Allergy Testing Dublin & Meath

Do you suffer with hayfever? Do you have symptoms such as itching, hives, skin rashes, tommy cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, respiratory or sinus problems etc.

Would you like to eliminate or ease your symptoms?

Marion Finucane is highly trained and experienced in the holistic methods of testing and diagnosis of allergies.  Allergy testing Dublin & Meath is done at Marion’s clinic in Drumree, Co. Meath – easy and fast access from Dublin and Meath alike.

Marion utilises a holistic, non-invasive (non blood-test) approach to the testing and balancing of allergies.

Allergy Testing for Children and Babies

Marion treats babies, toddlers, children and teenagers alike. Marion’s Allergy testing for children and babies is gentle, non-invasive and effective.

What is an allergy?

An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system overreacts to allergens such as pollen and dust mites, which are harmless to everyone else. When it comes into contact with the allergens the body produces the anti-body, immunoglobin E which causes chemicals such as histamine which are responsible for the symptoms of allergies.

There are different symptoms for different allergies. Hay fever, or pollen allergy, affects both eyes and nose, causing sneezing, blocked nose and watery, itchy eyes. Dermatitis, or eczema, affects the skin and causes itchy rashes. Another common allergy is asthma, which affects the respiratory system, causing breathlessness, wheezing and a cough. Anaphylaxis is a very serious allergy which causes a wide spread itchy rash, a dramatic drop in blood pressure and even loss of consciousness.

So, what causes allergies? The evidence shows that genetics have a lot to do with causing allergic reactions. While a person doesn’t inherit an allergy, they can inherit a predisposition for an allergy. An allergy caused in this way is known as an atopic allergy. The first year of life is very important for people who are atopic. Studies show that atopic children who are exposed to large amounts of allergen are more likely to develop a hyper sensitive immune system which is the root cause of allergic reactions.

Allergy Testing

Let’s take a closer look at some of the common allergies that can be developed.

Skin allergy:

Dermatitis, or eczema, causes itchy, red, swollen and cracked skin. Atopic eczema starts in childhood and increases in severity throughout the years. For children, affected areas include the back of the knees and front of the elbows. For adults, the hands and feet are the commonly affected areas. Many atopics also develop hay fever and asthma.

Dust mite allergy:

The dust mite may be the most common trigger for perennial allergies and asthma. The dust mite is tiny, almost invisible, but ubiquitous. It is found everywhere in the world. Symptoms of dust mite allergy include sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and nose. Symptoms of asthma include difficulty breathing and chest tightness or pain.

Pollen allergy:

A very common trigger of seasonal allergies, pollen comes from plants which release tiny pollen grains to fertilize other plants of the same genus. Trees, weeds and grasses are the most common producers of allergy causing pollen. Pollen travels by wind, so it is easy to come into contact with. Symptoms of pollen allergy include sneezing, runny nose, redness and swelling around the eyes and itchiness around the nose, ears, eyes and mouth.  A common well-known pollen allergy is HAYFEVER.

Pet allergy:

This is very common especially among people with other allergies or asthma. Cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies. Symptoms include swelling and itchiness around the eyes and nose. A scratch by a pet can cause the area to become red and petting the animal can cause itchy eyes.

Latex allergy:

Latex is a natural rubber substance found in many everyday products such as balloons, rubber bands, bandages and gloves. Allergic reactions can be caused by either breathing in latex fibres in the air or having skin contact with the latex. Synthetic latex does not cause an allergic reaction. There are three types of reaction to latex: IgE – mediated allergic reactions, cell – mediated contact dermatitis and instant dermatitis. Symptoms include itchy, red or swollen skin where it has come into contact with the latex. More severe reactions include hives, breathing problems and anaphylaxis.

Food Allergy:

A food allergy, like other allergies, is the result of a hypersensitive immune system that is triggered when certain foods are ingested. The most common foods involved include milk, peanuts, eggs and fruit. The people most at risk are those who have a family history of allergies, those with a vitamin D deficiency and those who are obese.  More information on our Food Intolerance Testing page.

Allergy Testing Diagnosis

Marion Finucane utilises a holistic, non-invasive approach to the testing and balancing of allergies. There are 100’s of common environmental, food, chemical and pharmaceutical she tests and balances her patients for.

By testing various muscles and their reflex actions against a particular allergen, she can detect if your body is reacting adversely against a substance such as food, chemicals, environmental (including pollen) and others.

Allergy Testing – List of Allergens


The energy patterns of tree pollens, weed pollens, grass pollens, house dust, tobacco smoke, pet hair, moulds etc. The energy patterns of various pollens (including ragweed and rapeseed/canola), moulds, dusts and fabrics. 50 pollens etc. can be tested for.

Food Allergy Testing:

The energy patterns of apple, banana, beef, carrot, cauliflower, cheese, chicken, egg, garlic, grape, lemon, milk, peanut, pork, potato, etc. The energy patterns of almond, barley, cashew nut, chickpea, cocoa, coconut, coffee, oats, rice, sugar, wheat flour, yeast, etc. The energy patterns of gluten, goat’s milk, cow’s milk yoghurt, quinoa, blueberry, okra, pak choi, mango, etc. The energy patterns of many extra herbs, spices, nuts, fruit and vegetables. The energy patterns of more fish, maple syrup, sheep’s milk, tofu and more. The energy patterns of “superfoods”, (including spirulina, raw chocolate, guarana) and sweeteners (including xylitol and yacon syrup). Focussing on Asian cuisine, includes seaweeds, fruits and vegetables.

