We offer coaching, seminars and training on allergies, autoimmune
psychosomatic symptoms and family constellations.
Seasons of Suffering
Autumn is a season of suffering for people
affected by seasonal allergic rhinitis and seasonal
conjunctivitis - often called hay fever. The
symptoms of hay fever include sneezing and itchy eyes which can lead to
decreased work effectiveness, sleep problems, fatigue, loss of
concentration and lowered performance. About 8-10% of all people are
affected by hay fever.
Millions of people suffer with symptoms of hay fever.
Allergic conjunctivitis refers to itchy, teary, red eyes and and
allergic rhinitis to a stuffed, runny nose.
The symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis (inflammation of
the eyes) and allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the mucous membranes of
the nose) are caused by allergens; common substances that can trigger
allergic reactions in some people. Common causes of hay fever
include allergies to pollens, fungal spores, dusts, chemical
irritants - and difficult relationships.
|After 20 years of hay fever hell,
during ragweed flowering season in 2004, I attended Martyn's coaching. Now, few
weeks later, although the pollen count is still high, I am without medication
and without symptoms, not even occasional sneezing, outdoors or indoors - even
when I spend the day in a country full of flowering ragweed. Thank you Martyn. Nenad
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Ragweed, Goldenrod and Chemical Irritants
Ragweed thrives almost anywhere where people
can live. Native to North America, ragweed was introduced to Europe,
Asia and South America, where it grows in ditches, roadsides,
riverbanks and around woods. Ragweeds are air pollinated,
and in late summer, each ragweed plant can produce millions
of pollen grains, which can be blown for long distances by winds.
are strongly affected by weather - rain can wash pollen from the air and
alleviate allergic symptoms, while hot, dry winds can trigger high pollen
counts and allergic reactions. Many people with hay fever are allergic
to ragweed pollen, and some suffer dermatitis from handling ragweed.
USDA Study: Hay fever sufferers can blame global warming
August 2000) -- Does your sneezing and hay fever seem to be
getting worse each year? Blame global warming. Researchers
with the U.S. Agriculture Department
said that higher carbon dioxide (CO2) levels linked to global
warming may be responsible for doubling the amount of ragweed
pollen during the past four decades. Another doubling could
occur by the end of this century, they said.
"This research may help us understand the
troubling impact of high carbon dioxide levels on our
environment and our health," Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman
said in a statement. The USAD study showed pollen production rose
almost 400 percent with a 200 percent increase in the amount of
C02. The high CO2 levels also appeared to encourage ragweed
to produce pollen earlier than usual. USAD plant physiologists
measured pollen counts on ragweed grown at various levels of
atmospheric CO2, from the 1900 level of 280 parts per million (ppm)
to today's 370 ppm, and at the predicted level of 600 ppm.
Pollen production soared from 5.5 grams to 10 grams to 20 grams
as CO2 moved through these three levels.
An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from
allergies, mostly from airborne pollens such as ragweed, grass,
spruce, cedar, juniper and other trees.
For many years goldenrod was associated
with hay fever, but goldenrod is insect pollinated and experiments
showed that it is virtually harmless.
Some chemicals can also trigger inflammatory
responses. Some people are sensitive to chemicals
in cosmetics and household cleaners. Other chemical irritants
include industrial chemicals and air pollution, such as ozone,
automobile exhaust, wood smoke, and sulfur dioxide.
Your immune system should attack invading organisms.
If your immune system attacks a harmless substance (an allergen),
you are said to have an allergy. If your body is especially
sensitive to an otherwise harmless substance – your immune system
responds to that substance as if it were an invading organism. An allergy
is like a phobia of your immune system. Sometimes your immune system may
even attack your own tissues.
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You can protect yourself against outdoor allergens by closing
windows to prevent pollens and irritants entering your home or workspace. If you
use air conditioning, a dehumidifier or other air filters, ensure that the
filters are regularly cleaned or replaced.
If your parents have or had allergies, you have a higher
chance of having an allergy. You may not inherit a specific allergy -
instead your immune system may fulfill a systemic
(relationship) requirement that requires you to share a parental
weakness. A shared allergy can also manifest as a
relationship bond. (Asthma and other respiratory allergies
may be related to child abuse,
emotional incest and trauma.)
As your immune system can be rapidly reprogrammed (for
example by suggestion or during stress), there are possibilities to
alleviate allergies. (Stress is known
to trigger or cause allergic reactions.) Systemic coaching is
often effective for relieving the symptoms of asthma and respiratory
allergies, and helps relieve trauma and post-traumatic stress (PTSD).
A hypnotist can suggest a source of allergens to a subject in
trance and bring on sneezing, runny nose and wheezing. (Sellers of
allergy-relief medications utilize this in their TV advertisements - which often show ragweed
flowers in bloom). Allergic reactions to imaginary allergens may similarly be
stopped by suggestion. We can explore how you can change your
relationships to end your allergy!
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As the onset of hay-fever is often linked to a
childhood relationship or traumatic event (e.g. an abortion
attempt, childbirth, bereavement, abuse, an accident or
surgery), then an effective allergy treatment includes finding and dissolving
or traumatic contributions. We help people explore and manage possible
relationship and emotional basis of allergies.
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recommendations about hay fever or
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