Brief Overview of NAET
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) is a natural, painless, and non-invasive treatment used to permanently eliminate food and environmental allergies. This treatment does not involve the use of drugs, herbs, vitamins, or other supplements. However, NAET may be used in conjunction with other forms of treatments including drugs, herbs, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other supplements. Each item, however, should be tested and cleared for any possible allergy before utilization. NAET calls upon a combination of kinesiology, acupuncture/acupressure, nutritional management and specific type of spinal therapy procedure from chiropractic to accomplish allergy elimination.
Kinesiology is the art and science of movement of the human body. Kinesiology is used in NAET to compare the strength and weakness of any muscle of the body in the presence or absence of a substance. This is also called Muscle Response Testing to detect allergies. It is hypothesized that a measurable weakness in a particular muscle is produced by the generation of an energy disturbance in the particular spinal nerve route that supplies to the corresponding weakened muscle when a specific item is brought into its energy field. Any item that is capable of producing energy disturbance in any spinal nerve route is called an allergen. Through this simple kinesiological testing method, the allergens can be detected; disturbed spinal nerves and their nerve routes can be identified; and the target organs, tissues, and other body parts can be uncovered.
Chiropractic technique helps us to detect the nerve energy disturbance in a specific nerve energy pathway by finding and isolating the exact nerve root that is being pinched. The exact vertebral level in relation to the pinched spinal nerve root helps us to trace the travel route, the destination and the target organs of that particular energy pathway.
Allopathy & Western Science
NAET uses standard medical diagnostic procedures and standard allergy testing procedures from kinesiology and chiropractic and serum or skin tests from allopathy. These testing modalities are used initially to identify the problem. After detecting the allergies, NAET uses a simple Neuromuscular Sensitivity Testing (NST) on a daily basis to evaluate the response of the patient to the treatment. If used properly, NST has the unique ability to retrieve information form one's autonomic nervous system about most stages of one's health problems (mild, moderate or severe symptoms). Confirmation of diagnosis is achieved through standard medical diagnostic procedures and by various laboratory procedures.
Acupuncture / Oriental Medicine
NAET also utilizes Oriental medicine principles to evaluate the health status of a person by detecting energy blockages in acupuncture meridians. The actual allergy elimination treatments utilize spinal manipulative procedures, and mild acupressure (or acupuncture) treatments on specific points in the body. These reflex and acupuncture points are situated at various bodily locations that relate to the acupuncture meridians. After treatment, to achieve best results with NAET, a person should avoid any contact with the treated allergen for 25 hours.
You are what you eat! NAET evaluates the status of the compatibility of daily consumed food, drink, and supplements to trace the cause of the pain and discomfort. NAET emphasizes right nutrition to get the best result, whatever happens to be the problem. The secret to good health is achieved through correct nutrition.
- text taken from NAET: Say Good-bye to Your Allergies by Dr. Devi Nambudripad