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Allergy Testing

ALLERGY TESTING...Using Autonomic Response Testing to accurately diagnose the cause of allergy.

 

 

“What is food for some may be fierce poison for others.” 

-Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 94 BC - ca. 49 BC)

 

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What Causes Allergy?   Is There An Allergy Cure?

Definition of allergy                    
An allergy is defined as an inappropriate immune system response to otherwise normal stimuli.

Symptoms


The symptoms of allergic reaction can affect any part of the body. The most common symptoms are;
• ENT problems such as runny nose, glue ear, tonsillitis, sinusitis and rhinitis,; itchy and watery eyes, asthma, headaches,
• Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, cramps, colitis, flatulence, constipation, diahorrea, IBS.
• Skin symptoms such as itching, redness, nettle rash, hives, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis.
• Menstrual symptoms such as PMS, painful periods
• Mental disturbances such as depression, emotional disturbances, learning difficulties, ADHD, schizophrenia, epilepsy,
• General problems such as obesity, chronic tiredness, oedema, palpitations.

If left un-diagnosed or inappropriately treated allergy can cause the immune system to malfunction further resulting in
•  Autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, MS, Lupus, and multiple allergy syndrome where normal life is severely disrupted.
• Chronic inflammation and pain
• Chronic ill health and even cancer..

Below is a list of some common symptoms which are attributable to allergy...

Hay fever (not caused by hay and not involving a fever), frequent sneezing and/or coughing, runny nose, sinus congestion, fatigue or low energy, chronic fatigue syndrome, indigestion, chronic bloating and gas, nausea, itching (especially of eyes, nose, anus, and/or vagina), headaches including migraines, acne, eczema, hives, psoriasis, brain fog, memory loss, migraine, emotional disorders, depression, irritability, panic attacks, cravings and addictions, chronic non-infectious sore throat, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, chronic muscle or joint pain, fibromyalgia, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatoid arthritis, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and other bowel inflammatory conditions, impaired immune function, high blood pressure (hypertension), low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), diabetes, rapid heart beat (tachycardia), heart murmurs, sudden non-infectious voice changes, chronic dry eyes or mouth (Sjogren's syndrome), visual disturbances, glaucoma, puffiness around eyes, learning and behaviour disorders including attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bed wetting (enuresis), aphthous ulcers (small ulcers in mouth), cold sores, celiac sprue, gallbladder disease, kidney problems, middle ear infection (otitis media), epilepsy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), anaphylactic shock, and sudden death.

Simple science suggests that every object on Earth, possesses a surrounding electromagnetic energy field. When your body comes in contact with a substance that has an incompatible energy field, it reacts by repulsion causing a subsequent immune response. This negative reaction is what we call an "allergy".  An allergy can be a hereditary condition, or may be influenced by toxins, pollens, dust, molds, chemicals, stress, nutritional deficiencies, malabsorption disorders, and even radiation from common electronic devices.

A number of researchers and Medical Doctors are now considering that allergic factors may be involved in most illnesses and medical disorders. Many health problems can be linked to undiagnosed allergic reactions that are weakening your immune system and allowing disease to attack

Within the past 20 years some clinical ecologists (mostly more holistic MDs) and natural health practitioners have redefined allergy as a disturbance of the body's natural flow and balance of meridian energy from  exposure to even a very small amount of a particular substance or radiation. By this definition, in addition to obvious allergies and environmental sensitivities, there may be hidden allergies, which a medical doctor might ignore because of the absence of pathology or  symptoms like those above. Both obvious and hidden allergies appear to stress organs and tissues, and may lead to "disease."

The concept of energy or chi flowing in body pathways known as meridians is the basis of ancient and much modern oriental medicine, including acupuncture and what has come to be called "energy medicine" or "vibrational medicine," as described for example in the excellent 1995 book, "Vibrational Medicine," by Richard Gerber, MD. Although many USA MDs continue to deny the reality of meridians, there is ample evidence of their physical existence (they are very tiny ducts in which a clear colorless fluid slowly flows, completely independent of the blood and lymph circulatory systems).

Autonomic Response Testing (ART) is a useful modality for uncovering food allergies and or intolerances because itworks with the body's bio-electrical pathways or meridians.   Muscle testing, therefore, is a very efficient system of obtaining feedback in order to examine the current electrical status of the body.

 

What causes an allergic reaction?

The process that causes the immune system to over react is thought to be as follows;

1) Repeated bombardment of the body by an increasing array of toxic environmental substances.  These toxins are substances as varied as food additives, preservatives and colourings, petro chemical residue, industrial waste, medical and OTC drugs, hormones, dental amalgam, radiation, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, emulsifiers, solvents, fluoride and chloride in our drinking water, moulds and fungus, and the over use of antibiotics and suppressant pharmaceutical treatments.
Many of these agents are so toxic that the body is ineffective in detoxing them, they then get stored in fat tissue. Fat tissue has a very slow turnover of cells and is the safest place to be used as a toxic dump in the body.  The body will often choose to lay down fat if toxins are present, and dieting is ineffective as it is too dangerous for the body to allow these agents tobe liberated back into the system.

