Allergies

Allergies and complementary Medicine

Homeopathy can be very helpful for alleviating the symptoms of Hayfever and work to reduce the effects of Hayfever each year.

By relaxing the body and mind we can reduce our allergic reactions and engage our natural healing process. Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine are documented in reducing allergic reactions, whilst Massage, and Reflexology, by relaxing the whole system, can provide ongoing relief.

An allergy is created when the body’s immune system reacts to a substance as if it is a threat. This immune response produces antibodies which release chemicals into the body each time that substance is encountered. These chemicals cause an allergic reaction.

Any substance that triggers an allergic reaction is called an allergen. Some of the most common allergens include pollen, house dust mites, mould and pets. Less common allergens include nuts, fruit and latex.

Common allergic disorders include asthma, eczema and hayfever. Symptoms of an allergy can include sneezing, wheezing, coughing and skin rashes.

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