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It’s a beautiful summer’s day. The children are all out playing and your son is sitting inside, windows closed, curtains drawn, with watery red eyes that make him look like he’s been crying.

Up the road, in another house, they know that Summer has arrived when the children start to count how many sneezes Dad can do in one go. His current record is 18. He finds it embarrassing, especially when it happens at work.

In another part of town, a young man’s constant runny nose is making his life a misery. He carries around a great wad of tissues and keeps having to stop what he’s doing to blow his nose. He knows his work rate is slower since the weather got warmer but he’s hoping his boss hasn’t noticed.

Hay-fever will never kill you but it can certainly make you uncomfortable, as these snippets from my practice show.

Holistic Approach to Hay-Fever Treatment

First, some good news! It's possible to eradicate hay-fever from your life forever. Really!

Constitutional homeopathy can gradually, but surely, reduce and ultimately eradicate your susceptibility to hay fever over time.

Here’s how it works: Instead of just waiting for hay-fever to strike each year and then desperately looking for the quickest fix to stop those troublesome symptoms, I recommend that you begin constitutional homeopathic treatment much earlier, in autumn or winter, and well before your hay-fever starts.

The aim at this stage will be to raise your level of health, thereby strengthening your resistance to pollens and other irritants. A homeopath does this by means of a consultation to prescribe a constitutional homeopathic remedy which is individually suited to you and all aspects of your health, not just the hay fever. You take this remedy throughout the autumn and winter. If you suffer from other immune system complaints such as asthma, psoriasis or eczema, you will be pleased to find that the same remedy that is chosen to prepare you for the next hay fever season will also address your other conditions.

You are likely to find that your symptoms are greatly lessened during the following hay fever season. You should still return to your homeopath during the second winter, as different symptoms may have emerged which may need a change of remedy to provide healing at a deeper level.

Begin Hay Fever treatment in Autumn

My clients who have taken this approach have found that, over time, their hay-fever has become less and less each year, until eventually it is gone completely. How long this process takes can vary. Some have only needed 2 or 3 visits in total. Other clients, having had many years of suppressive medication, and perhaps suffering from other health conditions, could have gradual improvement but may need to return for occasional visits over a couple of years before they have complete resolution. Click here to read more about coming for homeopathy.

Why Hay Fever Needs Treatment Year-Round

You may be so relieved when hay fever season is over that you just want to forget about it for another year. Perhaps it seems like a lot of bother to come for visits every 2 months and take remedies throughout the winter. If you're not sure whether it's worthwhile to take the alternative approach, consider this:

Commonly, the people who come to me for homeopathic help with hay fever have been taking full doses of every conventional hay fever medication, but they are still suffering. Typically, people tell me that, each year, their hay-fever is a bit worse than the previous year. This comes as no surprise because these medications are aimed at suppressing symptoms in the short term. They are not aiming to cure the condition. Also, as the body gets used to the suppressive effect, it takes larger doses and stronger medication to achieve the same result.

Even if you use homeopathic remedies for hay fever in the summer, unless you progress to constitutional homeopathic treatment over the autumn and winter, you will not be working to raise your overall health.

If you spend the intervening winter taking steroids, inhalers, antibiotics and various suppressive medications for other health complaints, your level of overall health will be lower again next year and so will your resistance to hay fever.

To take control of next season's hay fever by raising your health through constitutional homeopathy, give me a call or send an email today:

What if Your Hay-Fever Season Has Already Started?

Perhaps you’re reading this through sore and itchy eyes, a scratchy throat or a runny, stuffed up nose? Right now, you need a quicker fix. You’ll think about the preventative stuff later, right? (Promise?) OK then, check out my other blog post about Natural Quick Fixes for Hay Fever. Don't forget to come back for constitutional homeopathy in the autumn!

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Classical Homeopath and CEASE Therapist

Carmel O'Keeffe is a Homeopath and CEASE Therapist, offering holistic healthcare for all the family through 1:1 consultations online and in person.Effective, individually tailored treatment without harmful or toxic side-effects. Specialist training in Homeopathic Detox.Experienced practitioner of Homeopathy for Adults and Children, including Children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, ADD and ADHD.

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