Allergies and Asthma
Asthma and allergies are both signs
that the body is sensitive to its environment and as a result develops symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, wheezing and itchy eyes. In order to cure these conditions, the treatment must address the hypersensitivity, not the symptoms resulting from it. Otherwise the symptoms merely come back!
Homeopathy acts in just this way. The remedy interacts with the defense mechanism of the body to reduce your sensitivity to the environment, animals or foods. It is this imbalance deep within the body that needs to be cured. Anything short of that does not result in permanent cure of the allergy symptoms.
Case of Hay Fever
52 year old woman with annual spring allergy symptoms: itchy nose, eyelids, ears with sinus drip, feels like a sinus infection. Starts in spring and lasts until July every year since 13 years old.
Chronic case due to duration of symptoms, remedy chosen that covered the whole person, not just the allergy symptoms. In this case Nat-mur was given. After 6 months of treatment the sinus infections did nor recur and the seasonal allergy symptoms were diminished to 80%. Every month she would have one day of symptoms which would then disappear for another 4-6 weeks. In another year, there were no allergy symptoms at all.
Case of the Acute Asthma Attack
3 year old boy, coughing in the night waking him up. Wet cough, almost constant, worse if he exerts himself, even just talking makes it worse. Labored breathing with some wheezing. Restless, cannot sit still, and very thirsty for small sips of water.
This is an acute attack of the asthma and was treated with the remedy Arsenicum Album, which calmed the child down, allowed him to sleep well for several hours and gradually the cough diminished. The breathing was no longer labored and the wheezing was gone within 15 minutes.