Some people, like Andrew, are using alternative medicine to help them treat their allergy, but it’s not for everyone.
Andrew believes that using alternative medicines could help him cure his allergy.
“I’ve had this little bit of a case of my own, I’ve had a mild case of allergy.
I can’t even speak about it but I can feel it in my body,” Andrew said.”
Andrew says the doctors told him that alternative medicine can work and he could cure his condition.””
So I did a little bit research on what alternative medicine is and what alternative medicines are doing for me, and I said I need it.”
Andrew says the doctors told him that alternative medicine can work and he could cure his condition.
“The doctors said they can help me with my asthma, and it’s going to help me, but they’re just going to give you some herbs to take, and you just have to be patient,” Andrew explained.
“And if you don’t have the right herbs, you can take a pill and take it.
And if you have the wrong herbs, then you’re going to be in the dark about it, so you just go with what you’re given.”
Andrew now uses a herbal tea that he says has helped his allergies, but he admits that it’s still not for everybody.
“It’s all about trial and error, and we know there are things that work, there are some things that don’t work, but that’s life, and that’s how it goes,” Andrew says.
Andrew is now trying to find alternatives to alternative medicine but he doesn’t think the medical profession has much influence over his practice.
“We’re not here to tell doctors what to do,” Andrew told Newsbeat.
“And we don’t want to be here.
We just want to help people with their health and well being.”
Andrew’s allergy has affected his social life too.
“When I was in school, I was always asked to come out and play cricket, and now I’ve not been allowed to,” Andrew explains.
“So I’ve just been stuck, and have been doing everything in my power to try and get out of that, but I think it’s been going on for a while now.”
Andrew hopes that with his latest treatment, he can help others with their own allergies.
“Hopefully this will help someone else, that they don’t need to do this to themselves or anyone else,” Andrew added.