The word allergy is derived from the Greek words meaning
“altered reaction” and an allergic individual usually suffers physical symptoms (e.g. headache, vomiting,
rashes, migraine, asthma, etc.) when exposed to substances to which he/she is sensitive.
The substance, which provokes this reaction, is called the
It can be house dust, dog dander, foods, chemicals or even
bacteria, just to name
Over the past few years, there has been increasing awareness of many diseases and
complaints that can be caused, or contributed to, by the presence of allergies.
Allergy is quite common. Over 20% of the population is allergic to
However, when one considers symptoms such as hay fever, wheezy bronchitis in
children, minor degrees of eczema and food intolerance.
The true incidence of allergy and/or intolerance to one or more environmental agents would certainly be much
Common symptoms of food allergy and/or sensitivities can
Some conditions which are influenced or
caused by food intolerance:
and other headaches
infection (e.g. tonsillitis)
colic and infantile colitis
and other skin rashes
bowel syndrome (constipation and/or diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, wind)
ulcers and gastritis
and excessive sleepiness
and other mental conditions
types of palpitations
Explaining why the increase of intolerance to our environment as
well as the food we eat would definitely include the changes in the Western diet over the last hundreds of
years, in particular the refining of food.
The use of chemical additives, the increased consumption of animal produce and the increasing presence of
Immediate Food Reaction
As the name implies, this
food reaction can occur within 3 hours after digestion.
The reaction is caused by the presence of a high IgE antibody level in the blood, which sets off an
immediate allergic response.
Symptoms can be rashes after eating an apple or headache after drinking wine.
Delayed Food Reaction
Delayed food reactions can
occur up to several days after ingestion of the reactive food, making it difficult to link one’s symptom
to the food eaten several days ago.
Such hidden allergies are often the cause of many “chronic
The immune response to delayed food reactions are often caused by antibodies
other than IgE.
They are IgG, IgA, IgM and IgD. These antibodies combine with the food particles
in the blood to form “immune complexes” which cause inflammatory reactions in
Such inflammatory reactions can occur in any part of the body, thus producing
many kinds of symptoms such as headache, eczema, joint pain, mental disorders, etc.
Diagnosis of Food Allergy
There are many ways to identify food sensitivities.
Physicians and other health care professionals (as well as individuals suffering from
symptoms) have found that elimination diets, certain types of skin tests, blood
tests, muscle testing, electrodermal testing (Biomeridian
MSA Professional) can
all be helpful in the identification of food sensitivities.
Not all techniques work for everyone, and food sensitivity testing and evaluation
can just be as individual as the food sensitivites themselves.
What's Different About Our Approach to Allergies and/or
Elimination/Desensitization Technique, is a revolutionary treatment that uses Chiropractic, Acupuncture,
Homeopathy, Kinesiology and Color Therapy to desensitize people of all ages to all kinds of
The same treatment's below can also be used for different allergies and sensitivities such as: Pollens,
Animals, Plants, Trees, Bushes, etc.
Technique theory, therefore, defines allergy in terms of what a substance does to
the energy flow in the body.
Allergies, then, are the result of energy imbalances in the body, leading to a diminished state of health in one or
more organ systems.
Contact with an allergen creates a blockage in the body's energy pathways,
which are called meridians. This energy blockage causes interference in communication between the brain and body
via the nervous system.
This blocked energy flow is the first step in a chain of events which can develop into an allergic response.
Dr. Hardy utilizes a combination of Allergy
Elimination/Desensitization techniques to give you the most rapid relief possible.
How We Treat Allergies and
Dr. Hardy has several different options
for treating food sensitivites including
Allergy Elimination Techniques
Cold Laser Therapy
Auriculotherapy - Ear Acupuncture
Generally Dr. Hardy will use a combination of the above techniques to give you
the best results in the shortest amount of time.
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