Do you find your nose running, your eyes stinging, and are having difficulty breathing? Are you coughing too? The period of seasonal allergies is back and, like every year, we look for the best solution to combat the symptoms that spoil life. Some natural therapeutic approaches may help.

An allergy is an abnormal reaction of the body to the natural environment. Seasonal allergies are caused by pollen from birch in May and June, grasses and weeds in June and July, and ragweed from August to frost. When your body starts sending warning signals, you must quickly find a solution.

Immunotherapy, homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine can represent effective resources. Food stores also offer products that could relieve your symptoms. To help you see clearer, Health & Happiness Magazine has conducted a small survey.

Breathe Easier thanks to Immunotherapy

It is a matter of genetics and environment that determines whether a person is allergic. Allergic individuals develop IgE antibodies (immunoglobulin E), which are not developed by others. Between 20% and 30% of the population suffers from respiratory allergies.

To avoid going through hell every year, there is a solution: immunotherapy. This treatment involves receiving injections during a series of three or four years at a rate of once per week during the first four or five months, and then once a month. It exposes the individual to the allergen by a different route of entry to remove the IgE response and thus to reduce symptoms.

In half the cases, the effects of immunotherapy last 10 years and in another, the effects will be permanent. Immunotherapy has an efficiency rating of 85%. The injections are done by your doctor.

Combat Allergies with Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a medicine that strengthens the vitality of the person, taking into account the physical symptoms, the cause of the symptoms, and all the physical, physiological and emotional aspects of the patient. Once the homeopath has found the cause of the problem, he or she wants to know how and when allergies occur.

By observing several factors, the homeopath is able to find the appropriate remedy. The homeopath seeks the factor weakening the vitality of the person. It can be emotional stress because of which the person loses strength. This can also be caused by diet, by lifestyle, or simply by genetics.

Some homeopathic complexes are sold in pharmacies and health food stores. They can relieve symptoms for some time, but they do not settle the case entirely, and do not prevent them from returning. Therefore, it is best to consult a homeopath who will give you a remedy specifically tailored for you.

An efficient remedy may take between 24 hours and three weeks before working. The homeopath gives the remedy for the person once and observes over the next few days how the body reacts. Sometimes the patient has no symptoms for three or four weeks. Other times, the remedy is repeated once a day for four or five days. It works on a case-by-case basis. In general, the proper remedy to completely eliminate allergies. In this case, the person does not suffer allergies in the future.

However, you must make sure to consult a competent homeopath, because homeopathy has the ability to cause symptoms that one did not previously suffer from. It can be dangerous to take a remedy that does not suit you.

The remedies are made from plants, animal or mineral sources, and are sold in the form of pellets or drops. Their price varies according to homeopaths. The first meeting is to better understand the patient.

During the Allergy Season

Do not jog in the morning because pollen levels are highest at this time of day.