Advanced Allergy Relief     
of Connecticut

What if you could breathe freely without having to take drugs?
What if you could eat almost anything and not get a stomach ache?
What if you could live your life free from your allergic symptoms?

You can.

Safe. Effective. Pain-Free
Allergy Desensitization

At Advanced Allergy Relief of Connecticut, we use a special technique called Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) to “talk” directly to your body.

Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) offers a unique and highly effective approach in treating the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. AAT merges 21st century science with 3,000-year-old traditional Chinese medicine to offer effective relief for the symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities.
• Non-invasive
• No needles
• No herbal remedies
• No supplements
• No avoidance

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What symptons can be treated?

Allergies and sensitivities can cause congestion, runny noses, headache, stomach aches, itching and a myriad of other complaints. Fro more information click on this button.

Allergy Symptoms
What are common allergens?

AAT treats all kinds of allergies and sensitivties from food, to chemicals, to pollens, cats, mold and more. To see a comprehensive list press this button.

ALLERGENS
Can food allergies be treated?

Food allergies and sensitivities respond well to AAT. For more information press this button.

FOOD ALLERGIES
What do I need to know?

Here’s answers to the questions most people ask. Press this button.

QUESTIONS

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What symptoms can be treated?


A sensitivity or inappropriate reaction may cause symptoms from any organ system in the body. Some systems are prone to reacting to certain families of allergies or substances, such as the respiratory system reacting to pollen. However, a substance may affect any organ system, which could cause a multitude of symptoms varying from case to case. For example, a reaction to wheat may cause hives in one person, digestive issues in another, fatigue, wheezing or Acid Reflux all in different patients. AAT addresses the specific organ systems affected by the allergen or offending substance.
Digestive System
Symptoms include reflux, heartburn, abdominal and intestinal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Primarily caused by reactions to food or other ingestants.
Respiratory System
Symptoms include sneezing, congestion, runny nose, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughs, postnasal drip, skin conditions, rashes and itchy, watery eyes. Reactions may be associated with pollens, dust, food, chemicals and animals (including dog and cat dander and bird feathers), air-borne substances and contactants.
Dermatological
Symptoms may include red, itchy, or scaly skin rashes, blisters with oozing and crusting, dry leathery patches or hives. The main cause of dermatological reactions can be a reaction to food but can also be caused by plants, contactants and chemicals.
Headaches and Migraines
May be caused by reactions to food such as chocolate and caffeine, airborne irritants such as pollens and chemicals including household cleaners, perfumes and vehicle fumes.
Tiredness and Fatigue
Many reactions result in lethargy and feelings of fatigue. Tiredness can also occur at certain times of the day, such as in the afternoon after eating.
Multiple Systems
Symptoms may affect multiple systems in the body, resulting in headaches, irritability, hyperactivity, mood swings, fatigue, tachycardia, or inflammation.
General
Chemicals – household cleaners, perfumes, building materials, washing detergent, pesticides
Occupational sensitivities such as latex or building materials, such as paints, glues, carpets, woods or varnishes
Animals
Heat, cold and humidity/dampness
Symptoms associated with an allergy or sensitivity can contribute to common conditions such as: asthma, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However not all cases involve allergies or sensitivities.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is primarily caused by sensitivities and affects approximately 15% of the population. Common symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, bloating and abdominal pain.
Skin conditions, such as eczema, dermatitis and hives are commonly associated with the symptoms of an allergy or sensitivity.

What are common allergens?

Contactants
Inhalants
Ingestants
Injectants
Shell Fish
Red and White Wine, Beer
Chemicals, Latex
Fruit
Food Components
Perfumes
Berries
Airborne Irritants
Herbal Remedies
Eggs
Dust, Dust Mites
Nutritional Supplements
Nightshades
Seasonal Allergies
Environmental
Grains
Animal Dander
Woods, Metals
Dairy
Fabrics, Upholstery, Plastics
Stinging Insects
Coffee and Chocolate
Detergents, Softeners
Sunlight
Barometric Pressure
and many more!

Can food allergies be treated?

FOOD ALLERGIES?
Does your child have stomach aches or a stuffy nose after eating? Does he have dark circles under his eyes even though you know he gets enough sleep? Does she get frequent ear infections? Does your son have difficulty paying attention in school because he’s so restless? Does he have eczema or wheezing or headaches? All of these problems and many more can be caused by food allergies.

