LDA is a method of immunotherapy that involves desensitization with combinations of a wide variety of extremely low-dose allergens, given with an enzyme mixture containing beta-glucuronidase. (In Ontario Naturopaths Administer Sublingually). The enzyme mixture acts as a lymphokine, better signaling the immunizing effects of the allergens. LDA induces the production of “activated” T-regulator cells.
After a series of treatments patients generally need fewer medications, and avoidance of allergenic substances such as pollens and foods is much less necessary.
LDA includes mixtures of over three hundred allergens that act quite “universally.” This means that patients allergic or intolerant to most substances, and with quite diverse medical conditions, can respond to treatment.
Dose frequency is usually every 2-3 months for the first 6-8 treatments. After 6-8 treatments, the interval between treatments can be extended.