Enzyme Potentiated Desensitization
Enzyme potentiated desensitization (EPD) is done to ease symptoms of allergies and asthma. It injects a low dose of compounds into the skin. This aims to lower the body’s reaction to things that cause symptoms.
The Food and Drug Administration does not allow EPD to be imported into the United States.
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Herbs and Supplements to Be Used With Caution
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.
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Last reviewed October 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
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