Homeopathic medicine was introduced to the United States in the early 19th century. The central ideology is that diseases or conditions can be cured by tiny amounts of substances that cause similar symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are naturally derived substances that come from plants and animals. Practitioners of homeopathic medicine create individualized treatment plans based on the patient’s health history.
There are different homeopathic remedies available that aid in treating symptoms related to allergy and asthma. Allium Cepa is used to treat symptoms of clear nasal discharge and watery eyes associated with allergies. It can also be effective in controlling sneezing and the tickling sensation of coughs. Arsenicum Album is a remedy for eye swelling, stuffy nose and wheezing coughs. Natrum Muriaticum helps with allergic asthmatic symptoms of sneezing, coughing, nasal discharge and itchy eyes. Ferrum Phosphoricum is beneficial when used at the onset of allergy symptoms. It is helpful in reducing the inflammation generally associated with allergy and asthma. Nux Vormica may provide relief of stuffy and runny noses. It also helps with headaches and coughs. Sabadilla is a remedy used to control bouts of sneezing, itching in nose and nasal drainage. Gelsemium helps to alleviate the feeling of fatigue connected with allergies and asthma. It also aids in moisturizing dried nasal passages. Euphrasia is helpful for people whose allergic symptoms are typically worse during the day. This remedy can also be used to reduce the appearance of swelling around the eyes.
Remedies come in different potencies and dosages. Strengths of remedies are indicated by numbers and letters. A high number means the remedy is more potent. The letters indicate how much water was used to dilute the remedy. X equates to a remedy dilution of 9 parts water, and C is 99. Instructions for use are typically located on labels. There are conditions where self-treatment is completely appropriate. However, it is recommended that you seek advice from a homeopathic or general physician before beginning a remedy regimen. He will be able to safely manage and supervise your health-related conditions.