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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome aka MCAS

Deborah Farley is now offering an innovative treatment for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome aka MCAS in Lynchburg VA. This treatment combines Auricular Medicine and Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment to resolve Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS).

Mast cells are a part of your immune system and are located in the tissues surrounding the blood vessels and in the bone marrow. These cells release histamine in response to allergies. They are also responsible for the natural inflammation response that repairs your body from injury or infection. The chemicals that are released in the histamine and inflammation response are called mediators.

MCAS occurs when the cells release too many of these mediators at the wrong time and in the wrong amounts. This can create symptoms in any part of the body and is often difficult to diagnose as the symptoms are very common. Here is a very short list of symptoms that can be related to MCAS.

  • Allergic reactions – hives, rashes, food sensitivities, anaphylaxis,   
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Gastric disturbances – nausea, GERD, Celiac, IBS, Eosinophilic Esophagitis….
  • Memory problems 
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness, Lightheadedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia 
  • Interstitial Cystitis

It is unclear what causes MCAS, some research shows there may be a genetic component. However, there are several triggers that have been identified, these are

  • Stress that occurs from exercise, an infection, anxiety, depression, or daily life
  • Allergies to drugs, food, yourself, and insect bites
  • Hormonal changes such as menopause
  • Smells and strong scents that are in perfumes, detergents, air fresheners
  • Cancer and chronic infections can cause a rare condition called mast cell hyperplasia
  • Idiopathic MCAS is when a physician can’t find a trigger
  • Trauma physical or emotional
  • Pain Medicatons
  • Vaccinations
  • Insect Bites

Treatment consists of the insertion of a tiny needle into the ear that is worn for four weeks. This will take care of the chemical reactions that are happening that are creating allergic like responses in the body. A bio-essence remedy is also taken to remove the remainder of the chemical reactions that the acupuncture needle doesn’t take care of. Most people are on the remedy for 4 months.D

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