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NAET: what is it?

NAET, the treatment based on Chinese medicine theory that has so helped my daughter “Shannon” overcome her Asperger’s, works in a mysterious way. It’s easiest to shrug and say, “I dunno how it works, but it works.”

My son “Mike” has been undergoing treatments once a week for a year and a half now, and we aren’t at the tipping point of improving his Asperger’s yet. I hope we get there. But there’s no guarantee, of course. The NAET autism study showed marked improvement in symptoms in 23 out of 30 kids after a year of twice-a-week treatments. So there were the other seven kids who didn’t see improvement … and they had more treatments than “Mike” has had.

Meanwhile, I am undergoing NAET myself, for several months now with our St. Louis practitioner Becca Skrainka. I’m doing it because I have an amazingly high level of allergies, and I would like to be able to do some normal things like wear earrings and sunscreen. (Also some money became available to do it.) The earrings and sunscreen aren’t fixed yet, but a significant difference for me shows itself: I feel full after meals now, something I haven’t felt for a number of years. I’m delighted with that.

So, what is NAET? This stands for Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Treatment, which doesn’t tell you much except that Dr. Nambudripad invented or discovered it, and that its original purpose was the elimination of allergies. Having undergone it myself, I can tell you that NAET actually uses accupressure, particularly on certain spots on the back. As far as I can tell, what the practitioner is doing is manipulating the bio-electric field that the body generates. Manipulate the field, and the body normalizes. Weird, huh?

If it didn’t work, I’d dismiss it. But it does work in many cases, for a variety of ailments, particularly auto-immune in origin, such as fibromyalgia and allergies. (I personally know people with these ailments who have massively improved under NAET.) This goes to show that Western medicine, pooh-poohing anything involving bio-electricity, acupuncture meridians, and so forth, has a lot to learn.

By the way, if you want to see an actual photo of my daughter “Shannon” and read more about her recovery from autism through NAET, read this interview: http://www.jacobteitelbaum.com/health_articles_a-b/Autism-shannon-wheelers-story.html

NAET, autism and allergy: update

Are you wondering what’s happening at the Wheelers’ with NAET?  “Shannon,” our 24-year-old daughter with Asperger’s, continues to blossom after a year on NAET treatments and some Yasko vitamin therapy. I get so many comments from people who have known her and are delighted that she is now interacting with them. It really is a miracle. She is continuing NAET treatments but less intensively.

“Mike,” our 19-year-old son with Asperger’s, has been doing NAET treatments for a year. We’re cautiously reserving judgment on results at this time.

And, there’s me! I just started NAET too, because I have been getting more and more allergic to things, and that’s driving me nuts. I had a choice: spend money on allergy shots, which aren’t guaranteed to help, or try NAET for about the same amount of money. I decided to try NAET.

I am supposing that the genetics that made my children susceptible to autism are also part of my body. Makes sense–my brother is autistic, so I must be the genetic carrier. Being female, and having grown up in an era with fewer environmental insults, I am not autistic. But I am very allergic. Perhaps our genetics involve faulty removal of toxins from the body, which are building up as I grow older and make me more and more allergic?  For example, I have been limited in the lotions I can use on my face for 20 years. I had found one with just three ingredients that seemed to work well, and used it for 20 years. But a few months ago I found it was giving me a rash. Grr. So now I’m down to one ingredient, coconut oil.

I started NAET with the new year, after taking some money out of an investment to invest in my health. It’s too new for me to provide you with any feedback, other than to remark that avoiding certain substances for 25 hours after a treatment is in fact a pain!