WARNING: UNORTHODOX METHODS OF DIAGNOSING ALLERGY HAVE NO EVIDENCE.

WARNING: UNORTHODOX METHODS OF DIAGNOSING ALLERGY HAVE NO EVIDENCE.

07/01/2015

Allergy is a science-based specialty. Accurate diagnosis and management of allergic disorders requires reliable allergy testing, and treatment which is evidence based and proven within scientific research to be safe and effective.  

Alarmingly, at present there is no stringent regulation of alternative and unorthodox techniques listed in Australia for the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disorders. This lack of regulation is concerning as many alternative and unorthodox methods are unproven and associated with risk for potential harm if individuals with allergies are incorrectly diagnosed and inappropriately treated. Although popular, unorthodox methods such as homeopathy, kinesiology, iridology and vega testing to diagnose allergy are unproven scientifically. The costs incurred by unsuspecting Australians undertaking these treatments is also far from insignificant.

At the Australian Allergy Centre all allergy testing techniques and treatments are evidence based and scientifically proven as safe and effective. Our team of professionals boast extensive understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying allergic disorders, and specialise in the diagnosis and management of allergic rhinitis (hay fever), allergy induced asthma, eczema and food allergies.

More information about unorthodox testing and treatment for allergic disorders is available at:

http://www.allergy.org.au/images/pcc/ASCIA_PCC_Unorthodox_testing_and_treatment_2014.pdf

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