Holistic Approach to Sensitivity-Related Illnesses

by Harry Hong, PhD, LAc

The prevalence of sensitivity-related illnesses, such as food intolerance and chemical sensitivities in both children and adult populations, has increased dramatically over the last two decades. The sensitivity-related illnesses, including asthma, atopic dermatitis, hay fever, food sensitivity and frequent sinus infections, may involve various organ systems and evoke wide-ranging physical or neuropsychological manifestations.

However, there has been increasing recognition that not all sensitivities, including many types of food intolerance and chemical hypersensitivity reactions, are related to the classically understood concept of ‘allergic’ phenomenon involving immunoglobulin (Ig)-E antibody-mediated allergic responses. Food intolerance, for example, can lead to a variety of outcomes, including headache, sinus congestion, body ache and fatigue, which appear unrelated to atopic disease.

According to Dr. Stephen Genuis, clinical associate professor of the University of Alberta, sensitivity-related illnesses are the direct result of toxin accumulation in the body.1 After a significant initiating toxic exposure, the individuals become sensitive to low levels of diverse and unrelated triggers in their environment such as commonly encountered chemical, inhalant or food sensitive element. Among sensitized individuals, exposure to assorted sensitivity stimuli may lead to diverse clinical and/or immune responses. Avoidance of sensitivity triggers, desensitization and the elimination of accumulated toxicity in the body are likely among the therapies to resolve the sensitivity-related conditions.1

Holistic approach to sensitivity-related illnesses is a comprehensive program to systematically address the root issues that cause the sensitivity-related illnesses. The program includes desensitization to eliminate chaotic immune responses, detoxification program to reduce toxin accumulation in the body, and adrenal supporting program to regenerate system and repair tissue damage. Among the above therapies, desensitization process is the most important because without desensitization, none of the highly sensitive individuals is able to handle supplementation therapy long-term. Based on my experience, sensitivity-related illnesses cannot be resolved by supplementation alone.

Many patients come to see me with a similar condition that I call the Chaotic Stage, an energetically chaotic condition characterized by high inflammation, high toxin, high sensitivity and autoimmune responses with low cellular energy. The energetic system is so chaotic that many pathways of the body’s healing mechanism are blocked and the immune system is attacking the body’s own organs, tissues, regulatory systems and many nutrients and enzymes.

Immune System Reprogramming is a non-invasive, child-friendly, in-home procedure to reduce neurogenic immune responses, desensitize sensitivities and correct the Chaotic Stage. After resolving the first layer of the disease, the inner layers such as toxins and adrenal fatigue will be addressed more successfully. With this comprehensive program, more and more patients with highly sensitive body are getting helped every day.

Dr. Harry Hong is a licensed acupuncturist specializing in holistic healing for the highly sensitive. He teaches highly sensitive people to listen to their body and take charge of their own health. With his own systematic IBMT protocol that includes Chinese medicine, modern homeopathy, energetic testing and allergy desensitization, Hong helps highly sensitive people to gain back their immune strength and get their life back. He has offices in both South Florida and Chicago. For more information, email [email protected] and/or visit HighlySensitiveBody.com.


1. Genuis SJ. Sensitivity-related illness: the escalating pandemic of allergy, food intolerance and chemical sensitivity. Sci Total Environ. Nov 15 2010;408(24):6047-6061.

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