Allergies are an inappropriate reaction by the body to substances that are harmless to most people. Traditionally, an allergic reaction is considered to be mediated by a particular immunoglobulin (IgE) that causes a histamine release creating redness, swelling and pain. We see this reaction in the runny nose and itchy eyes of hay fever, or hives from eating strawberries. However, the immune system is very complex and there are many ways that the body can react to foods and substances in the environment. Non-IgE mediated responses are poorly understood and can create almost any symptom. These kind of reactions are actually considered to be ‘sensitivities’ though we still commonly refer to all reactions as allergies.

True food allergies are estimated to affect less than two percent of adults and four to eight percent of young children and infants. Food sensitivities are much more common, although estimates vary. Symptoms of food sensitivities can involve a part of the body or the body as a whole. The frequency of digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and gastric reflux suggest that many, many people have food sensitivities that affect the digestive system. Careful observation is sometimes required to connect other reactions to food.

Food sensitivities have become very common over the last decade. More and more children and adults are reacting to peanuts, milk, gluten, and many other foods. The reasons for the high incidence of reactions are not completely understood. Many allergies have a genetic component. Allergic parents have allergic kids, and usually the children are allergic to more things than the adults. These are referred to as ‘atopic’ allergies and cause problems like atopic eczema or atopic rhinitis.

There is good evidence that the cleanliness of our environment is actually causing more respiratory allergies. Our immune system is trained in childhood by exposure to bacteria and viruses. If this exposure is limited by excessive use of anti-bacterials and cleaning products with disinfectants, the immune system may actually be compromised. This is not to suggest that you shouldn’t clean your house but perhaps to recognize that minor illnesses are normal and not a reason to give antibiotics and other drugs.

The in utero environment is important to having a healthy, allergy free baby especially if the mother and father have allergies. Some OB/GYN physicians have suggested that eliminating certain foods during pregnancy will decrease the amount of food allergies in children. The foods most commonly suggested to avoid in pregnancy are nuts and seafood. Milk, eggs, citrus and wheat are also considered common allergens.

Some studies suggest breast feeding will prevent or delay the development of allergies. Naturopathic physicians frequently recommend delaying the introduction of solid food until the baby is 6 months old and drooling adequately indicating the child is producing enough digestive juices. Babies are more likely to develop allergies to foods if they are exposed to them before their digestive systems are mature enough to handle them. The nursing mother may want to consider breast feeding for at least a year to ensure development of the immune system. Your naturopathic physician may suggest delaying the introduction of common allergens like egg white and wheat until the child is a year old. At the very least, introduce new foods one at a time, and 3 days apart, so you can recognize any possible reactions. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting until your child is 24 months old to introduce peanut butter.

The incidence of food sensitivities has risen dramatically in the last 25 years. This cannot be blamed solely on genetics or on cleanliness in the home environment. In fact, changes in the food we eat may be the primary factor contributing to food sensitivities. Increased pesticide use, irradiation, adding artificial colors and flavors, synthetic vitamin fortification, chemical preservation, and hydrogenation have changed the food we eat. It becomes difficult to know if people are reacting to a particular food or to chemical residues or contamination in the ultimate product that we eat.

The need to store and transport food has generated many new methods of processing food. These new methods include mechanical processes, separation, isolation and purification, thermal processing, biochemical processing, genetic engineering, irradiation, synthetic vitamin fortification and the addition of natural and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. Processing at high heat has been shown to reduce the allergenicity of various food proteins as the high temperatures cause significant alterations in protein structure. However, multiple studies have also concluded that the thermal processing of peanuts actually increases the allergenicity. Excessive heat causes denaturing of the proteins, ie changes in the structure, making the molecules unfamiliar to the body. This may be happening to numerous other foods.

