An allergy is generally understood to be an excessive defensive reaction by the body against harmless substances. All substances, whether of plant, animal, microbial or chemical origin, can cause allergic reactions. The substances that trigger allergies are called allergens.
The body of a person with allergies responds to the allergens with an overproduction of special antibodies, the so-called immunoglobulins E (IgE). The antibodies stick to the surface of mast cells, which burst after contact with the allergen and release tissue hormones such as histamine and serotonin. These substances in turn trigger an inflammatory process in the tissue and cause symptoms such as swelling, itching, vasodilation, eczema and excessive mucus production.
Causes of development
A wide variety of factors play a role in the development of allergies. An allergy breaks out when the body is subjected to additional external stress on top of a congenital predisposition.
The following factors can be responsible for the development of an allergy:
- Disorders of the immune system
- Poor nutrition
- Bad drinking habits
- Disruption of intestinal flora
- Consumption of preservatives and food additives
- Environmental toxins
- Exposure to radiation
- Drug abuse
- Hormonal changes
- Excessive stress
The holistic therapy concept
In contrast to conventional medicine, which concentrates on the suppression of symptoms, naturopathy tries to understand the roots the disease and influence it positively in the long term by changing the mood of the organism and strengthening the body's own regulatory mechanisms. The emphasis is therefore on a holistic treatment concept. According to holistic physicians, this is the only way to achieve lasting healing without medication. The holistic therapy concept for the treatment of allergic diseases presented here is based on four concepts:
- Intestinal rehabilitation
- Bioresonance therapy
- Nutrition for allergies