Food Allergies

Do you suffer from allergies? Do you have chemical or environmental sensitivities? Do you frequently get infections? Call us and have a properly trained BioSET physician help you.

BioSET® is the short name for Bioenergetic Sensitivity and Enzyme Therapy. It is a healing system that combines acupressure, energy medicine, meridian therapy, immunology, enzyme therapy and nutrition to resolve and prevent chronic health conditions. It used to treat any health condition or the human body’s response to abnormal activity in the immune system where an allergic reaction occurs, other than anaphylactic reactions.

The BioSET system was developed by Dr. Ellen Cutler over the last 25 years, with very successful results for resolution of many chronic health problems. The BioSET healing system consists of three essential components:

  1. Specific organ detoxification to enable drainage and purification of toxins from specific organ systems
  2. Enzyme therapy using full spectrum plant enzymes for enhancing digestion, allowing proper nutrient absorption and a balanced immune system response
  3. A non-invasive, safe and natural desensitization technique for the often permanent elimination of allergies and sensitivities

Dr Husbands is a chiropractor and nutritionist who has BioSET training and experience. In addition to the typical training received by BioSET practitioners, Dr Husbands also served as an apprentice for Dr Ellen Cutler, the developer of BioSET. Furthermore, he worked for an additional 6 months in Dr Cutler’s BioSET clinic.

Health conditions that have been successfully treated using BioSET®:

  • All forms of allergies, chemical and environmental sensitivities
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Candida
  • Childhood illnesses/recurrent infections
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic vaginitis
  • Eczema and other skin disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Herpes
  • Lupus and other autoimmune disorders
  • Menopausal symptoms & PMS
  • Sinus conditions
  • Thyroid disorders

What to Expect

When you schedule an appointment with Dr Husbands, he will perform an assessment that includes thorough review of your medical history, history of allergic reactions and intolerances, and perform a comprehensive computerized allergy testing using electrodermal screening. Upon completion of the assessment, we will discuss your treatment plan that includes the BioSET treatment protocols, and enzyme therapy. As needed, your treatment plan may also include:

  • nutritional revisions for decreasing and eliminating allergic responses
  • lifestyle and dietary modifications to assist with allergy elimination

At the initial evaluation, a 6-hour fast prior to the appointment is required, and do the following:

  1. We will perform a fasting enzyme evaluation. This measures the digestive and metabolic deficiencies, and determine what enzymes are needed.
  2. We will detect specific imbalances in acupuncture meridians using an Electroacupuncture According to Voll (EAV) device. These meridians correspond to different organs. If an imbalance is detected, a homeopathic remedy or enzyme is given to balance the meridian.
  3. We will test for specific sensitivities to amino acids, minerals, vitamins, sugars, viruses, molds, parasites, and numerous foods.

A specific sensitivity can be “cleared” on the initial visit. Dietary and healthy lifestyle recommendations may be given on the initial visit or on the follow-up visit. The initial evaluation takes about 90 minutes.

At each follow-up visit, a specific sensitivity to a group of allergens can be eliminated. Additional allergen sensitivities can be eliminated as frequently as every 2 hours thereafter. At each follow-up visit, additional sensitivities to various food and environmental allergens may be uncovered and eliminated. No allergen avoidance period is required after a BioSET™ desensitization. You can be exposed to the previous allergen, and in most cases, you will not get an allergic response, even right after treatment. Each follow-up desensitization treatment takes about 30 minutes.

How many BioSET treatments are needed?

After the initial evaluation, sensitivity to a specific group of allergens can be cleared within 1 visit. Most patients typically experience significant symptom reduction. However, for chronic health challenges and specific desensitization protocols, deeper levels of detoxification and energy balancing are recommended. The number of allergy desensitization treatments varies depending on the health of the individual, the state of immune system imbalances, the detoxification deficits, and the number of sensitivities detected. Some people may require only a few treatment sessions, others may require 6 to 12 sessions. People with many health challenges and sensitivities may require significantly more.

