According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of allergic disease has continued to rise in the industrialized world for more than 50 years. In Canada, it is estimated by the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation that 20-25% of the population has allergic rhinitis. That’s a lot of Canadians who endure annoying symptoms like sneezing, coughing or runny nose and more debilitating symptoms like fatigue or brain fog.
There are many natural remedies that can provide symptom relief from exposure to a wide range of allergens, like mould, dust mites, ragweed and pet dander. Your naturopathic doctor may recommend supplements like Vitamin C or quercetin and herbs such as albizia. A naturopathic approach will likely also address the root cause of allergies, which for some, will involve designing a stress management plan or helping to improve liver detoxification.
The naturopaths at Healing Path also offer Sublingual Immunotherapy (or SLIT) as a safe and effective WHO-endorsed treatment to permanently eliminate your allergy symptoms. SLIT treats the cause of allergies by giving small doses of the allergen to the patient. Exposure to these small doses over time increases the immunity or tolerance to the allergens and reduces the allergenic symptoms. Sublingual Immunotherapy offers a great alternative treatment option for people reluctant or unable to undergo allergy shots.
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