Updated: Mar 30
By Jennifer Ide, R.BIE, CNP
August is here!
Are you ready for the beginning of ragweed season?
After being in quarantine for the past several months, many of us want to be able to enjoy the outdoors without experiencing any symptoms.
Symptoms of Ragweed Reactions
Those who react to ragweed experience irritating symptoms including:
Watery, itchy eyes
A puffy, swollen face
Post nasal drip
Perhaps during this year’s ragweed season, you can enjoy the outdoors without suffering and/or rely on popping a whole bunch of pills to temporarily get your symptoms under control!
BIE gets your body to correctly recognize ragweed
What is the difference between someone who reacts to ragweed and someone who doesn’t?
Compared to a person who doesn’t react to ragweed, the person who does react has a body that cannot identify ragweed properly. The body thinks the ragweed is “harmful,” when it’s not. As a consequence, the body responds inappropriately by creating a physiological response that leads to symptoms like a runny, itchy nose, watery eyes, rashes etc.
How can we get the body to properly recognize ragweed?
Everything in this world, including ragweed, carries a unique frequency pattern. BIE, which stands for BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination, is a non-invasive health technology that imprints the frequency pattern of ragweed onto the body (without exposing you to the ragweed itself). By doing this, your body is re-introduced to the frequency pattern of ragweed. From this re-introduction, your body gets “re-educated” on what ragweed is, and therefore, responds to it appropriately (i.e. your body doesn’t “freak out” when it’s exposed to ragweed).
Find out which ragweed is an issue for you
There are many species of ragweeds. During a BIE session, you will gain insight into the ones that are most problematic for you. This will be done through muscles testing, a simple test that will determine your body’s response to the frequency patterns of various ragweeds.
To go into a little more detail, the frequency pattern of different ragweed species will be placed up to a test muscle (this is usually your forearm), and if the muscle fatigues, that is an indication that your body is unable to properly recognize the frequency pattern of that particular ragweed.
Without proper recognition, your body will not know how to respond to it appropriately, therefore, giving rise to those frustrating symptoms mentioned above. Once we have identified which frequency patterns are not recognizable by your body, we then imprint them onto the body using BIE.
BIE vs. Antihistamines
The best part about using BIE is that it can address the underlying cause of your symptoms. It trains the body so that it can respond appropriately upon exposure to a particular substance, such as ragweed. This is far better than depending on medications like antihistamines, which serve only to temporarily address the symptoms (as opposed to the cause). While immediate alleviation of symptoms is great, using medications comes at a cost, and sometimes a hefty one. Most, if not all, medications have side effects. It has been shown that some side effects of antihistamines range from causing dry mouth — to insomnia — to cognitive impairment — to increased risk of developing dementia (1, 2, 3).
For the month of August, we will be running a special for those that react to ragweed!
If you react to ragweed and are interested in normalizing your body to it with BIE, take advantage of this special and book an appointment with our BIE Practitioner, Jennifer Ide, here or call the clinic at (416) 214-9251.
She looks forward to meeting you and helping you get through this ragweed season with more ease!
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