An allergic reaction is an exaggerated response by the body’s immune system to a substance that is not normally considered to be harmful to others. The immune system is the highly complex defense mechanism that mobolizes white blood cells to to combat invaders. In some people the immune system overreacts to the threat and does more damage to the body than the invader. Thus the allergic response becomes a minor to major crisis in itself as it attacks the body.

Substances that provoke allergic responses are called allergens. Almost any substance can cause an allergic reaction if the individual is sensitive to it.

Common Allergic Response

Common allergic responses to are —

  • nasal congestion,
  • coughing,
  • wheezing
  • itching
  • hives
  • fatigue
  • headache

If the allergic condition is not treated it can lead to many more serious long-term conditions such as sinusitis and nasal polyps.

Some individuals can experience an anaphylactic attack, after exposure to an allergen which is characterized by sweating, shivering, difficulty breathing and stomach cramps. This life threatening condition requires immediate emergency medical treatment.

Why Do Allergies Happen?

Allergies happen immune system reacts to various allergens and provokes the allergic response. Almost any substance can can trigger a reaction. Some of the most common allergens are —

  • natural or organic substances such as pollen, dust or mold
  • alcohol
  • tobacco
  • cannabis
  • food such as soy, eggs, nuts, corn, shellfish and strawberries.
  • food additives such as sulfites, aspartame and MSG
  • cosmetics such as makeup, mascara soap and perfumes
  • antibiotics and other medications
  • fabrics such as wool and latex
  • detergents such as dish soap and laundry soap
  • insect bites such as bee stings or spider bites
  • common plants and grasses including weeds and flowers
  • human semen

Nobody knows why some people are allergic to certain substances. However allergies do seem to run in families. Physical and emotional stress and a lowered immune system may also contribute to susceptibility to an allergic reaction.

NAET to Discover ad Eliminate Allergies

Nambudripath’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) utilizes non-invasive, drug-free modalities to alleviate sensitivities and allergies to any substance. Many health conditions such as headaches, joint pain, body aches, digestive issues, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic sinusitis, eczema, asthma, and many more are caused by undiagnosed allergies or sensitivities. NAET incorporates a system of assessment to find the underlying cause of any allergy-related health condition and also treats those allergies or sensitivities.

Basic essential nutrients are treated during the first few visits, and then chemicals, environmental allergies, vaccinations, or any other culprits are treated after completing the 10 basic essential nutrients. NAET can successfully alleviate any adverse reactions to dairy, eggs, corn, wheat, shellfish, penicillin, aspirin, mushrooms, grass, ragweed, pollen, perfumes, animal dander, and many other environmental or food-related allergies.

Services provided at the Pinewood Natural Health clinic include naturopathic medicine including NAET, acupuncture, herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies and dietary counseling and homeopathy. Our integrated practice has an interest and focus on anti-aging therapies, weight loss, therapeutic massage and cancer support. Feel free to contact us online You can also call us at our Toronto Clinic at (416) 556-8100 or at the Pickering Clinic (905) 427-0057.


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