If you suffer from allergy symptoms, you have a hypersensitive immune system. This means that in order for any treatment to be effective it must reduce your overall sensitivity.
It is well known by allergy specialists that moving away from the pollen that affects you is not the answer, you will simply develop allergies to new substances. The underlying sensitivity has not changed, therefore the symptoms will recur. The use of conventional medicines such as Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtac, Sudafed, Benadryl, etc. simply masks the symptoms and does not change the underlying sensitivity.
Homeopathic treatment is effective in treating allergies because it reduces your sensitivity while improving overall health. To a homeopath, the presence of allergic symptoms means that the immune system is in overdrive. . . it is out of balance. This imbalance in the body is what homeopathic treatment seeks to improve.
Easy ways to reduce your exposure to offending pollens:
- Use an air purifier in your home to help clear room air of allergens
- Stay indoors and keep the windows closed in the morning when the pollen counts are highest. Also, sunny, windy days can be worse days in which to be out.
- Wear a mask if you work outdoors: one that is designed to filter pollen out of the air.
- Vacation at the peak of the pollinating season and avoid a location with those same conditions