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Allergies

dandilionUp until recently, there has been no satisfactory method for treating a person's allergies.  Desensitization using injections of allergenic substances over a period of months, or even years, has been the standard approach used by medical allergists. This approach is effective in some people for some allergies, but in many it does not do the job, especially with food allergies.   

Another standard treatment is using drugs, either antihistamines or drugs like claritin steroids to control allergic symptoms. Unfortunately, this does not correct the underlying problem, and often has serious long term side effects.  The most effective treatment option until now has been complete avoidance of the offending allergen(s). This can be difficult at best, and impossible in some cases. Now however, there is an alternative...

We treat allergies at Blue Ridge Family Chiropractic & Diagnostics using a treatment called Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (N.A.E.T.).  The treatment is non-invasive, painless, completely natural and works on most allergy symptoms.  In some patients, their allergies will become completely eliminated permanently with this method.  In many patients, if their allergy doesn't completely go away, their symptoms are greatly reduced.

It works on patients of all ages and on all allergies.  We treat food allergies including allergies to wheat, milk/dairy, shellfish, peanuts, eggs, meats, chocolate or any food that gives the patient trouble.  We also treat environmental allergies including grass, trees, weeds, pollen, flowers, dust, mold, pets, chemicals and smells (like perfumes, car exhaust and cigarette smoke). 

We have treated many patients using N.A.E.T. and their allergies were completely eliminated; however some patients will still need to avoid contact with the allergen even after treatment.  We even treat patients who have anaphylactic reactions to allergens, however the protocol is a bit different, but nonetheless still very successful. 

Some patients we treat already know what they're allergic to, however many do not and we must test them first.  Allergy testing at our clinic is also non-invasive, painless and natural.  We use a system called Muscle Response Testing, where we measure the strength of the patient's arm while the patient simply holds a sample of the allergen in their hand.  A measured weakness is due to the effect of an allergy the person is touching.  This method of testing is much safer than some traditional medical methods (including Intra-dermal tests, patch tests and scratch tests).

fruitRegardless of whether the patient knows what they have allergies to, we always test and treat allergies to specific nutrients first.  Allergies to vitamins?  Yes!We call these the 'basics' and they are in fact the basic essential nutrients everyone requires.  If you are allergic to them your body may not receive adequate nutrients, your immune system will become lowered and you can have various health disorders due to nutritional deficiencies caused by allergies.  In order to correct allergies, these problems must be handled first to strengthen the body nutritionally.

Depending on the patient, the 'basics' list may be somewhat different, but most of the time the list includes eggs, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B, Sugar, minerals, vitamin A, iron, grains, salt, chlorine and corn.  Items looked at (tested/treated) next include artificial sweeteners, food preservatives, food coloring, MSG, wheat, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, essential fats and spices.  After these are checked/treated if necessary, we look at chemicals, vaccinations, viruses and items specific to the patient's problems.  We have many patients whose problems cleared just after treating the basics before even getting to their specific allergen.

Using N.A.E.T., we can also test and successfully treat allergies to temperatures or certain weather conditions.  For example, some patients have worse symptoms (aches & pains, sinus, headaches, etc.) when it's rainy, damp, cold, humid or hot outside.  Some people are 'hypersensitive' to different temperatures and conditions and this can be treated by N.A.E.T. 

medsN.A.E.T. also works well for treating allergies to medicines.  Some patients have severe reactions to penicillin, pain pills, anti-inflammatories or other medication that may be necessary in emergency situations.  We always instruct our patients to bring in all their medications for testing (and treatment if necessary).  Many times treatments to correct allergies to medicines reduce side effects and allow the patients to continue their medication therapy safely.  

N.A.E.T. allergy elimination treatments get great results with symptoms like sinusitis, headaches, skin rashes/hives, chronic cough, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, hyperactivity (in children), muscle and joint pain, ringing in the ears and chronic yeast infections.  This method also allows us to get great results with conditions like Fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, chronic fatigue and attention deficit disorder.  

 

Allergy Elimination Treatment

After muscle response testing, we will have a good idea of how many treatments you will need and where we will need to start.  Allergens (or hypersensitivities) can be explained as a threat to the body's well-being.  For our purposes, an allergy can be defined in terms of what a substance does to the energy flow of the body.

When contact is made with an allergen, it causes blockages in the energy pathways (called meridians), or we can say, it disrupts the normal flow of energy through the body's electrical circuits. This energy blockage causes interference in communication between the brain and body via the nervous system. This blocked energy flow is the first step in a chain of events which can develop into an allergic response.

accupressureN.A.E.T. treatments are a system of removing these blockages using Accupressure to stimulate specific points in the energy pathways.  Accupressure is gentle finger pressure applied to precise locations around the body that are also used by accupuncturists.  When performed in a specific manner while the patient is in contact with an allergen, the treatment will 're-program' the body's electrical system and reduce the hypersensitivity back to normal.  


The treatment is painless and takes 5-10 minutes.  Afterward, the patient is instructed to rest and continue to hold the allergen for a 20 minute period.  After the 20 minutes, follow-up muscle response testing is performed to determine whether or not the treatment took.  If successful, the allergen is removed from the patient's hand and they are instructed to strictly avoid the allergen for the next 25 hours.

The allergen is re-tested on the patient's next visit; if successful we move on to the next allergen to be treated.  If the patient is not anaphylactic, they are instructed to try the allergen and report what happens to fully determine whether or not they have been cleared.

If you would like to experience relief from your allergy symptoms, please call us at 276-676-3111 for a NO CHARGE consultation and muscle response testing exam with Dr. Levesque, D.C.  The exam is painless and will not cost you a thing - you have nothing to lose!

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