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Allergy Management / Testing

Article by Angela Haldane

In a naturopathic consultation, we find many ailments that are bothering people which can be a result of a 'masked allergy'. Such as digestive discomfort, irritated airways, skin reactions.
They are not life threatening allergies, but rather food intolerances or food sensitivities. They are enough to affect everyday life. Either way, it is an immune reaction to the allergen whereby immunoglobulins IgE and IgG are released.
For over 12 years now, we have been using the Polden Clinic who specialise in allergy testing. They also do a mineral analysis using a sample of hair. They test all the main food groups, as well as chemicals and environmental factors. The method of testing is called the ELF method (electromagnetic low frequency) whereby they use low frequency resonance instruments to observe reactions. The feedback from patients over 22 years has been consistently positive, as they have had lasting results with managing their allergy. When the allergy results come back, that appointment is focused on the dietary approach you need to take. We take care to ensure that the diet is realistic for your lifestyle, and all nutrients are accounted for – to ensure you have a balanced diet.
One then removes those identified foods as best you can, for 3 months and we see you after approximately 1 month (into the 3 month period) to check on your progress.

Adult Consultation
$180 1 hour approx
+ $210.00 Allergy test includes follow up appointment to discuss the results in detail.

Child Consultation
$80 half hour
+ $210.00 Allergy test includes follow up appointment to discuss the results in detail.

Follow up Consultations – Adults / Children 1/2 hr

I saw you in 2017/2018 for a hair test/help with potential food intolerances. I never had the chance to say 'thank you' for the amazing job you did with helping me manage what was going on internally. I've had very few sensitives now that I know what to look out for. THANK YOU! – Amy Zhou

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