Sublingual immunotherapy is safe, inexpensive and has no side effects – (04-22-04)By
Allergic rhinitis due to house dust mites: evaluation of the efficacy of specific sublingual immunotherapy
Sublingual immunotherapy, which I classify under the oral tolerance category, has been around for many years. Essentially, the clinician evaluates what the patient is allergic to and then gives the patient small vials with minute amounts of the allergen to be taken under the tongue. This is believed to work by de-activating the GALT cells of the GI tract (the immune system that surrounds the GI tract) against that antigen. The GALT then sends the same “safe” signal out to the rest of the body, thus reducing or eliminating the reaction against the allergen. Very safe, very inexpenisve, no side effects.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information