If you're an allergy sufferer, you know all about it-the swollen eyes, itchy throat, stuffy or runny nose, hives and rashes. Annoying and obnoxious, isn't it? And sometimes it can be even more serious. Some allergies are life threatening.
There are all kinds of allergy treatments-pills, shots, steroid nasal sprays, over the counter medicines that zonk you out. If you've tried about every remedy with little to no success, you may have given up? Or if something does work, you may not be all that happy about its effects on your body. Well, how would you like to find a healthy way to get rid of your allergies for good? Read on…
A revolutionary new therapy has shown impressive success in the treatment of allergies. Based on principles of chiropractic science, acupuncture and applied kinesiology (muscle response testing), this technique is known as A/SERT (Allergy, Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique). Developed by Dr. John W. Brimhall as a fundamental part of the Six Steps to Wellness towards achieving optimal health.
Process of Elimination
A/SERT has been found to bring about dramatic improvement-at times even total elimination-of all types of allergies! It is simple, non-invasive, and extremely effective. It is currently practiced by thousands of health practitioner's nationwide receiving amazing (some would even say - miraculous) results. If you suffer from allergies make sure to bring it up during your next appointment so that you can receive proper testing and treatment.
A/SERT is based on a method originally developed by Dr. Devi Nambudripad. It is referred to as NAET, or Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Therapy. While studying at Samra University of Oriental Medicine in L.A., she made an important discovery. She observed that people with allergic symptoms often responded favorably to acupuncture or acupressure treatment.
This made her curious about the relationship between allergen and their effects. Through her research she discovered the key to the mystery of how the brain can be reprogrammed is in its response to what it once saw as harmful. More than seven thousand medical practitioners from all over the world (including chiropractors, acupuncturists, MDs, osteopathic doctors, nurses, dentists, etc.) have been trained in her methods and thousands of patients have successfully been treated with impressive results.
How does A/SERT work? This technique is based on the understanding that all things in our universe possess an electromagnetic field. Whether animate or inanimate, each has a unique energy signature based on its atomic and molecular makeup. These energy fields interact with each other. This is true for our bodies and for all the things our bodies come in contact with. This electromagnetic energy is associated with meridians (energy pathways) in our bodies. Kirlian photography can produce images of these energy pathways.
The principles upon which oriental medicine are based can help us make sense of this. That tradition teaches the importance of maintaining homeostasis (balance) in our lives and in bodies. In a balanced state your body's energy field and pathways would exist in harmony with those of other people and things-and when your body is in balance disease can't develop or flourish. Things that disturb this balance, if not dealt with, can cause illness and disease. In other words, there is a strong correlation between the functioning of your immune system and the state of the energy and neural pathways in your body.
An allergen is a substance that disturbs your body's energy balance. The A/SERT approach holds that for a variety of reasons the energy field of a particular substance (pollen, for example, or certain foods) is not in harmony with yours. Your body and brain sense this and the brain interprets such contact as potentially harmful to your body's balance. It orders the immune system to send chemicals to defend the body. These chemicals produce a natural "inflammatory" response. In the case of an allergen the reaction is actually an overreaction. That's when the swollen eyes or runny nose or hives appear-the symptoms we most often treat with pills and shots. Unfortunately, most prescription and over-the-counter medications treat the symptoms but don't do anything to correct the situation that is causing the imbalances. That's why we have to keep taking them over and over.
A Different Point of View
There is another way to understand the effects of allergens. That is to think of them in relation to energy pathways in our bodies. The inflammation caused by allergies constricts or blocks those pathways. That makes sense, doesn't it? A blockage like this can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Similar to the body's struggle to rid itself of an invading virus, allergic reactions can be mild or severe.
When this happens, our bodies are weakened. That weakness shows up in our muscles and our energy levels. By using the principles of applied kinesiology (AK) to test relative muscle strengths, we can identify substances to which you are allergic. Once we've identified a substance that causes this response, we can go to work on fixing the problem.
Causes Not Symptoms
The idea behind A/SERT is that we can teach or reprogram our bodies to deal naturally with energy disturbances in order to restore balance. In this way we can avoid the negative effects of traditional treatments. Dr. Nambudripad demonstrated that by removing blockages along the energy pathways or meridians the body can return to homeostasis. In other words, when the blocks are removed, energy can flow freely through the body and bring it back into balance.
Open to New Possibilities
So just how does an A/SERT treatment work to keep your body's energy pathways open? Since its discovery, the technique has evolved in sophistication. Instead of acupuncture or acupressure, stimulating key points along your spine, with a Low Level Laser during exposure to an allergen. This produces a chemical reaction in the nervous system and mutes the allergic response to the substance. In essence, it "reprograms" your immune response. The goal is to eliminate your body's conditioned reaction to the allergen.
We Can Help
If you are a chronic allergy sufferer, let us help you determine if A/SERT might be the ticket to long-term relief-not only from the symptoms of allergy but from its causes. When combined with traditional chiropractic treatments that help maintain the proper alignment of your spine and good nutritional habits, you'll enjoy better health and live a happier, more productive life.