Allergy Relief Frequently Asked Questions
The AAT treatment can only address conditions caused by inappropriate reactions to harmless substances or stimuli. If the condition involves pathogens, (bacteria, viruses or parasites) the treatment will not be able to affect such cases.
AAT cannot treat lactose intolerance. If the symptoms are related to an allergy relief to milk or other dairy products, the treatment can be very effective. However, lactose intolerance in not an allergy relief, it is the inability to digest certain amounts of lactose, the major sugar found in milk. The condition is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase, which is produced by the cells of the lining in the small intestine. Lactose intolerance is often confused with dairy allergies because the symptoms are similar, yet they are unrelated. However, the two conditions can occur together and in such cases, the AAT treatment can offer partial benefit.
While AAT can treat most all forms of allergies or sensitivities, some cases do not respond to the treatment. Allergies can be complicated. For example, a person may have a reaction after eating strawberries, but if treated for strawberries, the symptoms still remain. The true allergy relief or sensitivity might be a specific component of strawberries which, when treated, will eliminate the reaction.
Another example is cat allergies. Some people will no longer react when treated specifically to cat dander. Yet others do not respond to the treatment. The key is to find the exact substance that the body is identifying as a threat. For those people who still react to cats after treatment, an additional substance may be contributing, such as a glandular oil protein or a specific protein in cat saliva.
Treatment may also be complicated by multiple symptoms, some of which may not be the result of an allergy relief. In addition, some sufferers have more than one substance contributing to one specific allergy relief symptom. This compounds the challenge in identifying the correct substance responsible for the reaction. AAT conducts extensive, on-going research to increase the number of complicated allergies successfully treated.
AAT has treated tens of thousands of patients with long-term results in the vast majority of cases. The success rate is not yet 100% as there are many variables in human physiology as well as the complexities of allergens. The AAT body of research is always expanding and the success rate continues to increase.
Some conditions are relatively simple to treat with a very high success rate, such as sinusitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, hay fever, lactose sensitivity and wheat sensitivity. Unusual conditions that are not normally associated with allergy relief or sensitivity can often benefit from treatment, such as ADD, ADHD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, heat rash, joint pain, hives and more. Asthma is usually improved if allergies or sensitivities are contributing.
Similarly, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can be treated if the causes are allergies or food sensitivities. These conditions can have significant improvement but may be very difficult to eliminate completely.
While other allergy relief therapies are available, the AAT treatment is a highly advanced technology that is not replicated anywhere in the world. It is an independent body of research that is the product of over thirteen years of research. The success of the treatment is attributed to the extensive knowledge base and in-depth study of allergens, in addition to a global network of AAT health care professionals contributing on-going care in the field.
AAT has applied Traditional Acupuncture principles to a western scientific understanding of human physiology. AAT uses gentle pressure to stimulate points along two meridians on the back, corresponding with the major organ systems. According to Traditional Acupuncture, this stimulation relaxes the body and temporarily strengthens the major organ systems. The body associates this positive stimulus with the allergen, eliciting a "positive conditioning" effect. By associating an allergen with a strengthening of the major organs, the body alters its perception and corrects its own erroneous response.
Although controlled studies have not yet been conducted on the AAT treatment, it has been proven by over a decade of consistent results with solid success from tens of thousands of people who have had their allergies/sensitivities completely eliminated.
The AAT treatment is not a medical treatment. It has been developed from an entirely different field of therapeutics using the principles of Traditional Acupuncture, the study of human physiology and an in-depth knowledge of allergens. Traditional acupuncture has been shown to have significant immune-enhancing effects in multiple medical university studies. AAT's research team includes medical doctors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and chiropractors.
All AAT practitioners are fully credentialed health care professionals.
All practitioners receive extensive training in the AAT technology and are linked with all other AAT health care professionals to continually expand the application of the treatment and improve its success rate.
AAT does not treat cases involving anaphylaxis.
AAT patients have consistently reported long-term results years after treatment. However, AAT cannot guarantee that new allergies will not be developed in the future. The causes that initiated the original allergy relief may become a factor in creating new immune errors. In most cases, the results have shown to be long-term.
Patients are advised to seek the most effective treatment for their case. Conventional treatment involves avoidance of the allergen, medications to reduce the symptoms of the allergic reaction or injections to desensitize the patient to the allergen.
Avoiding substances that cause allergic reactions may be impossible for many sufferers, as is the case with allergies to airborne pollens, pollution or chemicals in building materials.
For people with multiple allergies/sensitivities, particularly to food, avoidance can have a considerable impact on the patient's quality of life, as they can often be heavily restricted to what they can eat.
Drugs such as antihistamines relieve symptoms of the allergy relief but do not eliminate the cause of the reaction so once the sufferer stops using the drugs, the symptoms typically return. However, many over-the-counter and prescribed medications can be very effective and offer significant relief.
Aside from the short-term nature of drug-based treatment, many people suffer side effects from drugs and the long-term effects of drug use on the body are unknown.
Desensitizing the patient to the allergen involves a series of injections over many months and sometimes years.
AAT is able to eliminate the reaction caused by an allergy relief or sensitivity, allowing the patient to be exposed to the substance without any of the allergic reactions they had previously suffered and without any side effects that may come with other treatments.