Q: What are allergies?
A. From a Western medical point of view, an allergy is an over-reaction
by the immune system. But medical scientists are still researching to find the exact
cause and nature of allergies and may not have all the answers for years to come.
In NAET®, allergies are viewed from a holistic perspective based on Oriental medical
principles. An allergy is a condition of unusual sensitivity of one person to one
or more substances which may be harmless to the majority of other individuals. In
the allergic person, the allergic substance, known as an allergen, is viewed by
the immune system as a threat to the body's well-being.
For our purposes, an allergy is defined in terms of what a substance does to the
energy flow in the body. When contact is made with an allergen, it causes blockages
in the energy pathways called meridians, or we can say, it disrupts the normal flow
of energy through the body's electrical circuits. This energy blockage causes interference
in communication between the brain and body via the nervous system. This blocked
energy flow is the first step in a chain of events that can develop into an allergic
Allergies are the result of energy imbalances in the body, leading to a diminished
state of health in one or more organ systems.
Q: How do I discover and treat my allergies?
A: Conventional Western medical tests for allergies are several.
Some of them are the "Intra-dermal test," "patch test," "scratch test," and various
other blood tests such as the RAST test and the ELIZA test, which can identify dozens
of allergens from one test or from one blood sample. In most cases, patients must
have had previous exposures to the allergen to get an accurate result.
Up until recently, there has been no satisfactory method for treating a person's
allergies. Desensitization using injections of allergenic substances over a period
of months, or even years, has been the standard approach used by medical allergists.
This approach is effective in some people for some allergies, but in many it does
not do the job, especially with food allergies.
Another standard treatment is using drugs, either antihistamines or drugs like Claritin
steroids to control allergic symptoms. Unfortunately, this does not correct the
underlying problem, and often has serious long term side effects.
The most effective treatment option until now has been complete avoidance of the
offending allergen(s). This can be difficult at best, and impossible in some cases.
Now however, there is an alternative.
Q: Traditional allergy testing and treatments sound painful and expensive and
don't seem to deal with the real problem, the allergy. How can I get rid of my allergies
once and for all?
A. Now We Have Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET®).
NAET is a truly revolutionary system for dealing with allergies, one of the most
stubborn health problems facing mankind today. NAET is a natural, drugless, painless
and non-invasive method that can be used safely on individuals of any age (infants
to the elderly) and regardless of the individuals health, to alleviate the symptoms
arising from the allergens.
Allergens are cleared (treated) one at a time with this technique and best results
are obtained if allergens are cleared in a specific sequence. Normally only one
item is treated on a given day. The substance must then be completely avoided for
25 hours following the treatment. In most cases, that's all it takes: one session
to alleviate an allergy. Individuals who are highly sensitive may sometimes require
additional combination clearings.
Q: How do I know if NAET® is right for me?
A: If you are a patient, and would like to find out if NAET® could
help with your condition, you should read the book, Say Goodbye to Illness
by Devi S. Nambudripad, M.D. (WI), D.C., L.Ac., Ph.D. (Acu.).
If you suffer from any allergic condition (food, chemical, environmental, emotional
allergies) or if your health condition has developed from any allergy, no matter
how long you have been sick, or how old you are (we have treated patients aged between
3 days old to 96 years old), NAET® can help you.
Please read the book to find a case history similar to yours. If you would like
to begin NAET® treatment after reading the book, please look up the practitioner
locator section to find a NAET® specialist near you. We update the practitioners
list every month.
You may need numerous NAET® treatments before you begin to feel better if your condition
is serious, you have a poor immune system, or if you have been sick for a long time.
Use the book Living Pain Free to help you keep balanced.
Q: Do you mean that allergies can cause real illness?
A. They certainly can! When a virus attacks, an amazing defense
mechanism goes into action. The struggle to rid the body of the invading virus we
recognize as the symptoms of illness, such as fever, coughing, aches, vomiting,
fatigue, etc. These are, in fact, signals of the battle that is going on inside
the body as it tries to throw off the invading toxins-producing virus.
Untreated, the symptoms increase with serious results. Similarly, continuous contact
with an allergen produces toxins in the body, causing similar reactions to occur.
An undiagnosed or undetected allergic condition will produce conditions that are
Many times the allergic reactions produce symptoms that mimic other conditions.
