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Laser allergy treatment isn't exactly mainstream, but like so many people with bad allergies, Marcus Smith was ready to try almost anything to ease his suffering. 

"I would go weeks at a time when I literally couldn't breathe," said Smith. He was taking over-the-counter allergy medications and prescription medications.

Smith got shots as a child. Before doing that again, he decided to investigate an alternative without needles.

"I do a non-stick method of diagnosing it through a cuff with a thousand irritants at a time," says Chiropractor Dr. Steven Angle.

According to Angle, the LZR 7 laser allergy treatment works on the premise that every irritant has a frequency. He says the system scans the body for those frequencies and ranks them by intensity. 

Digital screening showed Marcus Smith was severely allergic to ragweed - something he knew from traditional testing.

Once the LZR 7 pinpoints which frequencies or allergens are triggering a reaction, Dr. Angle says it generates specific counter frequencies to treat it. 

Similar to acupuncture, a poster of an ear shows how reflex points correspond to specific allergies. 

Laser allergy treatment targets reflex points in the ear and other areas on the body. 

Smith says, "The symptoms were reduced so much that it really wasn't bothering me. And for the first time in my life, I was actually feeling some relief."

For patients who need treatment outside the office, Angle says the LZR 7 can program its therapeutic frequencies into beads that are placed on reflex points. The same thing can be done with a wristband.

Dr. Angle says he understands people's skepticism; he says he'd feel the same way if he hadn't witnessed the results first-hand.

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