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What Can AAT Do For Me

Fast long lasting relief from Symptoms associated with Allergies and Sensitivities

AARCSW uses the breakthrough technology of Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT).
Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) offers a unique and highly effective approach in treating the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. AAT is a precision-based therapy that treats the organ systems involved in an overreaction.  AAT does not treat the immune system; instead, the therapy focuses on inappropriate reactions to a harmless substance in relation to the organs systems to produce rapid, long-term results for the relief of associated symptoms.  AAT merges 21st century science with 3,000-year-old traditional acupuncture principles in offering an effective alternative in the treatment of symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities.


Non-invasive
No needles
No herbal remedies
No supplements
No avoidance
Just results!

Understanding Allergies and Sensitivities

Understanding Allergies and Sensitivities

Allergies and sensitivities are caused by an inappropriate reaction to harmless substances.
The word “allergy” comes from the Greek allos, meaning “other”.  It was first used in 1906 to refer to an "altered reaction" in the body's immune system.

A “true allergy” is a reaction triggered by the immune system, however there are a vast number of symptoms or conditions caused by sensitivities that may or may not involve the immune system. With reactions involving food, a large percentage of the population believes they have allergies, yet fewer than 2% actually have true allergies. In fact, many suffer from undiagnosed food sensitivities or intolerances. The majority of patients who seek the AAT treatment do not have true allergies; their symptoms are likely to be caused by sensitivities with no immune involvement.  Since there are few options for the treatment of sensitivities, other than avoidance, AAT provides a highly effective alternative.  Symptoms caused by true allergies, however, also respond well to the treatment as the organs systems involved in the reaction are also addressed.

The use of the word “allergy” has become a generic term used by the public to describe allergies, sensitivities and intolerances.

What is AAT

What Is AAT?

Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) is a clinically proven treatment that is highly effective in relieving the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. It is a therapeutic approach that was developed from over 16 years of clinical research. The AAT treatment does not rely on the use of medications, herbal remedies or supplements. The treatment is safe, painless and available to all ages including infants.

Advanced Allergy Therapeutics works directly with the relationship between the major organ systems and inappropriate reactions to harmless substances. While the immune system is responsible for initiating an immune reaction in the case of true allergies, it is the health and state of the organ systems that often determines the type of symptoms that may arise. With both sensitivities and allergies, symptoms typically stem from the organ system affected. For example, one patient may have a reaction to soybean by getting rashes while another patient may react with sinus congestion, heartburn or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The symptoms in each of these cases represent a different organ system involved. By treating the organ system(s) involved in a reaction, the body is able to respond more appropriately.

During treatment, gentle pressure is used on points that correspond with the organ systems involved in a reaction. The degree of stress on the organ systems caused by an allergen or offending agent is proportional to the degree of the negative reaction. While the stimulation is applied, a subtle representation of the offending substance is introduced to the surface of the skin. The stimulation reduces the stress on the effected organ system, allowing for a more appropriate response.

All holistic fields of medicine are aligned in the approach to treat the whole body.  They share the understanding that health conditions may develop as a result of interference in proper functioning caused by various forms of stress or other factors. Reducing the stress or interference allows for optimal health. When the specific organ system is supported and stress is reduced, the whole body is able to respond more appropriately.

AAT does not diagnose allergies, sensitivities or intolerances.
AAT does not test for allergies or sensitivities. The AAT system simply assesses what may be causing a stress to the body.
AAT does not cure allergies, nor does the therapy treat the immune system. AAT is a highly effective treatment that provides long-term relief from symptoms associated with allergies or sensitivities.
AAT does not treat cases of anaphylaxis or life threatening symptoms.  Strict avoidance is always advised in these cases.

How Does AAT Work

How AAT Works

AAT treats the symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities by reducing the biological stress caused by the offending substance. Gentle pressure is used to stimulate points on the back, which correspond with the major organ systems. According to traditional acupuncture theory, this stimulation relaxes the body and temporarily strengthens each of the major organ systems. During treatment, a digital representation of the substance is introduced to the surface of the skin. Acupressure stimulation is then applied to reduce the stress load caused by the substance. The body associates the enhanced state with the substance, allowing for a more appropriate response.

The degree of stress on the organ systems, caused by an allergen, is proportional to the degree of the negative reaction. By easing the stress on the organ system involved, the related symptoms are also reduced, allowing for a positive conditioning effect.

AAT does not diagnose allergies, sensitivities or intolerances.
AAT does not test for allergies or sensitivities. The AAT system assesses what may be causing a stress to the body.
AAT does not cure allergies. The treatment is highly effective in providing long-term relief from symptoms associated with allergies or sensitivities.

What Symptoms Are Treated

SYMPTOMS TREATED

A sensitivity or inappropriate reaction may cause symptoms from any organ system in the body.  Some systems are prone to reacting to certain families of allergies or substances, such as the respiratory system reacting to pollen.  However, a substance may affect any organ system, which could cause a multitude of symptoms varying from case to case.  For example, a reaction to wheat may cause hives in one person, digestive issues in another, fatigue, wheezing or Acid Reflux all in different patients.  AAT addresses the specific organ systems affected by the allergen or offending substance.

