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Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) is used to treat allergies. Many alternative medicine doctors find that undiagnosed food allergies are a major contributor to a wide range of common conditions.

NAET was developed by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad, chiropractor, acupuncturist and a registered nurse, in an attempt to relieve herself of severe allergic symptoms suffered since her birth. She thinks that allergies can be eliminated by reprogramming the nervous system's reaction to individual foods and environmental substances.

In NAET, allergies are viewed from a holistic perspective, based on the Chinese medicine principles. An allergy is a condition of unusual sensitivity to one or more substances that may be harmless to the majority of individuals. In the allergic person, the allergic substance (known as an allergen) is viewed by the brain as a threat to the body's well being.

An allergen causes blockages in the body's energy pathways, called meridians. This disruption of the normal flow of energy through the body's electrical circuits can cause an imbalance or weakness in any organ or tissue of the body.

NAET uses simple muscle response testing to identify which allergens cause a blockage of energy. The treatment involves giving mild acupressure around the spine in order to reprogram the nervous system while the patient holds onto the allergen.

A single treatment usually takes about 30 minutes. Doctors using NAET report that most people require between 10 and 40 allergy treatments before they experience relief from their symptoms.

Doctors using NAET treat many conditions. These include: digestive problems, acne, skin rashes, eczema, nausea, arthritis, headaches, hypoglycemia, fibromyalgia, fatigue, and anxiety. It may also be used to treat depression, asthma, eating disorders, hayfever, sinusitis, multiple chemical sensitivities, premenstrual syndrome, hives, heartburn, food poisoning, ear infections, bronchitis, and diarrhea.

There are more than 2000 medical practitioners world-wide who are trained in NAET. These include chiropractors, acupuncturists, allopathic medical doctors, dentists, doctors of osteopathy, and doctors of veterinary.

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3. Nambudripad DS: The NAET Guide Book. Delta Publishing Company, Buena Park, CA; 1999.

Last Updated: 7/4/2018
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