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Spa Treatments for Allergies


An allergy refers to an exaggerated reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. It is exaggerated because these foreign substances are usually seen by the body as harmless and no response occurs in non- allergic people. Allergic people's bodies recognize the foreign substance and one part of the immune system is turned on. Allergy-producing substances are called "allergens." Examples of allergens include pollens, dust mite, molds, dander, and foods. To understand the language of allergy it is important to remember that allergens are substances that are foreign to the body and can cause an allergic reaction in certain people.


According to Ayurveda, accumulation of impurities helps create allergies through the following mechanisms:

Ayurveda theory says the cause of allergies is in the stomach. Improperly digested food is carried through channels into various tissues in the body. The resulting toxin accumulation imbalances the tissues through several mechanisms.

First, the toxins themselves become irritants and are perceived as foreign bodies by the immune system. The result is an allergic response is initiated by the accumulating toxins.

Impurities also start to clog the channels of circulation to the tissues and the channels that take nutrients into cells and waste out of cells. The end result is that the tissues are not nourished properly and toxic waste starts to accumulate.

When accumulation of impurities reaches a critical level, the tissue often becomes hyper-responsive to other foreign particles and the person is now "allergic" to environmental substances that are not harmful, and should not be initiating a strong allergic response. The person now "has allergies."

Spas specializing in Ayurveda will cleanse and detoxify the body and focus on the root causes of poor digestion, elimination, stress and the body’s ability to repair itself.   The treatments would incorporate meditation, yoga and panchakarma.

Allergies also respond well to acupuncture therapy. Harmless substances can cause the immune system to overreact, leading to an allergic reaction. Many allergies are triggered by common environmental factors such as dust, pollen and chemicals. Many people also suffer from food allergies, which can be triggered by wheat, milk and shellfish, amongst other things. Allergies are uncomfortable - stuffy nose, watery eyes and sneezing. In some sufferers, allergy reaction can result in extreme symptoms such as kidney problems, joint pain and depression. Detoxifying the body and strengthening the immune system with acupuncture helps reduce or eliminate allergic reactions.

You should discuss your health needs with your physicians before considering any spa treatments. Spa Treatments are complimentary treatments to medication, exercise and dietary changes that your physician prescribes. 


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