Digestive System
Symptoms include reflux, heartburn, abdominal and intestinal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.  Primarily caused by reactions to food or other ingestants.

Respiratory System
Symptoms include sneezing, congestion, runny nose, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughs, postnasal drip, skin conditions, rashes and itchy, watery eyes.  Reactions may be associated with pollens, dust, food, chemicals and animals (including dog and cat dander and bird feathers), air-borne substances and contactants.  

Dermatological
Symptoms may include red, itchy, or scaly skin rashes, blisters with oozing and crusting, dry leathery patches or hives. The main cause of dermatological reactions can be a reaction to food but can also be caused by plants, contactants and chemicals.  

Headaches and Migraines
May be caused by reactions to food such as chocolate and caffeine, airborne irritants such as pollens and chemicals including household cleaners, perfumes and vehicle fumes.

Tiredness and Fatigue
Many reactions result in lethargy and feelings of fatigue.  Tiredness can also occur at certain times of the day, such as in the afternoon after eating.

Multiple Systems
Symptoms may affect multiple systems in the body, resulting in headaches, irritability, hyperactivity, mood swings, fatigue, tachycardia, or inflammation.  

General
Chemicals - household cleaners, perfumes, building materials, washing detergent, pesticides   
Occupational sensitivities such as latex or building materials such as paints, glues, carpets, woods or varnishes
Animals
Heat, cold and humidity/dampness

Symptoms associated with an allergy or sensitivity can contribute to common conditions such as: asthma, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  However not all cases involve allergies or sensitivities.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is primarily caused by sensitivities and affects approximately 15% of the population.  Common symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and bloating and abdominal pain.  

Skin conditions, such as eczema, dermatitis and hives are commonly associated with the symptoms of an allergy or sensitivity.  

PLEASE BE ADVISED

AAT cannot guarantee any results.  While AAT may be highly effective in the relief of many symptoms associated with allergies or sensitivities, some cases do not respond.
AAT does not treat cases of anaphylaxis or life threatening symptoms.  Strict avoidance is always advised.

What Allergens Are Treated?

What Allergens are treated?

COMMON ALLERGENS OR OFFENDING AGENTS

Contactants
Inhalants
Ingestants
Injectants

Shell Fish            
Red and White Wine, Beer    
Chemicals, Latex
Fruit                
Food Components            
Perfumes
Berries            
Airborne Irritants            
Herbal Remedies
Eggs                
Dust, Dust Mites            
Nutritional Supplements
Nightshades            
Seasonal Allergies            
Environmental
Grains            
Animal Dander            
Woods, Metals
Dairy                
Fabrics, Upholstery, Plastics    
Stinging Insects
Coffee and Chocolate    
Detergents, Softeners        
Sunlight
Barometric Pressure

What is AAT Success In Treating Allergies And Sensitivities?

What is AAT success in treating allergies and sensitivities?

AAT typically provides relief with in the first treatment or series of treatments.  Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) is a clinically proven treatment that is highly effective in relieving the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. It is a therapeutic approach that was developed from over 15 years of clinical research, reconditioning the body to respond more appropriately to harmless substances. The success of the treatment is attributed to the extensive knowledge base and in-depth study of the allergens and offending agents, allowing for the treatment of a broad range of symptoms.

Why Choose AAT At AARC Of The SW Over Conventional Treatments?

Why Choose AAT At AARC Of The SW Over Conventional Treatments?

The AAT System assesses what substances may be causing stress to the body and treats for anything that the body reacts to negatively.  The AAT system clinically assesses and treat what is contributing to your symptoms using a unique system. The AAT treatment is an effective alternative in the treatment of symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities.

How Soon Will I See Results?

How Soon Will I See Results?

Many cases respond quickly to the treatment and achieve long-term results within the first few treatments. However, each case is different and some patients require additional treatment.

What Are The Mmost Common Symptoms Addressed In The Clinic?

What Are The Most Common Symptoms Addressed In The Clinic?

Many cases respond quickly to the treatment and achieve long-term results within the first few treatments. However, each case is different and some patients Bloating, cramping, reflux, heartburn, gas, diarrhea, nausea, runny nose, sneezing, congestion, post-nasal drip, itchy watery eyes, coughs, wheezing, shortness of breath, red, scaly or itchy rashes, blisters with oozing and crusting, dry leathery skin areas, hives, itchy skin, hyperactivity, mood swings, headaches, fatigue, tiredness, chemical sensitivities, reactions to the sun, any negative reaction to harmless substances.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

The number of sessions required depends on the number of items causing a reaction.  For example, a patient who reacts to five families of substances (dairy, wheat, corn, animal dander and pollen) may require between 5 to 12 sessions to relieve the symptoms or resolve a condition.

Is There An Age Restriction For The Treatments?

Is There An Age Restriction For The Treatments?

