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Hay Fever

Several weeks ago, I wrote a post about allergies. I thought this week I would write a little bit about hay fever, an allergy which is often experienced seasonally.

Four Homeopathic Remedies Useful For Hay Fever

Here are four homeopathic remedies that can be helpful for hay fever. By reading the descriptions, you can see how different hay fever can be experienced, even though it is usually lumped into one category, and treated that way.

Each person experiences hay fever uniquely to them. Some napkin-box-312693_960_720people may experience itching. Some may have more symptoms with their eyes than with their nose. Some may be sneezing. Some may feel very irritable. Some may be better outside. Some may experience a headache. These are just a few of the differences of how someone would experienced hay fever. This difference, or individuality, is so with any other health concern; each person experiences what bothers them uniquely to them.

A shot description of homeopathic remedies:

Allium cepa –  Burning, smarting sensation with watery eyes. Violent sneezing with runny nose. Watery discharge is bland. Nasal discharge is acrid and irritating. Think of how you feel when you cut an onion. This homeopathic remedy is made from the red onion.

Euphrasia – Profuse watery eye and nose discharges. Eye discharge is hot, acrid, and irritating, while the nose discharge is bland. Eyes are red and sore, almost looking like a raccoon.

Sabadilla – Common hay fever symptoms: nasal discharge. Spasmodic/violent sneezing, itchy nose, red and runny eyes. Tickling and itching – nose, roof of mouth, throat. Or a sensation of a hair or morsel hanging down at the back of the throat with the constant urge to swallow. Better outside.

Nux vomica – Typical hay fever symptoms: sneezing, itchiness, runny eyes. Irritable, chilliness, impatience, oversensitive to odors, noise, and touch. Feels need to sneeze, but cannot.

Homeopathic Care

You may even see yourself a little bit in one of these remedies. And maybe one of these remedies will help you. I don’t recommend that someone treat themselves for a chronic condition. A chronic condition is ongoing and periodical, such as hay fever. With this kind of health concern, I recommend that someone see a homeopathic practitioner or homeopath. There are over 4,000 homeopathic remedies. There is one that fits you, that is similar to you.

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To determine this remedy, the one that is similar to you, the homeopath gets to know the whole of you by listening, observing, and witnessing what bothers you, how you experience the hay fever, and more. The hay fever is a part of the whole picture of you. All of this information helps guide the homeopath in selecting the homeopathic remedy that fits you, is similar you.

I would be happy to talk with you about how you experience hay fever. Either contact me here on this blog, or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.

 


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Homeopathic Healing for Chronic Conditions

There is a need for homeopathy.

There are many people of all ages, young children to older adults, men and women,  who experience ongoing, chronic conditions in which flare ups and episodes occur fairly often. They may be using some form of medication to help ease, to palliate, and to alleviate the symptoms. The medication may help them feel better, for a period of time, but there is no real healing. Homeopathy can be extremely helpful for these types of health conditions, promoting a deep healing.

Some of these health conditions are:

  • fibromyalgia
  • polymyalgia
  • arthritis
  • asthma and other breathing difficulties
  • skin eruptions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne
  • digestive issues – irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, burping
  • headaches
  • chronic colds
  • behavior issues – ADD/ADHD, restlessness, difficulty focusing
  • women’s issues – menstrual difficulties, menopause
  • anxiety and depression
  • insomnia, can’t fall asleep, sleepy
  • allergies, hayfever

The October 21st, 2013 post on The National Center for Homeopathy’s Facebook page writes specifically about the medication predinsone and auto-immune illnesses. What is written in this post can be applied to any form of chronic illness in which medication is used to palliate symptoms. I have included the post here for you to read.  (If you would like to see the NCH’s Facebook page yourself,  google “The National Center for Homeopathy, October 21st”. Click on NCH’s Facebook page, scroll down to October 21st.) The National Center for Homeopathy is a great resource for homeopathy: finding a homeopathic practitioner, learning more about homeopathy, and being updated about what is happening in the homeopathic community.

“Predinsone is a steroidal drug commonly proscribed for fibromyalgia, allergies, skin eruptions, arthritis, asthma and many other auto-immune disorders. Side effects are many, dangerous and have been well known since they (steroidal drugs) were first introduced in the 1950’s.

For those with chronic illnesses, these corticosteroids can only suppress symptoms and never actually cure these inflammatory problems because they never address the reasons WHY you are experiencing continual inflammation.

