Jean Dugan Acupuncture
Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT Technology)

Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) is a non-invasive treatment that effectively addresses the many symptoms caused by allergies and sensitivities.
Allergies and sensitivities are caused by an error: the body is responding inappropriately to a harmless substance. AAT treats the overreaction by reducing the stress on the body in relation to the offending substance, creating a positive association so that the body may respond more appropriately. AAT merges 21st century science with 3,000-year-old traditional acupuncture principles in offering an effective alternative in the treatment of symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities.

Allergies are a physiological error.  The body reacts negatively to harmless substances, foods or stimuli.  The word “allergy” comes from the Greek allos, meaning “other”. It was first used in 1906 to refer to an "altered reaction" in the body's immune system.
An allergic reaction occurs when the body comes in contact with the allergen.  This can occur through contact with the skin, inhalation, injection or ingestion of the substance.
Medical treatment includes:  avoidance of the allergen, medications to reduce the symptoms of the allergic reaction or injections to desensitize the patient to the allergen. The medical classification of a “true allergy” requires an IgE-mediated response.  However, there are also non-IgE-immune sensitivities as well as involvement with IgA, IgG or IgG4.
The use of the word “allergy” has become a generic term used by the public to describe allergies, sensitivities and intolerances.  The distinction of a true allergy based on circulating immunoglobulins is generally unknown. 

Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) is a clinically proven treatment that is highly effective in relieving the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. It is a therapeutic approach that was developed from over 15 years of clinical research, reconditioning the body to respond more appropriately to harmless substances. The success of the treatment is attributed to the extensive knowledge base and in-depth study of the allergens and offending agents, allowing for the treatment of a broad range of symptoms. The AAT treatment does not rely on the use of medications, herbal remedies or supplements. The treatment is safe, painless and available to all ages including infants.

AAT treats the symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities by reducing the biological stress caused by the offending substance. Gentle pressure is used to stimulate points on the back, which correspond with the major organ systems. According to traditional acupuncture theory, this stimulation relaxes the body and temporarily strengthens each of the major organ systems. During treatment, a subtle representation of the substance is introduced to the surface of the skin. Acupressure stimulation is then applied to reduce the stress load caused by the substance. The body associates the enhanced state with the substance, allowing for a more appropriate response.
The degree of stress on the organ systems, caused by an allergen, is proportional to the degree of the negative reaction. By easing the stress on the organ system involved, the related symptoms are also reduced, allowing for a positive conditioning effect.
AAT does not diagnose allergies, sensitivities or intolerances.
AAT does not test for allergies or sensitivities. The AAT system assesses what may be causing a stress to the body.
AAT does not cure allergies. The treatment is highly effective in providing long-term relief from symptoms associated with allergies or sensitivities.
Many common conditions may be a result from allergy or sensitivity-related symptoms,  However, not all cases involve allergy-related causes.   
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"I was referred to Jean because of a severe allergy to cats. After regular treatments, I no longer had a cat allergy. Then I acquired two felines Rodeo the Ragdoll, and had no allergic reactions. I shall always be grateful for the consistent, wise and insightful expertise of Jean Dugan."
                  Rev.Patricia Rae Kessel

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