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.
What are the most commonly treated conditions?
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 sessions are needed?
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) may require between 5 to 12 sessions to relieve the symptoms or resolve a condition.
How much does it cost?
The initial consultation and testing is $95. Treatments are $95 if you have just one treatment per visit, if you have more than one treatment per visit (maximum 4) it is $75 per treatment. We accept checks or cash only for payment.
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 24 hours, if possible. 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, you can have up to four treatments in one day.
How long are the sessions?
The initial consultation and testing takes approximately 30 minutes. Most patients choose to begin treatment immediately following that and depending how many allergies are treated (up to 4) it would require an additional 15-30 minutes.
Will my health insurance pay for the treatments?
AAT is currently considered an elective treatment similar to LASIK eye surgery or certain dental procedures, so the patient will be responsible for paying for the treatments.
How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment by calling the clinic directly at
925-344-5244. You do not need a doctor's referral.
Do I need to do anything before my appointment?
Patients should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the Initial Session 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.
Please bring any allergy tests from medical doctors to the Initial Session.
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 experiencing an acute stage of illness including an elevated temperature, the patient should contact the clinic to reschedule the appointment.
Allergy Relief Centers 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.
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 physicians.
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.
Can a food intolerance be treated?
No. 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. Such cases are not affected by the treatment.
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.