The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates that about 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Allergies is now the sixth most common chronic illness in America. Many allergy sufferers are finding help with the use of a therapy called Nutritional Response Testing, offered by places such as Carter Natural Health Center in Hendersonville, TN.
What Are Allergies?
When the body senses an invader, it reacts to move the invader out of the body by triggering the immune system. It goes into overdrive, causing symptoms. Why you are allergic to something that the next person isn’t is unknown. It could be because you have a toxin in your body preventing normal immune responses or that your body just does not have the nutrients it needs to work normally.
What Is Nutritional Response Testing?
This is a non-invasive, drug-free diagnostic test to help determine why you have a health condition like allergies. This way, the causes can be addressed instead of just trying to ease your symptoms. Nutritional Response Testing was developed by Freddie Ulan, DC in the 1990s. He developed this testing while trying to alleviate his own health problems.
Aren’t Spinal Adjustments Enough?
Freddie Ulan’s father was diagnosed with a sports injury labeled “incurable.” He went to a chiropractor for treatment and was cured. Since then, Ulan has become a chiropractor. He couldn’t help but notice that patients found it harder to go between spinal adjustments than back in his father’s time. He realized the problem came down to bad nutrition. People are eating worse than they did back in his father’s time. Nutritional Response Testing helps chiropractic treatments “hold” longer than if a patient just had spinal adjustments.
What Nutritional Response Testing Is Like
You lay down, and the chiropractor will extend your arm and press on acupressure points, looking to see how your body reacts. Acupressure points are based on acupuncture points developed in China thousands of years ago. Unlike acupuncture, no needles are involved in the test.
The Next Step to Wellness
After testing, your chiropractor will develop a natural health plan to give your body the fuel it needs not just to feel better, but to heal. You need to follow this diet plan to have any chance of it working. You then have consultations with your chiropractor to evaluate how the wellness plan is going. Finding the right nutritional combination to alleviate your allergies may take some trial and error.
Do You Suffer from Allergies?
You may get relief from your allergies with Nutritional Response Testing. If you live in Hendersonville, TN, contact Carter Natural Health Center by emailing [email protected] or by calling (615) 826-8480 to make an appointment today.