Allergy treatmentsAre you one of the millions of Americans suffering from allergies? With an increasing amount of insults to our immune system, even from an early age, allergies and autoimmune disease continue to rise across the nation. Is she eyes, postnasal drip, sore throat, and other annoying symptoms keep you from enjoying family reunions and outdoor activities with friends and family. While the typical approach of steroid inhalers and antihistamines may give short-term relief, they may actually contribute to a continuation or worsening of your underlying problem.  Many people who experience allergies were treated with repeated antibiotics as a child.  This disruption to the healthy flora in the gut leads to a host of problems down the road.  If allergies are an improper response by a hyperactive immune system, doesn't it make sense to focus on balancing and strengthen your immune system? If ignored long term, your immune system will only become worse. Since the majority of your immune system is in your gastrointestinal tract, we often begin by focusing our efforts in that area. In addition, we have many other therapies and recommendations to help you feel better quickly.

What are allergies?

Allergic reactions can range from mild to severe depending on the substance involved. They can affect areas of the body such as: airways, sinuses, nasal passages, skin, and the digestives system.  While most people think of airborne allergens when they talk of allergies, don't forget that foods can often contribute to a less severe allergy known as a food sensitivity/intolerance

Symptoms associated with allergic reaction are:

  • Sneezing
  • Itching of the nose, eyes or roof of the mouth
  • Runny, stuffy nose
  • Watery, red or swollen eyes
  • Tingling mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Flaking or peeling skin
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, face and/or throat
  • Hives
  • Swelling at the sight of reaction
  • Cough, chest tightness, wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Anaphylaxis – If you are having any of these symptoms call 911 immediately
    • Los of consciousness
    • Drop in blood pressure
    • Severe shortness of breath
    • Lightheadedness
    • Rapid or weak pulse
    • Nausea and vomiting

 

What therapies can help Allergies?

 

  • Acupuncture
  • Food allergy blood testing and Elimination Diet
  • IV Therapies
  • Adrenal Gland Balancing
  • Supplements
  • Nasal Specific Technique
  • Nebulizer treatments with natural remedies
  • Dietary changes
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Low Dose Allergen Therapy

Success Stories treating Allergies

   

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Medical Research about Allergies

Do Harsh Winters Mean Worse Allergies?

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WebMD Health News
 

April 9, 2015 -- Spring is finally here, and with it comes tree pollen. For people with allergies, that could spell misery. But despite the harsh winter in some parts of the country, the sniffly, sneezy grief may not be any worse than usual.  Continue Reading...

Additional Info about Allergies at the ICIM

  We offer several forms of food allergy testing, as well as IgE blood testing for the more severe form of allergies.  The results of this testing can be used in combination with our Elimination Diet to help you get rid of any offending foods.  You can't change what pollens are in the air each day, but you can control your food intake. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Accessibility

The Idaho Center for Integrative Medicine is centrally located in the Treasure Valley.  We're 20 mins or less from most of the valley.  At the intersection of Ustick & Milwaukee, we are between Advantage Chiropractic & Boise Vision Care. 

Where to find us?

Idaho Center for Integrative Medicine
3271 N. Milwaukee St. Boise, ID 83704

tel. (208) 629-5374

fax. (208) 629-5394