SCIO Machine


The SCIO (Scientific Consciousness Interface Operations System) is a universal electrophysiological biofeedback system. It coordinates a complex electro-modal, biofeedback program with computer software in order to gather bioenergetic information of a client’s body system.

The information is gathered from the body through electrodes in head and limb straps providing an accurate and precise picture of the client’s general status. This information is selected and listed by the SCIO in order of the highest reaction and the stressors are analyzed in the course of a stress management session. The SCIO has nearly 10,000 items in its test matrix to measure their reaction.
The SCIO measures volts, amps, skin resistance, oscillations and virtual or mathematical calculations of the data. It is able to input a voltammetric signature and measure the reaction.

Specific Allergy/Intolerance test sessions are available at the clinic.

The SCIO detects the body’s stress reaction to hundreds of different allergen substances including foods, environmental factors and chemicals. It also highlights particular body systems which are affected by these stress reactions, which can then be supported via natural therapies, diet and/or supplements.


NAET – What is it?

NAET was developed by Dr Devi Nambudripad in 1983 and is currently practised by over 8000 practitioners throughout the world. This technique provides a natural, non-invasive and drug-free approach to food and environmental sensitivities and can be safely used with children and people of all ages, even with newborn babies and during pregnancy.

NAET seeks to balance energy blockages in the body to bring the body into balance and bring about relief from sensitivities, symptoms or conditions that have arisen from this energy blockage. In Western Medicine we view an allergy as an overreaction of the immune system to something that may often be harmless to others. By removing energy blockages and bringing the body into balance this can help to alleviate symptoms.

Testing uses the principles of kinesiology and the procedure consists of a painless acupressure technique down the spine (whilst holding a vial of the item being treated). The items being treated usually need to be avoided for 25 hours, or sometimes a little more, following the treatment.

NAET has been used successfully on many people with food and environmental sensitivities. A clinical study of autistic children published 2011 concluded that ‘The NAET treatment is effective and well tolerated for children with allergy-related autism (Integrative Medicine, Vol 10, No.5 – Oct/Nov 2011).

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Allergy and Enviromental Therapy



In the field of complementary medicine, simple and accurate allergy testing methods have been developed. The most important of these are muscle testing (applied kinesiology) and the electromagnetic/bio-resonance instruments such as the SCIO. Both of these methods have been shown in practice to be extremely effective and accurate. Muscle testing is simple to use and involves the patient in no discomfort. It may be used with children, infants and the elderly. It is possible through this accurate and painless method to identify all the patients allergens whether they are foods, chemicals or environmental pollutants such as traffic fumes and other chemicals, dusts, hair, pollens and so on.

It is possible to relieve the allergic symptoms caused by food and drink by dietary means, but avoidance is not at all easy when we recognise environmental pollution as a cause of the allergy.

The specialist isopathic approach to desensitisation for allergies, was developed and refined over the years at The British lnstitute for Allergy and Environmental Therapy and has proved to be one of the most effective treatments available.


The remedies that are used in the treatment method are prepared by homeopathic pharmaceutical techniques and can be used safely and effectively by both therapist and patient. They are totally unrelated and dissimilar to the desensitisation injections which are usually given for hayfever in hospital clinics. The treatment is given by mouth and is free from side effects, involves no restrictive diets and is very acceptable to patients.

The isopathic desensitising remedies used for the treatment of allergies are prepared in the Institute’s Registered Pharmacy by dispensing techniques similar to that used when preparing homoeopathic medicines.

Hayfever - Isopathic medicines can be prepared in the safe Homoeopathic way that are designed to change the body’s response to pollen. The immune system is normalised and the Hayfever symptoms either do not appear or are so reduced as to be a great deal less troublesome. The desensitisation treatment may be carried out during the Hayfever season or during the winter months in order to reduce symptoms the following year

Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Isopathic medicines with muscle testing detection of food intolerances can desensitize these reactions without the need for elimination diets. This can greatly improve symptoms of IBS and related digestive problems.

Symptoms of food intolerance can be surprisingly varied. Catarrh, digestive and stomach trouble, backache, swollen glands, depression, anxiety attacks and phobias, palpitations, irritability, headaches, mouth ulcers, aching joints and muscles, childhood hyperactivity are all possible, as well as more serious conditions. Because onset of symptoms are often delayed, they seem to bear no relationship to diet at all, so it is not-surprising that many allergic people have had a variety of tests, diagnoses and treatments, and are often told they are suffering from stress, hypochondria or ‘nerves’.

