Homeopathy and Allergy
Cressida Boyd reports on a conference run by the British Homeopathic Association
Dr Sara Eames, president of the Faculty of Homeopathy, explained that homeopathy is based on the law of similars, whereby the curative is made, in minuscule amounts, of the same substance that causes the symptoms. For example, homeopathy would use an extremely diluted or ‘potenised’ extract of onion to cure runny eyes and runny nose, which are symptoms that an onion might cause. Homeopathy is a safe form of medicine with very few side effects.
A food allergy is characterised by antibodies to the foodstuff in the blood, which can cause a severe reaction.
Homeopathy and hay fever
Tree pollens are the first to appear, sometimes as early as February, followed by grass pollens at their height over the hot summer months, and the later, weed and mould pollens. She stipulated that although homeopathy can be used to cure hay fever entirely, for successful treatment sufferers need to seek the advice of a qualified homeopath as early as September in order for the appropriate full diagnosis to take place and treatment to begin before the following spring and the beginning of the pollen season.
Information for animals and humans
For humans, there are homeopathic hospitals in Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Tunbridge Wells. Conventionally trained doctors, nurses and pharmacists with extra complementary training staff these hospitals. Patients are referred by their GP and hospital consultant, and are offered a tailor-made package of integrated care.
Society of Homeopaths – the largest organisation representing over 1500 professional homeopaths. www.homeopathy-soh.org / 0845 450 6611
For homeopathic remedies:
Remedies for allergic reactions and withdrawal symptoms
1. For an adult, take a level teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in a dessertspoon of warm filtered water. Wash down with a cup of filtered water.
2. Not for those who suffer anaphylactic or potentially anaphylactic reactions. Put a very tiny bit of the offending food in a cup of filtered water and hold one teaspoonful in your mouth while you count to 20 before swallowing.
3. Get some Nux Vom tablets – ask a homeopath or homeopathic chemist for advice on potency and dosage. www.ainsworths.com / 020 7935 5330
First published in 2008
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