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What are Allergies

What are Allergies?

An allergy is an over-reaction of the immune system (IS) whereby normal body tissue can get damaged

Normally protective components of the IS, antibodies, lymphocytes, and other cells, are involved in allergic reactions and also in autoimmune disease and organ transplant rejection. An allergic reaction usually refers to reactions that involve Immunoglobulin Class E (IgE) antibodies. IgE antibodies bind to certain IS cells, including basophils in the circulation and mast cells (histamine-releasing cells) in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes. When IgE antibodies bound to IS cells encounter antigens (called allergens when involved with allergies), the cells are prompted to release chemicals that injure surrounding tissues causing inflammation.

Typical allergens include.   Plant pollens, some fungi, house plants, mold spores / mildew, dust mites, animal dander, industrial chemicals / pollutants, tobacco smoke, perfume, chemicals in hair dye, foods, medicines and insect venom, that act as an antigen to stimulate an immune response.

Who gets allergies?  

People of any age, but some more than others:

•   Women with major depression more likely than women who are not depressed

•   More common in men with nervous, anxious (i.e. Type A) personalities

•   Those having psychological stress and anxiety - can make seasonal attacks worse and linger longer;

•    Allergies tend to run in families, referred to as atopic allergies

People with allergies may face an increased risk of panic attacks

 A 1995-96 household survey of > 3,000 US adults found that those who reported having hay fever also reported ~twice as many panic attacks.

 

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)

   Electrotherapy

       "The medical kit of the future"

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General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation
+++

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++