Many food ‘allergies’ are masked, that is they seem to be more like addictions as the sufferer may have withdrawal symptoms if the food is not eaten, but there are a number of symptoms that commonly point to food intolerance - persistent tiredness, not helped by rest; over- or underweight or fluctuating weight; occasional palpitations after food; occasional excessive sweating, unrelated to exercises; occasional swelling or bloating of hands, face, ankles or abdomen.


Chemical Allergies, often referred to as chemical sensitivities are much more common than many people believe, but the fact is that in this modern world we all live in a chemical environment.
We are exposed to increasing numbers of chemicals without being aware of the fact as chemicals are in the air that we breathe, both indoors and out of doors; in our food, as colours, flavour enhancers and preservatives; in our drinks, even in our drinking water.

Chemicals are in our workplaces and in our homes, affecting our health, and we can’t avoid them, but fortunately most are rendered harmless by our immune systems. Overload is the problem here, where the overload is so great, or the chemical so unusual that the body has not yet learned to deal with it and sensitivities develop.

Most people know by now that traffic or gas fumes and cigarette smoke can affect us badly, but there are many other chemicals that we don’t even think about or even know are in our lives at work or at home. Allergy therapists are very familiar with the problems that chemicals can cause and are often called upon to help deal with their effects.

Isopathic medicines can greatly help with negative reactions to chemical substances.


Principal: Donald M. Harrison B.A(Hons.Psych.),B.Sc.,M.R.Pharm.S.

The British Institute was formed in January 1987 to bring together a group of Therapists who practise a unique system of allergy diagnosis and treatment, a system that had already been used very successfully for years. The Institute’s members are all qualified health professionals - both mainstream and complementary - with a keen interest in allergic conditions (such as Hayfever) and their causes.
The diagnostic method is simple and without discomfort. The treatment method is by way of isopathic desensitisation.

Diagnosis and treatment are painless, without the side effects usually associated with conventional medicine, and are suitable for infants and children as well as adults. The complementary therapy offered is not intended to replace the advice or treatment offered by your G.P., but as an adjunct to this. In all cases before visiting a therapist your G.P. should be consulted.


TVia a blood sample we can conventionally & accurately measure IgG Food Antibody Levels. We can offer to test food sensitivities and identify those with true IgE-mediated allergies as well as IgG-mediated food sensitivities. This immunological food sensitivity test measures IgG antibody levels to 87 foods, and total IgE. Additional sensitivity tests are also available for regional inhalants, molds, vegetables, and spices. This antibody food sensitivity test is ideal for patients who may suffer from delayed reactions/sensitivities to specific foods. It may also provide insight on intolerances, or non-immune responses, to certain foods.


The incidence of food sensitivities has increased dramatically over the years. It is estimated that up to 20% of the population have adverse reactions to foods, NSAID enteropathy, and post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Increased total antigenic load related to food and environmental sensitivities has been associated with a wide range of medical conditions affecting virtually every part of the body. Mood and behaviour, including hyperactivity disorders in children are profoundly influenced by food allergies.

IgG-Mediated Symptoms May Include:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Ear Infections
  • Eczema
  • Sinusitis
  • Urticaria
  • Colitis

Classic skin testing for allergies such as skin-scratch testing only measures IgE-mediated reactions. Assessment of relative IgG antibody levels to a multitude of foods using sensitive Enzyme-Linked-Immnosorbent Assay (ELISA) technology identifies those foods against which the patient is producing antibodies. Measuring both relative IgE and IgG antibody levels provides an invaluable starting point for dietary intervention.

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Our therapists' registrations & associations

National Council for Hypnotherapy

Georgina Sayce

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Mike Broadbent

Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council

Eva Escofet, Rachel Ward

British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy

Eva Escofet, Rachel Ward

The National Counselling Society

Dr Julia Woollatt

Association for Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture UK

Dorothy Liu

The British Institute for Allergy and Environmental Therapy

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British Complementary Medicine Association

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The Society of Homeopaths

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General Medical Council Registration

Dr Diane Keith

General Osteopathic Council

Sharon Proctor

Functional Medicine Coaching Academy

Rachel Ward

Federation of Holistic Therapists

Amanda Riley

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