An allergy is created when the body’s immune system reacts to a substance as if it is a threat. This immune response produces antibodies which release chemicals into the body each time that substance is encountered. These chemicals cause an allergic reaction.
Any substance that triggers an allergic reaction is called an allergen. Some of the most common allergens include pollen, house dust mites, mould and pets. Less common allergens include nuts, fruit and latex.
Common allergic disorders include asthma, eczema and hay fever. Symptoms of an allergy can include sneezing, wheezing, coughing and skin rashes.
Allergies and complementary Medicine.
Complementary medicine has a long history of testing for allergies (Kinesiology) and treating symptoms. By relaxing the body and mind we can reduce our allergic reactions and engage our natural healing process. Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine are documented in reducing allergic reactions, whilst Massage, Shiatsu and Reflexology by relaxing the whole system can provide ongoing relief.
To book a session with one of the Haven Therapists: Call now on 01364 654954. If you're not sure which therapy to have, call Nicola the Clinical Director on 01364 652220 who will be happy to discuss your case with you.
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