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.