What are Allergies?
An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Symptoms such as red eyes, itchiness, and runny nose, eczema, hives, or an asthma attack. Allergies can play a major role in conditions such as asthma. Food allergies, and reactions to the venom of stinging insects such as wasps and bees are more often associated with severe reactions such as anaphylaxis. Not all reactions or intolerances are forms of allergy.
Allergic reactions occur when a person’s immune system reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment. A substance that causes a reaction is called an allergen. These reactions are acquired, predictable, and rapid. Allergic reactions are distinctive because of excessive activation of certain white blood cells called mast cells and basophils by a type of antibody called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). This reaction results in an inflammatory response which can range from uncomfortable to dangerous.
What causes Allergies?
Risk factors for allergies can be placed in two general categories, namely host and environmental factors. Host factors include heredity, gender, race, and age, with heredity being by far the most significant. However, there have been recent increases in the incidence of allergic disorders that cannot be explained by genetic factors alone. Four major environmental candidates are alterations in exposure to infectious diseases during early childhood, environmental pollution, dietary changes and allergen levels.
How Do We Treat Allergies?
We must look back to how we define allergy, which is as a hypersensitivity disorder. Once we discern what allergens you are hyper-sensitive to using our A/SERT technique, we can then work to DE-sensitize your system to those allergens. Everyone seems to be allergic to something and it may present in any number of ways, classic runny nose, anaphylaxis, etc. but it can also present as pain, headaches and other forms of physiological dysfunction. We are extremely proud of our track record of alleviating troublesome allergies that people have come to us for help with. Our A/SERT technique is non-invasive and does not involve skin surface testing or any discomfort. If you have stubborn allergies or nagging maladies that can’t be pinpointed or treated conventionally, we would be very interested in finding answers for you.
How do I get started?
The ideal way to start is to schedule a consultation or attend one of our monthly, in-office wellness seminars. You can RSVP by calling our office at 847.888.4770 or visit our Wellness Classes page and sign up in the right-hand column! We look forward to hearing from you and starting down the road to true wellness!