During the follow-up visits to combat your food allergies the focus will be on continuing to build and strengthen the immune system by looking at the overloads that are still contributing to an imbalance. It takes approximately three to six months to restore balance to the system. The five priority allergens will be evaluated as well. When balance is restored and the immune system is functioning more effectively, a full Sensitivity Screening of over two hundred foods will be performed. It is important to look at all the underlying food sensitivities that are also contributing to the overloaded immune system before working on the actual diagnosed food allergens.
Once the immune system and all underlying sensitivities are in balance with the body, the known food allergens are stabilized. When this is achieved, the allergen is incrementally and slowly introduced starting on the skin, then graduating to carefully supported, incrementally increased ingestion until the food can be safely integrated and freely eaten. Although it varies based on other contributing factors such as past exposure and overall anxiety around the food allergy, this process can take approximately four to eight months per allergy. (Each food allergen is worked on in isolation so as not to over-stress the body).
It is important to understand that the success of A.R.T. Allergy Release Technique® depends on a true commitment to the process and the therapist so that immune support and food introduction are done consistently. In order for this technique to work, a commitment to come to a weekly half-hour appointment is imperative. The actual length of your treatment will depend on how your body responds and the severity of your allergies.