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The LDA Allergy ‘Miracle’ at Vitality Clinic!

by Dr Sally B Daughtrey   

   What is it and can it help me?

     Low Dose Allergy Immunotherapy is an innovative treatment for allergies and negative immune responses to many things, including foods, inhaled items (like animal dander and mold), and chemicals.  It has a success rate of up to 80% (with an astounding 95% success in eczema cases).  LDA uses low doses of a mix of allergens prepared in a homeopathic manner. It is used by MDs and some NDs who are specially trained through Dr Shrader, MD, through the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, for the relief of allergic responses including both IgG and IgE mediated allergies.  It is the only safe immunotherapy currently available for the treatment of IGE (immediate onset/anaphylactic) food allergies.  This treatment has been used in the European Union since the 1960’s and is the only allergy treatment currently performed outside of a hospital setting in the UK.  LDA has been used safely and consistently in the US since 1965.  

            As a ‘cellular’ treatment, (in contrast, standard ‘scratch test type’ allergy therapy in the US is a ‘humoral response’ therapy) LDA is consistent and congruent with the Naturopathic principle of treating the cause of disease rather than suppressing symptoms.  LDA works to stop ‘molecular mimicry’ which is a misunderstanding of the immune system that causes it to attack your own body tissues.  LDA is very affordable (especially in contrast to standard allergy therapies), and it has a thoroughly documented long term safety record.  

     The exciting practice of LDA/LDI has recently been expanded to include the treatment of many different autoimmune diseases, such as hypothyroid/Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and more.  It is also being used for the ‘sequellae’ (negative aftereffects) of many infectious diseases, such as Lyme disease.  

Can it help me?  

This nontoxic therapy can help many different conditions because it works by balancing and modulating the immune system.  Because the immune system affects so many (all, in fact) organs, there are many, many symptoms and conditions that can be helped by LDA.   It has been used most frequently for:

Food allergies such as itching, rash, swelling, gas, bloating, fatigue, constipation
Hayfever, Sinus infections/rhinits
Colitis/IBS/Crohn’s disease, spastic colon
Interstitial cystitis (bladder pain)
Chemical Sensitivity
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, depression and anxiety
Yeast infections
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondyliasis
Any arthritis or joint pain  that flares or ‘comes and goes’ 
And too many more to list!