At Cascade Acupuncture Center many of our clients have experienced relief from symptoms to environmental allergies, including our local trees, poison oak, weeds and grasses, dust and mold, perfumes, wood and cigarette smoke. In addition they have experienced relief from reactions to the foods they eat.
One of our clients, with a chronic inflammation of their intestines, is now eating foods which would have caused symptoms in past years and is experiencing 70 percent less digestive symptoms!
Allergy Elimination helps our clients get in balance with their allergens and as a result significantly minimizes their allergy symptoms, or eliminates them entirely.
Dr Devi Nambudripad, M.D., D.C., L.Ac., Ph.D. (Acu.) (NAET.com) discovered Acupuncture Allergy Elimination Techniques in the 1980s while working with her own food allergies.
In her book “Say Good-Bye to Illness” she says: “An allergy is an energy imbalance between the electromagnetic energy of the person and the substance, causing unpleasant physical, physiological and/or psychological reactions in the person’s body.”
She and other practitioners have since experimented and expanded upon this rapidly growing technique.
I have been trained by Robin Cupp, LAc in Allergy Elimination, Applied Kinesiology and modified Tapas Acupressure Techniques. He studied with Dr. Devi Nambudripad and with Tapas Fleming, LAc, who developed TAT, and found that using both of those techniques together allergy clearing results of over 95 percent could be reached!
Which allergies can be addressed?
There are two main categories of allergens we can address:
- Reaction and symptoms to foods, such as gluten, dairy, wheat, vitamins, sugar and more
- Reaction and symptoms to environmental factors, such as pollen, dust, mold, pet hair, poison oak and more
What is involved in an Allergy Elimination Session?
The Allergy Elimination protocol involves multiple steps. The first is muscle testing different vials which serve as the equivalent of the allergen, to test and clear it. These vials contain water and alcohol and the electromagnetic signature of the allergen. The vials are never opened and the client only needs to hold them gently.
Muscle testing is a biofeedback technique used to gain information directly from the body’s own innate intelligence. It involves the client attempting to resist the practitioners’ gentle pressure on a muscle, for example on an extended arm. If the client is holding a vial with an allergen, they will be unable to resist the practitioner’s gentle pressure, the sign of an allergic imbalance. Initially this is surprising to the client, however it usually changes into excitement quickly!
Muscle testing is not without limitations, critics and errors. However, many different practitioners are using it (chiropractors, naturopathic physicians, nutritionists, acupuncturists and others) and countless clients have experienced life-changing results with allergy elimination, which carries no risk!
A recent study showed more than 90 percent agreement between muscle testing food allergies and the standard finger prick-test to determine food allergies.
Once a vial which tested as an allergen is found, the client remains in skin contact with it for the rest of the Allergy Elimination protocol. Percussive massage is applied to their back, while breathing in a specific pattern, followed by an acupuncture treatment.
Additionally, modified TAT can be used to improve the results. This involves holding acupressure points on the face, while speaking positive affirmations. The idea behind this is to harmonize the body with the allergen so it no longer needs to react to it.
We like to call this protocol the Mediation session between the allergen and the person’s body.
We have over 750 vials of allergens available we use for testing and clearing: Basic foods, environmental allergens, heavy metals, minerals, fibers, Pacific Northwest pollens, pesticides, herbicides and more. Clients can also bring their own samples which they want us to test such as foods, pet hair and more.
Are there any drawbacks to Allergy Elimination?
Clients undergoing Allergy Elimination must avoid the allergen for the first 24 hours after treatment, which can be inconvenient.
Only one allergen, or class of allergens, can be addressed during each treatment. However it typically takes only one session to successfully clear one group of allergens!
Clients with severe allergic reactions or compromised immune systems may need multiple sessions for one group of allergens.
Seasonal allergies are best treated during the non-allergy season; that’s why we are offering a special Allergy Elimination package through the end of March. Our team of licensed acupuncturists is trained in Allergy Elimination, so we are able to offer this service in our three clinics in Hood River, The Dalles and Stevenson. Call us today to find out how Allergy Elimination can change your life!
Carola Stepper, LAc, is owner of Cascade Acupuncture Center, LLC, and can be reached by calling 541-387-4325 and 541-298-2378.