It seems as though there is a drug to help you with each of your ailments these days. However, many people are looking to avoid putting additional chemicals into their bodies but still want allergy relief. AAT, or Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, fits this approach as a holistic way of treating your allergy symptoms.
For over 20 years health care professionals in the acupuncture, naturopathy and chiropractic fields collaborated on research that lead to the creation of AAT. This technique “is highly effective in treating the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities.” The method targets the relationship between one’s major organ systems and the reaction they have to certain harmless substances. Research shows that the symptoms a person experiences is a reaction caused by the organ system or mast cells in the tissues. In addition, the AAT organization says that there is more and more evidence “showing that mast cells, which play a central role in the allergic response, can actually be activated by non-allergic triggers, including stress. As a result, this means that the body can exhibit very similar symptoms as those caused by a true allergy, but with no immune involvement at all.”
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AAT is administered by licensed health care professionals using acupressure to stimulate the parts of the body that are related to specific organ systems. The hope is to then improve the state of that system and provide allergy relief. These points are found along the spine, as shown in the image above. It is this area that “deals with ‘fight or flight’ responses. By treating reactive organ systems via these points in relation to an offending substance, a defensive state may be altered, allowing for a more healthy response.” Its hopes are to train the body to consistently have this better response in the future.
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This specific area of the body also determines the way in which your body displays its reaction. For example, some people may experience sinus congestion while others get hives when reacting to the same stimulant. Furthermore, some of the most common symptoms that are treated through AAT include:
- Digestive issues
- Respiratory reactions (sneezing, congestions, wheezing, itchy, watery eyes, etc.)
- Dermatological responses (rashes, blisters and hives)
- Headaches and migraines
- Tiredness and fatigue
The AAT organization states: “AAT merges 21st century science with 3,000-year-old traditional acupuncture principles in offering an effective alternative in the treatment of symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities.” Especially relevant, one of the qualities that make AAT a great option for allergy and sensitivity treatment is that it is non-invasive. In other words, there are no needles involved in the process. Also, no herbal remedies or supplements are administered and it is a pain free process. Because of this, AAT is perfect for:
- People who experience anxiety around needles
- Pregnant women
- People who are short on time
In conclusion, if you have been struggling to find a way to treat your allergies and sensitivities without medication or needles, AAT is a great solution. Dr. Ian Wahl and his associates at St. Louis Allergy Relief Centers know how uncomfortable and inconvenient these reactions can be.
To help you get started on a path to allergy relief and more information on AAT, call Dr. Wahl at (314) 384-9304.
- Advanced Allergy Therapeutics: http://www.allergytx.com/home.html