To Care or Not to Care?
- Last Updated: 17 December 2016 17 December 2016
I was at a Triathalon recently and found a booth where a chiropractor was sharing a relatively new approach to the treatment of allergies called AllergiCare. They had an office nearby my home and offered a free initial screening. So, I went....
They use a computerized system to screen you for hundreds of possible allergens in about eight minutes. You sit in front of a box attached to a computer. The box generates the frequencies of corn, soy, pollens, etc. At the same time, two clips are attached to your middle fingers and the computer interprets your stress response to each of the frequencies that the system is generating.
It runs through 18 panels that correlate to the same 18 groups used in NAET. I've done a number of different allergy desensitization programs over the years and so I wasn't sure what to expect from this screening, but I figured that it would still find some issues.
The final list was about half a page long; a bit better than I thought it might be. It suggested I still had some sensitivity to:
- Vitamin C
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin A
- Salts (Sodium)
- Animal Fats
- Linseed Oil
- Peanut Oil
- Stomach Acid
- Caffeic Acid
- Yellow #5
A couple of points of interest:
Wheat, gluten, etc. were not identified by the system. Maybe my earlier treatments with Allergie-Immun had helped in this area. It also did not show any milk or soy which were also issues that AI may have resolved. It did, however, still show corn.
The last six items on the list are all "phenolics". Phenolics are found in foods, pollens, and elsewhere. If I took one thing away from this screening it was that phenolics may still be an area that I need to focus on further in terms of desensitization.
They company claimed they can also help desensitize you to various pathogens such as Lyme disease though the doctor did not impress me with his knowledge of that possibility.
The treatment they proposed was 26-28 sessions at a rate of about 2-3 treatments per week. Each treatment lasts about a minute and consists of them treating a specific item or group of items using a laser on various points on the body and then avoiding those items for one full sleep cycle. I'm interested in the possibility of clearing these allergens, but still considering whether or not to proceed. The total cost is $1500 ($150 per treatment but they max out at 10 treatments) and this therapy is not covered by insurance.
I'll give it some more thought and then decide whether or not to pursue this as another possible treatment going forward. So many options, so little time....and money.... Information on AllergiCare can be found here.
In Better Health,
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