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Acupuncture Food Intolerance Testing Galway Ireland

Food Intolerance Testing

Let Food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food........

Chinese Medicine recognises proper diet as essential to good health. Every aspect of our body's wellbeing depends on the ability to absorb and assimilate nutrients from food. Foods are classified according to their energetic nature, whether they be warm, cold, damp or hot  so that they can be eaten in quantities and under conditions which help to avoid an excess of any of these arising in the body. Food intolerance is an underlying cause of many illnesses, and in today's world, with high consumption of processed food, together with a lack of time to spend making really nourishing meals, many people are experiencing digestive problems. The Fitzwilliam Food Test is a blood test which diagnoses food intolerance. Food Intolerance is different from allergy in that the onset of symptoms is more gradual, and the symptoms tend to be chronic rather than acute. Often it is a food eaten twelve or twenty fours previously that causes discomfort. This test is well worth taking if you are seeking to improve digestive problems such as Irritable Bowel or Acid Reflux, or if you suffer from Sinusitus, Eczema, Arthritis, Migraine, Chronic Cough. It is also wise to check for food intolerance if you are trying to conceive, as the efficient absorption of essential nutrients from food is essential for fertility.

It takes approximately twenty minutes to have a blood sample taken for testing and it can be done alongside your regular acupuncture session if you wish. A small blood sample is taken from a finger, and sent to the laboratory where it will be placed on a varietyof food samples in order to measure the level of IgG antibodies produced. It is important not to eliminate any foods from your diet prior to testing, and to eat a good variety of foods in the days prior to taking the test. Test results are available within 14 days. 


60 Foods Test: €165
93 Foods Test: €255
200 Foods Test: €340

To see a more comprehensive list of tests available, or for more information see www.fitzwilliamfoodtest.com




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