Allergies effect nearly 20% of Americans whose bodies respond abnormally to usually harmless substances in the environment. With such a wide range of allergic reactions it’s impossible for medicine to treat all of the symptoms leaving many searching for effective treatments. Here are the most dubious scam treatments you should avoid like the plague..
|Ozone Therapy in treating allergy is a new addition to complementary medical treatment. At a seminar (11), it was advocated by proponents of this therapy that the allergic patient’s blood be exposed to ozone gas and then re-injected or ozone is directly insufflated rectally or vaginally.
Why it’s retarded: Sticking this ozone where the sun don’t shine could have serious adverse results, as ozone is a very well documented trigger for allergy and asthma.
|Lighting up your nostrils|
The Medinose Plus Nasal Allergy Treatment promises it’s a band new way to treat allergic rhinitis, animal allergy, hay fever and dust mite allergy using phototherapy. This device targets your sensitive nasal passages, desensitizing them, to help defend you from the allergic reaction. The specific bandwidth of visible red light utilized in the Medinose Plus inhibits the release of histamine, slowing down or even eliminating the allergic reaction and the inflammation of your nasal passages.
Why it’s retarded: If sticking Christmas lights in your nose cured allergies my little brother would be allergy free during the holidays.
|Autogenous Urine Therapy|
Claims of therapeutic properties of human urine go back to ancient times. In the early 1930s several medical publications claimed that a specific substance, called "proteose," is present during allergic disease. Injections of extracts of this substance were recommended for treatment of allergy, and there were reports of successes in many other diseases.
|The Neti Pot|
| Insert the device into your nostril and rinse away, switch nostrils then repeat. The Netipot treats sinus problems, colds, allergies, and post-nasal drip and to counteract the effect of environmental pollution. Then follow up with practicing yoga and other meditative disciplines use the nasal wash to ensure free air flow through both nostrils.
Why it’s retarded: Sticking a gravy ladle in your nose is normally reserved for drunken teenagers. The worst part is this useless allergy device is marketed by a cult (The Himalayan Institute) trying to get you to join them.
Underground climatotherapy is an alternative treatment for asthma used in Eastern Europe. It involves spending 2-3 hours a day underground in subterranean caves or salt mines over a 2-3 month period.
Why it’s retarded: If caves are so healthy why do miners have one of the shortest life expectancies of any job in the world. Nothing clears up the lungs like a musty cave full of stale air chalk full of stale gases and particulant matter.
Ionizing machines emit negative electric charges into the air, and this supposedly causes airborne allergens to cluster and fall to the ground. These machines have been claimed to help hayfever and asthma sufferers by decreasing the allergen load on the nasal mucosa and lungs.
Why it’s retarded: Cheapy sub HEPA filters can only remove a very small amount of particles onto its thin-narrow collector plate attracting particles from a distance of approximately 1/8 of an inch away! If the collector plate is dirty, the plate is not able to keep collecting particles onto it and stops working. Air cleaners emit large amounts of ozone, a lung irritant that can trigger asthma attacks In fact, if you look in the instruction manual, you’ll see that it warns users to make sure that the room is unoccupied before "sanitizing" with ozone. The manual also suggests airing out the room before going back into it.
|NAET was proposed in 1983 by American chiropractor Devi Nampudripad, hence Nampudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). The premise is that allergy contrary to our current understanding, is due to some form of internal energy blockage triggered by abnormal energy fields in the brain and Nampudripad proposed that after 20 or so treatments she can reprogram the brain and body energy flow and eradicate all allergies and many other diseases affecting mankind.
Why it’s retarded: NAET has to be the most unsubstantiated allergy treatment proposed to date. It consists of combination of discredited methods of diagnosing and treating allergy such as kinesiology, Vega testing and acupuncture. However the whole issue of energy flow and electrical fields in the body being the cause of allergies has not ever been proven.
Homeopathy was devised by Hahnemann in the last century and is based on the so-called law of similars – "like cures like". Homeopaths believe that any substance that produces symptoms similar to the symptoms under treatment would actually cure that same disease if taken in minute doses. Treatments are usually individualized for the specific patient and not the disease.
Why it’s retarded: Only crazy people make up their own religions, force him to pick one or the other or convert to Jewish Muslim.
A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient, which they state allows them to tune into what they call the craniosacral system. By gently working with the spine, the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia, the restrictions of nerve passages are said to be eased, the movement of CSF through the spinal cord can be optimized, and misaligned bones are said to be restored to their proper position.
Why it’s retarded: A back rub will not cure your allergies to dust mites no matter how soothing it may be. Going to a chiropractor for allergy relief is like taking your car to a flower shop and hoping for a miracle. If you’re gonna blow cash on a rubdown you should at least get a happy ending.
In 1982 the last good Lucas film was made and depressed about his failing marriage he committed suicide. Like the fake McCartney a double was selected to carry on the franchise. Sadly the imposter Lucas isn’t really all that creative and comes up with some really stupid stuff.
Why it’s retarded: Studies show that the covers have little effect, at least by themselves, on a person’s symptoms, apparently because there are so many other sources of dust.
Tougher anti-allergy strategies – such as stripping out carpeting, removing most of the furniture in a bedroom and doing rigorous regular cleaning – can be impractical.
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