Allergy Alleviation! The Holistic Approach
Stuffy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, perhaps rashes or hives and fatigue due to difficulty sleeping under such duress – who among hasn’t experienced allergy anguish.
At Natural Medical Solutions, allergy symptoms are treated as evidence of a hormonal imbalance triggered by food sensitivities and/or exposure to environmental toxins, or perhaps pets, lotions, chemicals, medications, or even natural substances.
“Generally, we begin with a blood test to detect food allergies or intolerances,” explained Dr. Gail Ravello, PhD-IMD ND MH CNC, medical director. “The test will show adjustments needed in diet, and we also detoxify the liver. Toxins cause inflammation and inflammation thwarts function of the body’s immune system. Allergies are usually just one manifestation of the hormonal imbalance.”
In addressing whole-body health, naturopathic physicians routinely correct what might otherwise involve cascading medical ailments sharing a root cause.
The integrative application of holistic treatment will likely also include use of the hyperbaric chamber along with Omega 3 and Vitamin C supplementation, and doesn’t necessarily rule out temporary use of antihistamines, mast cell stabilizers, anti-inflammatory medical or corticosteroids, the common remedies of conventional medicine.
“When symptoms are acute, we may need the immediate relief conventional treatment supplies,” said Dr. Ravello. “But it’s like putting out a fire that is sure to rekindle, unless and until the root cause is addressed.”
“It takes time for the body to heal itself, but the payoff for patience is lifelong freedom from allergy attacks and the expense of medication that only manages symptoms.”