RadioMD: Inherently You with Dr. Holly Lucille

Natural Alternative To Treating Allergies

December 3, 20149 min
Did you know, allergies are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide?According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, there is an estimated 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies.Allergies can occur all year but are typically the highest during the spring. Allergies happen when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance that has made its way into your body. This could be from pollen, mold, or dust.However, within the past few years not only are allergies on the rise, but they also have more severe symptoms.What are the symptoms of allergies?Typically, if you have allergies your symptoms include sneezing, wheezing, coughing, nasal congestion, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, sore throat, and a stomach ache. However, now symptoms can also include migraines, bowel problems, aches, weight loss or weight gain, etc.Not only are seasonal allergies on the rise, but have you noticed how many people have food allergies now-a-days?In fact, According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), an allergic reaction from food sends someone to the ER every three minutes. That's more than 200,000 emergency room visits per year.If you've found yourself in multiple doctors' offices without a proper diagnosis, you might be suffering from an allergy.Is there a right way to test if you have allergies?If you're thinking you have a food allergy, ask your doctor if there are other tests other than a blood test. Just because your blood tests may come back negative doesn't mean your symptoms aren't real and that an allergy isn't present.How can you treat your allergy naturally?Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) is a non-invasive treatment option based on acupuncture techniques that eliminates sensitivities as well as allergies.What else do you need to know about allergies and how to treat them naturally?Jacob Teitelbaum, MD joins Dr. Holly to discuss what causes allergies, why allergies are on the rise, and natural treatment options.

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