Do you suffer from allergies or environmental sensitivities? While allergies and sensitivities are common—affecting more than 50 million Americans each year—for many people, they aren’t just a nuisance. Exposure to allergens and other substances can result in serious complications, including asthma, severe reactions, and even chronic infections. What’s more, many people don’t even know what’s causing their reactions, and are often misdiagnosed or ignored.
At Sierra Integrative Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, we know how difficult living with allergies or sensitivities can be, and will take the time to get to know you, your medical history, and your symptoms. Whether you’re suffering from seasonal or substance-based allergens, or from sensitivities from unknown causes, we can help pinpoint exactly what’s causing you trouble, and provide the treatment you need to fully recover.
When the body’s immune system detects something it thinks is harmful, it naturally becomes hyper-reactive. Allergies refer to a group of symptoms that occur when the immune system reacts to substances (“allergens”) that could be considered harmless. From airborne allergens such as pollen and animal dander to certain foods like tree nuts and soy, there are many known allergens, each of which can cause a wide range of symptoms from person to person.
Unlike allergies, environmental sensitivities refer to the symptoms caused by exposure to chemical or environmental agents, even at low levels, that most people are tolerant to. Symptoms can range from a mild sensitivity to severely debilitating depending on the substance and the person.
While the best treatment for allergies and sensitivities is often to avoid the substance completely, we know that sometimes this isn’t possible or even reasonable. That’s why we draw from as many schools of medicine as possible to treat our patients. By combining the most effective treatments and therapies from both conventional and alternative medicine, we’ve been able to realize breakthrough outcomes for our patients.
There are a wide range of integrative treatment options for exposure to allergens and environmental sensitivities. In addition to conventional methods such as oral corticosteroids and allergy shots, we’ll employ a broad spectrum of alternative treatments to address your varying symptoms. Some of our most commonly used treatments include, but are not limited to the following:
At Sierra Integrative Medical Center, we specialize in treating cases that are hard to diagnose and “impossible to cure,” and our highly adept allergy doctors’ are especially equipped to provide allergy and environmental sensitivity treatments for our patients. Our “whole body approach” to treatment takes your medical history, risk factors and environmental factors especially, into account when diagnosing your condition—enabling us to pinpoint exactly what’s causing your illness.
From there, we’ll develop an individualized treatment plan that pulls from a variety of medical disciplines to address your symptoms, and the complex biological reactions that are causing them. If necessary, we’ll also recommend a combination of interventions to reduce your exposure as well to better manage your symptoms.
Allergies occur when the body’s immune system becomes hyper-reactive to an otherwise harmless substance, known as an allergen. The response generally isn’t caused because the substance is harmful in nature, but because your immune system thinks that it is.
Terms like “holistic allergy relief” and “integrative environmental sensitivity treatments” refer to the practice of combining multiple treatments—some conventional, some alternative—to treat allergic and sensitivity based reactions holistically.
At Sierra Integrative Medical Center—Reno’s most advanced holistic wellness center—we’re proud to make use of holistic medicine to help cure allergies and sensitivities of all kinds. In fact, we regularly explore natural therapies before resorting to pharmaceutical drugs, and, in some cases, combine them.
The truth is there isn’t one. What works for one person may not be the best treatment for others. At Sierra Integrative Medical Center, we’ll work with you collaboratively to determine the best treatments possible for your unique condition. We’ll also be able to give you all the options available, both natural and pharmaceutical, and give you the pros and cons of each.