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Frequently Asked Questions

Who benefit the most from our program?
What is the philosophy of our practice?
What is Individualized/Informational Mind-Body Therapy?
How is Dr. Hong’s system different from other holistic combinations?
We’ve tried all those therapies Dr. Hong uses, why was there not enough improvements?
What is the immune system reprogramming (ISR) technique?
I have tried other allergy desensitization therapies but the process is slow and costly, how do you address that?
What is Meridian Stress Assessment (MSA)?
What is Bio-energetic evaluation and meridian balance?
What is the difference between energy evaluation and conventional physical exam such as blood work and X-ray?
Can I only receive immune system reprogramming treatment without taking the remedies?
What should I do if I have a reaction to the remedies?
What are the reasons for my repeat visits after the initial session?
Will allergies ever come back after I finish the program?
What does Dr. Hong think about nutritional supplements patients may take?

Who benefit the most from our program?

We emphasize in helping the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) who often react to medications and natural remedies differently from other people. HSP with Highly Sensitive Body is a group of most sensitive and least understood people who did very well in our comprehensive healing program. Common health concerns they tend to deal with include high inflammation, allergy and asthma, anxiety and depression, hormone imbalances, stresses, fatigue, insomnia, auto-immune conditions, childhood diseases and autistic spectrum disorder.

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What is the philosophy of our practice?

We believe in helping your body to gain back its original self-healing ability in the long run, so you don’t have to take medications or natural remedies forever. We believe in the partnership of patient and doctor in healing. We believe in patient education and lifestyle changes. All of our staff is accessible to you. Patients can never ask too many questions. Last but not least, we want to heal people one at a time, so they can help those around them living a healthier life as well. To achieve this goal we limit the number of patients we see each day to ensure we give our patients our full energy and attention.

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What is Individualized/Informational Mind-Body Therapy?

Individualized/Informational Body-Mind Therapy (iBMT) is developed by Dr. Harry Hong over many years of practice treating Highly Sensitive Body. It is a three-stage energetic program helping body regain the ability to heal. He believes that any chronic disease is consists of many layers of issues. The outer layer is always the chaotic layer, characterized by high toxin, high inflammation and abnormal immune response. Without solving this layer of problem, any attempt to treat inner layer issues, which are pathogen and deficiency related, will have to face many difficulties during the therapy. Because of the immune response in the first layer, the body can reject any supplements you take, even the supplements the body really needs. Solving the first layer problem with detox, inflammation control and immune system reprogramming makes the future therapy towards inner layer problems much more effective and efficient.

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How is Dr. Hong’s system different from other holistic combinations?

Dr. Hong combined traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, immune system reprogramming, energy medicine and conventional Western theories and developed a comprehensive healing program. He evaluates each patient and decides which modality or combinations are best for you. With his knowledge, you always get the synergistic effect from different therapies and obtain the best clinical result.

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We’ve tried all those therapies Dr. Hong uses, why was there not enough improvements?

Dr. Hong emphasizes on the timing, sequence and synergetic effect of these therapies. His three-stage energetic program is unique and specially designed for sensitive patients. His approach focuses on precision and total individualization, which is perfect for the ever-change nature of the Highly Sensitive Body.

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What is the immune system reprogramming (ISR) technique?

ISR started with the allergy desensitization technique developed by Dr. Nambudripad (NAET) about 30 years ago. With NAET, a special acupressure treatment is performed while the patient holding the substance that the patient is allergic to. If the procedure is a success, the patient will not be allergic to that substance 25 hours after the treatment. Up to now this technique and different variations are being used by thousands of health professionals to eliminate common allergies. This technique has been refined and brought to a new level by Dr. Ellen Cutler in her BioSET program. Dr. Hong uses this technique not only for allergies, but also addressing internal metabolic blockages and instructing the body to heal. He also improved this technique by adding home and self tapping procedure and IRS kit to speed up the healing process.

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I have tried other allergy desensitization therapies but the process is slow and costly, how do you address that?

Dr. Hong created a home and self tapping kit that you can do this work at your own home, thus speeding up the process, at the same time save you money and time. Once every few weeks, you come back for re-checks and we also screen for combination allergies that was not cleared. More importantly, Dr. Hong provides natural remedies that help to strengthen your body layer by layer, so the results of immune system reprogramming are more permanent. After all, allergies are only the symptoms on the surface. Treating the root issues causing the allergies is more important to you in the long run.

