Homeopathy and Boosting your Immune System, By Franca Gardner

Autumn is the around the corner and eating healthy food and getting enough rest and exercise may not be enough to boost your immune system especially with recent exposure to a polluted environment (fires, construction, bacteria and viruses). Your Immune system needs a lift and Homeopathy can offer a boost without the normal side effects of medications. Proper immune function requires our own body to discriminate between foreign invaders and our own tissues. This includes optimal digestive capabilities, ability to digest, absorb nutrients and assimilate them. Homeopathy has much to offer a healthy gut brain connection. These include bowel nosodes (homeopathic probiotics) which include taking doses of bacteria from the large intestine to help re-establish good bacteria in the gut. Boosting the Immune system in Homeopathy is a simple principle: ‘Like cures Like”, the symptoms of the illness must be matched with the remedy causing the illness. The homeopathic practitioner chooses a remedy to treat symptoms that normally be caused by that remedy at full strength.  These immunotherapy remedies have been used for over 200 years. It is vital we all have a strong immune system and providing the body with modalities to fight back when it is under attack.  
 
The Top 3 remedies for boosting the immune system are as follows: 
 
Allium cepa- This medicine contains a low amount of red onion. It is used for relieving nasal congestion and treats teary eyes. It is ideal for improving immunity against cold and influenza. 
 
Gelsemium- This remedy is derived from the vine called Gelsemium sempervirens. It treats cold and flu symptoms. Your immunity against body aches and fever get reduced. 
 
Oscillococcinuim- This homeopathic medicine is also known as Oscillo. This remedy contains a small amount of duck liver and duck heart. It should be taken on the first day when you experience flu symptoms. It strengthens your immune system against germs, which cause cold and related conditions. 
 
There is no specific homeopathic medicine, which is only meant for boosting your immunity. The medicines are actually used for treating some specific conditions and symptoms, and they also improve your immunity against the conditions it fights. It is always recommended to consult a specialized homeopath before you undergo any medication.