Allergies have exploded through our nation in the last 50 years, and the medical community does not know why. Allergies are the fifth leading chronic disease in America, and the third in children who are under 18. And here is a surprising statistic- 1 in 4 Americans have a respiratory allergy today, whereas only one in 7 did in 1950.
The modern medical system of treating allergies with desensitizing shots stems, in actual fact, from the homeopathic principle of “like treats like.”Homeopaths help clients with allergies by giving them desensitizing drops, under the tongue, of remedies made of the very allergens that cause the reaction. Gently and slowly the drops enter the body, under the radar screen of the body’s immune reaction. The body gets used to the “intruders,” and begins to accept that they are indeed not enemies, and no reaction is required. So, instead of painful and expensive shots, we use potencies made of the allergen in question to desensitize the client. Homeopathic medicines are very safe and effective, and believe me, kids like our methods much, much better than the shots!
There is a strong research history for the homeopathic treatment of allergies. At the University of Glasgow a group of researchers published four studies in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) and the Lancet, two highly respected medical journals. These were well controlled studies- randomized, placebo controlled, and double-blind The result? There was a 28% improvement in those who took homeopathic remedies, than in those who took placebos.
In my practice I help people with allergies a variety of ways. I recommend combination homeopathic remedies to desensitize the allergen. I recommend nutritional supplements to support their immune system and lower the reactivity of allergy response. And the most powerful homeopathic method is to choose what we call a “constitutional remedy” to balance the person in a deep way, and to reduce the allergic over-reactivity. This is done by individualizing a homeopathic medicine to a specific person so that it matches his symptoms, both physically and psychologically. This is the original form of “classical homeopathy” and is extremely successful and long lasting.