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What is Meridian Stress Assessment (MSA)?

The MSA Pro is computerized equipment that detects energy changes in the body and access functional status of the organs and tissues. This technology, also called electrodermal screening or EAV, utilizes Chinese meridian theory and modern information theory. It communicates with the body using special language and detects conductivity changes on acupressure points of your fingers and toes. Meridians are a network of energetic pathways that pass through the organs and tissues of the body. Acupressure points are specific locations where the meridian intersects with the surface of the skin. They are believed to be the windows of the energy field. MSA testing is risk-free, non-invasive and painless. We use MSA to look for blockages in the body that prevented the body to effectively heal itself. We also use it to search for specific allergies to parts of our own body, and to food and environmental allergens. Then we can provide you with your own ISR kit to work on at home. This machine helps to pin-points problems and makes remedy screening more accurate by taking the guess work out of the equation. We also use Asyra AT3 for the same purpose.

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What is Bio-energetic evaluation and meridian balance?

Bio-energetic evaluation is a testing protocol to detect energy changes within each meridian using MSA system. If the energy in the meridian is under stress, weakened or blocked, we can screen MSA’s database and find the right remedy to balance that meridian. This process is called Meridian Balance. In addition to meridian energy testing, MSA also assists to determine toxicity level and enzyme deficiency in the body. Chinese herbal remedies, detoxification/drainage remedy, enzymes and other nutritional supplements are used to balance meridian energy. The MSA device is able to communicate with the body with its huge database of more than 50,000 materials and remedies. It helps you to find the right remedy to maintain your optimal health.

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What is the difference between energy evaluation and conventional physical exam such as blood work and X-ray?

Energy evaluation and sensitivity testing can not substitute conventional physical exam. Conventional physical exam is good at detecting structural and chemical level problems (such as a tumor and high blood sugar, respectively), while energy testing checks energy level blockage, which appears prior to chemical and structural level change. But energy evaluation may not be helpful to find out if you have diabetes or a tumor.

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Can I only receive immune system reprogramming treatment without taking the remedies?

Our strength is in the system that Dr. Hong developed. Our patients see good results because they use this system as a whole. If you only do part of the program you will not see the kind of results others see. We highly recommend that you do the whole program: for the amount of time and effort you spend here, we want you to have optimal results.

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What should I do if I have a reaction to the remedies?

There are two reasons to reaction of remedies. First is called Polarity Switch, which can be effectively treated. Second reason is “over-dosage effect” rather than reactions. It means that some people need much smaller dosage than others. We will teach you to carefully screen for the dosage that is right for you, so your body will be comfortable with the natural remedies. Moreover, energy testing such as MSA can eliminate lots of remedies that may cause problems for the patient during the balance process.

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What are the reasons for my repeat visits after the initial session?

Dr. Hong’s system is like peeling the layers of an onion. After we peel down the outer layer the inner layers will reveal themselves. By helping the body heal layer by layer, we can address the core problems that caused your symptoms in the first place.

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Will allergies ever come back after I finish the program?

Yes, they will, unless you make some changes in your lifestyle and stay healthy. It believes that allergies are originally caused by toxins around us, food indigestion, leaky gut and adrenal deficiency due to constant stresses in life. Since toxins and stresses are two major reasons that cause allergy and other immune disorders, staying away from toxins and learn to de-stress in life are necessary to keep allergies away permanently. At our clinic, we coach you and hold your hand during that journey.

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What does Dr. Hong think about nutritional supplements patients may take?

Good nutritional supplements are necessary for the body to heal. However, it is the timing that makes the difference. Supplements that you are allergic to can add to your problem and increase your body’s inflammation level. Dr. Hong believes that solving the outer layer problem is the first priority. Supplementation is necessary to help inner layer deficiency. Conventional nutrition theory believes that supplementation is the first choice if the patient is deficient with some nutrients. Dr. Hong thinks that finding the cause of that deficiency is more important than supplementation. Lots of vitamin and mineral deficiency is result of allergies and metabolic blockages. Supplementation will not solve the problem completely, but addressing the immune system and blockages will do.

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For more information, please read Dr. Hong's official website and Dr. Hong's Blog.