And Vacaville hypnotherapist Dennis Atkinson says it's all in your head.
"What I mean is, hay fever and allergies are physical manifestations of immune processes that can be controlled at the subconscious level," says Dennis Atkinson. "That's why hypnotherapy is so effective for allergy relief." The retired police officer founded his hypnotherapy practice in Fairfield, California in 2009.
"The good news is that the immune system can be retrained with hypnotherapy,"
"Many people with minor environmental allergies can give up decongestants and antihistamines completely after just a few sessions, without shots or drugs," says Atkinson.
A hypnosis study published in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis reported that 86% of the study participants who had been taking medication for allergy relief had been able to reduce their medications. Three out of four participants reported an improvement in their symptoms.
"An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system encounters a foreign substance like cat dander or grass pollen," says Atkinson. "These substances are not poisonous or harmful for most people. But if you suffer from an allergy, your immune system reacts to pollen as though it's anthrax or bubonic plague. Your immune system sends out killer T-cells, and your body is flooded with histamines. Your eyes water, you sneeze, you get itchy. You may get congested. In extreme cases, allergy sufferers may go into anaphylactic shock."
"We use hypnosis, guided imagery and other related tools to help your immune system react appropriately to the substances that are not otherwise harmful," says Atkinson.
Dennis Atkinson has over 30 years of hypnosis experience, with a number of specialized certifications -- including allergy relief -- from the California Hypnotherapy Academy. With offices in Fairfield and Vacaville, Atkinson sees hypnosis clients from throughout the Bay area.
Dennis Atkinson was inspired to learn hypnosis as a police officer for the City of Garden Grove, California in the early 1980s. "The department was training officers in hypnosis to help victims recall details about violent crimes," says Atkinson. "I wasn't in the training, but I was so impressed by what my fellow officers could do, that I learned hypnosis and hypnotherapy on my own."
For more information about hypnotherapy for allergy relief, contact Dennis Atkinson at 707-474-9230 or at http://mytrance.net. An initial consultation for allergy sufferers is $45 and includes an assessment, a hypnosis session, and customized hypnosis CD to take home.
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Clinical hypnotherapist Dennis Atkinson of Vacaville, CA is certified in hypnosis for pain control, allergy relief, weight loss, smoking cessation, phobias and other health and wellness issues. He has offices in Vacaville and Fairfield, California and can be reached at 707-474-9230 or online at http://mytrance.net.