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Discovering Homeopathy

This wonderful article was written by my dear friend Dale Moss. It’s her own story of navigating the profoundly different approaches of western medicine and homeopathy when her son was severely ill. After incredible, almost miraculous results with her son’s obscure illness she dedicated herself to helping and healing others.

by Dale C. Moss

I fled after only a few classes of my first and only philosophy course.  My mind was not designed to plumb abstractions.

Funny how the very things we avoid catch up with us in the end.  Now I put myself to sleep at night with the lectures of James Tyler Kent, or struggle with the dense, defensive prose of Samuel Hahnemann, all for the sake of wrapping my mind around a new model of illness and healing.  After hard experience that model no longer seems abstract or unreal.  Still, it goes against virtually everything the twentieth century taught.

Ten years ago my son was stricken with IgA Nephropathy, an immunological disorder that slowly destroys the kidneys by keeping them in a state of perpetual inflammation.  Modern science knows neither cause nor cure.  The only treatment was corticosteroids, followed by anti-hypertensive medications as the blood pressure started to rise.  

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Pollen Alert: Solution!

Pollen, the result of flowering plants, trees, and grasses we enjoy during all times of year, unfortunately can activate allergic reactions in many people. Creating a wide range of symptoms from mild, occasional sneezing, runny or stopped up nose, itchy eyes to even more severe symptoms, the discomfort of seasonal allergies drives a huge over-the-counter market of drugs and fixes. These products tend to burden the system even further, even if they offer temporary relief. The long-term issue is never addressed.

Homeopathy has a lengthy track record of effective treatment for allergies. Depending on one’s specific symptoms a number of remedies can be used. But one product that I am especially excited about is becoming more widely and easily available.

Allergena, made by Albuquerque-based Progena, is a custom formula available for 6 different geographic zones. The zones are based on predominant weeds, grasses, and trees of a particular area. Their website, www.allergena.com, offers a very clear explanation of which zone to purchase based on your location. I discovered this company when I first moved to New Mexico and have watched the product become widely available over the last decade.  I’ve seen it help about 80% of my patients who take it. Often, compliance with the recommended dosing is suspected in those who have no results. Adherence the recommended dosing schedule is highly encouraged.

The best time to begin Allergena is before your allergies kick in but you may start it anytime, even if you have begun experiencing symptoms. The directions ask that you take it three times a day. This is not a product that is going to instantaneously take away your symptoms. It is gradually priming your system to have a less of a response to the substances your body perceives as invasive. Taking it as directed is imperative to having a successful experience with this product. It’s not something you can try for 2-3 days and then determine it’s not working. Give it two weeks to analyze if you are having success with it.

Histamines are released as an immune response causing inflammation which allow white blood cells to engage in clearing up the perceived pathogen. When too much histamine is released allergic symptoms arise. By taking a homeopathic dose of the perceived allergen, your body is able to modulate its response in a less invasive way because there is greater recognition of the pathogen.

I highly recommend Allergena as a first step in allergy relief.

If you or someone you know needs additional support for allergies, please contact my practice for a homeopathic consultation.