Hay Fever And Allergies – Holistic Approaches

Hay fever and allergies are most common in the spring time, but can occur at any time. Hay fever is an allergic reaction of a specific kind. Normally the sufferer has some kind of head or upper respiratory symptoms, of varying degrees. It could be sneezing, streaming eyes or nose, itchy eyes or palate or any combination.

The common causes are from pollen, dust, animal fur or chemicals. In reality this problem indicates that your immune system is compromised, as you are overreacting to common environmental factors.

Conversely, reacting to the unnatural environmental factors (the chemicals) is a healthy sign, a warning sign of your body to stay away. But to cope with the increasing overload, our bodies get used to them and stop reacting. That doesn’t mean they are not a growing health problem. They are.

Other people can suffer an allergic reaction through the skin. This is quite common, especially to foods, with a rash forming around the mouth or on the hands that handled the food.

Or foods can cause a digestive issue, with gas, bloating, discomfort and diarrhoea being the common symptoms. Dairy, bread and spices are some common triggers.

Often allergies start after a vaccine.

Recently a woman accompanied her partner to his consultation with me. She soon started sneezing in my clinic. She said she suffered with hay fever at this time of the year and was also allergic to animal fur. I asked her if she would like to try a homeopathic remedy for the sneezing. She was keen to try, as her medical treatment wasn’t getting on top of the problem.

Within 10 mins, she stopped sneezing and I forgot about her problem, focussing on her partner. She wanted to take a bottle of the remedy I had prescribed for her.

When her partner returned for his follow up consultation, two weeks later, he told me that she had not needed to take much of the remedy, none of her medical treatment and was completely free of her sneezing – even around cats.

Results can be that quick, although normally it takes a little longer.

Apart from using homeopathy, what else can you do to improve your immune system so you don’t succumb to hay fever and allergies?

Improve your diet – don’t eat processed, fast or junk food and limit your animal protein intake
Make sure you get adequate exposure to the sun – natural vitamin D is far superior to anything you can purchase
Make quiet time just for you – switch off the external noise and the internal chatter, and just be
Do some form of enjoyable or useful exercise daily, preferably outside in the fresh air – my winter cardio exercise came from pulling my cart of firewood to the house!
There are both external and internal triggers to hay fever and allergies, as well as to every form of ill health, or disease. Don’t follow the herd. Follow your body’s cues, as it will always give you the right message, for you.

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Why Allergy Treatment Is So Important to Better Health and Wellness

Allergy treatment is huge business for drug manufacturers, but this masking of the true cause of theses sensitivities leaves us dependent on expensive chemicals to mask what’s happening in our body and the reason behind it. Taking a holistic and natural approach to allergies can yield new insights and produce long-term results that increase our health and well-being.

Ever notice how scientific accidents can change the course of history? Teflon was discovered by Roy J. Plunkett, while he was trying to develop a new gas for refrigeration and got a slick substance instead, which was used first for lubrication of machine parts. Scotchgard, is a 3M brand of products used to protect fabric, furniture, and carpets from stains, and it was discovered accidentally in 1953 by Patsy Sherman. One of the compounds she was investigating as a rubber material, that wouldn’t deteriorate when in contact with aircraft fuel, spilled onto a tennis shoe and would not wash out; she then considered the spill as a protectant against spills. Sometimes this same serendipitous occurrence happens in holistic healing

Well the same “lucky” accident happened to Dr. Devi Nambudripad. She was allergic to almost all foods except rice and broccoli. One day she accidentally at a few pieces of carrot while waiting for her rice to cook and her broccoli to boil. It only took a few minutes for an allergic reaction to consume her body. Thinking like a holistic healer/superhero she asked her husband to get her acupuncture needles. She inserted the needles performing a self treatment. She awoke 45 minutes later feeling much different, with high energy instead of the sick, wiped out way she usually felt after an allergic reaction. She looked down to see that she was still holding bits of carrot. Her brain and body had been reprogrammed by the acupuncture treatment while the allergic substance was in her energy field. When she treated herself with other allergy producing foods and had similar results she knew she was on to something.

One technique for allergy detection is called A/SERT (allergy/sensitivity elimination and reprogramming technique). By holding on to a vial containing a potential allergen while simultaneously giving massive amounts of input into the nervous system, in the form of spinal and cranial adjusting, laser, percussion, color and sound therapy, the body has the opportunity to become reprogrammed thus reducing the sensitivity to that allergen. It is important to remember that each patient responds at their own rate. It may take several sessions with a practitioner you choose to show positive results.

Another more conventional approach taken to remove allergy/sensitivities from the body is the elimination diet. You may have heard of this diet in many nutrition textbooks. It entails adhering to a diet that has very few or no common allergens. No dairy, no wheat gluten, no peanuts etc. It is a very stringent diet. After being on this diet for a period of several weeks the suspected foods are added back into the diet one at a time and symptoms are monitored by the doctor and patient. If allergy/sensitivity symptoms recur that particular food is permanently eliminated from the diet. Here is a warning from a fellow compulsive eater… the foods you are most attracted to are usually the ones you are extremely sensitive to. Changing your diet or eliminating certain foods may be emotionally challenging, but your body and your life will be transformed.

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