SAAT is short for Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment. It is a newly introduced technique that provides long-term relief from allergy symptoms in comparison to western solutions.
The Allergy Dilemma
There’s no denying it; allergies are an all-too-common affliction these days. Whether it’s from seasonal molds and pollens, or indoor dust and pet dander, many of us suffer from stuffy noses, itchy throats, and watery eyes from time to time, ranging from mild to unbearable.
Whatever the case is, there should be an effective way to treat allergies at their root rather than masking them with over-the-counter prescriptions year after year. This is where SAAT comes into play.
SAAT: The History
Dr. Soliman has spent many years of clinical trials as a pioneer in auricular therapy, proving Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT) is a safe, simple, and effective method of reducing allergy and sensitivity symptoms. Over a decade of SAAT protocol and notes, Nader Soliman, M.D. found that his SAAT technique helped to eliminate allergies and thousands of people have been treated with this specialized form of ear acupuncture. During this time, Dr. Soliman found that no recurrence of the same allergy was reported except for hormonal fluctuations due to puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.
The ear is interconnected to the brain in neurological embryological, and electromagnetic ways; this SAAT treatment can help trigger the body to help an allergy or a sensitivity naturally recede. This auricular (ear) acupuncture treatment is basically painless and is medically accepted by the World Health Organization. “SAAT treatment has been effective for the large majority of patients and showed no adverse reactions,” according to a study published in a Medical Acupuncture Journal.
SAAT is a proven form of allergy treatment implementing auricular acupuncture and the use of one, 3mm, hair-thin needle placed into the skin of the outer to treat a singular allergy or sensitivity.
Typically, one to three treatments are needed, and the treatment is simple, economical, and has no known side effects. It involves the placement of one hair-thin needle into the ear that is left in place for a course of 3-4 weeks. SAAT has the highest success rate for providing the longest relief compared to any other allergy treatment with this technique seeing allergy symptom reduction by as much as 80-95%.
What Allergies and Sensitivities does SAAT Address?
- meat (alpha-gal)
- and more.
- meat (alpha-gal)
- and more.
- animal dander
- and more.
- animal dander
- and more.
SAAT is successful in the treatment of many food and environmental allergies, but one allergen has caught the eye of SAAT practitioners – Alpha-gal. The alpha-gal allergy is notoriously hard to treat with many sufferers never finding relief.
The Alpha-Gal Allergy is thought to be transmitted through a bite from the Lone Star tick, which then passes a sugar molecule called alpha-gal into the body, which produces a food allergy to red meat.
Alpha-gal Syndrome presents in the following ways:
- Hives, itchy, scaly skin
- Swelling of the lips, face, tongue, throat, or other body parts
- Wheezing or shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or sneezing
SAAT has been hugely effective in the treatment of Alpha-gal which should provide a great sigh of relief for us tick-ridden Long Islanders!
Ready to put your allergies to bed? Let’s get started!
You can schedule an appointment for your SAAT Consult & Treatment with Certified SAAT practitioner, Dr. Michelle Iona, DACM, L.Ac.
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