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Good news for allergy sufferers: laser treatment may help alleviate symptoms

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Posted on Mar 05, 2009, 8 a.m. By gary clark

Approximately 160 medical professionals nationwide are using a new noninvasive laser treatment and biofeedback computer system to help allergy sufferers.

For some people, severe reactions to allergens can make daily life miserable. In fact, Kirk Brown, whose son had symptoms so severe that he felt like he had the flu every day, tried every treatment in the book, spent thousands of dollars and even had his son's tonsils removed. Nothing helped, he says, until he discovered a laser therapy and biofeedback computer system called the Bio-Allergenix BAX-3000. "It cured my son," says Brown, a chiropractor in Hamilton, Ohio. "Because of his success I've been using it in my practice since October."

Herman Reed and his son, David Reed, of the Reed Chiropractic Center of Middletown, Ohio, are also using the BAX-3000. They screen patients for approximately 36,000 allergens, from dust mites to peanuts to eggs. The noninvasive procedure involves running the BAX-3000 laser along different points on a patient's hands, neck, head, spine and feet. The system is able to pinpoint allergens, each of which has a different frequency, without the patient having to endure the traditional skin-prick allergen test. "We liken the treatment to homeopathic medicine such as acupuncture without needles," says David Reed.

According to Bio-Allergenix, which is based in Florida, there are about 160 medical professionals using the system nationwide - and not just for allergies, but to help patients with autism, ADD/ADHD, migraine headaches and a host of other conditions. While the Reeds and Kirk Brown are convinced of its effectiveness, there is yet to be foul-proof evidence that it works. Dr. Leonard Bielory, Chairman of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology based in Illinois, says he's open to alternative therapy, but emphasizes there's no scientific evidence that the laser therapy works. "There are anecdotes. But anecdotes aren't evidence. That doesn't mean it doesn't work, but there's just no evidence that says it does work,'' he says, urging caution in spending money on the laser treatment without definitive proof.

News Release: Laser therapy found to help allergies    March 5, 2009

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