Allergies are steadily increasing in industrial society and represent a great therapeutic challenge as they lead to a significant reduction in quality of life. Because of the widespread use of antiallergic medication, drugs in the pharmacy are readily available. However, persistent colds, coughs and asthma as well as hives and food intolerances should always be medically examined for a possible allergic genesis. This is because not every symptom is allergic, and yet some complaints are. Early therapy has been proven to prevent an increasing exacerbation of the disease. A complementary allergy treatment may help if conventional therapy is insufficient, or can act to reduce the need for medication.