In Western medicine, an allergy is viewed as an overreaction by the immune system. NAET® is based on Oriental Medical principles, where an allergy is viewed as a condition of unusual sensitivity of one person to one or more substances that may be harmless to the majority of individuals. In the allergic person, the allergens affect the energy flow in the body, and the brain regards the allergen as a threat to the body’s well-being. When contact is made with an allergen, energy flow is blocked in the body’s energy pathway and causes problems. The NAET® protocol is designed to train the brain and the body not to block the energy flow when contacting the allergen.
How does acupuncture or acupressure eliminate allergies?
Since we view an allergy as a result of an energy blockage, we focus on opening the energy pathway when in contact with an allergen. Acupressure and/or acupuncture helps to desensitize the allergen. Megumi is trained in the NAET® method or Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. Click here for more information on the NAET®’s allergy elimination process.
Can you treat pregnant women, infants, toddlers, children or older people?
NAET® is a safe, non-invasive and effective method to eliminate allergies. No oral, topical or sublingual medications, supplements, or injections, are used to test for allergies or for allergy treatment. The patient doesn’t actually touch the allergen directly, so there is no harm to your body. Acupuncture needles are not mandatory for treatment and acu-massager treatment is often preferred.
What kind of allergies can be treated?
Inhalants are allergens that enter the body through the nose, throat and bronchial tubes. Examples of inhalants are microscopic spores of certain grasses, flowers, pollens, powders, smoke, cosmetics, perfumes, aromas from spices, coffee, popcorn, cooking, herbs, oils, chemical fumes, paint varnish, pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, grain flour, and many other sources.
Ingestants are allergens that enter the body through the mouth and therefore find their way into the gastrointestinal tract. These include foods, condiments, drugs, beverages, chewing gum, and vitamin supplements – essentially anything that enters the mouth. Ingestants include substances we touch that are then transmitted into the mouth through our hands.
Contactants are allergens that affect us through skin contact. Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, cats, dogs, latex gloves, hairdyes, plant oils, chemicals, nail polish, fabrics, and formaldehyde are examples of contactants.
Injectants are allergens that are injected into the skin, muscles, joints and blood vessels in the form of serums, antitoxins, vaccines, childhood immunizations and drugs. Injectants also include substances entering the body through insect bites.
Infectants are allergens that produce their effect by causing sensitivity to an infectious agent, such as bacteria. For example, an allergic reaction may result when tuberculin bacterium is introduced as part of a diagnostic test to determine a patient’s sensitivity or reaction to it.
Heat, humidity, cold, cold mist, dampness, drafts, dryness, heating and air conditioning, changes in barometric pressure and high altitude are examples of physical agents. Radiation from the sun, computers, microwave ovens, X-rays, geopathic sources, electrical and electromagnetic fields, fluorescent lights, cellular and cordless telephones and power lines are also physical agents. Burns may also be included in this category.
Mechanical irritants include vibrations from a washer, dryer, hair dryer, electric shaver, electric massager, house alarm; sirens from fire engines, police vehicles and ambulances. Motion vibrations from a moving automobile, also referred to as motion sickness, car sickness, or sea sickness, include sickness while playing sports, riding a roller coaster and/or horseback riding can also act as mechanical irritants. Airplane sounds, traffic noises, loud music and voices in a particular pitch may also cause an allergic reaction.
The discovery of possible allergies inherited from parents and grandparents opens a door to achieving optimum health. Most people inherit their allergic tendencies from their parents or grandparents. Allergies may also skip generations or manifest differently in parents and children.
Molds and Fungi
Molds and fungi are in a category by themselves because of the numerous avenues through which they can come into contact with people in everyday life. They can be ingested, inhaled, touched, or even injected as in the case of penicillin. They can also come in the from of airborne spores, making up a large part of the dust we breathe or pick up in our vacuum cleaners; in fluids such as our drinking water; and the dark fungal growth in the corners of damp rooms. They can appear on the body as athlete’s foot and in particularly fetid vaginal conditions, commonly called “yeast infections”. Molds and fungi, which also grow on trees and in damp soil, are a source of food (truffles and mushrooms), disease (ringworm and aforementioned yeast infections) and even of medicine (penicillin).
Often times, the origin of physical symptoms can be traced back to some unresolved emotional trauma. Each cell in the body has the capability to respond physically and physiologically to our daily activities. When the vital energy (Qi) flows evenly and freely through the meridians, the body functions normally. When there is blockage in the meridians due to emotional stressors, various physical symptoms occur. According to Traditional Chinese Medical theory, there are 7 major emotions that can cause health problems; Sadness (Lung), Joy (Heart), Disgust (Stomach), Anger (Liver), Worry (Spleen), Fear (Kidney), and Depression (Pericardium).