The homeopathic treatment of allergies begins with the physical symptoms but doesn't end there. Important clues to the homeopathic pattern and prescription can be found in:
- life circumstances around the time of onset of the allergy symptoms;
- situations which cause an exacerbation of the allergy symptoms;
- situations which lead to a relief from allergy symptoms;
- feelings aroused by the allergy symptoms, or the person's unique experience of the condition;
how the allergy symptoms disrupt normal living, or what the person is thereby prevented from doing. Again, it is important to understand that the specific allergy symptoms are not in themselves a disease but merely represent the underlying spiritual imbalance that is the root of all disease. Whether a person will develop allergies, skin problems, joint problems, or organ problems is largely dependent on hereditary factors as well as on the degree of suppression of symptoms from past medical treatment.
In the case of severe allergies and asthma it is important never to reduce or discontinue the use of medications until the allergic tendency has clearly and permanently been eliminated, and even then always in consultation with the treating physician. Likewise it is important to maintain access to emergency facilities in case of a dangerous exacerbation throughout treatment, and to continue carrying antihistamines, inhalers, an EpiPen adrenaline injector, etc. whenever away from home for use in case of a severe reaction.
The rationale behind the homeopathic approach to allergies
What is the advantage of comprehensive allergy treatment with homeopathy over other natural approaches?
On the one hand clean diets such as the raw food diet I discussed recently have many beneficial effects. For example, many people do better without wheat: they typically feel more clear-headed than otherwise, among other subtle benefits. So even people who do not complain of any symptoms indicative of allergy or intolerance might do well to avoid certain foods, and likewise to breath fresher air, drink cleaner water, and so on.
Allergies are caused by an over reaction of the immune system to inert substances, but not by histamine. Suppressing symptoms by taking Anti-Histamine is not a cure. Treatment should be focused on the hypersensitivity of the immune system. Each allergic person responds to allergens in different ways which can result in hey fever, conjunctivitis, hives, sneezing, watery eyes and itching. Besides the allergies mentioned earlier, there are other types of allergies called "Idiopathic allergies". Idiopathic allergies are where there are no known allergic substances or allergens. Classical Homeopath takes into consideration all the factors like type of allergens, symptoms and seasons the patient is suffering in for the treatment. Homeopathy addresses the hyper-sensitivity towards nontoxic substances in the treatment to cure allergies rather than blaming histamine. Ipcanum, Ars alb, Kali bich, pulsetilla, Some other common homeopathic medicines for treating allegic medicine include Belladona, antim crudum, Kali sulf, sulphur, Apis, Arnica , ignatia, hepar-sulph and tuberculinum. many more treat and permanent cure allergic asthma. And its develop grassroots immunity to person.
A. Pulsetila Homeopathy medicine : works well if symptoms are spasmodic; the patient feels a lot of weight and anxiety about the chest; there is sudden wheezing, difficulty breathing, and a feeling of suffocation, which is made worse if the patient moves or is warmed; and the cough creates retching and vomiting. Ipecac might be called for when the cough is continuous and the chest seems full of phlegm, yet nothing is coughed up. The extremities are covered with cold sweat.
B. ipecanum Homeopathy medicine : is similar to Arsenic alb., and is especially useful if the disease is chronic, the patient is older and the labored breathing is habitual and dry. It is used when the attacks occur between midnight and 2 a.m. The patient's dry wheezing may progress to a cough that brings up frothy, whitish fluid. He or she feels exhausted yet experiences a lot of anguish and restlessness, fearing suffocation if he or she lies down. There is a general sweat, and the person can be thirsty, taking frequent, tiny sips. If the patient falls asleep again, he or she is awakened with soreness and burning pain in the chest and heat in the head. Warmth often brings improvement. Arsenicum follows Ipecac well, and is especially useful in those who are anemic.
C. Carbo vegitable Homeopathy medicine : is helpful when symptoms include a tense, constricted feeling in the lower part of the chest, with pressure in the stomach. The patient finds some relief by belching, and the patient must loosen his or her clothing. Problems are often worse in the morning. It might be useful when gastric disturbances bring on the asthmatic attacks, and during simple spasmodic asthmas. Both mental exertion and physical effort can make symptoms worse, while warmth and sleep often bring relief. Overindulgence in sweets, spicy food, stimulants and alcohol are common. If there is a lot of abdominal irritation and much flatulence, Nux vomica might be combined with Lycopodium and Carbo vegetabilis.
D. Kali bic Homeopathy medicine : might help patients who experience attacks at about 3 or 4 a.m., with a feeling as if there were no air in the chest. The patient feels compelled to sit up to breathe, and bending forward while sitting brings some relief. The patient coughs up stringy yellow mucus.
E. Natrum mur Homeopathy medicine : treats general symptoms including a worsening of asthma when exposed to mold and dampness; attacks occur at about 4 to 5 a.m.; and the patient sits up and holds the chest with the hands while coughing. Wheezing and breathing difficulties are aggravated by exertion. The patient usually also has loose bowels after each attack.
F. Antimonium tartaricum Homeopathy Medicine : A remedy used by conventional medicine for asthma, can also be used as a homoeopathic treatment for certain symptoms. The keynote for using this option is the presence of fine rattling or crackling sounds in the chest. The chest also seems full of phlegm that the patient cannot cough up. The patient must sit up at about 3 a.m., has great difficulty breathing, and feels suffocated. Antimonium tartaricum is especially suited to young children and the elderly.
G. Spongia tosta Homeopathy medicine : is strongly indicated by a barking cough during an asthma attack. Labored breathing has a sawing sound and little mucus is produced. The person may feel best when leaning forward or when sitting up and tilting the head back. Warm drinks may be helpful. The problems usually begin before midnight while the person is asleep. Asthma is a disease in which the airways become narrowed and excess mucus is produced in the lungs. The symptoms Asthma include: coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath.
HOMEOPATHY DOSAGE DIRECTIONS
Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used.
By DR HARSHAD RAVAL M.D [HOMEOPATHY ]
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