Allergies Questions & Answers
What is an Intolerance / Allergy?
An intolerance refers to a non-immune system response ranging from a minor irritation to an extreme reaction. The substance in which our body reacts to, which is generally non-threatening, is viewed by our body as a threat to our general well-being.
A Medical Allergist’s definition of allergy: “a reaction to an otherwise harmless substance, food or environmental, that results in an immune system response”. This reaction consists of the release of histamine, leading to an inflammatory reaction.
An acupuncturist has a new definition of allergy: ”a bioenergetic counteraction to a given substance which results in abnormality or a reaction within in the body”
How does laser therapy remove my allergies?
Based on an ancient Chinese belief that energy runs through the body in pathways called “meridians”, it is now a widely recognized health related modality. Bioenergetic pathways allow energetic signals to flow continuously through and around the body. It is through these bioenergetic meridians that the brain and nervous system receive information about the state and functioning of the body as a whole. Modern electromagnetic imaging technology has confirmed the presence of these pathways. When blockages occur within these pathways, the body is unable to recognize various food or environmental substances. This results in allergy.
A lightweight state-of-the-art device is used to transmit a low electronic frequency directly onto various acupressure points (without the use of needles) on the body to stimulate and clear any blockages in energy. During this procedure, the client is exposed to the allergen energetic frequencies produced by the unit. While the blockages are clearing, the body’s cells are literally being reprogrammed to recognize the allergen’s frequency. When this non-invasive and painless procedure is complete, the body will no longer see the allergies or intolerance as a threat when exposed to it, therefore ceasing to produce any adverse reactions.
How long will it take before I see results?
It usually requires only 1 to 2 sessions to desensitize an allergy. Approximately 75-80% of intolerances are cleared the first session. However, the other 20-25% may require a second session. Once the intolerance is removed, it is removed usually without requiring yearly visits unless one or more of the following factors are influencing your lifestyle. These factors will decide whether you will need more than one session with your acupuncturist:
- Your Level of Stress
- a) Psychological – depression, boredom, anxiety, financial worries, marital problems, moving to new address, loss of employment, death of a loved one, weight gain, discord in families
- b) Physical – injury, accidents, surgery, illness, strenuous exercise, dehydration, working/living near high voltage power lines or electronic equipment, allergies, weight gain
- The Strength of Your Immune System
You may have acquired a considerable level of toxins as a result of poor eating habits such as: coffee, tea, alcohol, sodas, sweets, excessive processed food consumption, smoking, prescription drugs, chlorinated drinking water, the level of yeast (candida albicans) and air pollution. These toxins force your immune system to work harder to detoxify your body. In doing so, the immune system will be less effective in handling allergens as they enter your body.
- Your Body’s Enzyme Levels
Our diet consists of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Your pancreas produces enzymes called amylase, lipase and protease that aid in the digestive process of these foods. As we age, our pancreas may not produce enough of these enzymes required for adequate digestion and will require the immune system to compensate by lending their enzymes for the digestive process. When this happens, the immune system will be less effective in defending your body from offending allergens.
It is also important to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that contain a natural plant enzyme (cellulase) for proper digestion of plant fibre known as cellulose.
- Your level of Hydration
Dehydration can be detrimental to your health for many reasons. In regard to allergy, proper hydration is essential in assuring the success of the sessions. During the session, a low 5 microamp current is introduced to the body through various acupuncture points. The frequency of the current is stored within the water of each cell of the body. If your body is dehydrated, the frequency cannot easily be stored in the body’s cells, and the desensitizing process will not be as effective.
What can I do to reduce my allergy symptoms?
If more than one session is required to desensitize a particular allergen, and you have a considerable amount of food or environmental allergies to clear, the following processes may be necessary:
- A yeast (candida) cleanse
Your allergist will determine the best yeast cleanse suitable for you. This usually requires a special diet and supplementing with herbs or homeopathic remedies along with probiotics to kill off yeast and balance intestinal flora. Yeast overworks the immune system by producing approximately 28 different toxins. Once the yeast has been reduced to a manageable level, the immune system can help to keep your allergies under control.
- Drink plenty of water – avoid caffeine
Adequate water consumption is not only essential for effective sessions but, equally important, to reduce levels of stress on the body and minimize toxic build up.
2 litres (8 – 8oz. glasses) of water should be sufficient water to consume on a daily basis. However, more water should be consumed in the summer or during excessive exercise.
Coffee, orange pekoe and black teas will actually dehydrate your body due to their diuretic effects. Caffeine in coffee and tea increase histamine levels in the body that can lead to allergic reactions.
Supplement with enzymes / immune system building supplements
Your allergist will test you to determine the best enzyme and/or immune system supplement for your body. Many of the store bought name-brand supplements have added fillers and may not be suitable for your specific needs.
Should I be tested by my doctor after my session?
During this recovery period, you may decide to visit your medical allergist to be tested for that particular substance. The results of the test will usually show as “positive”. This is normal. This is merely due to the substance bypassing the first line of defense when it is administered directly into the skin or bloodstream with a scratch test or intradermal test. Occasionally there may be an 8 month delay before you test negative to the scratch or intradermal test and a 6 to 8 week duration before you experience relief from all symptoms. This is largely due to IgE antibodies of the immune system. It may even take your body several months to reprogram the immune system to recognize the substance before complete recovery can be achieved. However, if you follow the guidelines mentioned above, you should find the program highly effective in removing all symptoms of allergy.
Are there any side effects from the procedure?
When the body has been freed of an intolerance or allergy to which it has been exposed to in the past, any damaged tissues will begin to break down and reabsorb back into the body. The odd headache, sore throat, sinus congestion, tired or lethargic feeling, aches and pains or even nausea are all usually signs of the body regenerating new cells and cleansing itself. This is known as a “healing crisis”. A healing crisis can start the day after the session up to 3 weeks in some cases, and may last from 1 to 28 days. For this reason, many are surprised when the intolerances they have been cleared of are still causing problems. In fact, they may appear to be getting sick. This is actually a good sign, not a bad one. The body is merely re-experiencing the same symptoms, temporarily, as it now returns on the uphill road, throwing off and eliminating toxic wastes.
What about Anaphylaxis?
We help to rebalance a person to life threatening (anaphylactic) allergy symptoms as well; however, we require you to seek approval from your client’s medical doctor/allergist before they ingest, inhale or expose themselves to any substance to which they have been previously diagnosed as anaphylactic. It is a common occurrence to show a more severe reaction from the scratch, intradermal or RAST test from your doctor after your session with us. From our observations, we predicate that this is merely due to one of two reasons:
The substance bypasses the first line of defence when it is administered directly into the skin or bloodstream using a scratch test or intradermal test. The pre-programmed IgE antibodies immediately react strongly to the invading allergen. It usually takes time for your body to reprogram your client’s immune system to recognize the substance before complete recovery can be achieved. There may be anywhere from a 3 to 24 month delay before the medical doctor’s test shows a negative response to the anaphylactic substance.
RAST, intradermal or scratch tests can often be inaccurate. These tests often show a false “negative” or false “positive” test result. This is not due to err from your doctor, but merely from the test itself.
We suggest having your medical doctor’s allergy test at least 8 months after your sessions with us. (A minimum of 5 separate sessions are required in cases of anaphylaxis).
Allergy That We Treat
Allergy symptoms show up as rashes, sniffles, red eyes, coughing, sneezing,
wheezing and a plethora of others. We treat the following
- Pet Allergens
- Food Allergens
- Seasonal Allergens
Trees, Grasses &
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