Allergy Testing and Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)


Allergy Testing

Cascade Natural Medicine is proud to offer our patients several options for allergy testing.  We offer in-house skin scratch testing to help identify potential environmental and food allergens. Based on the results of this test, a custom sublingual immunotherapy formulation is created to help mitigate allergy symptoms.  

What is sublingual immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is a natural allergy remedy. It's a process  that desensitizes your body to allergens by introducing them to your  body, via serum, in small doses. As treatment progresses, the amount of  these allergens (also known as antigens) in the serum increases so your  immune system learns to tolerate and then ignore them, making you a much  happier person during allergy season! 

There are two types of immunotherapy: shots and sublingual (under the tongue) drops. Both are effective.

Allergy Drops
Allergy Drops have been popular throughout the world for over 60 years.  In the comfort of your home, you simply place a few drops of serum (the  same serum used in allergy shots) under your tongue every day. You only  need to visit your healthcare provider every 12 weeks for a refill and a  quick follow-up. By your first follow-up, you’ll likely notice a marked  improvement. Within a few months you should realize a significant  reduction in the need for allergy medications. And, in four years, if  you are like most patients you will experience complete remission of  your environmental allergies.