The remedies that are used in the treatment method are prepared by homeopathic pharmaceutical techniques and can be used safely and effectively by both therapist and patient. They are totally unrelated and dissimilar to the desensitisation injections which are usually given for hayfever in hospital clinics. The treatment is given by mouth and is free from side effects, involves no restrictive diets and is very acceptable to patients.
Whilst it is appreciated that there are many forms of allergy testing available, few therapists are able to offer treatment other than total avoidance of the suspected allergen. This is not difficult if the offending substance happens to be pheasant, lobster or yams for example, but can the patient be absolutely certain of avoiding preservatives, additives, food colourings, wheat, soya, eggs etc? And it is not a very practical solution if the offending allergen happens to be pollen, car exhaust fumes, house dust mites or formaldehyde. Few patients are sufficiently knowledgeable about nutrition to be able to exclude, for example, wheat and all dairy products from a child's diet and replace them with foods that will provide all the vitamins, minerals, and trace elements a growing child needs. As one Doctor so rightly put it recently "I have never seen so many cases of malnutrition as a result of dieting to relieve an allergy problem!" Desensitisation whenever possible would seem to be preferable.
THE BRITISH INSTITUTE FOR ALLERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL THERAPY
"We consider the patient's welfare to be of prime importance and for this reason in general we will only supply desensitizing remedies via therapists who have received instruction in their use and who undertake to provide the necessary support to their patients throughout the treatment."
Principal: Donald M. Harrison B.A(Hons.Psych.),B.Sc.,M.R.Pharm.S.