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Spring Allergies and Homeopathy

by | Apr 9, 2012 | Allergies, Homeopathy, Seasonal allergies

With the strange winter we had in Minnesota, followed by the early and equally odd spring, all bets are off in terms of predicting what sorts of weather related or seasonal issues may arise.

So when people started calling, presenting with allergy symptoms they don’t normally experience, I wasn’t too surprised.

Homeopathy can help relieve symptoms of Allergies, and it can help assure they don’t come back.  In fact, allergies are one of the prime reasons people seek homeopathic care.  It also happens to be the case that allergies are the most researched and most proven ailment that homeopathy has been found to treat effectively.  Personally, I have gotten over seasonal allergies and cat allergies using homeopathy over the years.

In homeopathy, we can manage the symptoms of allergies during the worst season for you by simply matching a remedy to the symptoms you are currently experiencing.  However, once the worst is over, it is best to seek constitutional care for your allergies.  This is true for a couple of reasons.  On the practical side, even if we are able to find a matching remedy, you likely would need a different remedy the next year.  This is so because of how homeopathy works–that is, the wrong remedy only works for a while.  The right remedy works much longer.

The second reason for seeking care for your chronic condition is that it is the only way to get to the underlying reason for having the allergies in the first place.  It provides a more permanent solution.

What about antihistimines and other western medicine allergy solutions?  You probably have already given up on these if you are reading this blog post.  While they may work temporarily, using them on a continual basis will suppress your allergy symptoms and they may instead appear as something worse.

Historically, homeopathy has a strong relationship with allergies.  A homeopathic physician from Scotland, Dr. Blackley first identified pollen as the cause of hayfever back in 1871.  Dr. Grant Selfridge, a homeopathic physician from San Francisco was one of the founders of The American Academy of Allergy.  And of course, the concept of allergy shots was borrowed from homeopathy, where small doses of the offending agent are introduced in hopes of creating an immunity of sorts to the allergen.

You don’t have to be a professional homeopath to help yourself out with acute care, although it can certainly be helpful because making a decision for oneself of which remedy to try can be overwhelming to say the least.  There are many possible options that are too numerous to mention in a blog.  However, there is a document posted on my website which you can download to get information on what remedies help what symptoms.  Be forewarned, however, that this is not an exhaustive list.  If your symptoms are really common, you may not be able to help yourself.

To dose the remedy, take as needed.  If you only need it once a day, that is great.  If you need it only once, even better.  However, if you aren’t getting better after a couple of doses, I recommend switching to another one.  If your symptoms get worse (as they can with an aggravation), do not repeat the remedy unless you first get better and then get worse again.  Purchase the remedies mentioned in a 30C at your local health food store, or give me a call for those that aren’t readily available.

Kathryn

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Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.

 

Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.

Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.

At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.

It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.

At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.

While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.

After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.

So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.

I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.

If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.

If you have a health issue you need help with, please click the Book Now button on my Facebook page or Main page of my website and schedule a complementary consult to see if homeopathy can help you!

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