This document is about the naturopathic management of allergies and is adapted from the QXCI system with permission from Professor William C. Nelson.
Allergy, as in most diseases, has a multitude of causes. It is a reaction to one or more compounds and manifests as an excess cascade of antibodies in the body. Special cells in the body tissue, known as mast cells, store hisamine. The hisamime is released as a response to the cascade. The consequence of releasing this histamine is a shift to alkalinity in the area. This in turn draws water, causing the allergic swelling of the tissues which can present as asthma, sinus, eyes, hives and so on.
The start of an allergy is related to the mental state of the client at the time of exposure. As an example consider two identical twins, aged 5, sitting on a park bench. Two identical twin bees approach. Each selects a twin and stings their victim on the arm. One twin runs to the left and finds their mother. Mother says it will be all right. She soothes the mind and offers comfort. The mind of this twin calms and starts to relax. The other twin runs to the right and does not find his mother. This twin's mind feels the extreme pain and swelling and thinks there is a threat to life. The hypothalamus causes the reticulo-endothelial system (immune system) to make excess antibodies to all compounds present.
These antibodies can be to the bee sting, the pollen on the bee's feet or the chocolate cake in the digestive tract of the child. An allergic response to a substance does not occur on the first exposure. A toxic or enzyme deficiency reaction may occur the first time but not an allergic response. The excess antibodies have to be developed in advance.
It is easier to develop allergies to some compounds more than others. Those causing a reaction have harsh features or are somewhat toxic at the start. These include pollens, dust, air pollution, animal dander, yeasts, wheat, corn, sugar, peanut, gluten, shellfish and milk.
In times of great stress the mind can trigger the production of antibodies to try to prepare for the next exposure. This can be an attempt to prevent a repeat of the hurt. As such the mind might chose to make an allergy in times of emotional stress. Once the excess antibodies are made the body will have an organic reaction independent of the original emotion. There will be some slight unconscious memory. The allergy is always an attempt by the unconscious to protect the person. The effected person may have a hard time realising this.