Fortunately, there tends to be a cumulative effect with each desensitization treatment. During each successive session other sensitivities are often uncovered and relieved or eliminated.

For immediate, acute problems, we may find it necessary to perform short term desensitization, which eliminates allergies for between 2 weeks to 2 years. However, for long-term results, it is best to implement the proven BioSET protocols, which results in long-term or permanent allergy elimination.

For more detailed information read below:

An Introduction to BioSET™
By Douglas K. Husbands, D.C., C.C.N., A.B.A.A.H.P.WHAT IS BioSET™?
BioSET™ (Bioenergetic Sensitivity and Enzyme Therapy) is an innovative healing system which incorporates 21st century technology with acupressure, energy medicine and meridian therapy, immunology, enzyme therapy and nutrition to prevent and resolve chronic health conditions.

The BioSET™ system was developed by Dr. Ellen Cutler over the last 25 years, with very successful results for resolution of many chronic health problems. The BioSET™ healing system consists of three essential components:

  1. Specific organ detoxification to enable drainage and purification of toxins from specific organ systems.
  2. Enzyme therapy using full spectrum plant enzymes for enhancing digestion, allowing proper nutrient absorption and a balanced immune system response.
  3. A non-invasive, safe and natural desensitization technique for the often permanent elimination of allergies and sensitivities.

WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF BioSET™?

Biological Energetic Testing for Allergen Sensitivities

According to acupuncture theory our body has certain points in characteristic locations on the skin with a lower electrical resistance. These points are acupuncture points. Acupuncture meridians are characteristic pathways through which electromagnetic energy passes.

Until the early 1950’s, the lower electrical resistance corresponding to acupuncture points and meridians was not accurately detectable by traditional western methods of testing. In 1953 a German physician, Reinhold Voll, discovered and developed a way to measure the electromagnetic energy changes at acupuncture points(1).

Acupuncture theory has long held that the electrical conductance of the body’s acupuncture points vary depending upon physiological change and disease processes. Voll’s development of an electrical device to measure these changes became known as Electroacupuncture According to Voll or EAV(2). Because these devices measure electrical changes at certain points on the skin, the devices have also become known as electrodermal screening devices or EDS(3).

Dr. Voll also discovered that an allergenic substance in a glass vial in contact with a person could influence the EAV measurements. He further discovered that if the allergenic substance was placed on a metal plate into the circuit between the person and the EAV device, there would be a change in the EAV reading. More current research substantiates this(4). Dr. Voll correctly postulated that EAV could not only detect the lower resistance at acupuncture points, but could also be used for diagnostic purposes to measure changes in biological electromagnetic energy corresponding to alterations in disease processes(5). Ongoing research has shown that the electrical activity changes of the acupuncture points demonstrate a change long before pathology appears in the cells and tissues(6).

The BioSET™ system of healing, with its own innovative software, uses a twenty-first century version of an EAV device to detect an individual’s electromagnetic energy responses for sensitivity to various allergens, as well as toxicity, nutritional inflammatory reactions, digestive incompetence and enzyme deficiency. The EAV evaluates blockages in electromagnetic current from nutrients, chemicals emotional imbalances and structural stress. The EAV measurements are also used to objectively measure desensitization of a person’s immune response to an allergen. Bioenergetic measurements of organ functions are obtained by measuring acupuncture meridians and electromagnetic energy signatures of various organs. Interestingly, many of the findings of bioenergetic testing correspond to findings of traditional laboratory and functional medicine tests.

Specific Organ Detoxification, Enhancing Drainage of Toxins with Homeopathy

Detoxification involves the conversion and excretion of toxic substances into non-toxic metabolites. This occurs primarily in the liver and in the intestines. There are two distinct phases of detoxification, commonly called Phase I and Phase II detoxification. These processes biochemically transform toxins into progressively more water-soluble, and therefore excretable, substances through a series of chemical reactions. The BioSET™ system uses homeopathic remedies to enhance detoxification and drainage of toxins for gentle detoxification without the uncomfortable side effects that sometimes accompany certain detoxification programs. Increasing water intake is advisable for enhanced detoxification as well.

