Alpha-gal syndrome was recently identified as a type of food allergy to red meat. In the United States, the condition is thought to begin when a Lone Star tick bite transmits a sugar molecule called alpha-gal into the body. Common side effects of Alpha-Gal Syndrome range from, runny nose, nausea, hives, headaches, breathing difficulties, diarrhea, and indigestion. Severe or life-threatening anaphylactic reactions are not unusual.
Various methods of acupuncture have been used to help alleviate the various symptoms of alpha-gal allergies. At our center, we use a very unique approach that was introduced by Dr. Nader Soliman TM. Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT), is a simple technique using only one needle and requiring only one treatment per sensitivity. This proven technique provides the strongest relief from alpha-gal allergy symptoms among all known acupuncture techniques.
This same one needle approach is also shown to help people with gluten, dairy, sugar and many other known allergies/sensitivities.
Why Do It?
The treatment will involve a virtually painless insertion of a tiny (3mm) hair-thin, sterilized, stainless-steel acupuncture needle into the skin of the outer ear. Since the ear has complex neurological, embryological, and electromagnetic connections to the brain, this makes it possible to treat many issues. This technique has long been medically accepted by the World Health Organization.
For this treatment, Dr. Cari will conduct an examination with an instrument to locate a single pinpoint spot within the ear that correlates with the liver. Its location will vary from patient-to-patient. The tiny piece of steel is covered with a small piece of surgical tape, which will protect and secure the needle so that it maintains stimulation for 3 weeks (patient may then easily remove it from home). Clinical results show that this can trigger the body in such a way that the allergy/sensitivity goes away itself, naturally.