Posted by: Indonesian Children | February 28, 2009

Unorthodox Techniques for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders

resources : ASCIA


Vega testing, advanced allergy elimination, cytotoxic testing, iridology, kinesiology, Alcat test, allergy testing, IgG antibody testing, allergy, allergy elimination technique, VoiceBio ©TM — these are just a few unorthodox techniques that claim to diagnose allergy.

According to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, unproven allergy testing provides misleading results, delays correct diagnosis and lead to unnecessarily ineffective treatment.


While our ability to accurately diagnose and treat allergic disease has benefited from scientific understanding of what happens during an allergic reaction, a number of tests and treatments have been promoted in the absence of any scientific rationale. Some non-conventional approaches to disease also claim that various disorders unrelated to allergy have an immune basis. These tests and treatments have been shown to be unreliable when subjected to careful study. ASCIA advises against use of these tests for diagnosis or to guide medical treatment.

Allergy is a science-based specialty

Use of unproven “allergy tests” is common in Australia and New Zealand

Unproven allergy testing and treatments are not regulated

Philosophies underlying unorthodox practice

Advice needs to be “evidence based”

Inappropriate testing

  • Cytotoxic testing (Bryans’ test)
  • Oral provocation and neutralisation
  • Vega testing (electrodermal testing, bioresonancy))
  • Kinesiology
  • Radionics (psionic medicine, dowsing)
  • Iridology
  • Pulse testing
  • Hair analysis
  • Tests for “dysbiosis”
  • VioceBio

Inappropriate use of conventional testing

  • Food specific IgG, IgG4, IgE
  • Lymphocyte subset analysis
  • Allergen specific IgE (RAST, ImmunoCap testing)

Inappropriate use of conventional treatments

Allergen immunotherapy

Treatments used by conventional and unorthodox practitioners

  • Buteyko Breathing Technique

Unorthodox treatments

  • Homoeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Reflexology (zone therapy)
  • Autogenous urine therapy
  • Physical Therapies: Chiropractic therapy, Osteopathy, Cranial therapy
  • Allergy elimination techniques (also known as “Advanced Allergy Elimination”, “Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination”)
  • Vega MRT (Matrix Regeneration Therapy)
  • Clinical Ecology/ Environmental Illness
  • Chronic Candidiasis
  • Enzyme potentiated immunotherapy
  • Insulin resistance / allergy


  • Evidence, claims and counterclaims
  • Adverse outcomes from unorthodox testing and treatments may arise
  • Unproven diagnostic techniques and treatments are not inexpensive





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