Environmental sensitivities and food intolerances are often underlying causes of many common health problems. Allergies, asthma, cough, mucus, sinus issues, or headaches may all be triggered by environmental sensitivities to trees, pollens, grasses, molds, dusts, chemicals and more. Foods that your body cannot properly digest or assimilate can cause IBS, acid reflux, abdominal bloating, gas, fatigue, headaches, skin issues like eczema and acne, colic in newborns and behavioral problems in children.
Testing & Treatment
Muscle testing is a non-invasive, unique way to test for potential allergens, whether food or environmental. Rather than scratch tests or skin injections which directly expose the patient to a particular allergen, we use a safe method in which the allergic substances are homeopathically diluted and preserved as liquid in small glass vials. We have hundreds of these vials containing substances ranging from dairy, wheat, and sugar to oak pollen, animal dander, dust and molds. For testing, the patient simply holds a vial and the practitioner proceeds to test the strength of their arm by applying a gentle downward pressure. If the patient is sensitive to the substance in the vial, then their muscle strength will weaken and they will be unable to hold up their arm.
Once we determine what substances are problematic, we use acupuncture (or a no-needle technique) to effectively desensitize the allergens. The patient will then be able to come in contact with, breathe in, or consume that substance without a reaction, meaning there should be a significant reduction or total elimination of the previously bothersome symptoms.
Will it Work for Me?
We have had tremendous success with this treatment, and it is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment at our office. Kids love it! We even treat colicky newborns!
Note: We do not treat allergens known to cause a person to have an anaphylactic reaction.