Understanding allergies is the key to success
Knowing exactly what you are allergic to is often very difficult. Food allergies, in particular, are difficult to identify and are frequently misunderstood by conventional medicine.
Additionally, the body has many different ways of reacting to particular allergens. Often times these adverse reactions are not found by conventional diagnosis.
Dr. Eric’s personal experience with allergies and asthma as well as his clinical experience and comprehensive approach make him uniquely qualified to help heal your allergies naturally.
Eliminate allergies with comprehensive naturopathic care
Because allergies are a complex condition involving many systems of the body, addressing allergies requires a comprehensive understanding of the interaction of the immune system, digestive system, diet, lifestyle, and even hormones and genetics.
To look at allergies isolated from the rest of the whole person is to potentially miss the underlying root cause of what is going on. It is therefore very important that a personalized and comprehensive approach is taken!
Naturopathic Care is integral to eliminating allergies by healing the whole body
The NEAT approach works best when integrated with an overall naturopathic plan. Learning how to eat a healthy diet and use the correct supplementation to support body systems is essential to maximizing the benefits of allergy elimination.
Dr. Eric’s specialty as a naturopathic doctor is in seeing the whole picture and making specific recommendations for each individual patient.
What should I expect?
During each NEAT allergy elimination session, the goal is first to identify potential allergies or sensitivities and second to reverse your sensitivity to these allergens. Upon completion of the NEAT series, you will have been tested for thousands of allergens, including items from your own home.
What types of allergies are tested?
Suspected allergens are grouped into the following categories. Typically one category is addressed per visit.
- Wheat, Gluten, Grains
- Dairy, Eggs
- Soy, Corn, Oils, Fish/Shellfish
- Food additives, preservatives, and colorings
- Dust, Dust Mites, Pollen, Ragweed
- Grasses, Trees, Smuts/Rusts, Molds
- Inhalants, Fumes, Exhaust, Solvents
- Herbicides, Pesticides, Plastics, Carcinogens
- Patients can bring items from their own homes to test! Bring in samples of the plants that bloom in your yard and gather up the cleaning products that you use in your home. Many people bring in the fur from their pets, allowing them to be tested not for generic “cat” or “dog” allergies, but to be tested for allergies to their own pets!
- Items are retested in a follow up session to ensure successful allergy elimination. Many patients benefit from 1-2 “tune-up” sessions per year thereafter to prevent allergies from flaring up.
No shots or medicines!
Once the allergens have been identified, a remedy is prepared from the findings of the EDS machine. The patient’s allergies are then eliminated by an acupressure treatment session performed by Dr. Eric.
Attention to detail
Dr. Eric also takes the time each visit to discuss how to prevent allergies at home that relate to that particular session. This is part of his commitment to teach his patients the principles of a healthy lifestyle and to integrate help for allergies into a comprehensive naturopathic program.
What is Electrodermal Screening and Allergy Desensitization?
Electrodermal Screening measures the conductance of electricity through specific acupuncture points located on the hands and feet. EDS uses a computer program and instrumentation to collect information about the functional and energetic status of the patient. This process is non-invasive and highly accurate in identifying the various causes of imbalance in the body.
Screening sessions last 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of points measured. Skin measurement is obtained using a small brass instrument. A minimal amount of current is applied to areas of high electrical conductivity known as acupuncture points. Recordings are taken that measure response of the point measured to this microcurrent. The current (1.25 volts) is too small to be detected by the skin.
A drop in current flow indicates a resistance to electrical conductance at that point. Each acupuncture point is known to perform a specific job. Screening what is happening with the energy of the point gives the doctor information about the internal function of the patient. This information suggests appropriate remedies or strategies for patient care.
At Lewis Family Natural Health, Dr. Eric Lewis uses EDS during the initial visit to gain insight into his patient’s health status and to guide the decision-making process. EDS is also used to identify potential allergies and create energetic remedies to desensitize the patient’s allergic response.
“Because acupuncture points on the hands and feet correspond to other parts of the body, we can explore almost any part of the body just by touching your hand or foot with a sensor that reads energy flow. Poor conductivity through an acupuncture point can mean the corresponding energy meridian is weakened. By touching your hands and feet with the sensor, I can non-invasively check the balance of energy flow in your body, and even test your reaction to allergens.”-Dr. Eric Lewis
To read more about the research on Allergies and Electrodermal Screening: Alternative Medicine Review: EDS and Allergy Elimination. In this clinical study measuring the effect of EDS and allergies, 87% of patients rated their outcome as good or great.