Aug 13 2013

Alternative Healing for Food Allergies

San Diego Food Allergies Alternative Medicine

Alternative Healing for Food AllergiesA good diet is an important part of establishing total wellness. Sometimes people experience dietary issues, however. This goes beyond balanced meals and getting the right nutrients. Some people experience serious problems and illness after ingesting certain foods. Many times this is the result of a food allergy.

There are different solutions for food allergies in that involve both alternative healing and functional medicine. We'd like to look into these matters right now so you have a better understanding of what to expect.

What are food allergies?

A food allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to certain foods in the body as if they are viruses or bacteria. This can lead to major or minor symptoms, including the following:

  • Breathing problems
  • Hives
  • Eczema
  • Irritable bowel
  • Severe headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety

Some food allergies can be very serious and result in anaphylactic shock, while other may be mild and difficult to detect precisely.

Problems Detecting Food Allergies

When food allergies are serious, the symptoms can appear immediately after ingesting the problematic food. Not all symptoms of food allergies happen soon, however. Sometimes there can be a delayed reaction to a food allergy, with the symptoms not manifesting for hours or even up to two days.

Common Food Allergies

It's important that you pay close attention to your diet and your body's responses to food. Some common food allergies that you should be aware of include:

  • Nuts
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Gluten
  • Soy
  • Yeast
  • Beans

Designing a Natural Treatment Plan for You

We craft all of our diet and nutrition advice to the patient, taking into account his or her dietary needs and dietary restrictions. We'll communicate with you to try to determine what the food allergy is if you are unsure. From there, we will do our best to develop a strong solution for addressing your food allergy and its symptoms.

Herbal Remedies for Food Allergies

There are a number of different Chinese herbs and other herbal remedies that have helped control the symptoms of food allergies. As we learn more about your issues during the consultation process, we'll be able to provide you with the proper herbs and supplements.

Acupuncture and Acupressure for Food Allergies

Both acupuncture and acupressure prove to be good options for treating pains and problems that may be related to food allergies. Once we find out what symptoms you suffer from, we'll be able to go from there with treatment.

Developing a Special Diet Just for You

Good health comes from good eating, and one of the best ways for patients to achieve good health is to have a diet designed just for them that emphasizes wellness. We will work with you and determine what foods might cause problems and what foods can replace potential triggers for allergic reactions.

Learn More About Advanced Alternative Medicine

If you would like more information about your many different options for alternative healing when it comes to food allergies and similar dietary issues, be sure to contact our Poway natural medicine experts today. At our North County center for alternative healing, we'll be sure to go over all of your options for care so that you receive the best possible treatment and achieve total wellness in the process.

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