Low dose immunotherapy is an easy and effective therapy for all types of immune hyperactivity.
The treatment involves administering very diluted (homeopathic) formulas, customized for the patient’s specific immune reactions. Commonly used formulas include foods, inhalants, chemicals, strep, Lyme, and patient’s own body samples.
Low dose immunotherapy is administered approximately every 2 months, as a small superficial injection or sublingual dose. It becomes more effective over time and doses can eventually become more spread out, usually after a year of treatment. This therapy is usually administered in conjunction with other immune balancing treatments including vitamin D optimization and gut healing protocols.
A typical treatment plan can be seen below:
Initial consult (1 hour) – Treatment can sometimes be administered at the first visit. Sometimes there is an antifungal prep that needs to happen, depending on the patient. (10-14 days of antifungal therapy before the treatment begins) Optimum vitamin D helps with the therapy as well so the vitamin D/ B12 test will be recommended at the first visit. If it is thought the hormones or other biochemical processes are out of balance other lab tests will be suggested at this time.
Treatment will not be given on the first day if there is an active infection in the body, and occasionally for other reasons. If there are known food allergies (based on symptoms not labs) and you have eaten that food in the last two days and are reacting, treatment may be postponed. If you really want a treatment at your first visit you could have a phone consult first.
Sometimes the doctor will send you home with a series of LDA/ LDI syringes that are different strengths to ‘titrate’ up to their effective dose. They are administered every 10-14 days.
Follow up (15, 30, 45 or 60 min): Your first follow up is dependent on whether treatment is administered the first visit, if yes then follow up is every 7-8 weeks for the first year. If a treatment was not administered, the patient will usually come back in 1-2 weeks and then start the treatment. At appointments, treatments can be injected or administered under the tongue.
If you are a long distance patient, treatments can be shipped to patients to administer under the tongue. When shipped, the needles have a piece of tape securing them. Ignore the tape and push through it- do not try to remove the tape. It doesn’t matter if freezes or gets hot while shipping.