Allergy shots can be a pain. Although many doctors offer alternatives to allergy shots (like cluster immunotherapy or rush immunotherapy), most of these options still include getting stuck with a needle several times a week. There is another option out there that claims to do just as well as other methods with no pain at all. New strides in laser allergy treatment hopes to accomplish this by introducing laser therapy that can replace shots altogether.
Laser allergy treatment has gained popularity since the 90’s and is now used to effectively treat various allergy problems. One of these treatments is called Bioallergenix. This laser treatment begins by simply having the patient sit down. Then, after attaching a innocuous wire to the patient’s middle finger, a computer reads out for the doctor and patient the allergens that the patient is most sensitive to. The doctor then brings out a small pen and projects a laser up and down the nose, forehead and back of the patient. After a little more than a minute the procedure is over, and the allergen is no longer an issue. Apparently frequencies in the computer that correlate to allergens are sent through the laser onto the meridians of your body. The laser works off your electromagnetic energy to locate and cure allergy symptoms.
Another common laser allergy procedure is endoscopic laser surgery. This is different than Bioallergenix, but still usually pain free. The doctor will probably look in your nose for built up mucus or congestion problems and remote them with a laser. This surgery works best for people who have a deviated septum or sinusitis as the surgery relieves the symptoms associated with these issues directly. This procedure is not a direct solution to defeating the allergy in general and does not help with fix post-nasal drip problems.
Laser surgery may not be right for some people who suffer from allergies. If the scope of your allergy or allergies is potentially life threatening, your doctor may recommend sticking to regiments of vitamins and medication. Also, the price of Bioallergenix treatment may vary from place to place, but expect to pay a pretty price. However, when comparing the cost of long term antihistamines and doctors visits to the single, up front price of laser treatment, you may break even or even save money. With the soaring costs of medical expenses and the time consuming schedules typical allergy shots require, laser allergy treatment may be a perfect alternative.