Bournemouth Acupuncture & Back and Neck Pain Clinic

55 Howard Road, Queens Park, Bournemouth, BH8 9EA 01202 948530

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat, 8:45 - 19:00 (home visits available)

Acupuncturist, back and neck therapist and low level laser consultant in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Bournemouth Allergy Test Clinic

Today's modern diets and lifestyles mean that many of us are eating the wrong foods for our individual bodies and causing digestive disorders, which in turn, can lead to more serious complaints and illnesses. Following is a list of common disorders:

  • IBS
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Problems
  • Eczema
  • Skin complaints
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Catarrh
  • Sinus congestion
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hyperactivity

We can test up to 150 substances ranging from cereal and dairy products to pets, pollens and chemicals.. Even drinks such as coffee, tea and fruit juice may provoke hitherto unsuspected reactions.

What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance?

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Allergic reactions are often caused by the proteins in foods, which may resist cooking, stomach acids and digestive enzymes. They may then enter the bloodstream and cause reactions throughout the body. These proteins may stimulate the production of antibodies specific for each particular protein. Every time the protein is eaten it triggers these antibodies to release histamine and other substances. This in turn produce localised inflammatory reactions.

Many different symptoms may then appear such as hives, eczema, nausea, asthma, headaches, etc. Common foods involved may be shellfish, nuts, eggs and peanuts. In children, allergies also occur due to fish, soya and cows’ milk. Pollen reactions, of course, produce hayfever.

Food intolerances are more difficult to detect and occur when a component of a particular food or drink irritates the digestive system. The body is then unable to break this component down. Intolerances are far more frequent than allergic reactions and may be produced by many foods.

This reaction may closely resemble those of an allergy, but digestive upsets and headaches are telltale symptoms. Dairy products, cereals and alcohol, are frequently responsible. The flavouring agent, monosodium glutamate, tartrazine and even caffeine are other possible causes. Spray-on preservatives and fertilisers may also affect seemingly normal foods, which may then trigger intolerance reactions. Lactose (cow’s milk) intolerance may cause abdominal pain and diarrhoea. As many as one person in ten may suffer from this.

Bournemouth Acupuncture

John Hamblett has been practising in his Bournemouth clinic for many years. He is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. Specialising in body mechanics and sports injuries, he is also interested in nutrition and the effects that diet, lifestyle and exercise have on the health.

Our Bournemouth Clinic also specialises in testing for food Intolerance and Allergies. Please contact us for details on: Tel 01202 948530

  • Acupuncture
  • Allergy testing
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Back pain treatment
  • Back treatment
  • Sciatica
  • Neck treatment
  • Sports injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
Poole Acupuncture