What is BIE?
A healthy immune system responds appropriately to threats, while limiting responses to safe foods and environmental components. When the immune system begins to respond inappropriately, creating a heightened response to otherwise safe substances (such as foods, pollens, and dust), symptoms can occur. Since our immune system is the cornerstone of our defense system, it is not ideal to shut down or suppress the entire immune system response. However, decreasing inappropriately heightened responses can lead to a reduction in food and environmental related symptoms. This is the goal of Bioenergetic Intolerance Elimination (BIE).
A Hyper-vigilant Immune System
Inappropriately heightened responses to food and environmental substances can create a wide variety of symptoms, including, but not limited to, acne, asthma, constipation or diarrhea, edema, eczema, fatigue, migraines, insomnia, sinus congestion, headaches, abdominal pain, or difficulty losing weight. In order to avoid these symptoms, elimination diets are often prescribed. However, when we react to many foods, or environmental components that we cannot avoid, it can be difficult to completely eliminate exposure.
Using Ancient Wisdom to Support Modern Health
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, energy (or ‘qi’) flows along highways in our body known as meridians. It is via these meridians that the whole body communicates. Healthy flow along these meridians creates health, whereas disruptions in flow can create dis-ease. One of the goals of acupuncture is to enable healthy flow along the meridians.
BIE utilizes a tool called the GSR-120 unit. A trained practitioner uses the BIE device to transmit a low electronic frequency onto acupuncture points along the meridians. The frequency emitted is that of the substance that the patient is experiencing an inappropriate response too. Via this process, the body begins to adapt to the substance, decreasing the reaction to it. Many patients notice immediate results following a visit while others require several visits. Treatment sessions are 40 minutes; most patients require 3-6 sessions to notice a significant response.
If you find it difficult to stick to a strict Elimination diet, or are reacting to substances in the environment that you cannot avoid, BIE may be helpful. You may also benefit from Low Dose Allergen Immunotherapy (LDI/LDA). Book an appointment to determine whether you may be a candidate for BIE or LDI/LDA. Your Naturopathic Doctor will work with you to create a treatment plan that works for your health goals.