Natural Allergy Relief

Office Hours Note:  Dr. Gary will be out of the office on May 12th and 14th (Thursday/Saturday), and will return on May 17th.  Dr. Julie will han­dle Chi­ro­prac­tic emer­gen­cies (call 805–371-6144) and Grace will han­dle any allergy prob­lems (805–410-3160)

Nat­ural Allergy Relief

In the last 20 years or so, there has been a dra­matic increase in the num­ber of aller­gies peo­ple are expe­ri­enc­ing.  These sen­si­tiv­i­ties are attrib­ut­able to var­i­ous fac­tors, includ­ing pol­lu­tion, alter­ations of the food sup­ply, stress and many other fac­tors.  Many aller­gies could develop into autoim­mune dis­eases down the road if the inflam­ma­tory process that is under­ly­ing the ini­tial aller­gic reac­tion is not addressed.  I con­sider it my job, a pri­mary focus of my prac­tice, to uncover the root of a patient’s immunol­ogy issues.

A tra­di­tional aller­gist would per­form cer­tain types of tests (such as a skin-prick test or a blood test) to iden­tify every­thing that a per­son has been sen­si­tized to, whether or not those aller­gens are cur­rently caus­ing any prob­lems.  The advan­tage of the alter­na­tive meth­ods that we use is we can deter­mine more pre­cisely what you are react­ing to in this par­tic­u­lar moment in time, desen­si­tize those things that are cur­rently caus­ing prob­lems and pro­ceed from there.

The desen­si­ti­za­tion process we use is a tech­nique called NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elim­i­na­tion Tech­nique), which is based pri­mar­ily on prin­ci­ples of acupunc­ture, but doesn’t involve nee­dles.  In con­junc­tion with NAET, we may also employ other solu­tions like chi­ro­prac­tic adjust­ments, sup­ple­men­ta­tion and/or dietary changes to treat immune sys­tem imbal­ances.  Our ulti­mate goal is not only elim­i­nat­ing imme­di­ate reac­tions, but pre­vent­ing future aller­gies and the inflam­ma­tion process that accom­pa­nies those reactions.