What is AAT?
Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) is a clinically proven treatment that is highly effective in treating the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. It is a therapeutic approach that evolved from over 20 years of collaborative research from health care professionals in the fields of acupuncture, naturopathy and chiropractic. The AAT treatment does not rely on the use of medications, herbal remedies or supplements. The treatment is safe, painless and available to all ages.
The AAT method works directly with the relationship between the major organ systems and overreactions to harmless substances. It is the health and state of the organ systems which determines the type of symptoms that may arise. For example, one patient may have a reaction to soybean by getting rashes while another patient may react with sinus congestion, heartburn or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The symptoms in each of these cases represent a different organ system involved.
Either the organ system itself may react, causing symptoms, or mast cells located in the tissues may contribute to a reaction. In fact, increasingly, evidence is showing that mast cells, which play a central role in the allergic response, can actually be activated by non-allergic triggers, including stress. This means that the body can exhibit very similar symptoms as those caused by a true allergy, but with no immune involvement at all. However, even in the case of a true allergy, when the reactive organs are treated, the associated symptoms may be reduced or resolved.
UNDERSTANDING THE AAT METHOD
Treatment methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine allows for the stimulation of specific points on the body which directly accesses each organ system and improves the state of that system. The points used in the AAT therapy are utilized in a unique and innovative way that allows for the success of the AAT therapy.
The treatment points are located along the spine and correspond with the location of the Sympathetic chain which deals with "fight or flight” responses. By treating reactive organ systems via these points in relation to an offending substance, a defensive state may be altered, allowing for a more healthy response.
The AAT method does not use needles, but instead utilizes a precision-based acupressure technique to treat the organ systems. This unique approach of addressing defensive physiology is highly effective in altering the state of the organ systems. The AAT therapy has been developed as an Integrative Medicine and is offered by certified AAT practitioners who are licensed Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Naturopathic Doctors, Osteopaths, Medical Doctors and Registered Nurses.
Please note: AAT is utilized by licensed health care professionals in private practice. Each practitioner combines various modalities from within their scope of practice and may offer additional testing or treatment methodologies as well as providing their own unique approach.
AAT does not diagnose allergies, sensitivities or intolerances.
AAT does not test for allergies or sensitivities. The AAT system simply assesses what may be causing a stress to the body.
AAT does not cure allergies, nor does the therapy treat the immune system. AAT is a highly effective treatment that provides long-term relief from symptoms associated with allergies or sensitivities.
AAT does not treat cases of anaphylaxis or life threatening symptoms. Strict avoidance is always advised in these cases.