If youve been feeling lethargic or out of sorts lately, it could be because youre allergic to something in your life without knowing it. When your body has an allergic reaction to something, vital energy is spent fighting whatever it is that has caused the reaction.
Sometimes your body might even attack itself. This can manifest as asthma or eczema and can be very troublesome. Spending the night scratching, wheezing or gasping for breath is not conducive to a good nights sleep.
It might be wise to have yourself tested for allergies and there are several ways to do just that.
Applied kinesiology is a new method of testing for allergies about which relatively little is known. The principle of this test is so simple that sceptics and believers alike are confounded by its apparent success. The test measures strong and weak reactions to various household substances.
The patient holds an object in their outstretched hand whilst the naturopath pushes down on their other arm. To begin the test, the naturopath manipulates pressure points on the patients arm to turn the arm on and off. This is done to gauge the arms strength and to make sure that the arm is in a normal state.
If the patient has an allergy to the substance, then their arm will weaken as the naturopath pushes down on it. This patient is not allergic to lemons.
Various substances commonly found around the house are tried out. Unlike homeopathic tests, the substances are not treated or diluted in any way. They dont even have to come into contact with the patients skin to have an effect. In this case, the coffee being tested is in a thick glass jar from which not even the aroma can escape.
Applied kinesiology appears to be breathtakingly unscientific but it also appears to work.
Vega testing is a more common form of test in alternative medicine. A patients resistance to allergens is tested through the use of a mild electric current. The current is run through a sample of an allergenic substance in a glass vial. The patient holds one end of the device while the naturopath presses a sensor to meridian points in the patients hand or foot.
The higher the electrical resistance the greater the patients sensitivity to the allergenic substance. In contrast to the kinesiology test, the allergens are in tiny, tiny homeopathic doses.
Both of these tests begin and end with extensive consultation between the naturopath and the patient. The consultation covers the patients dietary habits, and daily living environment and lifestyle, and together they come up with a plan to deal with the patients allergies.
So if youre feeling run-down for reasons unknown, it might be worth finding out if you have an allergy.