Respiratory problems like bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma, circulatory problems
like chest muscle pains, poor circulation, rapid heartbeats, heart irregularities,
gastrointestinal problems like indigestion, acute abdominal pains, acute appendicitis,
bloating, constipation, diarrhea and ulcers, genito-urinary problems like kidney
and bladder infections, prostate troubles, pre-menstrual syndromes and post-menstrual
disorders, impotency, infertility, musculo-skeletal problems like unexplained pains
anywhere in the body, various types of headaches, backaches, arthritis, restless
leg syndrome, brain symptoms like brain fog, depression, anger, attention-deficit
disorders, hyperactivity, learning disorders, skin problems like eczema, boils,
slow healing wounds, environmental reactions like multiple chemical sensitivity,
allergy to pollens, perfumes, animal dander, carpets, building materials, etc....
Just about any health condition could be merely a symptom of underlying allergies.
If such conditions are not diagnosed correctly, the patient may receive a treatment
procedure that may further complicate the patient's condition.
Q: Then my symptoms are real? I'm not just imagining them?
A. No, you are not imagining them. Allergies in their mildest forms
are merely nuisances. But for some people, accidental contact with an allergen can
produce terrifying toxins in the body that result in clearly diagnosed illness just
as though that person had taken a poison.
Diagnosis for either is not easy, but the milder the complaint, the harder it is
for the patent to get good treatment. For instance, how do you treat a person for
"feeling out of sorts", for a slight loss of memory, for a slight but persistent
sore throat or cough, for a nagging, dull headache that does not respond to pain
medications, for a persistent backache or a tingling feeling in the arms and hands
that cannot be diagnosed by a neurologist?
Some of these unfortunate people have seen their physicians so many times that they
cannot tell you how many times they have been ignored, diagnosed as suffering from
a "nervous disorder" or been labeled a hypochondriac.
Q: What is going on, Doctor? One minute I feel fine and the next minute, I feel
A: If the statistics are true, this question is asked by more than
50% of the people who enter their doctor's office as patients seeking answers to
the misery of allergic reactions to what they inhale, ingest or contact in their
environments every day.
If you find yourself in this select group, you know the frustration and hopelessness
your condition has produced. The lucky patients have isolated the specific allergen
and are avoiding it, but for the unlucky, the allergen either cannot be avoided
without complete isolation, or it remains undiagnosed, resulting in severe and chronic
Q: Traditional allergy testing and treatments are painful and expensive. Is
there a way I can get rid of my allergies?
A: Yes. By testing and treating with the Nambudripad`s Testing
Techniques(NTT)! This revolutionary approach is particularly relevant for dealing
with allergies, one of the most stubborn health problems facing mankind today. It
is a natural, drugless, painless, non-invasive method that can be used safely on
a newborn infant, on the elderly, even on a healthy person to treat hidden allergies
that could cause disease in the future. It can be used on pets, invalids, children,
even patients in a coma. NAET® can reduce or alleviate allergies to the items cleared
by this method. With this technique, allergens are cleared (treated) one at a time,
in a specific order. The good news is that following the prescribed formula, allowing
for the 25-hour avoidance of the treated substance, one session is all it usually
takes to reduce/clear an allergy. Highly sensitive individuals may require additional
Q: Do you mean there is a treatment for my health problems?
A. Yes. At last there is freedom from allergies and ailments arising
from allergies. Dr. Nambudripad's knowledge in Eastern and Western medicine gave
her the insights and guided her into the discovery of this unique treatment to overcome
her own serious allergic reactions to foods.
Her own story is an amazing one, which is appropriate for the discoverer/developer
of such a revolutionary technique. She tells her story in the book, Say Good-bye
To Illness. It contains fascinating case histories of various health disorders,
as well as some of the theoretical basis for the technique and her story of its
discovery. It is recommended reading for anyone wanting to find relief from their
allergies, and for anyone with a chronic health problem large or small.
People fly to Southern California from all over the world to be treated by Dr. Nambudripad
with NAET®. Now it is available to you in your hometown, because Dr. Nambudripad
has trained thousands of doctors of acupuncture, allopathy, chiropractic and various
other licensed medical practitioners in her allergy treatment method. More and more
doctors are being trained through her regular training seminars.
Q: Do I really need to avoid allergens for 25 hours after treatment?
