If you are looking for a way to treat your allergies that does not involve taking painful injections or prescription medications, consider homeopathy.
Homeopathy is based on the theory of curing like; in other words, by giving you a small amount of a substance, your body learns to react to it normally instead of with hypersensitivity. This is essentially the same process as taking allergy shots, except that no needles are involved.
The best way to treat allergies, of course, is to avoid exposure to known allergens. When you do have allergy symptoms, however, here are some homeopathic remedies you may wish to try.
When choosing a homeopathic remedy, consider your symptoms and how those symptoms change under various conditions.
- Allium cepa: Good for those whose eyes tear, and whose noses run more when the weather is warm.
- Arsenicum: If you are frequently restless, anxious, thirsty and chilly, then arsenicum may be a good choice for you.
- Euphrasia: Good for those who experience burning eyes and throat, and a runny nose which gets worse at night.
- Nux vomica: If you find yourself sneezing a lot with a runny nose during the day and congestion at night, this may be the right choice for you. People who benefit from nux vomica are often irritable and feel better in the open air.
- Pulsatilla: People who benefit from pulsatilla find that they are more congested in warm rooms or while lying down, and feel better when in cooler rooms or open air.
- Sabadilla: If the scent of flowers triggers a fit of sneezing, you may benefit from sabadilla.
For best results, consult a trained homeopath, or consider purchasing a homeopathic product designed specifically for allergies.
Once you know how you respond to homeopathy, you may wish to try the individual remedies for more targeted results.