Homeopathy is a wonderfully safe and helpful alternative to steriodal drugs. If you suffer from chronic acute problems for which your physician wants to prescribe this class of drugs, consider talking to a well trained homeopath to learn of better and FAR safer homeopathic options.”

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Homeopathy treats and heals the whole person. There is usually something specific that brings a person in to see the homeopath. The health concern could be one of those listed above. In the homeopathic consultation, this health concern is explored in depth – what it is like for the person, how it affects them, the sensation of it and more. Other areas, aspects, and symptoms of the person are also explored in depth.  For example, one aspect is how the person responds and reacts to stress. When you think about it, there are particular responses and reactions each of us experience that are unique to us when we are feeling stressed. At these times, this could be when the flare ups of the health concern are more prevalent. These responses and reactions could be difficulty sleeping, change in eating habits, particular thoughts and feelings, particular behaviors, and other physical responses and sensations.  All of this gives a picture of the state of the person.

It is the whole of the person that is being treated in homeopathy. Everything is connected. Each part is not in isolation from the rest; it is part of the whole. Homeopathy is treating the person, the whole person.

second woman feeling goodWhat is your suffering? Do you or a loved one have a chronic condition? Are you taking  medication for it and not feeling any better? Are you concerned about the side effects from the medication? It may be time to see how homeopathy can help you. Talk to a trained classical homeopath to find out more.

To add: it is always important to have your medical doctor manage and supervise any changes in the dosage of the medication, whether it is to decrease, increase or wean off of it.


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The Direction of Cure: How Homeopathy Assesses Healing, in Regards to Asthma and Eczema

In the Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Health section of the U-T San Diego, there was an article on asthma. The title of the article is REPEL THE ASTHMA ATTACK. It is written by Beth Wood.  There is a quote by Dr. John Kelso, an Allergist at Scripps Health’s Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. This quote caught my eye.

Dr. Kelso says, “Eczema, food allergy, hay fever and asthma are lumped together because if a patient has one, it’s a threefold chance that they have the other. They are genetically linked.”  Here is the the link to the article if you would like to read it in full:  http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/may/13/repel-the-asthma-attack/

I was excited by this quote. This quote was expressing how homeopathy often sees these four health concerns. The rest of the article talks about asthma using western methods for treatment, so it is not an article on homeopathy.

In homeopathy, we often see the connection between eczema and asthma. If a person is using a cortisone type cream for their eczema, they may develop asthmatic symptoms as the eczema seems to be going away. The disturbance that manifests in the person having eczema is actually going deeper into the body as a result of the cortisone cream treatments. The skin may be looking better and the person may feel that they are better in regards to the eczema, but now the person may be experiencing breathing difficulties, such as in asthma, and/or sensitivities to different foods, such as in food allergies. This is not a healing. The cortisone creams has been very suppressive. The disturbance has gone deeper into the body and affecting more life threatening organs.

What is happening in this situation, is the opposite to the Direction of Cure or Hering’s Law. Dr. Constantine Hering was a well known homeopath living in the 1800’s. Through his observations of patients’ healing, he came to certain conclusions on how the healing process progresses. These conclusions are called The Direction of Cure or Hering’s Law. Knowing Hering’s Law, helps the homeopath to assess how the patient is healing.

The Direction of Cure or Hering’s Law states that healing takes place:

  • From center to the circumference –  moving from the center to the outer. This means the symptoms are moving away from the brain, which is the center and the seat of consciousness, reasoning abilities, and memory. The brain is responsible for all the other functions of the human being.
  • From above downward  –  moving from the head down the body. This pertains mostly to skin conditions. Eruptions move from the head towards the extremities. Think when you have a rash, how it may start on the chest area and then it moves down the body, often leaving the body through the hands and feet.
  • From vital organs to less vital organs. There is a hierarchy of the organs in terms of their importance for life: brain, central nervous system, endocrine system, liver, lungs (there are two), kidneys (two), bones, connective tissue, stomach, intestines, muscles and skin.
  • In the reverse order of appearance (the last symptoms to come/to be experienced are the first to go).

A photograph of Constantine Hering

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Each of us is a whole, unique person. Our symptoms are expressions of an imbalance in the wholeness of us, just manifesting in a particular area in which we have great sensitivity. In a healing, we want the wholeness of the person to be better. And yes, homeopathy is extremely helpful for people who experience asthma, eczema, hay fever and food allergies.  Homeopathy creates a healing, rather than just managing, alleviating or palliating the symptoms.