There are simple ways to decreasing allergic responses and prevent creating new allergies. Avoid those foods that you think may be bothering you until you can be tested or treated. Make careful dietary choices. Eat minimally processed food. Eat organic foods whenever possible. Eat a varied diet. Shop in the outside aisles of the market. Investigate the sources of the food you eat. Feed your children and yourself a wide variety of whole foods in as natural a state as possible.FOOD ALLERGIES?
Does your child have stomach aches or a stuffy nose after eating? Does he have dark circles under his eyes even though you know he gets enough sleep? Does she get frequent ear infections? Does your son have difficulty paying attention in school because he’s so restless? Does he have eczema or wheezing or headaches? All of these problems and many more can be caused by food allergies.

Allergies are an inappropriate reaction by the body to substances that are harmless to most people. Traditionally, an allergic reaction is considered to be mediated by a particular immunoglobulin (IgE) that causes a histamine release creating redness, swelling and pain. We see this reaction in the runny nose and itchy eyes of hay fever, or hives from eating strawberries. However, the immune system is very complex and there are many ways that the body can react to foods and substances in the environment. Non-IgE mediated responses are poorly understood and can create almost any symptom. These kind of reactions are actually considered to be ‘sensitivities’ though we still commonly refer to all reactions as allergies.

True food allergies are estimated to affect less than two percent of adults and four to eight percent of young children and infants. Food sensitivities are much more common, although estimates vary. Symptoms of food sensitivities can involve a part of the body or the body as a whole. The frequency of digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and gastric reflux suggest that many, many people have food sensitivities that affect the digestive system. Careful observation is sometimes required to connect other reactions to food.

Food sensitivities have become very common over the last decade. More and more children and adults are reacting to peanuts, milk, gluten, and many other foods. The reasons for the high incidence of reactions are not completely understood. Many allergies have a genetic component. Allergic parents have allergic kids, and usually the children are allergic to more things than the adults. These are referred to as ‘atopic’ allergies and cause problems like atopic eczema or atopic rhinitis.

There is good evidence that the cleanliness of our environment is actually causing more respiratory allergies. Our immune system is trained in childhood by exposure to bacteria and viruses. If this exposure is limited by excessive use of anti-bacterials and cleaning products with disinfectants, the immune system may actually be compromised. This is not to suggest that you shouldn’t clean your house but perhaps to recognize that minor illnesses are normal and not a reason to give antibiotics and other drugs.

The in utero environment is important to having a healthy, allergy free baby especially if the mother and father have allergies. Some OB/GYN physicians have suggested that eliminating certain foods during pregnancy will decrease the amount of food allergies in children. The foods most commonly suggested to avoid in pregnancy are nuts and seafood. Milk, eggs, citrus and wheat are also considered common allergens.

Some studies suggest breast feeding will prevent or delay the development of allergies. Naturopathic physicians frequently recommend delaying the introduction of solid food until the baby is 6 months old and drooling adequately indicating the child is producing enough digestive juices. Babies are more likely to develop allergies to foods if they are exposed to them before their digestive systems are mature enough to handle them. The nursing mother may want to consider breast feeding for at least a year to ensure development of the immune system. Your naturopathic physician may suggest delaying the introduction of common allergens like egg white and wheat until the child is a year old. At the very least, introduce new foods one at a time, and 3 days apart, so you can recognize any possible reactions. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting until your child is 24 months old to introduce peanut butter.

The incidence of food sensitivities has risen dramatically in the last 25 years. This cannot be blamed solely on genetics or on cleanliness in the home environment. In fact, changes in the food we eat may be the primary factor contributing to food sensitivities. Increased pesticide use, irradiation, adding artificial colors and flavors, synthetic vitamin fortification, chemical preservation, and hydrogenation have changed the food we eat. It becomes difficult to know if people are reacting to a particular food or to chemical residues or contamination in the ultimate product that we eat.

The need to store and transport food has generated many new methods of processing food. These new methods include mechanical processes, separation, isolation and purification, thermal processing, biochemical processing, genetic engineering, irradiation, synthetic vitamin fortification and the addition of natural and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. Processing at high heat has been shown to reduce the allergenicity of various food proteins as the high temperatures cause significant alterations in protein structure. However, multiple studies have also concluded that the thermal processing of peanuts actually increases the allergenicity. Excessive heat causes denaturing of the proteins, ie changes in the structure, making the molecules unfamiliar to the body. This may be happening to numerous other foods.

