How Does It Work?

Want to know more about how the allergy test works?

Read this excellent blog piece by Perry Walker of Perry’s Beauty in Caversham which explains the testing process and her experience: My Experience of Allergy Testing – by Perry Walker

The basic allergy and intolerance test will give results on over 150 foods and 50 environmental substances plus a vitamin and mineral deficiency test. This test uses acupuncture pressure points on the fingers or toes to measure resistance in the body to substances the client wishes to be tested for.

The machine used is registered medical testing equipment under European law. This unit provides a method of non-invasive painless testing with the scope to test as many substances as the tester has samples of.

The patient holds an electrode in one hand that is connected to the testing unit and another probe is placed on an acupuncture pressure point on a finger or toe on the opposite side of the body, thus placing the patient in a circuit with the machine. Samples of the potential allergen are placed in the diagnostic unit which will then indicate whether there is any resistance from the patient to the substance in question.

The patient’s results are recorded by the tester, after which advice as to how to eliminate the offending foods is given. In addition, if deemed necessary, then appropriate supplementation will be recommended.. Testers recommend a follow up appointment for a retest after a period of between 4 and 12 weeks depending on the specific results so that progress can be monitored. After 3 months on the elimination programme the patient is advised on the safe re-introduction of foods back into their diets.

The testing method used is one of several capable of use within the field of Bio-Electronic Regulatory Medicine (BER).