An allergy is when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance, called an allergen. Over 50 million Americans suffer from various types of allergies and it is the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. It could be from something you eat, breathe into your lungs, inject into your body or touch. This reaction could cause coughing, sneezing, hives, rashes, itchy eyes, a runny nose and a scratchy throat. In severe cases, it can cause low blood pressure, breathing trouble, asthma attacks, and anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction.
In 2018, roughly 8% of adults and 7% of children were diagnosed with hay fever. Food allergies affect approximately 32 million Americans (AAFA, 2019). Each year in the U.S., it is reported that anaphylaxis to food resulted in 30,000 emergency room visits. Approximately 5% of the US population experience an insect sting allergy each year (Journal of Asthma and Allergy, 2015). The most common cause for anaphylaxis are medicines, food and insect stings. Nevertheless, according to a time trend study conducted from 1999 to 2010, medicines cause the most allergy related deaths.
There is no cure for allergies. You can manage allergies with prevention and treatment. Lastly, it is among the country’s most common, but overlooked, diseases.
“Unlike more traditional food allergies where consumption of an allergen produces symptoms within minutes, AGS reactions typically occur 3-8 hours after eating. Thus many patients fail to consider food as a possible trigger and many healthcare providers do not routinely recognize the characteristic delay–both issues can prolong tie to reach a diagnosis.” -Dr. Scott P. Commins, MD PhD
Alpha-gal allergic reactions can occur after exposure to:
Mammalian meats, organs, and blood
Dairy products, gelatin, and other foods derived from mammals
Foods that contain mammalian byproducts
Drugs, medical products, personal care, household and other products with mammalian ingredients
Products containing carrageenan, which isn’t from a mammal, but which contains the alpha-gal epitope
Environmental & Food Allergies
Treatable environmental and food allergies - coming soon!
Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT)
An effective auricular acupuncture therapy for a wide variety of allergies.
What is and how does SAAT work?
Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment or SAAT is a microacupuncture treatment system developed by Dr. Nader Soliman, MD and is an expansion off the finding and work of Dr. Paul Nogier in the treatment of allergies through stimulating the electrically charge point along the zone correlated to the liver.
What to Expect
SAAT treatment is to assist with reduction of the allergic reaction to the alpha-gal in meat and products containing alpha-gal. Blood test results for alpha-gal antibodies (IgE) may remain unchanged following an SAAT treatment. A patient will be provided with a gradual exposure plan after the completion of the treatment. The gradual exposure is to prevent severe allergic reaction and to ensure that the treatment was successful. If patient continues to experience allergic reaction a re-treatment will be provided for alpha-gal at no additional charge.
SAAT treatment is not a cure but a treatment method that enables the body to be desensitized to certain allergen(s). Although the procedure has been reported to have an 80 to 90 percent success rate not all will experience the same outcome.
SAAT Is Effective for Most Allergies
Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT) can effectively reduce or eliminate immune responses to Food Sensitivities (including Alpha-gal the red meat allergy), Environmental Sensitivities and Drug Sensitivities can be effectively reduced or eliminated with.
While western doctors mainly focus on allergies by suppressing the immune response, SAAT works to address the immune system’s negative response to an allergen by affecting the neurological changes to the body’s immune system to stop over-reacting to allergens.
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome & other Autoimmune Disorders
Autoimmune diseases and allergies both are the result of hypersensitive immune responses toward harmless antigens. SAAT significantly reduces or eliminates a negative immune response related to allergies and histamine dysfunction.
Through the refined method of SAAT, individuals may now experience remission of symptoms. Most people with mild or moderate reactions benefit tremendously from this technique.
Treatment Plan & Method
During a SAAT treatment, three to four allergens may be addressed per treatment. A single tiny ear acupuncture needle is inserted per allergen and is covered by a small piece of medical adhesive tape. The needle is then retained for 3–4 weeks and at that time it is removed in the clinic at a follow up visit. You will also be retested to see if the allergy cleared. If not another 3 – 4 weeks may be needed.
If you are still experiencing some symptoms after treatment, it is most likely due to another allergy that has not yet been identified and treated. This is especially important when treating environmental and outdoor allergies. Although treating tree/grass/pollen/and other plant allergies is a part of this treatment, sometimes it’s challenging due to changing seasons. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to the time of year and the environment when an allergy is triggered.
So far SAAT has been capable of clearing majority of allergy symptoms like gastrointestinal distress and/or swelling/itchy mouth, or hives from particular foods. Itchy/watery eyes, sneezing, runny hose, chest tightness and coughing that come from pet dander, trees, pollen, and grasses. Also an contact dermatological reactions like latex, poison ivy, and poison oak.
Depending on how bad the allergy is there may be a severe reduction in symptoms, meaning patients may still experience a small residue of the symptoms. But they report a 80,90 or 95% improvement.
It is important to remember that the success of the treatment depends on the identification of all food and environmental allergies. Therefore, you may need to do a food elimination diet, keep food logs, and or consult with an allergist to help identify the allergen.
SAAT provides a reduction in symptoms with a single procedure. Some cases may require one or more follow-up visits for a specific allergen or set of auto antibodies