There are simple ways to decreasing allergic responses and prevent creating new allergies. Avoid those foods that you think may be bothering you until you can be tested or treated. Make careful dietary choices. Eat minimally processed food. Eat organic foods whenever possible. Eat a varied diet. Shop in the outside aisles of the market. Investigate the sources of the food you eat. Feed your children and yourself a wide variety of whole foods in as natural a state as possible.

What do I need to know?

How soon will I see results?
Many cases respond quickly to the treatment and achieve long-term results within the first few treatments. However, each case is different and some patients require additional treatment. You will have an estimate of the number of necessary treatments after your first visit.

What are the most common symptoms addressed?
Bloating, cramping, reflux, heartburn, gas, diarrhea, nausea, runny nose, sneezing, congestion, post-nasal drip, itchy watery eyes, coughs, wheezing, shortness of breath, red, scaly or itchy rashes, blisters with oozing and crusting, dry leathery skin areas, hives, itchy skin, hyperactivity, mood swings, headaches, fatigue, tiredness, chemical sensitivities, reactions to the sun, any negative reaction to harmless substances.

How many visits will I need?
The number of sessions required depends on the number of items causing a reaction. For example, a patient who reacts to five families of substances (dairy, wheat, corn, animal dander and pollen) will require at least 5 sessions to relieve the symptoms or resolve a condition. Some things like cats or mold may occasionally take 2 or very rarely 3 treatments to resolve.

Is there an age restriction for the treatments?
No. All ages may be treated, including infants.

How long do I have to wait before I can have contact with the items that were addressed in my session?
Following a session, a patient should avoid the substance that was treated for at least 2 hours and ideally the rest of the day. Depending on the item addressed, avoidance is not always possible. It is recommended that the patient not have excessive contact with the item until the following day.

Can I have more than one treatment in a day?
Yes. Two treatments can be completed in one day. However, there must be at least 2 hours between sessions.

How long are the sessions?
The first appointment takes approximately 60 minutes and includes an assessment and one treatment. Follow-Up Sessions take 15 to 30 minutes and include one treatment.

Are any traditional medical allergy tests offered in the clinic?
We do not offer any conventional allergy testing. Patients are encouraged to bring in allergy tests from their physician.

Are there any guarantees that my symptoms will be relieved?
Unfortunately, we can offer no guarantees; however, the majority of our patients respond favorably to the AAT treatment on a long-term basis. We cannot guarantee that new symptoms will not develop in the future.

What qualifications do the practitioners have?
Dr. Mitchell is a naturopathic physician licensed in Connecticut. She has been treating people with allergies for 35 years and is an expert in the use of the AAT technology.

Can a food intolerance be treated?
Sometimes. A food intolerance is different from an allergy or sensitivity in that there may be an enzyme deficiency, which inhibits the body from properly digesting the substance. The treatment may not affect lactose intolerance for example.

Can you treat for anaphylactic symptoms?
No. We do not treat conditions involving anaphylactic reactions. However, patients with an anaphylactic reaction may be treated for other sensitivities that are not life threatening.

Will my health insurance pay for the treatments?
AAT is currently considered an elective procedure similar to LASIK eye surgery or certain dental procedures, so the patient will be responsible for paying for the treatments. We will give you a receipt that you may send to your insurance company, however we suggest that you use your Health Savings Account.

How much does it cost?
The initial visit is $175. This includes your first treatment. Follow up visits are $90.

Do I need to do anything before my appointment?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete the necessary forms.
Please do not smoke or wear perfume or fragrances prior to coming in to the clinic. This is a courtesy to other patients who may be sensitive to those substances.
Bring any allergy tests from other doctors to the initial appointment.
Prescription or over-the-counter medications will not affect the treatment.
Patients who have other therapies (massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc) scheduled on the same day as the AAT treatment should schedule those therapies PRIOR to the AAT treatment, if possible.
If you are experiencing an acute stage of illness including an elevated temperature, you should contact Dr. Mitchell to reschedule the appointment.
Advanced Allergy Relief of Connecticut DOES NOT treat anaphylaxis or any life-threatening symptoms. Strict avoidance is always advised.

Do I need to stop taking any of my medications before the treatment?
No, patients do not need to stop taking medication that has been prescribed by a medical doctor without his/her authorization. You may continue taking over the counter medication to control current symptoms, as this will not affect the treatment.

