Natural treatment options for Allergies Are 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? 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? 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 Success Stories treating Allergies Coming soon Medical Research about Allergies Medical Research about Allergies Do Harsh Winters Mean Worse Allergies? By Matt McMillen WebMD Health News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD 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 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.