A holistic allergy treatment center has expanded its services to Brooklyn in an effort to help families deal with extreme food reactions.
A.R.T. Allergy Release Technique, headquartered Massachusetts, recently opened its Brooklyn center, its first in New York, with plans to help clients in the tri-state area access “life changing treatment,” founder Amy Thieringer told BK Reader.
Thieringer created the treatment in 2005 in response to her own son’s life threatening allergic reaction to tree nuts.
“[He] came into the kitchen and took a few cashews off the counter and within fifteen minutes he was in the hospital and basically was not breathing,” Thieringer said. “He had a severe anaphylactic reaction and he had never had a reaction to food before.”
After staying in the hospital for nearly three days, doctors told Therienger her son had to avoid nuts at all costs. Within seconds of receiving the diagnosis Thieringer took it upon herself to find a solution, not only to get her son’s under his control but to revolutionize care in the allergen industry.
The holistic A.R.T technique is unlike other allergy treatment, she said, as it works to address the root of a food allergy — in many is an overactive immune system. By identifying toxins and other stressors that are overloading the person’s immune system and shifting gut microbiomes, while simultaneously working through mental blocks to calm anxiety response, she said foods could slowly and safely be reintroduced into a person’s life.
She said unlike conventional medicine, her treatment got to the root of the cause rather than just treating the reaction.
A.R.T.’s new location in Brooklyn is rapidly growing, Thieringer said, with the clinic training and certifying more practitioners. “The mission of A.R.T is to ignite a movement to eradicate food allergies. We want to change how food allergies are treated in this country and around the world.”