An individual can be allergic to anything: foods, drinks, pharmaceutical drugs, herbs, vitamins, water, clothing, jewelry, chemicals, paint, silicone, latex, plastics, pollen, grasses, etc. Allergy symptoms can range from mild to debilitating reactions to life-threatening. Medical scientists are still researching to find the exact cause and nature of allergies. From a Wester medical point of view, an allergy is an overreaction of the immune system. In NAET, allergies are viewed from a holistic perspective based on Oriental Medical principles and defined in terms of the effect an allergic substance has on the energy flow in the body.
An allergy is a condition of unusual sensitivity of a 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 allergen) is viewed by the brain as a threat to the body's well-being. WHen contact is made with an allergen, it causes blockages in the energy pathways called meridians, disrupting 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 which begins a chain of events that can develop into an allergic response.
Undiagnosed allergies are often the cause of common or chronic illnesses which when left untreated can become serious or critical. Through illness, pain, inflammation, headaches, fever, heart attacks, strokes, abnormal growths, tumors, and various physical, physiological and physchological discomforts, the brain signals the body about the possible dangers if the energy blockages remain within the body. The result of energy imbalances in the body leads to a diminished state of health in one or more organ systems. By reprogramming the brain and removing the blockages from the energy pathways, NAET allows the body to regain perfect balance (homeostasis) and function normally to reach optimum health.
- text from Say Good-bye to Illness Brochure by Dr. Devi Nambudripad