Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI) helps the immune system restore proper balance by reducing inflammation caused by foreign invaders/infections (LDI) or allergens (LDA). LDI brings the immune system more in balance, helping it to fight pathogens more effectively. In terms of allergy, LDA works to “turn off” one’s reaction to misidentified antigens in the body such as cat fur, pollen, foods or chemicals.
LDI/LDA can be administered sublingually (under the tongue). Doses given sublingually are placed under the tongue and held for a short period of time, typically about 30 seconds. This application is painless and does not require an injection.
There are a wide range of LDI antigens for numerous conditions along with a wide range of doses of LDI. After the initial dose, it is generally given once per week until an effect is seen, then it is dosed once every seven to eight weeks, though a booster dose can be given if a patient’s improvement diminishes and symptoms return before the seven-week mark. The frequency of dosing is eventually decreased over time once sustainable improvement in immune function is achieved.
Examples of conditions that may benefit from LDA/LDI:
- Seasonal/environmental allergy
- Food sensitivity
- Chemical sensitivity
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Lyme or related diseases
- Hormonal Imbalances
If you are interested in learning more about this type of therapy, please contact the office to set up an appointment with one of our doctors.