Advanced Allergy Therapeutics
A unique and highly effective approach in treating the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities
What is AAT?
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Understanding Allergies and Sensitivities
Allergies and sensitivities are caused by an inappropriate reaction to harmless substances.
The word “allergy” comes from the Greek allos, meaning “other”. It was first used in 1906 to refer to an “altered reaction” in the body’s immune system.
A “true allergy” is a reaction triggered by the immune system, however there are a vast number of symptoms or conditions caused by sensitivities that may or may not involve the immune system. With reactions involving food, a large percentage of the population believe they have allergies, yet fewer than 2 percent actually have true allergies. In fact, many suffer from undiagnosed food sensitivities or intolerances. The majority of patients who seek the AAT treatment do not have true allergies; their symptoms are likely to be caused by sensitivities with no immune involvement. Since there are few options for the treatment of sensitivities, other than avoidance, AAT provides a highly effective alternative. Symptoms caused by true allergies, however, also respond well to the treatment as the organs systems involved in the reaction are also addressed.
The use of the word “allergy” has become a generic term used by the public to describe allergies, sensitivities and intolerances.
Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) is a clinically proven treatment that is highly effective in relieving the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. It is a therapeutic approach that was developed from over 16 years of clinical research. The AAT treatment does not rely on the use of medications, herbal remedies or supplements. The treatment is safe, painless and available to all ages including infants.
Advanced Allergy Therapeutics works directly with the relationship between the major organ systems and inappropriate reactions to harmless substances. While the immune system is responsible for initiating an immune reaction in the case of true allergies, it is the health and state of the organ systems that often determines the type of symptoms that may arise. With both sensitivities and allergies, symptoms typically stem from the organ system affected. For example, one patient may have a reaction to soybean by getting rashes while another patient may react with sinus congestion, heartburn or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The symptoms in each of these cases represent a different organ system involved. By treating the organ system(s) involved in a reaction, the body is able to respond more appropriately.
During treatment, gentle pressure is used on points that correspond with the organ systems involved in a reaction. The degree of stress on the organ systems caused by an allergen or offending agent, is proportional to the degree of the negative reaction.
While the stimulation is applied, a subtle representation of the offending substance is introduced to the surface of the skin. The stimulation reduces the stress on the effected organ system, allowing for a more appropriate response.
All holistic fields of medicine are aligned in the approach to treat the whole body. They share the understanding that health conditions may develop as a result of interference in proper functioning caused by various forms of stress or other factors.
Reducing the stress or interference allows for optimal health.
When the specific organ system is supported and stress is reduced, the whole body is able to respond more appropriately.
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What does AAT not do?
AAT does not diagnose allergies, sensitivities or intolerances.
AAT does not test for allergies or sensitivities. The AAT system simply assesses what may be causing a stress to the body.
AAT does not cure allergies, nor does the therapy treat the immune system. AAT is a highly effective treatment that provides long-term relief from symptoms associated with allergies or sensitivities.
AAT cannot guarantee any results. While AAT may be highly effective in the relief of many symptoms associated with allergies or sensitivities, some cases do not respond.
AAT does not treat cases of anaphylaxis or life threatening symptoms. Strict avoidance is always advised in these cases.
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Symptoms Treated by AAT
Symptoms include reflux, heartburn, abdominal and intestinal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Primarily caused by reactions to food or other ingestants.
Symptoms include sneezing, congestion, runny nose, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughs, postnasal drip, skin conditions, rashes and itchy, watery eyes. Reactions may be associated with pollens, dust, food, chemicals and animals (including dog and cat dander and bird feathers), air-borne substances and contactants.
Symptoms may include red, itchy, or scaly skin rashes, blisters with oozing and crusting, dry leathery patches or hives. The main cause of dermatological reactions can be a reaction to food but can also be caused by plants, contactants and chemicals.
Headaches and Migraines
May be caused by reactions to food such as chocolate and caffeine, airborne irritants such as pollens and chemicals including household cleaners, perfumes and vehicle fumes.
Tiredness and Fatigue
Many reactions result in lethargy and feelings of fatigue. Tiredness can also occur at certain times of the day, such as in the afternoon after eating.
Symptoms may affect multiple systems in the body, resulting in headaches, irritability, hyperactivity, mood swings, fatigue, tachycardia, or inflammation.
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Chemicals – household cleaners, perfumes, building materials, washing detergent, pesticides
Occupational sensitivities such as latex or building materials such as paints, glues, carpets, woods or varnishes
Heat, cold and humidity/dampness
COMMON ALLEGENS OR OFFENDING AGENTS
Red and White Wine, Beer
Dust, Dust Mites
Fabrics, Upholstery, Plastics
Coffee and Chocolate
Barometric Pressure and many, many, more….
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How soon will I see results?
Many cases respond quickly to the treatment and achieve long-term results within the first few treatments. However, each case is different and some patients require additional treatment.
What are the most common symptoms addressed in the clinic?
Bloating, cramping, reflux, heartburn, gas, diarrhea, nausea, runny nose, sneezing, congestion, post-nasal drip, itchy watery eyes, coughs, wheezing, shortness of breath, red, scaly or itchy rashes, blisters with oozing and crusting, dry leathery skin areas, hives, itchy skin, hyperactivity, mood swings, headaches, fatigue, tiredness, chemical sensitivities, reactions to the sun, any negative reaction to harmless substances.
How many sessions are needed?
The number of sessions required depends on the number of items causing a reaction. For example, a patient who reacts to five families of substances (dairy, wheat, corn, animal dander and pollen) may require between 5 to 12 sessions to relieve the symptoms or resolve a condition.
Can children be treated with AAT?
