LDA is administered in the forearm by intradermal injection. Most patients receive a total of 11-15 treatments over three years. The allergy treatment effects of LDA can be almost immediate; however, the full benefit of LDA may be slow to appear. Generally, patients can notice some significant effect with the first or second injection. The response rate usually improves with subsequent injections.
The treatment activates the T-lymphocytes (immune system controlling white blood cells) which shut off the undesirable allergic response. The T-lymphocytes have a half-life of 12 to 16 weeks and form life-long memory cells that eventually give you the long term relief you need.
Patients who have gone through the treatment report that they need fewer medications, get fewer infections and have more tolerance to foods, pollens and chemicals. Most patients can eat ALL foods without experiencing a reaction about 12 months after they start the treatment.
LDA is given about once every two months in the first year, then once every three months the second year, then once every six months in the third year, and thereafter an annual booster