NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) is a modern and advanced system for eliminating allergies and sensitivities related to food and environmental factors. NAET is a natural, drugless, painless, and non-invasive method created by Devi S. Nambudripad, M.D. (WI), D.C., L.Ac., Ph.D. (Acu.) in 1983.

NAET involves using a combination of particular energy balancing, testing and treatment methods from a number of disciplines such as acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutrition, and kinesiology. By combining these therapies, NAET stimulates the body’s energy pathways and nerve blockages to eliminate allergies and sensitivities.

Related: NAET Simply Explained: A Natural Allergy Elimination Therapy

NAET can successfully alleviate adverse reactions to factors such as egg, milk, peanuts, penicillin, aspirin, mushrooms, shellfish, grass, ragweed, flowers, perfume, animal dander, animal epithelial, make-up, chemicals, cigarette smoke, pathogens, other environmental agents. This system is used by practitioners worldwide and it can be used safely on anyone.

Benefits of NAET

Clinical experience has shown that the benefits of NAET include:

  • Alleviates symptoms associated with allergies
  • Removes energy blockages in the body due to contact with opposing energy of other substances
  • Assists the body by reprogramming the brain to accept and fully utilize the initiating allergen substance
  • Regulates the immune response and can circumvent future development of issues that may arise for those with a history of allergy-related disorders
  • By clearing the “sensitivities” the body is able to assimilate the nutrients at optimal levels and provide the body with the necessary building blocks to repair itself.

Here’s How it Works

Practitioners aim to remove energy blockages by having the patient hold a glass bottle containing the allergen whilst acupressure or acupuncture techniques are employed. After treatment, patients rest 20 minutes while continuing to hold the jar containing the allergen, after which time the patient will again be tested for a sensitivity reaction using the muscle strength test. If the NAET practitioner determines the sensitivity has cleared, the patient is advised to avoid the substance for the following 25 hours or more. Patients are invited to return for retesting with NAET between 25 hours and 7 days after the treatment

It is important to note that one allergen is treated at a time. If a patient is not severely immunodeficient, they may need just one treatment to desensitize one allergen. A patient with mild to moderate amount of allergies may take about 15-20 office visits to desensitize 15-20 food and environmental allergens.

Basic essential nutrients are treated during the first few visits. Chemicals, environmental allergens, vaccinations, immunizations, etc. are treated after completing about ten basic essential nutrients.

The Key Principles of NAET Treatment Include:

  • Allopathy & Western Sciences: Knowledge of the brain, cranial nerves, spinal nerves and autonomic nervous system from Western medicine enlightens us about the body’s efficient multilevel communication network. Through this network of nerves, vital energy circulates through the body carrying negative and positive information from the brain to each and every cell in the body and back to the brain. Knowledge of the PNEI hierarchy, nervous system, its origin, travel pathways, the organs and tissues that will benefit from its nerve energy supplies (target organs and tissues) and its destination, helps us to understand the energy distribution of particular spinal nerves that emerge from the 31 pairs of spinal nerve roots. NAET allows for efficient correction of energy distribution and proper information flow that mitigates associated allergic symptomatic responses.
  • Kinesiology / Bioresonance Testing: 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 (also known as neuromuscular sensitivity testing – NST) of the body in the presence and absence of any substance. A measured weakness in the presence of a substance is due to the effect of an allergy to the item and the person is touching. This simple method can be used to detect a patient’s allergens. Other accurate ways to identify allergens and sensitivities lie in advanced bioresonance analysis, in which a drop of blood is used and tested through a quantum-based systemic evaluation. Bioresonance Analysis of Health is one such advanced medical system that allows the practitioner to decode information within the body in a highly scientific manner for efficient diagnosis of all allergens affecting the patient.
  • Chiropractic Techniques: The chiropractic technique helps detect the nerve energy blockage in a specific nerve energy pathway by detecting and isolating the exact nerve root 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. D. D. Palmer considered the “Father of Chiropractic,” said, “too much or too little energy is disease.” A pinched nerve can cause a disturbance in the energy flow. Chiropractic medicine postulates that a pinched nerve or any such disturbance in the energy flow can cause disease, revealing the importance of maintaining an uninterrupted flow of nerve energy. A pinched nerve or an obstruction in the energy flow is often the result of an allergy. Spinal manipulation at the specific vertebral level of the pinched nerve, can relieve the obstruction of the energy flow and help the body to arrive at a state of homeostasis.
  • Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine (TCM): According to Oriental medical principles (TCM), “when the body is in perfect balance, no disease is possible.” Any disturbance in the homeostasis can cause disease and dysfunction. Allergens are capable of producing a weakening muscular effect in the body that can cause a disturbance in homeostasis. According to acupuncture therapy, acupuncture and/or acupressure at certain energy points is capable of restoring the body to a state of homeostasis by removing the energy blockages from the energy pathways known as meridians. When the blockages are removed, energy can flow freely through the energy meridians, thus bringing the body in perfect balance.
  • Nutrition: When a patient complains of indigestion, bloating, or other digestive troubles upon eating the food, that food is hindering the patient’s normal functions. This is due to an allergy or sensitivity to the food. Different foods react differently in different patients. It is critical to clear the allergy in order for the full absorption of nutrients to occur and avoid further dysfunction in the body. A patient should avoid refined, bleached food that is devoid of nutrients. Many patients who feel poorly due to undiagnosed food allergies may require vitamins or other nutritional supplements to increase their vitality after being treated for the specific allergy through NAET treatment. Nutritional assessment should be done periodically and if needed, appropriate supplements should be taken to optimize results through NAET.

“Acupuncture using Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques gives me great satisfaction in treating my patients. My patients and I love the results with NAET®… brings acupuncture into 21st century.”


Science and Safety

A recent study could support further investigation into the possibility of successful desensitization toward food allergies using NAET. Although difficult to evaluate the efficacy of NAET based on one case report, this case supports the idea that, if done correctly and sufficiently, NAET could decrease immunoglobulin levels and increase the threshold of sensitivity to peanut on oral challenge
sourceAlleviation of Peanut Allergy Through Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques: A Case Report , 2014

A pilot study illustrated that NAET treatment provides an effective treatment modality for children with autism to decrease autistic traits and improve their speech, language, communication skills, social interactions, sensory and cognitive awareness, and overall physical health and behavior.
sourceImproving Communication Skills in Children with Allergy-related Autism Using Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques: A Pilot Study, 2011

A possible benefit of NEAT for children with food allergies according to a case study conducted on a 3-year-old girl who was intolerant to foods such as milk, sugar, egg white, pork meat, causing eczema and dyspnea. She was treated with Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) with a combination of kinesiology and acupressure. After 7 treatment sessions, she was diagnosed as symptom-free.
sourceSuccesful treatment of food allergy with Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) in a 3-year old: A case report, 2008

NYCIM + NAET Allergy Elimination Therapy

At the New York Center of Innovative Medicine, NAET is one of many different treatments considered for each patient. However, the use of this therapy is only performed on patients after an in-depth initial evaluation reveals it would be necessary for your personalized program of treatment. Because each person is unique, and their health needs are different, there is no set protocol for using NAET nor is the patient able to request the use of this therapy if the medical team finds it would not be as helpful as another treatment or specific combination of therapies. The ultimate goal is the complete restoration of health in the most efficient and safe manner, and with so many therapeutic options, it is impossible to know if allergy elmination via NAET is right for you without an initial evaluation at our clinic.

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