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Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique, a Holistic Approach to Allergies

Feb 29, 2016 02:44PM

Conventional Western medicine perceives allergies as an overreaction of the immune system to one or more substances. Typical treatment relies on identifying allergens, avoiding them at all costs and taking antihistamines or getting monthly allergy shots. The Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) developed by Dr. Devi Nambudripad in 1983, views allergies from a holistic perspective and defines them in terms of the allergen’s effect on the energy flow within the body.

An initial NAET consultation consists of a thorough intake and Muscle Response Testing (MRT) to indicate specific allergens. While the patient is holding an allergen, pressure points along the spine are stimulated. Another MRT is done to ensure the allergy has been removed. A strong MRT indicates NAET has worked. Acupressure or acupuncture (traditional or laser) is applied again to solidify the treatment. After the session, it is essential to avoid the allergen for a full 25 hours in order that each of the 12 meridians has a chance to “reset”.

While runny noses and sinus problems are the most familiar allergic symptoms, others can take the form of headaches, inflammation, fever, addictions, autism, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, autoimmune diseases, anxiety, joint pain and psychological discomforts. Although patients may have more than one allergy, only one per session is treated.

More than 9,000 licensed medical practitioners throughout the world are trained to use NAET techniques that synthesize other modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic and nutrition.

Phyllis Weber, owner of Gulf Coast Acupuncture, with locations at 1250 Tamiami Tr. N., Ste. 301, in Naples, and 6300 Corporate Center, Ste. 104, in Ft. Myers, is a licensed acupuncture physician trained in NAET. For more information, call 239-841-6611 or visit

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