Allergies and Use of Homeopathy

Allergies

Modern medicine is rapidly evolving in many areas, however, more and more people are deciding for the use of homeopathy to fight against allergies. Homeopathy uses medicines that are adapted to the individual and tries to capture an overall health status of a person, not just the symptoms. Homeopath must consider the complexity of the sick person’s symptoms and compare them with similar symptoms, which could be caused by an individual substance in larger quantities.

Although many believe that allergies are mostly a problem of modern time, mankind has already faced them in the old civilizations like Egyptian. There are numerous historical records that talk about allergy to pollen, specific food and animal products. Some studies argue that the number of allergies is increasing due to environmental pollution, too stressful life and poorer quality of food and air. 40 percent of the population has the possibility of an allergic reaction to a substance that is otherwise harmless. Antihistamines and corticosteroids are effective drugs, but especially in the long-term use they have unpleasant side effects. The advantage of treating allergies with homeopathic medicines is the absence of side effects, which is particularly important for most vulnerable groups (children, elderly, pregnant women, athletes, nursing mothers). Homeopathic treatment of allergies is already recommended in the preventive phase; otherwise the use of powerful pharmaceutical drugs may be necessary. If there is no other option, homeopathy can also be used in the phase of simultaneous treatment with prescription. Homeopathic medicines are based on the assumption that the only effective medicine is the one that causes symptoms similar to the disease that should be treated.

Hay fever, caused by pollen is the most common health problem of people with tendencies to allergy. Typical symptoms of pollen allergy are red and watery eyes (conjunctivitis), sneezing, swollen mucous and nasal discharge. For the prevention or mitigation of hay fever, homeopaths recommend medicine which is a special blend of homeopathic allergens that cause allergy to pollen. This medicine is also appropriate when the first symptoms of hay fever occur. An important supplement to treat allergies is also a preparation of black currant, which has anti-inflammatory activity and stimulates the immune system. Herbal preparation is made from the tip of black currant. The young shoots of this plant contain a lot of embryonic tissue which has an effect on the adrenal gland and stimulates the secretion of cortisone. Cortisone is beneficial in reducing inflammatory processes in the body, which includes allergic reactions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis, allergic asthma, hives and eczema.

Homeopathy has a long history of successful allergies treatment and homeopaths have made important contributions to today’s understanding of allergies. Treatment with homeopathy can be used for many different types of allergies. It can also be used in milder and severe disease conditions, but it cannot be used for diseases which already led to irreversible damage. Official medicine does not recognize homeopathy as a useful and effective method of the disease treatment, but more and more individuals are choosing this type of treatment.

By Janette Verdnik

***Homeopathy has been proven by four meta analyses to be no more effective than a placebo. Always check with your personal physician before taking any alternative remedy as such remedies are unregulated and can contain dangerous ingredients. Homeopathy is not accepted by the mainstream medical community and should be used at your own risk.

Sources:
Live Science
Homeopathy Zone
Care 2

32 Responses to "Allergies and Use of Homeopathy"

  1. Nancy Herrmann   April 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Homeopathy works so well, it really is the alternative medicine of the 21st century. Pharmaceuticals are so dangerous, their studies are such shams, it’s difficult to believe anything they report. So many medications have been recalled, why would you trust them? Of course, I would go to an ER if I had a life threatening problem, but since it’s been over 20 years since I’ve seen a doctor, I guess I’m a great case for using alternatives!

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    • Alan Henness   April 15, 2014 at 3:36 am

      So, why aren’t studies of homeopathic products shams as well?

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  2. Nancy Herrmann   April 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    It’s a great alternative to pharmaceuticals, since the stuff they put out there is so shoddily tested and dangerous. At least homeopathy has provings, with no monetary gain involved. Shameful all the recalls and deaths pharmaceuticals cause. Of course, I would go to the ER should I need to, but since I haven’t needed a doctor in over 20 years, I guess my alternative medicine is working just fine. Homeopathy is the medicine of the 21st century!

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  4. Laurie Willberg   April 7, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    The Society of Homeopaths is not a product manufacturer. It’s already been established that the ASA has no legal authority and that it’s staffed by pharma cronies. It’s this kind of distorted spin that makes pseudoskeptic opinions so dismissable.

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  5. Laurie Willberg   April 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Clinical and other trials have shown significant success in the Homeopathic treatment of not only allergies but allergic rhinitis. I have had allergies to pollens, horses, dogs, cats, etc. since I was a child. Although this was not the reason I sought Homeopathic treatment in the first place, those allergies disappeared along with my main complaint, so it is absolutely true that Homeopathy treats the patient and not the “named” diagnosis or complaint as it does not simply oppose or suppress “symptoms”.
    This type of result from Homeopathic treatment is not uncommon at all. It’s more the rule than the exception.

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    • Alan Henness   April 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Laurie Willberg said:

      Clinical and other trials have shown significant success in the Homeopathic treatment of not only allergies but allergic rhinitis.

      Please provide links to those clinical trials and please say whether your believe those trials are robust, independent and demonstrate specific and clinically significant results beyond placebo for homeopathy.

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      • Laurie Willberg   April 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

        It is not my job to do your homework, especially since you are not a health care practitioner and not responsible for patient outcomes, or even interested in treating your own health problems. Your dubious involvement with pseudoskeptics clinches the fact that you are only interested in argument and are arrogant enough to think that you are going to arbitrate the validity of information.
        You will have to find someone else naïve enough to play with you in your narrow sandbox.

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        • Alan Henness   April 15, 2014 at 3:32 am

          You made the claim; you provide the evidence to back it up.

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  6. Alan Henness   April 7, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Utterly misleading and irresponsible article.

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    • Nancy Herrmann   April 12, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Alan Henness, you seem pretty angry about homeopathy, why? There must be a reason you spend so much time and energy knocking it.

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      • Alan Henness   April 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm

        Thanks for your diagnosis. There is a very good reason I – and others – do what I do. I hate to see people conned and misled by homeopaths and others making claims not backed by good evidence. But maybe that’s not something they can understand.

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