Definition Of Allergy


My Definition Of An AllergyThere seems to be some confusion about the definition of allergy. This dates back to 1925 when opinions in the medical world split and two camps were formed. I would like to try to clear this confusion by explaining a simplified medical definition, my allergy definition and the definition of others who I respect working in the allergy field.

Medical Allergy Definition

The medical profession tends to define an allergy as causing the activation of immunoglobulin type E(IgE) antibodies. However millions of people experience many allergic symptoms every day without producing these antibodies. The medical profession would call these sensitivities, hypersensitivities and intolerances, not allergies.

Some Alternative Allergy Definitions

Dr Devi Nambudripad, who developed NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques) states that, “An allergy is an adverse physical, physiological, and/or psychological response of an individual towards one or more substances also known as allergens”.

In her book, “Allergies and Your Family”, Dr Doris Rapp states that, “An allergy is an abnormal response to a food, drug or something in our environment which usually does not cause symptoms in most people.”

Sandi Radomski says that her new definition is, “An allergy is a mistake of the immune system caused by trauma.”

My Definition Of Allergy

In my work I treat intolerances and sensitivities (non-IgE mediated reactions) and allergies (IgE mediated reactions) as the same thing. The symptoms are often similar. The difference is that intolerances and sensitivities take more detective work to uncover.

I believe an allergy is an energy imbalance between the electromagnetic energy of a person and a substance, that causes unwanted symptoms. Jane Thurnell-Read from www.lifeworkpotential.com calls this, ‘Energy Mismatch’. I love that term and I think it sums up my definition of an allergy beautifully!

Our body is always trying to protect us (thank you body!) but sometimes it sees something that is safe as dangerous. It then produces symptoms.

I  feel that symptoms are telling us that we need to pay attention. Symptoms can be emotional or physical. They are telling us that our energy system needs to be balanced and they give us a‘way in’ to heal before it is too late. Maybe a past trauma needs to be resolved or a limiting belief addressed and zapped but not always. Once the system is balanced and/or these issues are dealt with, symptoms generally ease or completely disappear.

However if left unchecked these unwanted symptoms  can lead to chronic illness. Remember, our body just wants us to pay attention!

Allergy Healing

I use a different approach for identifying allergies and treating them to what medical doctors use. Their intention (and an admiral intention it is) is to make us ‘feel’ better now and so they treat the ‘symptoms‘. If we don’t treat the ’cause’ then the symptoms will usually come back, possibly even worse! We need to start treating the body, mind, spirit and environment as a whole rather than separate components.

As well as taking advice from your doctor, it’s a good idea to start taking responsibility for your own health. It has worked wonders for me and my family. We have hardly been to see the doctor since we have been using the simple but effective tools for allergy healing that I have learned over the years!

I am passionate about helping people to find health and wellbeing. Please come back regularly to find out how you can find freedom from allergies which, from my experience are behind so many of our illnesses.

Please feel free to ask a question or make a comment. I would love to hear from you.

With love,

Cathy x




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