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Allergy Testing & Treatment

Natural Relief with Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)

Allergy Relief Without Shots or Medications?

Benefits of Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)

Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is widely used in Europe and gaining popularity in the US. Immunotherapy is the only treatment proven to alter the underlying allergic disease and not just alleviate symptoms.

Unlike allergy shots, SLIT is taken as drops under the tongue and can be done easily at home. It is safe for children and can be formulated to relieve environmental allergens as well as reactions to foods.

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) Can Help

What to Expect

To get started, your doctor will recommend testing to identify the severity of allergic type reactions. Testing can be done with finger stick or blood test.

We will recommend a comprehensive naturopathic plan for allergy relief, which may include SLIT drops. You will take these drops daily under the tongue to introduce allergens to the immune system in a very dilute solution.

Over time, the allergen concentration in the SLIT drops is slowly increased, allowing for retraining of the immune system. Most patients report relief from allergy symptoms in as little as 2 weeks to 2 months.

Patient Results

Enjoy the Benefits of Allergy Testing & Treatment at Desert Wellness Center — one of Tempe’s leading integrative health centers.

Desert Wellness Center in Tempe, AZ, brings you a team of experienced and caring naturopathic physicians offering coordinated care across multiple specialties.

We are thrilled to offer sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) along with other naturopathic therapeutics to help resolve symptoms of environmental allergies, food allergies, asthma, eczema, and more. Our goal is always to get to the root cause of the problem and get you lasting results.

Our physicians maintain a culture of quality and choice. We put you in control of your healthcare while educating you on your options. Our patient care coordinators are available to answer all of your questions and guide you in getting started today.

We invite you to book a free 15-minute consultation to learn how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, SLIT is a natural approach to treating allergies. Unlike conventional treatments that rely on medications to temporarily relieve symptoms, SLIT aims to train your immune system to tolerate the allergen, addressing the root cause of your allergic reactions. The allergens used in SLIT are natural extracts of the substances you’re allergic to, like pollen, dust mites, or animal dander.
Both SLIT and allergy shots aim to desensitize your immune system to allergens, but the process is very different. Allergy shots require frequent visits to a healthcare provider for injections, whereas SLIT is as easy as taking liquid drops under the tongue. SLIT can be done at home, making it simple and convenient.
SLIT is effective in treating a range of allergies, including environmental allergens like pollen, dust mites, and animal dander, as well as food allergies and sensitivities.
Yes. SLIT is considered to be safe for children and is commonly used for the pediatric population. This can relieve children of a lifetime of discomfort and poor health!
Most people tolerate SLIT well, but side effects can occur, especially at the beginning of treatment. Common side effects include mild itching or irritation under the tongue or in the mouth or digestive discomfort. These concerns can often be resolved by adjusting the dosage. Our licensed naturopathic physicians will take care to be sure you are safe and achieving the desired results.
The response to SLIT differs from person to person, but many people notice improvements in as little as 2 weeks to 2 months.
At Desert Wellness Center, we are an out-of-network provider for insurance companies but are happy to provide you with documentation to submit insurance claims. We offer contactless payment, accept HSA and FSA cards, and have financing options through GreenSky. Our patient care coordinator is happy to work with you and discuss payment options.
While SLIT has been shown to provide long-lasting relief from allergies, its permanence can vary from person to person. Some people may experience lasting relief, while others might require periodic maintenance doses.
Yes! We are a team of licensed naturopathic physicians, with expertise across a range of conditions and therapeutics. To address the root cause of allergies in a holistic way, we may suggest dietary changes, herbal or nutritional supplements, and other holistic approaches that aim to strengthen and balance your immune response.

How to Get Started

Contact Us

Our friendly and helpful team is here to get you scheduled for your first appointment or a free 15-minute consult.

Consult & Testing

Your physician will order appropriate testing to determine the best naturopathic treatment plan and SLIT protocol.

At-Home Treatment

You’ll receive drops to take under the tongue at home, making allergy relief simple, effective, and convenient.