists of antihistamines, steroids, and desensitization shots. In stubborn cases, laser surgery may be applied to vaporize mucus-forming nasal tissue. People with allergies know that these treatments don’t work; at best, they provide temporary relief of symptoms, and at worst, they create side effects which can be worse than the allergies themselves.

Perhaps the greatest misunderstanding about allergies is the assumption that the allergen (the cat dander, the pollen, the house dust mite, or whatever) is the problem. Actually, the allergen is simply the trigger, while the allergic person’s body is like a bubble ready to burst. Rather than just treating symptoms or avoiding the allergen, the best course is to take action to strengthen the body’s own immune and defence system.

Homeopaths instead prescribe a “constitutional medicine,” a remedy that is individually chosen to the totality of symptoms that the person is experiencing, not just the allergy symptoms. Finding a person’s constitutional medicine requires the care of professional homeopath.

People can, however, use homeopathic medicines to treat the acute phase of their allergy. Although these natural medicines will not “cure” one’s allergy, they will often provide effective relief and will do so without side effects.

The strategy of homeopathic treatment in case of allergies is to give treatment for few months and observe for decrease in frequency and intensity of allergic reaction gradually. In some cases allopathic medicines may not be withdrawn suddenly and weaned off gradually. There are numerous cases where patients have entered into the allergic season or allergen exposure with almost no symptoms .There is a tremendous scope of improvement in quality of life in allergy sufferers with homeopathy.