Coughing, sneezing, runny nose, scratchy throat, postnasal drip, and/or itchy, watery eyes; does any of this sound familiar? During this most welcome recent spell of hot weather I have seen a number of new patients with severe hayfever symptoms. Some have such bad symptoms they have had little response to conventional medication in the shape of antihistamines and nasal sprays.
Homeopathy can and does help with the symptoms of hayfever. Normally on seeing a patient for the first time I take their case in the consultation and prescribe a constitutional remedy. We then wait to see what this remedy does before giving another remedy. However the severity of symptoms in patients this year means that I have been prescribing remedies to give the patient relief before starting constitutional treatment. The improvement in symptoms has been very encouraging meaning that patients have been able to decrease or stop using their conventional medicine.
Whilst homeopathy can help the acute symptoms of hayfever (as described above), the best time to deal with the problem of allergy to pollens etc is when the season has finished and before the next reaction starts. Having regular constitutional and miasmatic treatment for the whole person, (your mental, emotional and physical makeup and symptoms), helps strengthen your immune system and lessen your reaction to the allergen over time. Although many still experience some symptoms in the following season, the reaction is not so severe and more easily managed with the use of remedies. Over time we usually see a dramatic improvement. You have everything to gain by trying homeopathy because it is safe, effective and not addictive. For more details on homeopathy and how I practice see “About homeopathy” and “The consultation” or telephone me for a free 15 minute discussion on 01234 315022.