Enzyme Therapy for Enhanced Digestion, Nutrient Absorption, and Balanced Immune Responses

Digestive enzymes are essential for the proper digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients. Digestion of foods begins upon entering the mouth, with an enzyme called ptyalin. Multiple other enzymes are secreted throughout the digestive and absorption and assimilation processes, all the way through the gut. The essential effect of enzymes is to speed up biochemical reactions and make the reactions occur more efficiently.

Supplemental enzymes assist in the predigestion of foods, decrease stress on digestive organs, improve nutrient absorption from foods eaten, and improve the movement of food through the gut for proper elimination of waste products. When used alone, the use of supplemental digestive enzymes can decrease the potential allergenic response of many foods. When used in conjunction with the other components, this key component of the BioSET™ system of healing helps produce the outstanding outcomes provided with BioSET™.

Desensitization for Effective Elimination of Allergies and Sensitivities

The BioSET™ Desensitization Technique is used to treat any sensitivity a person is reacting to. It is performed as the final step of the four essential components of the BioSET™ system. While the patient is “connected” into a virtual electromagnetic circuit with the EAV and the allergen, the practitioner gently taps acupuncture points up and down the spine. This balancing of key acupuncture meridians and the balancing influence through the autonomic nervous system desensitizes the person’s body to the previous allergen. The complex physiologic and neurologic mechanisms by which this occurs is beyond the scope of this article. Nevertheless, the successful clinical results of this procedure have been proven through thousands of patients over the course of the development of the BioSET™ system of healing.

WHAT CONDITIONS IS BioSET™ HELPFUL FOR?

Any condition or immune mediated response where an allergic reaction may occur, other than anaphylactic reactions, can be helped with BioSET™. The BioSET™ system, along with dietary, healthy lifestyle modifications and exercise, can have beneficial influences in essentially any health challenge. Below are some of the conditions which have been clinically helped in patients who have sought treatment with a certified, properly trained health practitioner using the BioSET™ system:

  • All forms of allergies, chemical and environmental sensitivities
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Candida
  • Childhood illnesses/recurrent infections
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic vaginitis
  • Eczema and other skin disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Herpes
  • Lupus and other autoimmune disorders
  • Menopausal symptoms & PMS
  • Sinus conditions
  • Thyroid disorders

WHAT TYPE OF HEALTH PRACTITIONER USES BioSET™?

The scientific basis of BioSET™ is in the principles of acupuncture, a system of health established for a few thousand years. Additionally BioSET™ has scientific foundations in immunology, enzyme therapy, nutrition, chiropractic, and neurology. Because this desensitization system has relatively recently developed since the technology to objectively measure electromagnetic energy changes in acupuncture meridians, not many health care practitioners are yet certified in this system. However, because of the successful clinical outcomes, many open-minded traditionally trained allergy specialists who are looking for a more effective means of helping their patients are beginning to investigate and use this system. Additionally, many other medical professionals are beginning to seek assistance in problematic patients through this system. A warning however: Because BioSET™ has its scientific basis in modalities that are not traditionally taught in medical schools in the United States, many traditionally trained medical doctors may scoff at this system, even without any knowledge of or without thoroughly investigating the successful clinical outcomes.

Nevertheless, many different types of health practitioners are beginning to be trained in BioSET™, including acupuncturists, chiropractors, medical doctors, clinical nutritionists, and dentists. When seeking a practitioner who states they use the BioSET™ system, carefully inquire as to the postgraduate training that they have had specifically in BioSET™.

WHAT ABOUT PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES AND RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTS BEING USED WITH THIS METHOD?

“Will I have to stop my prescription medications when undergoing BioSET™ treatment?” No! Any properly trained practitioner of this system will not recommend you stop taking your prescription medications without referral to your prescribing physician. Additionally, any supplements you have been recommended to use by another health professional may be continued. Evaluation of the individual biocompatibility and effectiveness of a supplement or medication will be addressed as part of the bioenergetic assessment. These will be accounted for in the treatment sessions and in the use of enzymes and homeopathic remedies.