2) Poor diet.  These days people eat much less fresh food and more and more fast foods. Lack of plant enzymes in the diet adds to the problems of mal-absorption and indigestion. The popularity of acid suppressants highlights the obsession of repressing hydrochloric acid (HCI) one of our basic defence mechanisms. HCI provides the pH at a level which prevents the invasion of parasites and bacteria. It also helps break down protein thus preventing absorption of partially digested proteins which trigger an immune response.  HCI signals the pancreas to secrete digestive enzymes without which the digestive process is compromised severely. ACI also signals the small intestine to secrete alkaline substances which allow the pyloric valve to open and allow the passage of food through the tract. 

3) The inability of the Liver to detoxify.  When the Liver is overloaded it is unable to remove toxins so they either recirculate causing damage, or they are deposited in fat and accumulate.  Either way they upset the balance and stress the body which can lead to allergy, and disease

.  Liver stress also changes the pH of the intestines and upsets the balance of gut flora (friendly bacteria) leading to overgrowth of fungus in the system and more debilitation and allergies.

4) Any or all of the above factors will contribute to a condition known as leaky gut syndrome.   This is where the lining of the gut becomes too porous due to its degeneration.    To use the analogy of a filter paper turning into a sieve...the gut allows food into the blood stream in the wrong way…not completely digested into it’s molecular particles.   This triggers an immune response (food sensitivity)   It’s not the food that is the problem; it’s the way the debilitated gut processes that food.   It is pointless eliminating certain foods…you will go on to become sensitive to the foods you still eat.   The immune system treats this undigested food as if it were a toxin…adding to the load on your liver function.

5) Each of the factors above cause huge and growing stress on our immune systems and sooner or later symptoms result.  Some people or more predisposed to symptoms than others i.e. if there is a family history of allergy, asthma, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus.  These people may have inherited a lowered immune system.  Those of us who have a pro-active attitude and look after our diet and lifestyle, and take responsibility for keeping ourselves well are much less likely to suffer allergy.

Some allergies are obvious creating symptoms such as itching, rash, etc, but many cause what is called a sub-clinical immune reaction, insidiously creating disease quietly in the background.   An allergy can be a hereditary condition, but more often than not an allergy is only a secondary reaction to a predisposing factor such as toxicity, pollens, dust, moulds, chemicals, stress, nutritional deficiencies, mal-absorption disorders, and even radiation from common electronic devices.

Many researchers and alternative health professionals, who are at the top of their game, now consider that allergic factors contribute, or even cause most illnesses and medical disorders. Many health problems can be linked to undiagnosed allergic reactions that are stressing your immune system thus leaving you susceptible to disease..
Few medical allergists are aware of how widespread allergies are, and how they contribute to, or even cause serious physical and mental health problems.   Indications show around 60% of the UK and Ireland population suffers from undetected food allergies. Common food allergens include products commonly consumed, or those we have been exposed to at a vulnerable young age…wheat , cow's milk and milk products, eggs, corn, rye, soy, tomato, potato, peanut, citrus, beef, pork, shellfish, oranges, malt, chocolate, coffee and other caffeine products, MSG, and aspartame products such as "NutraSweet," "Equal," "Spoonful," etc.).
Over $600 million was spent in the US last year on allergy medications, many over-the-counter, all of which give only short-term if any relief, are self-perpetuating, i.e., the more you take them, the more you need, and usually have harmful side effects. The UK and Ireland are fast becoming the second highest countries where allergy is at worrying levels. Allergies are now the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the UK and Ireland

A number of researchers and Medical Doctors are now considering that allergic factors may be involved in most illnesses and medical disorders. Many health problems can be linked to undiagnosed allergic reactions that are weakening your immune system and allowing disease to attack.

A Common Problem

Few people, including medical allergists, realize how widespread allergies are, and how they cause or contribute to far more serious health problems, physical and mental, than is generally believed. Perhaps 60% of the USA population suffers from undetected food allergies alone. Common food allergens include wheat flour products, cow's milk and milk products, eggs, corn, rye, soy, tomato, potato, peanut, citrus, beef, pork, shellfish, oranges, malt, chocolate, coffee and other caffeine products, MSG, and aspartame products such as "NutraSweet," "Equal," "Spoonful," etc.).