How do I make an appointment?
Send an email to BeAllergyFree@gmail.com with your name and contact information. You will receive an email or a call in response to set up your appointment.
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How soon will I see results?
Many cases respond quickly to the treatment and achieve long-term results within the first few treatments. However, each case is different and some patients require additional treatment. You will have an estimate of the number of necessary treatments after your first visit.

What are the most common symptoms addressed?
Bloating, cramping, reflux, heartburn, gas, diarrhea, nausea, runny nose, sneezing, congestion, post-nasal drip, itchy watery eyes, coughs, wheezing, shortness of breath, red, scaly or itchy rashes, blisters with oozing and crusting, dry leathery skin areas, hives, itchy skin, hyperactivity, mood swings, headaches, fatigue, tiredness, chemical sensitivities, reactions to the sun, any negative reaction to harmless substances.

How many visits will I need?
The number of sessions required depends on the number of items causing a reaction. For example, a patient who reacts to five families of substances (dairy, wheat, corn, animal dander and pollen) will require at least 5 sessions to relieve the symptoms or resolve a condition. Some things like cats or mold may occasionally take 2 or very rarely 3 treatments to resolve.

Is there an age restriction for the treatments?
No. All ages may be treated, including infants.

How long do I have to wait before I can have contact with the items that were addressed in my session?
Following a session, a patient should avoid the substance that was treated for at least 2 hours and ideally the rest of the day. Depending on the item addressed, avoidance is not always possible. It is recommended that the patient not have excessive contact with the item until the following day.

Can I have more than one treatment in a day?
Yes. Two treatments can be completed in one day. However, there must be at least 2 hours between sessions.

How long are the sessions?
The first appointment takes approximately 60 minutes and includes an assessment and one treatment. Follow-Up Sessions take 15 to 30 minutes and include one treatment.

Are any traditional medical allergy tests offered in the clinic?
We do not offer any conventional allergy testing. Patients are encouraged to bring in allergy tests from their physician.

Are there any guarantees that my symptoms will be relieved?
Unfortunately, we can offer no guarantees; however, the majority of our patients respond favorably to the AAT treatment on a long-term basis. We cannot guarantee that new symptoms will not develop in the future.

What qualifications do the practitioners have?
Dr. Mitchell is a naturopathic physician licensed in Connecticut. She has been treating people with allergies for 35 years and is an expert in the use of the AAT technology.

Can a food intolerance be treated?
Sometimes. A food intolerance is different from an allergy or sensitivity in that there may be an enzyme deficiency, which inhibits the body from properly digesting the substance. The treatment may not affect lactose intolerance for example.

Can you treat for anaphylactic symptoms?
No. We do not treat conditions involving anaphylactic reactions. However, patients with an anaphylactic reaction may be treated for other sensitivities that are not life threatening.

Will my health insurance pay for the treatments?
AAT is currently considered an elective procedure similar to LASIK eye surgery or certain dental procedures, so the patient will be responsible for paying for the treatments. We will give you a receipt that you may send to your insurance company, however we suggest that you use your Health Savings Account.

How much does it cost?
The initial visit is $175. This includes your first treatment. Follow up visits are $90.

Do I need to do anything before my appointment?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete the necessary forms.
Please do not smoke or wear perfume or fragrances prior to coming in to the clinic. This is a courtesy to other patients who may be sensitive to those substances.
Bring any allergy tests from other doctors to the initial appointment.
Prescription or over-the-counter medications will not affect the treatment.
Patients who have other therapies (massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc) scheduled on the same day as the AAT treatment should schedule those therapies PRIOR to the AAT treatment, if possible.
If you are experiencing an acute stage of illness including an elevated temperature, you should contact Dr. Mitchell to reschedule the appointment.
Advanced Allergy Relief of Connecticut DOES NOT treat anaphylaxis or any life-threatening symptoms. Strict avoidance is always advised.

Do I need to stop taking any of my medications before the treatment?
No, patients do not need to stop taking medication that has been prescribed by a medical doctor without his/her authorization. You may continue taking over the counter medication to control current symptoms, as this will not affect the treatment.

How do I make an appointment?
Send an email to BeAllergyFree@gmail.com with your name and contact information or use the contact form. You will receive an email or a call in response to set up your
first appointment.