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Hay fever, seasonal and insect allergies

‘If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?’ wrote the poet Shelley, pointing out how there is generally an end to the coldness of  Winter and other hardships. But for sufferers of Hayfever, Spring means being hit by a debilitating allergy to the pollens of grasses and trees. This results in the typical allergic symptoms of sneezing, itchy eyes and even wheeziness for some.

The main treatment in purely conventional medicine is through antihistamines which combat some of the symptoms of Hayfever. These are generally benign treatments, can be useful, but do not treat the problem at its source. Essentially they treat the symptoms because the cause is deemed to be pretty much untreatable.

I combine two approaches in treating hayfever.

1. Natural Therapy/Homeopathy: Clinical Trials have been performed on using homeopathic medicines on hayfever sufferers. You can see a summary of these trials here.

2. Neti: A special cleansing exercise, learned from Yoga Therapy.

While these natural treatments are being instituted, it is best to remain on your conventional treatments (eg antihistamines) until there is a substantial improvement. At that point reduction or removal of these medicines can be discussed with Dr Kaplan and your GP.

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Provocative Therapy has had a significant and ongoing impact on me. The session itself forced to the surface a few truths about myself and my life which I had previously been reluctant to admit to myself. That I found helpful and enlightening. However the real shock came when I watched myself on film afterwards. I was rather dreading having to view myself, especially in such an open and vulnerable position. But nothing prepared me for the shock I had when I firstswitched on the tape. For the first time, I think ever, I was able to view myself objectively. It was not like looking in the mirror or seeing myself on film; never before had I seen myself interact naturally like that. I was surprised how pertinent the contradiction was between the idea I had of myself and how I really appeared. This initial jolt certainly had the most impact but now I’m grateful to have the film so that I can revisit it whenever I need to. Each time it’s almost like going through another session. It forces me toreally look at myself and listen to what I’m saying and to understand that there is a difference between my own, often warped perspective, and the truth in front of me. Louisa Gamon - London    

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