LDA (Low Dose Allergens) is a method of Immunotherapy, developed by William Shrader, M.D. (president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine), is enhanced by a minute amount of the enzyme, beta glucuronidase. This enzyme activates extremely small doses of various allergens (food, environmental, chemical) and stimulates the production of specialized immune cells called T-suppressor cells.
LDA is used to treat all types of allergy, sensitivity and intolerance to inhalants (pollens, dust, mites, danders, etc.), foods and chemicals. It is used to treat such conditions as seasonal and perennial hay fever, asthma, all types of food allergy and many types of chemical sensitivities.
The treatment involves specialized injections, under your skin, every 2 months, and then less often as you respond. It is a painless and highly effective procedure to help those with chronic allergies overcome them or become markedly more functional.
Martin Gallagher, MD, DC, ABOIM, medical director of Medical Wellness Associates, is a member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) and has been trained in the appropriate methods of environmental medicine.
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