However, in many instances, as desensitization to allergic and improper immune responses occur, you may be advised to check with your doctor to decrease the dosage or be found to no longer require the use of a particular medication. Likewise, supplement use will be evaluated and the need for certain supplements may be altered while undergoing treatment.

HOW IS A TYPICAL BioSET™ TREATMENT PERFORMED?

At the initial evaluation, a 6-hour fast prior to the appointment is required to perform a fasting enzyme evaluation. This is to measure digestive and metabolic deficiencies, and evaluate the need for specific enzyme supplementation. Also during the initial evaluation, specific imbalances in acupuncture meridians are detected via EAV. These meridians correspond to different organs. If an imbalance is detected, a homeopathic remedy or enzyme is given to balance the meridian. Finally at the initial evaluation, testing for specific sensitivities to amino acids, minerals, vitamins, sugars, viruses, molds, parasites, and numerous foods is performed. A specific sensitivity can be “cleared” on the initial visit. Dietary and healthy lifestyle recommendations may be given on the initial visit or on the follow-up visit. The initial evaluation takes about 90 minutes.

At each follow-up visit, a specific sensitivity to a group of allergens can be eliminated. Additional allergen sensitivities can be eliminated as frequently as every 2 hours thereafter. At each follow-up visit, additional sensitivities to various food and environmental allergens are uncovered and eliminated. No avoidance period is required after a BioSET™ desensitization. You can be exposed to the previous allergen, and in most cases, you will not get an allergic response, even right after treatment. Each follow-up desensitization treatment takes about 30 minutes.

HOW MANY BioSET™ TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?

After the initial evaluation, sensitivity to a specific group of allergens can be cleared within 1 visit with significant symptom reduction. However for chronic health challenges and specific desensitization protocols, deeper levels of detoxification and energy balancing are recommended. A certified BioSET™ practitioner is well versed in these specific protocols. Depending on the health of the individual and the state of immune system imbalances, detoxification deficits and number of sensitivities detected, the number of recommended allergy desensitization treatments varies greatly. Some people may require only a few treatments, others may require 6 to 12 sessions to eliminate allergic responses to multiple allergens, and some people with many health challenges and sensitivities may require significantly more.

Fortunately, there tends to be a cumulative effect with each desensitization treatment. During each successive session other sensitivities are often uncovered and relieved or eliminated.

In certain instances, where it is necessary to perform desensitization for immediate, acute problems, short term desensitization (which eliminates allergies for between 2 weeks to 2 years) can be performed. However for best long-term results (essentially permanent allergy elimination), the proven BioSET™ protocols should be followed.

Dr. Douglas Husbands had been a chiropractor, practicing in Southern California for 11 years, with dual board certifications in both clinical nutrition and anti-aging health care before hearing about BioSET™. He was initially very skeptical upon hearing about this procedure. Dr. Husbands became interested in BioSET™ in the late 1990’s and began investigating the clinical outcomes of patients he saw who had undergone successful treatment with BioSET™ through other practitioners. Upon repeated claims from patients of how much they had been helped, he began personal study as to the scientific basis and clinical outcomes, including reading Dr. Ellen Cutler’s book titled “The Food Allergy Cure”. Having subsequently begun using BioSET™ on a very basic level for 2 years, he was impressed with the clinical outcomes his patients experienced. Upon moving to Northern California, he accepted a position as the first Chiropractor and Clinical Nutritionist in San Francisco Preventive Medical Group’s 30 year history. Being near the BioSET™ Clinic in Mill Valley, Dr. Husbands spent 3 months apprenticing with Dr. Cutler, as well as taking intensive certification courses in the BioSET™ protocols. From August 2005 to Jan. 2006, Dr. Husbands joined Dr. Cutler at the BioSET™ Clinic and Institute. He currently uses this system, in his clinic in San Carlos, CA. Along with the Functional Health, Clinical Nutrition and Chiropractic services, he assists in resolving many patients acute and chronic health concerns. Call 650-593-4447 for more information or assistance.