There is Alternative Medicine Therapies For Allergies
An allergy is a disorder of the immune system that has ability to recognize myriad foreign antigens.
It is characterized by excessive stimulation of B-lymphocyte by allergens to produce antibody IgE which attaches to mast cells and basophils resulting in the release of a variety of powerful mediators, such as histamine, responsible for the clinical expression of type I hypersensitivity.
The Usual Method Of Treating Allergies
Common allergic reactions include: mild case of eczema or hives, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes known as hay fever, moderate case of asthma and even a life threatening case of anaphylactic shock.
Clinical diagnosis of IgE-mediated allergy depends on the history and results of the skin test or radioallergosorgent (RAST) tests. Allopathic treatments include the avoidance of allergens, antihistamines, Benadryl, epinephrine, steroids and Immune-therapy (allergy shots).
Acupuncture A Natural Alternative Medicine Therapy
Ancient Chinese Medical Theory
- The energy flow in acupuncture meridians can be blocked by physical, chemical or emotional noxious stimuli. These stimuli and anything we eat, touch, smell or thoughts in that moment are ingrained in our body memory.
- When we come in contact with those substances our memory cells trigger an alert signal as intrusion of un-recognized substances that lead to a closure of meridians in order to prevent “foreign intruders” (or allergens).
- The closure of meridians lead to blockage of energy flow and thus leads to a variety of physical, mental and emotional symptoms.
Allergic Reactions Include:
rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, itchy skin rash, headache pain, joint pain, muscle pain, fibromyalgia and the following symptoms.
- Gastrointestinal symptoms: indigestion, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal-pain
- Metabolic dysfunctions: sugar intolerance, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia
- Cardio-vascular symptoms: irregular heartbeats, palpitation, hypertension
- Urinary symptoms: interstitial cystitis
- Hormonal imbalance gynecological symptoms: irregular period, painful period, PMS, cravings, mood swings, infertility, menopause
- Emotional stress imbalance: anger, fear, excess worry, depression, anxiety chronic fatigue, insomnia.
The Chinese alternative medicine therapies for allergies recognizes the above symptoms as expressions of incompatibil energy rather than allergies.
Common “foreigner intruders”allergens classified into the following categories:
1. Inhalants: spores of grasses, flowers, pollens, powders, smoke, cosmetics, perfumes, vog, food-cooking smells, flour from grains, chemical fumes, paints, varnish, pesticides, fertilizers, etc.
2. Ingestants: foods, condiments, drugs, beverages, vitamin supplements etc.
3. Contactants: poison oak, poison ivy, cats, dogs, cosmetics, soaps, skin creams, detergents, latex, hair dyes, gasoline, dyes, nail polish, fabrics, formaldehyde, etc.
4. Infectants: bacteria, virus, molds, etc.
5. Physical Agents: heat, humidity, cold, dampness, dryness, heating and air conditioning, changes in barometric pressure and high altitude, radiation from the sun, computers, X-rays, electricity, different colors,
6. Genetic factors
7. Molds and Fungi
8. Emotional Stressors – Quite often, the origin of physical symptoms can be traced back to some unresolved emotional trauma. Once the emotional stressors are removed by Chinese medicine techniques the physical symptoms will subside.
Kinesiology Alternative Medicine Therapy For Allergy Testing
Kinesiology technique (Muscle Response Testing or MRT), is based on the concept that muscles get weaker in the presence of noxious stimuli, is used to detect energy incompatible substances. The patient holds the suspected substance listed above including emotional stressors.
The treatment involves light acupressure applied along both sides of the spinal column in an area where the energy flow of a meridian intersects with the nerve roots in order to stimulate the central nervous system and teach (reprogram) the brain (body/mind) not to overreact to noxious stimuli thus free the allergy reactions.
A kinesiologic test is done to indicate whether the allergy has been removed. Specific acupressure points are then massaged or acupuncture needles may be inserted for 20 minutes to stabilize the treatment. The substance must then be completely avoided for 25 hours following the treatment.
As strange as it may seem, the energy field of the practitioner, the treatment room, the patient and family member in the treatment room can affect the results different success rates. Also make sure the practitioner has an acupuncture license to perform this technique.
While there is no modern literature to support the effectiveness of this alternative medicine therapy for allergies, the concept is thousands of years old. Reputable medical institutions such as Duke Integrative Medicine are now trying this approach in their integrative alternative medicine programs. For those who cannot tolerate the long-term use of medication, it would be worth a try.
For more information about allergy and immune disorders elimination without drugs contact:
Elizabeth Chen Christenson, MD., L.Ac.Medical Director CHI (Comprehensive Health Innovations) Medical Center 808-261-7801 or visit: