Sudbury, Ontario (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
With the arrival of allergy season, the Naturopathic Doctors at Nickel Ridge are happy to offer sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). According to the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation, it is estimated that 20-25% of Canada’s population suffers from hay fever. Allergy sufferers now have gentle intelligently designed immuno-modulating options to reduce their allergy symptoms.
About sublingual immunotherapy
The common therapies for seasonal allergies are usually related to reducing the symptoms of an over-reaction to allergens, such as antihistamines. In contrast to this approach, re-educating the immune system to better identify pollen as a harmless particle is a more holistic approach and aims to eliminate the reaction once and for all.
SLIT helps the body grow a tolerance to the allergen by using small doses taken daily under the tongue. Luckily for those disliking needles, this therapy’s effects have been shown to parallel that of the cutaneous allergen immunotherapy injections (Dretzke J, 2013). It’s important to start therapy early in the season for optimal benefit.
Other therapies Nickel Ridge that can help with seasonal allergies include acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, lymphatic massage, nutriceutical supplementation and dietary counselling.
Nickel Ridge Natural Health
102-1177 Barrydowne Rd