What is an Allergy?
The literal meaning of the term Allergy comes from the Greek language and specifically two words allos “altered” and ergion “reaction”. Although this term was first introduced by an Australian pediatrician named Clemons Von Pirquet in the early 1900’s, there has been a great deal of medical debate on exactly what it means.
Today the term allergy may mean different things to different people. Western Medicine would describe an allergy as an abnormal immune system reaction involving the release of a protein in the blood called the IgE antibody. This protein when released would result in a series of events in the body ultimately resulting in symptoms. The identification of the protein (IgE antibody) is critical in this definition because all drug therapies are designed to intervene somewhere in the series of events that occur once the immune system has been triggered and thereby stop the allergic reaction from progressing into symptoms. In this model, without the positive identification of the IgE antibody there is no allergy.
Our definition of an allergy is much broader and comes from a holistic perspective. An allergy is described as an imbalance that is created by the clashing of two or more incompatible energies or electromagnetic fields. We describe this as like-magnetic charges repelling one another with a slight difference. In the human body this interaction of different magnetic fields causes a disturbance in the body’s energy systems (meridians). For many people this disturbance causes symptoms (see list below in conditions treated) that may or may not involve the immune system (IgE antibody). With this understanding then an allergy can be defined as any abnormal response to “anything”.