Unusually high pollen counts this year means a miserable spring for allergy suffers. Airborne allergies are caused when pollen, a foreign protein, enters the body and causes the IgA antibody of the immune system to over-react. This reaction causes itching, inflammation, and a mucus discharge from the respiratory system, skin and eyes. The number of allergy suffers is on the increase because the immune system has been compromised. It has been injected with damaging chemicals through vaccinations and taking pharmaceuticals. As a result, the body has become a very toxic environment. In addition, lifestyle then adds "insult to injury" with poor nutrition, high stress levels and lack of exercise.
Many allergy sufferers will attempt to "live in a bubble" until allergy season has passed. Most, though, will follow the conventional treatment of expensive, painful, and, for the most part, ineffective allergy shots. Others will consume large quantities of antihistamines and suffer through their side effects.
The above treatments are called suppressive therapy; to decrease the symptoms of the patient while not addressing the true cause of the problem. This therapy will result in short term relief only. European studies have shown this approach leads to more chronic, long term illnesses which develop later in life such as asthma, skin rashes, arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg, M. D. (1905-1985) studied this phenomenon his entire professional career. In his book Homotoxicology he explains how an allergy is an early sign that the patient is not at a level of optimum health. Dr. Reckeweg explained that if the allergy is treated with the use of suppressive therapy instead of with natural medicine to improve the health of the patient, it will lead to a decline in the individual's health. This will cause the development of more chronic, degenerative diseases over time.
The Correct Treatment of Allergies
Allergy sufferers should have an assessment from a natural health professional. This assessment will establish the health of the individual and the causative factor of the allergy. The patient would then first undergo a detoxification program. Following the detoxification program, natural medicines would be used to treat the allergy and improve the health of the individual. The patient would also receive lifestyle counseling. This counseling would include dietary changes, stress management and a physical fitness program.
This is the only method to treat the allergy and improve the health of the individual. The results will be the prevention of the development of more chronic diseases.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This is true since the longer an allergy is treated through suppression therapy; the more difficult it is to treat naturally.
Wishing you the best in health,
The Wolfe Clinic