FAQs
WHAT IS AAT'S SUCCESS IN TREATING ALLERGIES?
AAT has treated tens of thousands of patients for more than a decade with long term results in the vast majority of cases. The success rate is not yet 100% as there are many variables in human physiology as well as the complexities of allergens; however, the overall success rate is extremely high particularly compared to other forms of allergy treatment. The AAT body of research is always expanding and the success rate continues to increase. 

WILL I BE COMPLETELY CURED OF MY ALLERGIES?
As in all forms of health care, there is no guarantee. However, a high percentage of our patients respond favorably to the AAT treatment on a long term basis and usually don't need follow up treatments. We also can't guarantee that you won't develop new allergies in the future. We have seen patients that have developed new allergies even into their 70's and 80's.

HOW MANY VISITS WILL I NEED?
The length of the treatment program varies greatly from one individual to another, depending on the number of allergies and the overall intensity of the allergic condition. The AAT technique allows for one  allergen family to be treated per visit. Also, the number of treatments required to reduce the symptoms associated with an allergy or sensitivity may vary not only between patients, but between different allergens with the same patient.

WHAT CASES CANNOT BE TREATED AND WHY?
The AAT treatment can only address symptoms caused by inappropriate reactions to harmless substances or stimuli. If the condition involves pathogens, (bacteria, viruses or parasites) the treatment will not be able to affect such cases.

AAT cannot treat lactose intolerance. If the symptoms are related to a sensitivity to milk or other dairy products, the treatment can be very effective. However, lactose intolerance in not an allergy, it is the inability to digest certain amounts of lactose, the major sugar found in milk. The condition is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase, which is produced by the cells of the lining in the small intestine. Lactose intolerance is often confused with dairy allergies because the symptoms are similar, yet they are unrelated. However, the two conditions can occur together and in such cases, the AAT treatment can offer partial benefit.

While AAT can treat the many symptoms associated with allergies or sensitivities, some cases do not respond to the treatment.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO AAT PRACTITIONERS HAVE?
All AAT practitioners are fully credentialed health care professionals, including medical doctors, RNs, Osteopaths, acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors and holistic veterinarians.

DOES AAT TREAT ANAPHYLAXIS?
AAT does not treat cases involving anaphylaxis or life threatening symptoms.HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?

Many cases respond within the first few treatments. However, each case is different and may require additional treatment. As with all health care modalities, some cases will not respond to treatment.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS ADDRESSED IN THE CLINIC?

Bloating, cramping, reflux, heartburn, gas, diarrhea, nausea, runny nose, sneezing, congestion, post-nasal drip, itchy watery eyes, coughs, wheezing, red, scaly or itchy rashes, hives, itchy skin, hyperactivity, mood swings, headaches, and fatigue are just some of the many symptoms we regularly address.

DO I NEED TO STOP TAKING ANY OF MY MEDICATIONS BEFORE THE TREATMENT?
No, patients do not need to stop taking medication that has been prescribed by a medical doctor without his/her authorization. You may continue taking over the counter medication to control current symptoms, as this will not affect the treatment.

ARE ALLERGY TESTS OFFERED IN THE CLINIC?
AAT does not offer allergy testing only an assessment of what may be causing a stress to various systems. Patients are encouraged to bring in allergy tests from their physicians.

CAN A FOOD INTOLERANCE BE TREATED?

No. A food intolerance is different from an allergy or sensitivity in that there may be an enzyme deficiency, which inhibits the body from properly digesting the substance. Such cases are not affected by the treatment.

CAN AAT TREAT FOR ANAPHYLACTIC SYMPTOMS?
AAT does not treat any symptoms of allergies or sensitivities involving life threatening reactions or anaphylaxis. Strict avoidance is always advised.

CAN CHILDREN BE TREATED WITH AAT?
Yes, absolutely. AAT is safe and effective for patients of all ages.

WILL MY HEALTH INSURANCE PAY FOR THE TREATMENTS?
AAT is currently considered an elective procedure similar to LASIK eye surgery or certain dental procedures, so the patient will be responsible for paying for the treatments. We do accept CareCredit. For more information on how CareCredit works, you can visit their website or give us a call at 316-440-1000.