Are Allergy Tests Accurate?

“1.5% of Americans have true food allergies but nine times as many people have food sensitivities”. 
Find out what this means for you.

Allegy Tests, Tests for Allergies, Comprehensive Allergy Testing, Food Sensitivity

Have you been tested by an allergy specialist in Redding or Chico and been told one of the following?

  1. You’re not really allergic to anything. 
  2. You’re allergic to just a few things.

If you’ve gotten answers like these, you may be feeling confused. You may be wondering whether you should believe the doctor or believe your own body, which is clearly telling you that you’re reactive to many things. You may even be wondering if you went to the wrong doctor.

Let me boldly assert that you have gone to the wrong doctor! No, I don’t mean that your doctor is incompetent. What I mean is that traditional doctors and allergists are looking in the wrong place. Their approach only looks at a small part of the entire spectrum of allergy type reactions. What if you only have an intolerance? Or what if you have a sensitivity that is not a full-blown allergy?

What Traditional Allergy Tests Don’t Tell You 

Traditional scratch and blood tests only identify what doctors call a “true allergy”. In a true allergy, the body creates antibodies to the substance and the body has an abnormal immune system reaction. True allergies only account for a small fraction of the things that people are sensitive to. 

People generally have many more sensitivities and intolerances than “true allergies”. According to the US Department of Agriculture, 1.5 % of Americans have true food allergies but nine times as many people have food sensitivities. True allergies are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the entire spectrum of reactions and sensitivities that people display. 

Testing for true allergies alone virtually guarantees that many sensitivities that are giving you allergy-like symptoms will go unidentified. That’s why you may not be getting the help you need. 

To successfully overcome the full spectrum of allergies, sensitivities and intolerances you need to go beyond traditional testing methods.

A More Comprehensive, Effective Method of Allergy Elimination

An alternative, more effective way to test for and eliminate the full spectrum of sensitivities is to energetically test the body to identify how inhaled allergens and foods affect the body’s energy meridians. Any food or inhaled allergen that interferes with one of the body’s energy pathways can create the symptoms of an allergic-like reaction.

Through clinical testing, we are able to identify foods and inhaled allergens creating your symptoms. Once we have identified the substances, we can actually eliminate the allergic-like reaction by desensitizing your body.

This occurs because we stimulate the body and reprogram the nerve and energy pathways in your body to no longer react to the things that prompt your allergic-like reaction. As a result, you can get lasting relief from most environmental, food and animal sensitivities without using shots, drugs or supplements.

One of the most exciting things about our program is that many of our satisfied patients in the Chico, Redding and Northern California share the joy of being able to eat foods that they have had to avoid for years! Imagine how different life could be with just that one improvement. Call today at 899-8741 to find out what Doctor Patrick can do to turn that imagination into a reality.

Dr. Patrick Giammarise D.C., Internal Health Specialist, Founder of the Digestion Relief Center, Chico, CA, specializes in effective, natural relief for food sensitivities, intolerances and digestive problems. Dr. Patrick can be reached at 530-899-8741 or on the web at 

For a patient's success story with food sensitivities click here.

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2639 Forest Avenue, Suite 120 Chico, CA 95928


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