Food – Milk:

Includes lactose-free cows’ milk, A2 cow’s milk, sheep’s milk, buffalo milk, as well as almond, rice, soya and oat milks.

Food – Pulses:

16 beans/pulses plus soya bean (in two forms) plus a mixed vial containing all of them.

Food – Mushrooms:

Various edible mushrooms including Chestnut, Shitake, Porcini and truffles.

Food – Food Additives:

The energy patterns of artificial food colourings, preservatives, monosodium glutamate, antioxidants, artificial sweeteners, etc. The energy patterns of caffeine, lactose, sorbitol, pectin, vanillin, titanium dioxide, guar gum, gum acacia, xanthan gum, etc.

Food – Phenolics:

The energy patterns of phenolics. A reaction to a whole range of foods may be caused by an underlying food phenolic. Includes apiol, coumarin, indole, piperine and tyramine.

Food – Lectins:

Lectins are found in plants and milk. Lectins are sticky and so interact with the lining of the throat and the digestive tract when we eat them.

Food – nutrients:

The energy patterns of a range of vitamins and essential fatty acids. The energy patterns of substances commonly used as supplements, including DHA, SOD, quercetin, creatine, etc.

474 foods / food additives in total can be tested for.


We can test for most common pets and farm animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, guinea pigs and many others.

Amino Acids:

Energy patterns of arginine, glutamine, glutathione, histidine, lysine, tryptophan, tyrosine, valine, etc. We can test for 21 Amino Acids.

Anaesthetics and pain relief:

Drugs used in anaesthesia (local, general, epidural) and also sometimes for pain including Codeine, Diamorphine, Diazepam, Ketamine and Procaine. We can test for 48 anaesthetics and pain relief drugs.


The energy patterns of MRSA, various staph bacteria, whooping cough, meningitis, escherichia coli, clostridium difficile etc. Other bacteria including those linked to salmonella, cystitis, acne, shellfish poisoning and dental problems. We can test for 93 bacteria.


More bacteria including those linked to salmonella, cystitis, acne, shellfish poisoning and dental problems. The energy patterns of more neurotransmitters, enzymes, body proteins, weight control hormones, etc. The energy patterns of collagen, non-specific immune response, chemicals plus anandamide, tumour necrosis factor alpha, more weight control hormones. The energy patterns of the DNA bases, more hormones involved in weight loss, two enkephalins and chemicals involved in blood clotting. The energy patterns of more weight loss hormones, most of the enzymes involved in glycolysis and six prostaglandins. The 6th of the Body Biochemical Test Kits, containing more hormones, cytokines, including DHEA, Gastrin, Peptide YY, Fibroblast Growth Factors etc. We can test for 150 bio-chemicals.


Although Candida albicans is the main strain that causes problems, some of the other strains are increasing. We can test for 13 candida related albicans.

Chemicals and Inhalants:

The energy patterns of ammonia, bee sting, butyl, carbon tetrachloride, coal tar, creosote, crude oil, diesel fumes, formaldehyde, house dust mite, mosquito bite, perfumes, petrol fumes, phenol, etc. We can test for 39 heavy chemical and inhalants.


Electrical and electro-magnetic frequencies, including mobile phones, television emissions, high voltage electricity, ELFs, etc. We can test for 14 Electro-Magnetics.

Synthetic Fragrances:

The energy patterns of synthetic fragrances used in perfume, personal care products and household products. We can test for 27 synthetic fragrances.


The energy patterns of insulin, progesterone, oestrogen, testosterone, antidiruetic hormone, calcitonin, noradrenaline, ACTH, etc. We can test for 30 hormones.


The energy patterns of most of the childhood vaccines, plus influenza, HPV, H1N1 and some travel vaccines. 58 in total can be tested for.

Recreational Drugs:

The energy patterns of amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, methadone, nicotine, cotinine, etc. 14 in total can be tested for.


Salicylates occur naturally in plants, protecting them against diseases, insects, fungi, and harmful bacteria. Synthetic salicylates can also be found in many medications, perfumes and preservatives.

Invasive Organisms:

Vials representing the essential energy pattern of bacteria, viruses, internal parasites, rickettsia, etc.


Aflatoxins,Alternariol, Chaetoglobosin,Gliotoxin, Ochratoxin A, Sterigmatocystin, Trichothecene, etc. Produced by molds. One mould species may produce many different mycotoxins, and the same mycotoxin may be produced by several species.

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 by G.K. - Co. Meath
My family have commented from the first visit how much better I looked.

I started seeing Marion this April following a recommendation. I came to see Marion because I had hayfever and other environmental allergies. I couldn't breathe and was shut down physically and mentally.

Within just a few days of seeing Marion for the first time I was getting control back. My family have commented from the first visit how much better I looked.

I was no longer able to work and after seeing Marion I have now been able to go back to work. I have also found myself to be stronger mentally and able to make and stick to my decisions better.

 by DF
I am very happy with the results I have achieved.

When I went to see Marion I was having a lot of discomfort with runny nose and watery eyes. She handled my problem with pollen and she also tested me on various foods, drinks and household items and handled those that were causing me trouble too. I am very happy with the results I have achieved. Thank you Marion.