A well-taught class will help a student that attends the class to some degree. However, each student has unique skills and different surrounding situations that also affect how well they will learn. Assessing a student’s skills and teaching in a complementary, personalized manner can greatly benefit the student. Evaluating a student’s surrounding situations and helping improve things that are hindering his or her ability to focus and learn can make the class even more useful. We have found these same principles to be true when it comes to health.
Sublingual immunotherapy is an incredible treatment in its own right, but there are many factors that can influence how much it can help a person, and we want to help you optimize as many of these factors as possible. At Allergenuity Health, when we put effort into providing a high-quality SLIT treatment (“teach class”) and you put in the effort to take your SLIT drops properly (“attend class”), it is very likely that your immune system will learn several useful things that will help reduce your symptoms and build some tolerance to your allergen(s). If we work together to further assess how your immune system appears to respond to allergens and immunotherapy (its “skills”) – by monitoring changes in your symptoms and performing appropriate tests intermittently – we can even better tailor your treatment to support your particular needs, often leading to even better results. And if we further work together to evaluate and improve additional things that may be interfering in this process, such as significant allergen exposures in your home or work environment or the foods that you eat, causes of chronic inflammation in your body, poor gut health (since the GI tract is actually our largest immune organ), your skin barrier function, etc, your immune system will be less occupied and less strained by these other issues and therefore better able to focus on learning from the tolerance-promoting signals it receives from your SLIT drops. (You will also feel much better simply from improving these aspects of your health as well.)