Allergy Testing at Better Health is carried out using the BEST Screening system.
This is a probably the most advanced screening method available using Electro-Dermal Screening for testing.
Electro-Dermal Screening is a method of taking measurements from certain acupuncture point on the body - usually hands or feet - and using the results to gain information about various items, such as allergies, vitamin and minerals, hormones, and so on.
The allergy test carried out can assess:
It will NOT in most instances detect true immune-mediated allergies, such as anaphylaxis (severe allergy causing collapse and even death in response to certain items such as peanuts, bee stings, etc.).
It WILL detect those sensitivities that may be contributing to disease and ill-health, such as triggers for migraine, foods that upset irritable bowel sufferers, and so on.
Who Should Have the Test?
The test is available to everyone.
It would be particularly valuable for the following:
An allergy test would be helpful in the assessment of any of the conditions above, but may form the part of a fuller screening test (Full Body Screening).
How Is It Done?
The test is carried out by taking a series of measurements from certain points (Acupuncture points) on either the hand or the foot.
A simple probe is placed on the skin over these points - there are no needles involved - and a reading is taken and recorded.
The allergy test being carried out will include a number of either food items, chemicals, or any other material that is suspected, and each test may cover up to 100 or more individual items.
The results are printed out immediately after the test is carried out, and the results can be discussed.
How Accurate are the Results and What Do They Mean?
No test can be 100% accurate. This test is as accurate as any other test available for allergies, including blood tests. In fact it may be more accurate under some circumstances.
At Better Health we have always approached new treatments, new tests and new therapies with an analytical, scientific approach are they as good as they claim to be?
In fact, due to safety fears, allergy testing is rarely carried out in conventional medical practice.
What Advice Do You Get?
If the results are normal, then there are no sensitivities or intolerances present.
If the results show a small number of allergies, then it may be possible to merely avoid those particular items.
If the results show a significant number of allergies, avoidance becomes less appropriate, and further assessment may be indicated to discover the cause of the allergies themselves. This would be discussed fully.
Treatments advised by Better Health include various nutritional, herbal and homoeopathic medicines, and will depend very much on the results of the tests carried out. Allergy Testing enables us to rationalise treatment in the best possible way.
How Much Does it Cost?
The current cost of Allergy Testing is £80, but may vary at other Clinics.
Further charges apply for any further consultations, tests or treatments, and these will be discussed with you fully as necessary.
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