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Apr 2, 2014

Does homeopathy offer seasonal allergy relief?


Do you suffer from allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema, or hay fever during allergy season? Homeopathic allergy remedies may bring you relief.


Three recent studies were especially encouraging for allergy sufferers.

“Clinical verification in homeopathy and allergic conditions” was published in Homeopathy in January 2013. Author Michel Van Wassenhoven reported positive results in randomized controlled trials for homeopathic treatment of asthma and hay fever. He also noted that Quality of Life questionnaires indicated childhood asthma, allergic symptoms, and skin diseases improved with homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy was also viewed as an economical treatment option for allergies, asthma, eczema, and rhinitis. Finally, he duplicated the successful treatment of allergic conditions with homeopathic remedies among his own patients. 

“Evaluation of the quality of life after individualized homeopathic treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis. A prospective, open, non-comparative study” was published in Homeopathy in January 2009. The study team of B. Aetgeerts, F. Buntinx, M. Goossens, G. Laekeman, and the ARCH study group used the Quality of Life Questionnaire to measure the effect of homeopathic prescriptions on seasonal allergic rhinitis. After 3-4 weeks of homeopathic treatment, patients (average age 36, 70% of them female) reported “an alleviation of their symptoms of allergic rhinitis.”

“Treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis using homeopathic preparation of common allergens in the southwest region of the US: a randomized, controlled clinical trial” was published in April 2005 in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy confirmed the benefits of homeopathy on allergy symptoms. Men and women living in the Phoenix, Arizona area reported improvement of allergy symptoms after four weeks of homeopathic treatment. C. Baldwin, L. Hili, S. Khalsa, L. Kim, S. Messer, J. Riedlinger, and R. Waters concluded homeopathic intervention did improve the quality of life and reduce allergy symptoms for seasonal allergies in the southwestern United States.

There are a number of homeopathic medicines, both single medicines and combination medicines (pre-formulated by homeopathic manufacturers), which are effective. If you try one of the over-the-counter combination medicines or a single medicine, it is important to keep in mind that the medicine that fits your particular hay fever symptoms must be included in the combination or is the specific medicine you choose.

Before you suffer through another allergy season, see what a homeopath can do for you.

 


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