Yes, absolutely. AAT is safe and effective for patients of all ages, including infants.
How long do I have to wait before I can have contact with the items that were addressed in my session?
Following a session, a patient should avoid the substance that was treated for 2 hours, if possible. Depending on the item addressed, avoidance is not always possible. It is recommended that the patient not have excessive contact with the item until the following day.
Can I have more than one treatment in a day?
Yes. Two treatments can be completed in one day. However, there must be at least 2 hours between sessions.
How long are the sessions?
The Initial Session for both adults and children takes approximately 60-75 minutes and includes an assessment and one treatment.
Follow-Up Sessions for both adults and children take 30-45 minutes and includes one treatment.
Do you take health insurance for the treatments?
AAT is currently considered an elective procedure similar to LASIK eye surgery or certain dental procedures, so the patient will be responsible for paying for the treatments.
How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment by calling the clinic directly at 512.608.0077, or by clicking here. You do not need a doctor’s referral.
Do I need to do anything before my appointment?
Patients should arrive 10 minutes prior to the Initial Session to complete the necessary forms. We usually tell you the exact time to arrive when scheduling the appointment.
Please do not smoke or wear perfume or fragrances prior to coming in to the clinic. This is a courtesy to other patients who may be sensitive to those substances.
Please bring any allergy tests from medical doctors to the Initial Session.
Prescription or over-the-counter medications will not affect the treatment.
Patients who have other therapies (massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc) scheduled on the same day as the AAT treatment should schedule those therapies PRIOR to the AAT treatment, if possible.
If experiencing an acute stage of illness including an elevated temperature, the patient should contact the clinic to reschedule the appointment.
Alyse Snyder L.Ac. DOES NOT treat anaphylaxis or any life-threatening symptoms. Strict avoidance is always advised.
Do I need to stop taking any of my medications before the treatment?
No, patients do not need to stop taking medication that has been prescribed by a medical doctor without his/her authorization. You may continue taking over the counter medication to control current symptoms, as this will not affect the treatment.
Are any traditional medical allergy tests offered in the clinic?
AAT does not offer allergy testing — only an assessment of what may be causing a stress to various systems of the body. Patients are encouraged to bring in allergy tests from their physicians.
Are there any guarantees that my symptoms will be relieved?
Unfortunately, we can offer no guarantees; however, the majority of our patients respond favorably to the AAT treatment on a long-term basis. We cannot guarantee that new symptoms will not develop in the future.
What cases cannot be treated, and why?
The AAT treatment can only address symptoms 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 a sensitivity to milk or other dairy products, the treatment can be very effective. However, lactose intolerance is not an allergy, 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 the many symptoms associated with allergies or sensitivities, some cases do not respond to the treatment.
Can a food intolerance be treated?
No. A food intolerance is different from an allergy or sensitivity in that there may be an enzyme deficiency, which inhibits the body from properly digesting the substance. Such cases are not affected by the treatment.
Can you treat for anaphylactic symptoms?
No. We do not treat conditions involving anaphylactic reactions. However, patients with an anaphylactic reaction may be treated for other sensitivities that are not life threatening.
What qualifications do AAT practitioners have?
All AAT practitioners are fully credentialed health care professionals, including medical doctors, RNs, Osteopaths, acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors and holistic veterinarians.
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Approximately 55 percent of all US citizens test positive to one or more allergens.
An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from all types of allergies (1 in 5 Americans) including indoor/outdoor, food, drug, latex, insect, skin & eye allergies.
Allergy prevalence overall has been increasing since the early 1980s across all age, sex, and racial groups.
Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the US.
Allergies are the most frequently reported chronic condition in children, limiting activities for more than 40 percent of them.
Each year, allergies account for more than 17 million outpatient office visits, primarily in the spring and fall; seasonal allergies account for more than half of all allergy visits.
The annual cost of allergies is estimated to be nearly $7 billion.
4 million workdays are lost each year as a result of hay fever.
In the past year, 18.4 million adults and 6.7 million children were diagnosed with hay fever.
Allergies are a major cause of work absenteeism resulting in nearly 4 million missed or lost workdays per year, resulting in a total cost of more than $700 million in total lost productivity.
Pollen allergy (hay fever or allergic rhinitis) affects nearly 8.6 percent of adults in the US, not including those with asthma.
Chronic sinusitis, most often caused by allergies, affects nearly 29.5 million people in the US.
Allergic rhinitis affects between 10 percent and 30 percent of adults and as many as 40 percent of children.
Sinusitis accounts for approximately 20 percent of office visits to specialists in allergy and immunology.
Approximately 12 percent of Americans under the age of 45 have symptoms of chronic sinusitis.
7.1 million children (9.6 percent of all children) reported to having hay fever in the past 12 months.
Approximately 40 million Americans have indoor/outdoor allergies as their primary allergy.
Approximately 10 million people are allergic to cat dander, the most common pet allergy.
The most common indoor/outdoor allergy triggers are: tree, grass and weed pollen, mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches, cat, dog and rodent dander.
About 27 percent of children who have a food allergy also have eczema or a skin allergy.
As many as 15 percent – 24 percent of people in the US will experience acute urticaria (hives) at some point in their lives.
Approximately 7 percent of allergy sufferers have skin allergies as their primary allergy.
Skin allergies alone account for more than 7 million outpatient visits per year.
Kids with a food allergy are 2 to 4 times more likely to have a condition such as asthma and other allergies.
Food allergies occur in approximately 6 percent – 8 percent of children under the age of 4 and approximately 4 percent of adults.
8 foods types account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions: milk, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish.
Approximately 4 percent of allergy sufferers have insect allergies as their primary allergy.
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