Allergy Hair Tests - Cost $105
The testing is carried out using an EAV machine, which measures the difference in electromagnetic resonance when the hair sample is exposed to various test substances.
This test is great for identifying food allergies and also non-food related items, such as washing powders, fur, medicine.
The hair sample needs to be to 4cm long by ½ - 1cm wide (or made up to this volume with smaller clippings) and cut close to the scalp.
The sample is still acceptable if the hair has been dyed, or treated in some way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the testing done?
The testing is carried out using an EAV machine; this measures the changes in electromagnetic energy when the hair sample is exposed to various test samples.
EAV technology was first developed in Europe over thirty years ago by a German physician named Reinhold Voll and EAV stands for Electro Acupuncture according to Voll.
How does this kind of testing compare with Skin prick tests and Blood testing for allergies?
It is hard to compare these tests as they are so different: Skin prick tests measure the skins reaction when exposed to different irritants, blood tests measure antibody levels and Hair testing measures changes in energy.
Each kind of testing has its merits, with Hair testing we find that we can detect minor intolerances that are sometimes hard to measure using other methods as intolerances can take several days to have an effect on the body after ingestion.
What are the strengths of Hair testing?
- It is non- invasive.
- A wide variety of irritants can be tested, from foods and preservatives to environmental chemicals.
- Electromagnetic testing can detect food intolerances that are hard to pin down as the reaction may not be apparent for days after the food is consumed.
- Any substance may be tested: you can send samples that you would like tested along with the hair.
What are the limitations of Hair testing?
Hair testing is measuring changes in electromagnetic resonance and due to this, if a food has not been consumed for a number of weeks it may not appear as a reaction, this is because the vibration of this food is no longer present in the electromagnetic field of the client.
Does it matter if the hair sample is coloured or treated in some way?
No, this does not interfere with the testing.
Can you test babies?
Yes, babies can be tested.
If they are fully breast fed then the mother may need to adjust her diet with the help of her practitioner.
How much hair do you need?
Only a small amount of hair is needed, approx a piece 3-4cm long and 0.5cm wide. If there is not much hair then you can take smaller clippings to make up this approx amount. It is best to take the hair from the nape of the neck close to the scalp. If there is no hair on the head then arm, chest or pubic hair may be used.
Why do you need to know so much information about the client to do the test?
This allows us to work more closely with you and make suggestions if further testing may be of benefit, for example testing of medications, supplements or skin care products.
This does not mean that we do not test the full range of potential allergens, but just that we can focus where there is most need.
It also allows us to be mindful of the fact that we are working with real people who have real health issues and not view them as just a piece of hair.