Over $600 million was spent last year on allergy medications, many over-the-counter, all of which give only short-term if any relief, are self-perpetuating, i.e., the more you take them, the more you need, and usually have harmful side effects. Allergies are now the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the USA, and over $10 billion is spent annually in the USA on their treatment

 

 

Autonomic Response Testing for Cause of Allergy

Autonomic Response Testing offers a simple, effective way to help identify food allergies and  intolerances. Kinesiology is based on the scientific understanding that the body is a bio-electrical system and is continually in communication with each of its 600+ muscles; in fact it recognizes that there are connections between muscles, organs, and the Chinese meridian system. If an organ or other reflex is electrically in balance, the muscle remains strong when a stimulus is applied. If a muscle is out of balance, the muscle will become weak in the presence of an applied stimulus, such as when a practitioner applies a consistent force on a muscle in order to observe the body’s response.

Autonomic Response Testing (ART) is a useful modality for uncovering food allergies and or intolerances because it
works with the body's bio-electrical pathways or meridians.

THE SOLUTION...Eliminate the cause.

Autonomic Reflex Testing using Clinical Kinesiology
The most important factor in treatment is accurate diagnosis.  Most people are unaware that food allergy testing often does not reveal the cause of allergy.  Food allergies are a symptom not a cause of allergy and while coming off certain foods can greatly reduce discomfort, it also reduces the body’s way of alerting us to the fact that something is going wrong, and the process continues, only to cause more damage and eventual serious illness or even cancer.   It is very important to find out what biological fault is occurring and what is causing that to happen. Appropriate treatment can then be given.   Autonomic Reflex Testing is a non-invasive, quick and totally reliable and accurate diagnostic test to ascertain the underlying cause of your allergy.


Most allergies are treatable if diagnosed accurately. It is of utmost importance to remember that allergy is usually a symptom of a fault in the body, and it is essential to diagnose the fault accurately. There will then be a return to good health; vitality, clear complexion, fitness, and a great feeling of well-being.

Accurate diagnosis by means of Autonomic Reflex testing. Appropriate treatment, dietary advice and supplementation, and complimentary therapies to improve gut health and immune system are all available here.
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Advanced Autonomic Reflex Testing using Clinical Kinesiology and Food Allergy Testing

Advanced Autonomic Response Testing offers a simple, effective way to help identify the root cause of food allergies and intollerances. Advanced Autonomic Reflex Testing using Clinical Kinesiology is based on the scientifically validated understanding that the body is a bio-electrical system. When an organ system is electrically in balance, the indicator muscle remains at the same tone when a stimulus is applied. If an organ system is out of balance, the muscle will change tone in the presence of an applied pressure.

Advanced Autonomic Response Testing using Clinical kinesiology is a reliable modality and efficient system for uncovering food allergies and or intolerances because it works with the body's bio-electrical pathways or meridians.   Using Clinical Kinesiology it is possible to obtain information relating to energy blockages, the health of organs, nutritional needs, and in identifying food allergies and or intolerances.

Food Allergy and Immunity

An impaired immune system is the primary cause of allergy. This is caused by toxic overload from pesticides, heavy metals, food additives, many medications (especially antibiotics, tranquilizers and antidepressants, corticsteroids, birth control pills, hormone replacement pills), and especially for infants and children repeated vaccinations and immunizations. Other major causes include poor diets with resulting nutritional deficiencies, forms of dysbiosis (abnormal organisms, often in the gut, especially "candida" and parasites), eating the same foods repetitively (e.g., eating wheat breads every day encourages a wheat allergy), "leaky gut syndrome" (excessive permeability of the gastrointestinal tract from dysbiosis, poor digestion, over-consumption of alcohol, etc.), excessive emotional stress, etc. Allergies and addictions are closely related. E.g., coffee is a common addictive allergen, and if a person is allergic to coffee, although they won't often sneeze or break into a rash when they drink coffee, hours after the coffee consumption they are likely to experience a headache or low energy if they refrain from another cup--most people will drink coffee regularly to get relief from their symptoms without being aware that it is the coffee that is causing them.

Even if Medical allergists suspect an allergy when they encounter symptoms such as sinus congestion, hay fever, headaches, skin rashes, etc. most MDs don't take allergies very seriously. Half of the UK medical schools do not have a department of allergy or immunology.

The medical detection of allergies is based on skin-scratch tests, cytotoxic assay, IgE-radioallergosorbent (RAST) test, IgG ELISA and Food Immune Complex Assay (FICA), all based on blood reaction to allergens.   These methods have many false positives and false negatives, so are not reliable.   Also they are often painful or invasive, and many only measure the presence of IgE antibodies, whereas most food allergies are dealt with by IgG antibodies, so are not even relevant.

For speed, accuracy and definitive results, Advanced Autonomic Response Testing using Clinical Kinesiology is in a league of its own in Food Allergy Testing.   It can also be undertaken remotely over the computer.

Full in-depth consultations are available using skype for my international clients who can not attend my practice in person.   If you wish to discuss setting up a consultation via skype please email me to do so.   info@lindaburke.co.uk

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