Allergies affect as many as 30% of adults and 40% of children – with numbers increasing every year – with more than 50 million Americans suffering each year. They are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. and carry an annual cost of over $18 billion.
How can you successfully treat my allergies?
The traditional treatment of allergies is medication (including antihistamines) that only masks symptoms – not treat them – and can have significant side effects. The focus of our approach is to optimize and enhance the immune system by releasing stress on the nervous system. A healthy nervous system functions at a much higher level, making the malfunction of the immune system far less likely.
What are the symptoms of allergies?
Millions of people suffer from a wide variety of allergic conditions, with triggers ranging from dust, fumes, chemicals, mold, and pollen, to foods, drugs, and pet dander. Symptoms are caused when the immune system overreacts to these triggers and releases histamines and other neutralizing chemicals to counteract the allergic response. Allergy symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Anaphylactic shock (in the case of life-threatening allergies)
- Sinus fullness and pressure
- Digestive disturbances
What causes allergies?
There is a wide range of theories about the cause of allergies. Some researchers point to childhood vaccinations, while others blame genetic or environmental triggers. In reality, it is likely a combination of many factors, resulting in the body’s immune system attacking not only the offending substance, but also itself.