Being plagued by the unbearable symptoms of seasonal allergies does not have to be a life-long battle. Whether it is your friend’s cat or the spring pollen that causes the sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, wheezing and more, an integrated approach will treat the underlying cause- the immune system.
It is suggested that 60% of the population suffer from some type of allergic response. As we subject our bodies and immune systems to more stress this number is rising. In truth, anybody can be allergic to anything and the reactions can express themselves in any area of the body. The questions remains, why are some people affected while others are left unscathed?
An allergic predisposition may be inherited if one of both parents has allergies. The three most common allergenic reactions known to be inherited are hay fever, asthma and eczema. A person with one or more of this triad is said to be “Atopic.” Atopic individuals have a strong family correlation even though the form may switch or even skip a generation. Atopic individuals have up to 50% more T-Helper cells (immune cells) and therefore react more rapidly to low levels of offending invaders. Studies also show low levels of digestive enzymes and depleted levels of immune cells in the lining of the gut permitting easier entry of allergens into the blood stream.
Any factors which impair immune function will predispose a person to allergies. These factors include stress (emotional or physical), poor nutrition, smoking, drugs (prescription or recreational), and over-consumption of artificial and processed foods.
Our immune system manifests the allergy symptoms as a way of detoxifying the body of what it sees as invaders. This response is not normal and occurs in those who have a hyper stimulated or overly sensitive immune system.
Treating allergies with pharmaceuticals is a purely symptomatic approach with dependency on the drugs often occurring. There are many undesirable side-effects of the drugs which often lead to the need for more drugs to treat the side-effects. This cycle continues to weaken the immune system and the allergies tend to get worse each year.
The comprehensive approach to allergies is the rebalancing and the regulation of the over- stressed immune system with herbs, nutritional supplements and diet. Once the immune system is functioning optimally, it will not continue to produce the same strong reactions and then allergies decrease and most times disappear.
One of the quickest supplements that I have found to work well with myself and patients is called Pascallerg from Pascoe. Pascallerg® is a non-drowsy homeopathic remedy to relieve symptoms of hay fever, and other allergies including spring allergies.
Pascallerg is made with a homeopathic combination of chromium kali sulphuricum, acidum formicicum, and gelsemium and it is not a natural antihistamine but it acts like one by relieving symptoms of allergic rhinitis and stimulating the body to heal itself. This allergy remedy is very gentle acting on the body. The small tablets can also be used for children as young as one years old.
Pascallerg can be used to prevent allergies by taking it daily 1-3 times per day. It can also be used in an acute allergic situation by using it every 30-60 minutes up to 12 times a day.
Pascallerg is helpful in addressing the following symptoms:
- Nasal congestion
- Blocked nasal passages
- Watery eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Itchy skin, eczema and hives
- Food allergy symptoms
Try Pascallerg and let me know how it works for you!