Allergy desensitisation has been around for a while. Nowadays this is through your allergist prescribing pills or injections of weakened forms of the allergen. This method works by using increasingly small dilutions of the reactant until your body stops having a reaction. This can take as long as 6-8 months. That sounds logical, right?
The idea to treat similar symptoms with similar substances and it has been around for over 200 years. It was developed by the German physician Dr S. Hahnemann.
He took it a bit further. In his lifelong endeavour to refine this form of treatment, Hahnemann discovered that allergic reaction occurs due to the genetic makeup of the individual rather than the allergen itself. But there is more to this story.
Not everyone suffers from allergies.
Some people breeze through spring, others can’t go outside without constantly taking medication and suffering the side effects. There seems to be something in a person’s predisposition which causes allergic reaction. Allergy sufferers lack the ability to resist the allergen.
How can we increase the allergic person’s immunity effectively without side effects? This is where homeopathy comes in. This natural treatment treats the individual. If you see a well-trained homeopath, treatment will be unique. One person might get blocked sinuses, whereas the other experiences streaming eyes and a nose running like a tap. With an expertly trained homeopath, you are likely to achieve the best long-lasting results.
Has it been proven?
Three high value studies show that this form of treatment is as effective as conventional medicine without the side effects.
A study in Norway of 200 patients in 2006 confirmed this statement.
An Austrian study in 2011 showed favourable results with homeopathic treatment. The biggest study was conducted in India with 784 participants. Researchers concluded that 74.5% of patients improved drastically.
So, is your immunologist a homeopath?
No, they are not. There is a lot more to homeopathy. Everyone suffering hay fever is different. A tailor-made approach and the correct selection of the substance prescribed is the key. Homeopathics have not been tested on animals, are vegan friendly, side effect free and easy to take.
Adelaide Hills Homeopathy is offering a special this spring. Mention this article, book as soon as possible for a convenient appointment. Between the 20th and end of September, receive a 25% discount on your consultation.
Heike Bishop, registered and certified homeopath. 155 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling. Health insurance rebates may apply. Call 0437 796 079.