A. We receive numerous inquiries about the "25 hour avoidance"
of the allergen after the NAET® treatment. As mentioned in the guide book, some
patients may get through the treatment sooner, but the patient still should avoid
the allergen for 25 hours if possible. In our experience, patients who observe the
"25 hour avoidance" receive maximum benefit from the treatment.
Q: I`m presently seeing a chiropractor. How does my doctor's treatment differ
A: Most standard chiropractic treatments are centered around chiropractic
adjustments, avoidance of harmful activities and perhaps stringent diets in combination
with dietary supplements. Nothing in standard medical practice or chiropractic can
offer the hope of health improvement and freedom from allergies which is possible
through the use of NAET®. NAET® uses Oriental medical procedures for diagnosis and
chiropractic principles for treatment. You might recommend that your chiropractor
learn and incorporate NAET®, into his or her practice.
Q: How do acupuncture and acupressure relate to allergy treatment by NAET®?
A: Since acupuncture (or acupressure) points fall along the body’s
energy pathways, or meridians, either of these methods may be used to balance the
nervous system to bring the body to a state of homeostasis. This is done in the
presence of a given allergen, so that an allergic reaction will not result upon
future contact with that same substance. When this result is obtained, the patient
is said to have been "cleared" of his allergy to that substance.
Q: How long does this 'clearance' last?
A: In our experience, if clearance is still effective 24 hours
after treatment, it is lasting and should be for the life of the patient. We have
not seen any recurrence of allergies from a successfully treated allergen in 20
years. So we believe it should be for the life of the patient.
Q: How does the nutritional assessment help NAET®?
A: Once you have been completely cleared for a particular food
or environmental substance, it will no longer be necessary for you to avoid it.
The reason we do nutritional assessment and balancing during and after a series
of treatments by NAET®, is to restore strength and vitality to the body, which has
long been deprived of its proper share of nutrients due to the allergic sensitivity
to the items in the diet.
Q: NAET® Treatment procedures? What are they and how do they work?
A: After diagnosis has been completed using standard medical testing
procedures, computerized testing, and kinesiological muscle response testing,
a systematic treatment procedure is begun in which the central nervous system is
mildly stimulated in the presence of each allergen, in order to reprogram the brain
with the new message. Most patients can successfully be treated by acupressure around
the spine to stimulate the nerves which convey messages to and from the brain going
to the organs and other tissues all over the body.
Q: You said, 'most patients.' Does this mean that acupuncture may have to be
used in some cases?
A: Many patients can be cleared of their reaction, upon initial
treatment with acupressure alone. But there are those who may require several treatments
before clearing is accomplished--the addition of acupuncture has proven helpful
in speeding up the process. Also, note that the number of treatments required for
clearing an allergen may vary not only between patients, but between different allergens
with the same patient; the more severe the patient’s reaction to a substance, the
greater the likelihood that more than one treatment will be required for clearing.
Q: Is the acupuncture painful?
A: No. It`s only slightly uncomfortable, if at all. And it`s completely
optional. Application of the acupressure technique has proven to be as effective
as acupuncture, though in some cases it may not produce results as quickly.
Q: How long will it take before I experience this degree of success?
A: The total length of the treatment program varies greatly from
one individual to another, depending upon the number of specific allergies, and
the overall intensity of the allergic condition. It may take anywhere from 10 to
40 visits, depending on your condition, to note significant results. For best results,
usually just one allergen (or one group of closely related allergens) should be
identified and treated per office visit.
Q: Will my medical insurance pay for the treatments?
A: NAET® has had approved insurance billing codes since the year 2000.
Some insurance companies have signed on to the program. You have to check with your
insurance company to learn if your plan covers NAET® treatments. Insurance companies
pay to treat allergy symptoms. They do not pay for treating the cause. NAET® treats
the cause. So it is not “usual and customary treatment” for insurance companies
to pay. Sometime in the future, You may be able to convince your insurance companies
to pay for NAET® treatments.
Until then, most insurance carriers will pay for treating symptoms. Most of us visit
our doctors with some pain or discomfort anyway. Check with your job or your doctor
to find out if you are covered. Also an insurance policy that covers chiropractic
or acupuncture treatments should pay the appropriate amount according to the policy’s
Q: Will I complete the necessary NAET treatments, will I be completely free
of my allergies?
A: 80% - 90% of the patients treated thus far by NAET® have experienced
complete relief from their allergic symptoms to the items for which they have been
treated. Most of them report that contact with previously troublesome foods or environmental
substances no longer cause adverse effects.