Combatting Allergies

Allergies come in many forms and it is debatable among professionals as to what an allergy really is. It is also debatable about how one should approach the treatment of an allergy. And more disagreement usually results in what defines an allergy verses intolerance reaction. Specialists, physicians and naturopathic doctors will probably never be in agreement until the end of time.

Some specialists have a more cumbersome approach involving a serum based injection that is designed to increased your tolerance to certain allergens or triggers. In some cases this may work well for some but for others it either is a too long and stretched out process or it has no effect at all on the individual.

Other approaches include overloading you with drugs and antihistamines to dull the symptoms of the reaction. In some cases this has provided to be the only answer. But still, this will never completely rid you of the allergy itself.

Are any of these types of treatments useful? That depends on the person. In some cases the latter may be a suitable remedy, especially in the case of seasonal allergies. But why are we just treating symptoms. Why has the world not attempted going to the source of the problem – an over reactive immune system.

An allergy is technically a type of immune response that has over-reacted to the allergen at-hand and given a heightened response to the trigger. In some cases this heightened response can be deadly. In the case of an intolerance, the body handles small quantities, but once that quantity is exceeded, the uncomfortable symptoms begin. Sometimes that level is so low that is it is hard to determine whether it is an allergy or an actual intolerance.

Many natural-based practitioners or naturopathic doctors are able to work from a different point of view – from the source of the problem. In the case of health kinesiology, a practitioner works to give the individual – energetically – the make-up or blueprint of the item so that the body can work to synthesize a more normal healthier response. The goal is to remove the altered reaction completely. In the case of intolerance, they would work to increase those levels of intolerance.

Regardless of the method used, one need to weigh out the right mode of treatment for themselves. Consulting your own natural health practitioner or health care provider is recommended to ascertain the right mode of action for your allergies.