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Allergy/Sensitivity Elimination & Reprogramming

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What is A/SERT and How Does It Work?

A/SERT – or Allergy and Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique – combines the best of homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture and other healing traditions into one comprehensive, natural approach to allergies. It assists the body in eliminating unhealthy, conditioned responses to allergenic triggers. To do this the patient holds homeopathic vials of the allergenic substance to help them desensitize. The doctor then uses cold laser, stimulation of acupuncture points and reflex points along the spine, and other sensory stimulation devices to bring the nervous system back into balance, or what is known as a “Central Integrative State.”

This central integrative state is similar to what one would achieve with a half hour meditation exercise.
Once the body is in this state, it can let go of defensive, conditioned responses it has learned to various allergenic triggers.

This process desensitizes the patient to the allergen, much like the low dose shots of the allergen used by allergy doctors, but without the needles! In our experience, this procedure also produces longer lasting results and can even result in total elimination of some allergies.

What Causes Allergies?

Allergies and sensitivities are caused by inappropriate, conditioned responses of your nervous system and immune system to various “allergenic triggers.” It could be food such as; peanuts, wheat or dairy, or an environmental substance like pollen, dust or hay. These substances elicit no response in many people, so why would they cause such a drastic response in allergy sufferers? It’s because the allergic person’s nervous system and immune system have learned exaggerated responses to these ordinary things over time. Why would they learn these inappropriate and exaggerated responses? One of the most common reasons is that the gastrointestinal tract is not functioning properly.

Normally the lining of the gut only allows properly digested food and nutrients to enter the bloodstream. However, when the intestinal lining becomes too leaky, large proteins, bacteria, yeast and other substances can get through the lining and into the circulation. This is known as “Leaky Gut Syndrome” and it puts the immune system on Red Alert! Once the nerve and immune systems become overwhelmed, they begin forming antibodies to many ordinary stimuli. This state of “hyper-sensitivity” sets the stage for a multitude of mixed signals and the immune system begins to create antibodies to various foods, environmental substances and even your body’s own tissues. As this process continues the body starts learning inappropriate, conditioned responses to these substances which are known as allergies or sensitivities. This is also why many people don’t develop allergies until later in life, once the nerve and immune systems have become hyper-sensitive.

What Can Be Done?

Besides the A/SERT protocol mentioned earlier, one can go on a modified elimination diet and avoid known triggers. A better approach is to restore health and balance to the gut, immune and nerve systems. This is accomplished with a comprehensive detox protocol. The focus of the detox is threefold. First, we put the patient on a modified elimination diet to allow the immune system to calm down and provide the healthy, nutrient dense foods the body needs to begin the repair process. You will also be asked to complete a Metabolic Screening Questionnaire which allows us to see what organ systems are most in need of assistance.

Second, we provide a tailored program of specific herbs to help kill off pathogenic bacteria, yeast and parasites. We also prescribe a specific Medical Food depending on your unique needs. The medical food contains the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phyto-nutrients to begin healing the Leaky Gut and provides the nutrients needed to assist phase I and II detoxification pathways in the liver. You will also be given digestive enzymes to help break down food so that it can be absorbed and assimilated, rather than putrefying in the lower gut.


After about three weeks you will be feeling better, digesting, assimilating and eliminating properly and the gut lining will be on its way to recovery. We then use a specific strain of Acidophilus and Bifidobacteria to re-seed the gut with the healthy bacteria it needs to provide a protective barrier. These good bacteria are also necessary for the proper utilization and assimilation of many nutrients.

What Patients Say About A/SERT

I used to have to have a Kleenex box next to me anytime I would sit down to eat because within a few minutes my nose would run non-stop. After the fourth A/SERT treatment my sinuses began to drain and I felt like I had drank a whole bunch of Tabasco sauce because my throat burned. After 2-3 days my sinuses cleared up and I can now sit and enjoy my food without the Kleenex.
-J. Robertson

Before I saw Dr. Hanes, I had given up riding my horse in an indoor arena. I was on Nasonex and an inhaler and I still couldn’t get enough air. I couldn’t work on the ranch or enjoy many of the activities I like because I would get so sick. Dr. Hanes and the A/SERT treatments have given me my life back and I no longer require the Nasonex or inhaler.
-Dana M.

Reece, my 2 year old was always congested, had a runny nose and irregular bowels, going from constipation to diarrhea. I put him on a restricted diet like Dr. Hanes suggested, which helped but didn’t eliminate the problem. Once we started the A/SERT treatments his symptoms improved quickly. Dr. Hanes is great and we feel blessed to have a doctor so knowledgeable about holistic methods involved in the care of our family.
- Dusty C.

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