Spring is a wonderful reminder of the renewal of life, but, for those suffering with seasonal allergies, it can be a time of sinusitis, bloodshot eyes and general malaise. And that cuddly kitten or puppy that everyone else adores can be the source of unnerving reactions for those with allergies to animal dander. And let’s not forget the dust, the mold, the food sensitivities and the bee stings. Everything from sneezing to coughing to rashes to hives and even anaphylactic reactions can occur from allergies. CHI Lifestyle Medical Center understands the many faces of allergies and have developed various protocols to address the symptoms and, more importantly, eliminate the causal factors that may be at the heart of the body’s allergic responses.
Allergic symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe and include:
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Eye redness, itching and tearing
- Swelling of the throat, tongue and mouth
- Abdominal cramps
- Confusion or delirium
Dr. Christenson has been treating patients with allergies for over 30 years and at CHI Lifestyle Medical Center, she is specially trained in a a unique treatment known as NAET. According to Chinese medical theory, energy flow in acupuncture meridians can be blocked by physical, chemical or emotional noxious stimuli. These stimuli and anything we eat or have a sensory reaction to or even thoughts in that moment are ingrained in our body memory. Therefore, in the future when we come in contact with those substances, our memory cells trigger an alert signal which leads to a variety of physical and/or mental symptoms including allergic reactions as viewed by western medicine.
Allergy Elimination Techniques, such as NAET, use a combination of applied kinesiology, acupressure and/or acupuncture and nutritional evaluation to detect and eliminate allergies without going through long-term fasting, elimination diets, or lifelong avoidance of allergens. Discovering the allergic triggers in each patient’s system and de-sensitizing the body and mind to the allergic reactions helps the patient reorder their chemistry and alleviate the symptoms. For some, these techniques can be life-saving. For others, they can finally enjoy a lovely spring walk in the park or that delicious ice cream cone.
In addition to NAET, Dr. Christenson utilizes East Asian herbal remedies, nutraceuticals and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to help each patient discover an allergy-free lifestyle.
Hi Dr. Christenson: My chronic sinusitis and chronic running nose symptoms are much better, at least 90 % back to normal with NAET treatment. I did not realize the food allergy has so much to do with my symptoms. I do not need cortisone nasal spray everyday as I did in the past months. Last week I only took one spray because I did not want to have problem when I had my art gallery show. I thought I had allergy to my oil painting. Now I am back to painting and I did not have running or stuffy nose this week. This treatment is helpful. I want to thank you for teaching me to open my heart and accept myself and then I was able to accept others. I am a better person to myself and am able to deal with my family a lot more lovingly.
– George, E.
I have been a patient of Dr. Christensons’ for over two years, and the change in my health has been nothing short of miraculous. Before being treated in her office, I had been to numerous medical facilities, and had gotten so discouraged that I had almost given up hope for a healthier life. I was suffering from a multitude of symptoms, including depression, tremors, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, migraines, and extreme weight gain. Dr. Christenson was able to immediately determine that I was highly allergic to one of my medications, and treated me with acupuncture. Also, through NAET testing, she was able to ascertain various food and chemical problems, and eliminated them. To date, I have lost fifty pounds, exercise daily, have no sleep problems, and am headache-free. Through her, I have learned about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, both physically and emotionally. I feel I have a better understanding of myself and how to maintain good health. She is an excellent healer and counselor. I feel that Dr. Christenson has a brilliant understanding of medicine, and would definitely be a wonderful addition to your program. She has a superb reputation here as a “miracle worker.” We will be sorry to see her leave. Sincerely,
– Patricia H.