No. All ages may be treated, including infants.

How Long Do I Have To Wait Before I Can Have Contact With The Items That Were Addressed In My Session?

How Long Do I Have To Wait Before I Can Have Contact With The Items That Were Addressed In My Session?

Following a session, a patient should avoid the substance that was treated for 2 hours, if possible. Depending on the item addressed, avoidance is not always possible. It is recommended that the patient not have excessive contact with the item until the following day.

How Much Does It Cost And What Is Included?

How Much Does It Cost And What Is Included?

The Initial Session is $140, which includes an assessment and one treatment.

Follow-Up treatments are $85.

Can I Have More Than One Treatment In A Day?

Can I Have More Than One Treatment In A Day?

Yes. Two treatments can be completed in one day. However, there must be at least 2 hours between sessions.

How Long Are The Sessions?

How Long Are The Sessions?

The Initial Session takes approximately 45 minutes and includes an assessment and one treatment. Follow-Up Sessions take 30 minutes and include one treatment.

Do You Take Health Insurance For The Treatments?

Do You Take Health Insurance For The Treatments?

No. We do not take health insurance.

How Do I Make An Appointment?

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment by calling the clinic directly at 970-259-9488. You do not need a doctor's referral.

Do I Need To Do Anything Before My Appointment?

Do I Need To Do Anything Before My Appointment?

Patients should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the Initial Session to complete the necessary forms.
(Alternatively, forms can be downloaded and completed ahead of time.)

Please do not smoke or wear perfume or fragrances prior to coming in to the clinic. This is a courtesy to other patients who may be sensitive to those substances.

Please bring any allergy tests from medical doctors to the Initial Session.

Prescription or over-the-counter medications will not affect the treatment.  

Patients who have other therapies (massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc) scheduled on the same day as the AAT treatment should schedule those therapies PRIOR to the AAT treatment, if possible.

If experiencing an acute stage of illness including an elevated temperature, the patient should contact the clinic to reschedule the appointment.

Advanced Allergy Relief Center of the Southwest - DOES NOT treat anaphylaxis or any life-threatening symptoms. Strict avoidance is always advised.

Will I Be Able To Choose What I Want To Have Treated First?

Will I Be Able To Choose What I Want To Have Treated First?

Yes. A patient can decide which item they would like treated first. For example, if a patient wants his or her symptoms to dogs treated as the priority, we can treat for dogs on the first visit. However, when treating for foods, a component may need to be treated before the requested item can be addressed. For example, if a patient is sensitive to fruit, wheat and sugar, the sugar would need to be addressed first.

Do I Need To Stop Taking Any Of My Medications Before The Treatment?

Do I Need To Stop Taking Any Of My Medications Before The Treatment?

No, patients do not need to stop taking medication that has been prescribed by a medical doctor without his/her authorization. You may continue taking over the counter medication to control current symptoms, as this will not affect the treatment.

Are Any Traditional Medical Allergy Tests Offered In The Clinic?

Are Any Traditional Medical Allergy Tests Offered In The Clinic?

We do not offer any conventional allergy testing. Patients are encouraged to bring in allergy tests from their physicians.

Are There Any Guarantees That My Symptoms Will Be Relieved?

Are There Any Guarantees That My Symptoms Will Be Relieved?

Unfortunately, we can offer no guarantees; however, the majority of our patients respond favorably to the AAT treatment on a long-term basis. We cannot guarantee that new symptoms will not develop in the future.

Can A Food Intolerance Be Treated?

Can A Food Intolerance Be Treated?

No. A food intolerance is different from an allergy or sensitivity in that there may be an enzyme deficiency, which inhibits the body from properly digesting the substance. Such cases are not affected by the treatment.

What Qualifications Do The Practitioners Have?

What Qualifications Do The Practitioners Have?

All practitioners at Advanced Allergy Relief Center Of The Southwest are fully credentialed health care practitioners.

Can You Treat For Anaphylactic Symtpoms?

Can You Treat For Anaphylactic Symptoms?

No. We do not treat conditions involving anaphylactic reactions. However, patients with an anaphylactic reaction may be treated for other sensitivities that are not life threatening.

 

Before treatment at Advanced Allergy Relief Center of the Southwest, I experienced daily headaches (many of them migraines), a persistent cough and runny nose, constant drainage down my throat, and a general feeling of sluggishness and lack of energy. Feeling sick was my way of life for about two years. Both over the counter and prescription medicine for allergy relief were ineffective.

Today my energy level is back to normal, I sleep well again, cannot remember the last time I had a serious headache, and the cough that was unrelenting for almost two years is totally gone. My quality of life is decidedly improved at the completion of this course of treatment.

I am grateful to Caleb Gates for the quality of care I received at his hands and happily recommend Advanced Allergy Relief Center of the Southwest to those who seek a fast affordable and effective state of the art alternative to traditional allergy treatment. Sincere thanks Caleb for helping me live more comfortably in my environment.

Libby Smith 3-17-2010