The two most common types of allergies that your pet may experience are food allergies and environmental allergies. Allergies of any type are an overreaction of the immune system. As the animal’s body tries to fight this substance, allergy symptoms occur.
Conventional treatment of allergies is most commonly directed at blocking or suppressing the immune response. While this approach can provide symptomatic relief, it does not address the underlying cause of the problem. When we shut down the immune system, we open the door to infections and other complications of a nonfunctioning immune system.
Bicom Therapy is a holistic approach to boosting the immune system, clearing allergens and sensitivities in the body. It is useful to test and treat any potential allergen or sensitivity – including foods, pollens, chemicals, metals and vaccines. This therapy was originally developed by physicists and pediatricians to treat allergies in children in Europe. The technology has been adapted to be helpful for our animal friends.
Medical Ozone therapy is used to detoxify the body and to activate the immune system by stimulating the production of cytokines. It has been used in the medical field in Europe since the 1800’s to reduce allergies, inflammation and infection. Medical ozone creates a cascade effect to reduce the allergic reaction without side effects.
Nutritional supplements and Herbs are an essential component of the healing process. Half of your body’s immune system is in the digestive tract so good intestinal health is crucial if you are to treat his allergies permanently. There are many different supplements and herbs that are beneficial for allergy issues. The specific herbs and supplements that are recommended are based on each individual pet’s needs.
These holistic treatments can be very helpful for pets with allergic diseases. They can be used separately or together, and they can be combined with medications if needed, allowing an integrative approach to the problem. When we address the variety of factors at the root of the pet’s allergy problem, the allergies can be reduced. It may take time, but good health is possible if the body is supported and not suppressed.
"Dr. Strickfaden performed bicom on our 11 year-old chocolate lab, Margo. Margo had been diagnosed by our Oshkosh vet with Spondylosis. The bicom, while not a cure for Spondylosis, gave our Margo a wonderful 10 months of life. When we came to Dr. Strickfaden, Margo was sleeping 20 hours a day and not moving much. To those of you unfamiliar with bicom, the procedure seems a bit like magic and I was doubtful. However, within one day of her first bicom treatment, Margo was chasing balls in the yard. Margo changed from acting like a 15 year-old dog to acting like a 5 year-old dog. She became so active. Eventually, we were able to take her off all the harsh meds that she was on and only take her for bicom treatments every 6 weeks. I can't say enough wonderful things about bicom. Margo went from a lethargic, dog full of pain to a joyful dog who chased balls and was happy until her last days. I can't thank Dr. Strickfaden and the staff enough for giving us those joy filled months with Margo. Those memories and gratitude will last with us forever."
- Robin L., Oshkosh