Despite a wide range of effective treatments that are now available to control asthma, a number of patients and their families still turn to unproven remedies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America in the District, three questionable techniques have been recently touted as cures for asthma: Cytotoxicity testing. In this procedure, a sample of the patient's blood is exposed in the laboratory to a number of substances -- usually foods -- to see if there is any abnormal reaction. The Food and Drug Administration has concluded that cytotoxicity testing is ineffective. Provocation and neutralization. In this test, an allergy-stimulating substance is given to a person to provoke symptoms. Then smaller doses are administered to "neutralize" the reaction. The treatments can either be injected or taken as drops under the tongue. The American College of Allergists and the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology have concluded the technique "has little if any value in diagnosis and treating allergies." Urine autoinjection. This bizarre therapy was introduced nearly 40 years ago. In this technqiue, small amounts of an individual's own sterilized urine are injected into the body. According to the asthma foundation, urine autoinjection "is potentially life-threatening, ineffective, unsafe, unproven and without a recognized standing in medical practice."