Skin allergies are commonly treated with steroid medications from the vet, but the relief is temporary and doesn’t resolve the problem in the long run.

In recent years, bioresonance therapy has found a place in allergy treatment. It works on the premise that every cell in the body emits electromagnetic waves, and “communicates” via specific frequencies. However, undesirable substances like toxins, viruses or bacteria can impede communication, preventing those cells from functioning properly.Bioresonance therapy uses a machine called the BICOM device to receive and measure electromagnetic waves that are emitted from the body. It then identifies “abnormal” waves that are associated with disease, and “normalises” the waves before sending them back to the body to treat the condition.To diagnose allergies in pets, the device is used to “record” frequencies from potential allergens before applying them to the animal.

“The patient’s kidneys, liver and other toxin-eliminating organs are activated during the session, so they may be lethargic post-treatment,” explains Ryan Ingkiriwang, certified bioresonance pet therapist with Triplewood Practice.

A therapy session may take up to two hours, and results may be visible only after three sessions.“Although this form of therapy is not advised as a substitute for medication or a cure-all, it’s been known to support the immune system, treating stress factors which may contribute to illness,” says Ryan.