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Considering NAET for autism treatment?

naetA parent contacted me with questions, asking more information about our NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Treatment) experience in autism treatment.  I should say that my daughter has made amazing progress in her ability to relate to others and understand what they may be feeling or thinking. My son, too, is making great strides. She is now 26; he is 21.

1. “My child doesn’t have allergies. I read that NAET helps allergy-related autism. Would it be a waste for me?”

My kids didn’t appear to be allergic to anything much to start with. My daughter did have a problem with cats. So, for them this was not an allergy treatment. It was a treatment that normalized the way their bodies respond to environmental challenges.

NAET defines allergies differently from the rest of the world; it’s sensitivity to substances that you probably didn’t know were bothering you.  So “allergy-related autism” in NAET parlance
must mean most autism cases. Don’t ask me what non-allergy-related autism would be. Caused by an injury perhaps?

Personally I am a somewhat allergic individual. My kids not as much. They can stand cats, for instance, and have no food allergies. Yet NAET helped them a whole lot. It took a while, and it took effort– NAET involves avoiding things for 25 hours, and so it’s not for the faint of heart. It also took money, in our case $55 per week for most of a year at least. (Actually they both continued for more than two years, but benefits were apparent after one year.)  Insurance did not cover it for us, probably not for you either.

There’s also the study showing most autistic kids benefited in some way from a year of NAET,
I expect you have run across that?

I evaluated the situation and concluded that NAET couldn’t hurt them, and it might help. I am SO GLAD I did. Of course it cost money, and that took some of our savings (a cashed-in life insurance policy). In your case perhaps you have savings or a doting grandparent who is willing to donate some money. Is there something you can give up? We don’t have cable TV and have dumb phones. Etc. Etc.  Bottom line, if you don’t do it, you may regret it, and there’ s  no going back to that developmental point.

2. “Your kids are doing it for over two years… they are allergic to that many things? Is Naet done infinitely?”

I can give you my theories on what is happening, but the NAET people don’t necessarily agree with me.  They don’t have a way to explain it that makes sense either. NAET is not done indefinitely.

I think NAET is manipulating our bodies’ bioelectric field in such a way as to make our bodies respond differently to toxins and other things in the environment that we may encounter.  This is the long term effect. I think autism is caused by a buildup of toxins from the environment in the body, which the individual is not able to get rid of (as the result of a genetic predisposition probably). So the autism is improved because the body gradually learns to let go of its stored toxins. My opinion only.

The short term treatment looks like the practitioner is “treating” you for something you’re not allergic to, like tap water, or something you commonly eat with no problem, like red meat.  The treatment is designed to allow your body to accept the substance.  It really doesn’t seem to make sense, since my kids were never allergic to tap water or red meat or about 99.9 percent of the things they were treated for. I conclude that the word “allergy” in NAET means something different than what it means to most of us.

No doubt in NAET treatment you will go for a while wondering if there will be any changes. For my daughter it took one year to see any benefit (and then it was a whopper). For my son it was a bit longer.  But for the kids in the study, marked and measurable improvements were found after one year. So you have to hang in there and be patient.

Parent of autistic child reports progress with NAET

naetA blogger who calls herself “Muckraking Maven” has taken the plunge and started NAET treatments for her autistic son. Her husband thought she was crazy. But she evaluated the study showing that NAET has helped autistics, talked to parents of autistics who had been helped by NAET, and embarked.

Of course you know I also embarked on NAET for my two Aspies. My 25-year-old daughter “Shannon” has recovered from her Asperger’s, and is making her way into normal life. My 20-year-old son “Mike” is doing well in many, many ways. These changes occurred after at least a year of NAET treatments.

Muckraking Maven also has some great news to report. Check out her post, complete with videos.

http://muckrakingmaven.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/have-you-heard-of-naet-for-allergies-autism-chronic-illnesses-this-is-worth-reading/

Mike going off to college

PW_tree1Our son “Mike,” who has been doing NAET treatments for more than two years now, is doing much better in every way and plans to leave home to go to college in the fall.  (He’s 20, transferring from the local community college.)  He’s also been taking supplements from the Yasko protocol, but in the past couple of months decided not to take them for his own reasons (checking to see if he really needs them?). He has decided he’s better off taking them, and is starting up again.  He’s on a much-abbreviated list of them, as determined by our chiropractor who muscle-tests each one to see whether his body responds positively or negatively to it.

When we started on this journey, at the beginning of this blog in 2007, I wondered whether he would always have to take the Yasko supplements, since they seemed to remediate a genetic deficiency in the way his body works. Or would taking them somehow improve the biochemistry in his body over time?  The answer seems to be clear: his biochemistry has improved. He can get along without the supplements now, but he’s better off taking a few of them. The most important one for him is phosphatidyl serine, by the way. Without that one, he can get irritable. Note that his genetic burden differs from other people’s, so you can’t assume what works for him will work for you.

NAET is a treatment that uses Chinese medicine theory (meridians, energy flow).  How it works I wonder; I think it has to do with bioelectricity. I can see that it does do some amazing things. Don’t pooh-pooh it just because you don’t understand it!

Such an amazing conversation …

I had an amazing conversation with my daughter “Shannon” today. She’s the one who lost eye contact with us at age four and eventually got an ADD diagnosis that solidified into an Asperger’s diagnosis at age 11. She’s now 25.

Autism is like living in a house of mirrors: all you can see is yourself. That makes it extremely difficult to reach out to other people in any meaningful way. You can’t imagine what others are thinking, what they are like.

We were talking about her best friend, someone she has found recently.  Shannon hasn’t had a close friend, ever, though in the past year or so she’s been able to relate to people in a whole new way. She hadn’t found someone dwelling in the same groove, so to speak. But now she has.

Shannon and the friend have been enjoying each others’ company for hours at a time, doing stuff like enjoying the City Museum (a unique attraction we have here in St. Louis), eating lunch, and whatnot.

Me: “Does she know you used to have Asperger’s?”

Shannon: (smiles) “Yes.”

I’m savoring it. “Used to have Asperger’s.” How’s that for cool??

For anyone just joining this blog, Shannon has experienced recovery from  her autism in the past couple of years through N.A.E.T., a treatment for the immune system based on acupuncture theory. In case you didn’t know, autism isn’t something one normally recovers from.

Shannon’s about to take the big step and move away from home to another town six hours away.  The sky’s the limit for her now! I am so thankful.

NAET, cure for autism

Another family whose child was recovered from autism by NAET

NAET/Autism Success Story

My daughter “Shannon” isn’t the only one who recovered through NAET! (And Mike, we are hoping.) Another family with a four-year old whose only speech was echoing what he heard tells their story of recovery through NAET.

These case studies fall on the heels of news of a study where NAET led to significant, measurable improvements for most autistic children in the study after a year of treatment. “Clinically, 23 of the 30 children in the treatment group were able to return to regular school classes with their healthy, non-autistic peers after treatment while all of the children in the control group continued to require special education.”

NAET was developed in 1983 by Devi S. Nambudripad, MD, PhD, L.Ac., DC. The initials stand for Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique. It’s a non-invasive, drug-free, alternative therapy for allergy elimination that uses a combination of acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic methods, nutrition and kinesiology to identify specific allergens and desensitize patients to them. Dr. Nambudripad has trained over 10,000 licensed medical practitioners in the protocol. It improves a variety of ailments, including fibromyalgia.

Read more about the study here. The study was paid for by the NAET people, but don’t dismiss it for that reason! Did you know that ALL drug studies are funded by the drug makers? That’s the system we live with. The key is to have responsible researchers who carefully document what they are doing and publish in a peer-reviewed journal. That did happen here.