A small glass vial labeled ‘wheat’ is put into his hand and the muscle testing is repeated. His arm goes down like a rag doll’s. This embarrasses him and he asks me to ‘do it again’! He obviously tries to resist – but again his arm ‘goes down’. “What is going on?” , he asks. I respond, “You are allergic to wheat”.
This is the first step in a procedure called Nambudripad’s Allergy Elinimation Technique, known as NAET.
The rest of the treatment entails stimulation of the spine several times with a chiropractic device while the client does instructed breathing; acpuncture on specific points and eliminating the substance for twenty-five hours.
When MRT is repeated at the next visit, the muscle is strong, demonstrating the allergen is not affecting him any longer.
Clients are always claiming, “I have no allergies!” Because there is no outward sign of rash, teary eyes or runny nose, the belief is there are no allergies present.
Therefore, personally, I like to refer to the problematic substance as a sensitivity, or an intolerance that results in an imbalance in the body’s immune defense system.
As an acupuncturist I believe that allergies or sensitivities are a result of energy blockages. When vital energy is prevented from moving to all the organ systems of the body it can cause a variety of symptoms to occur, depending on where the blockage is. These health problems range from tiredness, headaches, depression, digestive disorders, respiratory problems, asthma, etc.
Utilizing NAET , blockages are released. The stimulation of the spine while holding the allergen clears any energy blockages, and sends a message to the brain to ‘delete’ the idea that this substance is an allergen. The result is a ‘reprogramming’ of the body to not react to the substance and thereby not affecting the immune system any longer.
It takes two hours for the energy to go through each of the twelve acupuncture meridians (set energy pathways in the human body), thereby requiring twenty-four hours to circulate all of the pathways. To make sure the blockage has cleared, most NAET practitioners ask their clients to avoid the substance for twenty-five hours.
At the next visit when tested the client will show a muscle strength of that substance, meaning it will no longer present a problem.