Allergy therapy is pain free, safe for all ages, and does not involve the use of herbal remedies or supplements. Allergy therapy involves:
- Testing for allergies – kinesiology is used to diagnose and assess specific food intolerances and allergies
- Treatment of allergies – treatment is given to assist in the reduction of allergic reactions to a substance
Testing for allergies
Tests are carried out to identify allergens (substances that may cause the immune system to react negatively/be hypersensitive to). Allergens are identified by using kinesiology (muscle testing used in this case to identify imbalances in the body).
You will be tested using kinesiology against a large number of contact allergens, food allergens and inhalant allergens to diagnose your sensitivity to them. Categories include food (dairy, grains, condiments, fish/seafood, food additives, fruit, meats, nuts, sugars, vegetables), fungi, chemicals, dusts, pollens, bacteria and viruses.
Once all allergens have been identified, treatment is designed to retrain the body to reduce its reaction to the treated allergen.
Acupressure (gentle pressure on acupuncture points which does not involve needles) is used to stimulate points on your back, arms and legs. Based on the principles of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, the major organs are strengthened, energy pathways are cleared and the brain starts to respond positively to the allergen.
The allergen is retested through kinesiology. For the following 25 hours the allergen should be avoided. Allergens are generally treated one visit at a time. Acupuncture can be included as part of the treatment if requested. Mo
Allergy rates in Australia Australia has one of the highest rates of allergic disorders in the developed world, with nearly 20% of the Australian population affected by allergies.
What causes an allergic reaction? And how do I know if I have an allergy?
In some people, the immune system can react negatively to certain substances (allergens). The result is an allergic reaction. Some people are only allergic to one allergen, others can be allergic to more than one. An allergic reaction can occur when allergens land on your skin or in your eye, are inhaled, touched, eaten, or injected. It can occur in certain seasons (resulting in hayfever), or be caused by exposure to pollens, by eating certain foods, or breathing in dust or animal hair.
Some common allergy triggers are:
- Inhaled – dust mites, pollens, moulds, animal allergen, chemicals
- Touched – plants, animals (cats and dogs), perfumes, cosmetics, rubber
- Eaten – dairy, grains, caffeine, nuts, colours, flavours, preservatives
- Injected – insect stings, medications
The most common causes of food allergies are:
- Children less than 5 years – includes cows milk, soy protein, egg, peanut and sesame seed.
- Adults – includes peanuts, fish and seafood
Common signs and symptoms of an allergy
- Respiratory – includes shortness of breath, coughing, hayfever, asthma, sinusitis
- Skin – includes skin rashes, dermatitis, excema
- Digestion – acid reflux, bloating, abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhoea
- Headaches/Migraines Tiredness and fatigue
Allergies can also cause a number of conditions including Acne, ADD/ADHD, arthritis, autism, backache, high blood pressure, candida, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, constipation, hair loss, frequent colds and infections, hormone imbalances, irritable bowel syndrome, poor memory, thyroid problems and weight problems.
- Initial treatment $80 for 1 hour treatment
- Follow up treatments $40 for ½ hour treatment