According to studies, allergies are most often caused by getting extremely nervous around an attractive patch of ragweed and breaking into hives. Keep anxiety at bay with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a holistic, drug-free consultation, systemic screening, evaluation, and individualized action plan at Allergy & Asthma Vitality Health Center (a $300 value).
Galvanized by his own experiences suffering from allergies and asthma, Dr. Jonathan McClaren of Allergy & Asthma Vitality Health Center specializes in natural and drug-free therapies to effect long-term relief from chronic problems by treating the source of the sneezes or stress, rather than the symptoms. Dr. McClaren and his intrepid team treat a host of conditions, such as seasonal and food allergies, asthma, migraines, poor immune function, obesity, and irrational cravings to decoupage the couch.
The 45-minute session kicks off with a doctor-patient debriefing about the discomfort-causing condition. Like graduating from poetry college, the systemic screening requires filling out two questionnaires, one to evaluate body function, the other to detect Candida overgrowth. During the evaluation, Dr. McClaren performs a limited physical exam and reviews these results, along with the questionnaires and case history; he then creates the patient's action plan to improve symptoms using methods as holistic and drug-free as the edited-for-television version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Dr. McClaren has poured many hours and two vials of brain juice into postgraduate study, including clinical nutrition, functional medicine, and endocrine physiology, to further his mission to incorporate clinical lab science, chiropractic care, and holistic medicine into his practice.