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It’s Fall. Allergies Are Back!

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

September 12th, 2021  |  12 Comments

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Joette Calabrese


I suppose you might say I’ve been on a theme lately: yard work.

Do you remember our imaginary friend from last Sunday’s blog post? Dear John was hit by a postal truck as he was mowing the lawn.

After spending a few days thinking about John’s dilemma, I then shared a clever lawn care solution with my Mighty Members.

Now, as I’m writing today, I still can’t get end-of-summer yard work out of my head! And what comes along with yard work?

Yep. Allergies.

Seasonal allergies don’t only occur in the spring. Many people experience much worse symptoms in the fall.

So, with those folks in mind, here’s a link to a product we haven’t discussed before: Allergena.

Allergena offers allergy relief in a range of customized products, each formulated with ingredients representing the most prevalent outdoor allergens — each carefully curated and homeopathically prepared — from nine specific geographical zones across the United States. Customers purchase the appropriate product according to where they live.

If a person lives in Florida, the offending grasses, flowers and trees are obviously not the same as if they lived in, say, Oregon. So, Floridians would purchase Zone 2, and Oregonians would order Zone 8. There’s a handy chart right on their site to determine in which zone you reside.

Now, even though Allergena does contain homeopathic medicines, Allergena is not strictly homeopathic. It also utilizes isopathy.

Isopathy subscribes to the principle “exact cures exact.” In other words, the actual gross substances that are causing the allergic reactions are employed.

On the other hand, homeopathy means “similar suffering” — remember, “like cures like.”

What do I mean?

Well, I often use the example of Rhus tox, a homeopathic medicine created from the poison ivy plant. If one were to use Rhus tox to address a bout of poison ivy, that would be isopathy — “exact cures exact.”

But in homeopathy (“like cures like”), the first choice is generally not homeopathic poison ivy (Rhus tox). Instead, Anacardium orientale, a homeopathic medicine made from a type of cashew tree, is chosen because the symptoms it causes are similar to the symptoms typically seen in a reaction to poison ivy.

\While I’m not advocating for Allergena as the perfect answer, it does appear to be a viable SOS to make the sufferer more comfortable. If it softens the symptoms, then that is undoubtedly worth it, in and of itself!

Permanently uprooting allergies with homeopathy should be our long-term goal. But uprooting any chronic condition takes time and, most importantly, education. That’s why I created my course, Allergic?! Escape Allergies, Sensitivities, and Intolerances, with Homeopathy.

Depending on the severity of the allergies, it may take up to a year to fully address them. So, why not take a two-pronged approach?

Allow Allergena from the appropriate zone to help now and, simultaneously, get to the bottom of the allergies by learning specific homeopathic medicines and practical protocols for the exact type of allergy you’re dealing with. Win-win!

As an aside, I have no affiliation program with the manufacturer of this product. As with all of my blogs for the last 14 years, I teach you for the sake of teaching and getting the word out about homeopathy.

And while you’re out doing your yard work with no sniffles or sneezes, pass on the good news of homeopathy to your neighbors!


Joette Calabrese


P.S. Remember — all of my Mighties (Joette’s Mighty Members) qualify for a 10% discount on course purchases. If you need assistance getting your discount, email contact@practicalhomeopathy.com for more information.

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Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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The Author disclaims all liability for any loss or risk, personal or otherwise incurred as a consequence of use of any material in this article. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


12 thoughts on “It’s Fall. Allergies Are Back!”

  1. Leanne says:

    Are anacardium orientale and Occidentale used similarly?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:


  2. Donna F. says:

    Hi Joette, Does your course address Sulfite or Salicylite allergy also?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      It’s not necessarily the etiology of the condition but how it presents. That is, does it present as hives? Eczema? guT pain? Anxiety?
      That’s how we usually determine the remedy choice to uproot the condition.

  3. Laura says:

    I just bought Allergena for my region. Should this be used as a prophylactic or only when symptoms start presenting? Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      If it were used prophylactically, that would likely mean it would be administered daily for months, which wouldn’t be a good plan for this kind of medicine.

  4. Leslie says:

    So would this isopathic effect be like what I experienced by taking histaminum for symptoms that I came to suspect were a developing histamine intolerance? Cats, sauerkraut, and then finally seasonal pollen seemed to get me an itching nose and sneezing until I tried histaminum 30 and it has worked like a charm! I love homeopathy!!

  5. Judy says:

    Histaminium 30 has worked well for my itchy nose, my primarily symptom. It is in the Boiron combination allergy (Sabadil) remedy at a lower potency, which has also worked for the itchy nose, but I could not find Histaminium in 9c, only 6c or 12c at OHM. I’m wondering if I should stick with the 30 or purchase either the 6c or the 12c.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I urge folks to not tinker with success.

  6. Barb Demmocks says:

    I have been flattened by pine allergy in the recent past. I’ve never had allergies before but got slammed by pine pollen. It goes straight to my throat, then my eyes although that part is mild. I started taking histaminium and that worked very well. Recently my supplier introduced a pine pollen remedy which I thought I’d try. It works great, too, so I am flying through the Southern Hemisphere winter/spring. Love homeopathy! I keep a small kit in my car and dispense regular doses of histaminium, arnica, ledum, arconite, rhus tox and occasionally hypericum. I work in a pine orchard and we face endless small injuries, most often a pine needle in the eye. Ouch.

  7. Elizabeth Heasley says:

    If like cures like, my daughter is allergic to petrochemicals. Would I give her a small dose of petroleum twice a day? This allergy is severe causing violent behaviors and mental issues. Histamum works like a charm as an antidote but we want to cure her from this allergy.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, PHom M says:

      “Like” means similar; not exact. There’s more to it than that.
      Should you be interested in dealing with allergies, their manifestations, and the specific protocols that I teach, are laid out step by step in my online course titled Allergic found here:

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