Dr. Susan Cunningham

NAET Specialist

About NAET

     An allergy is defined as a hypersensitivity of the immune system to a particular substance which may bother you but may be harmless to someone else.  Whenever there is a chronic disease or illness, there are always allergic factors associated with it.

Do you know what the difference is between an allergy and an intolerance?
     A true allergy is associated with a histamine response.  These reactions are usually associated with hives, rashes, itching, breathing disorders and, in the most severe cases, anaphylaxis.  Allergies are conventionally tested through blood or skin testing.  Allergists look for an IgE response, which is an antibody responsible for immediate hypersensitivity to an allergen.  An intolerance comes under the umbrella of an allergy and accounts for 75-90% of all antibodies circulating in our bloodstream.  These antibodies are classified as IgG in the blood.  Intolerances are often trivialized and overlooked because allergists give their most attention to histamine reactions (IgE response).  An intolerance is actually a negative reaction to a particular substance.  For example, when one eats a bowl of pasta, one person may get tired or need to take a nap, and another may get a headache or acid reflux.  Your child may have some difficulty concentrating or focusing on his or her homework after that bowl of pasta.  Another child may become aggressive or have behavioral changes.  These are all intolerances! 
     An allergy or intolerance targets the path of least resistance.  It targets the weakest link in your system.  For the person with asthma, the weakest link is the lungs.  For the person with Colitis, the weakest link is the colon.  For the child with Autism, the weakest link is a brain allergy.  IgG antibodies are associated with brain allergies.  Most prominent allergens in brain allergies are gluten (wheat products) and Casein (dairy products).  The most pronounced brain allergies are seen in Autism, PDD, ADD/ADHD, but also include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions. 
     Conventional allergy treatments require taking medication (which could potentially have harmful side effects), allergy shots, or avoidance or rotational diets.  Socializing is difficult if a young child is involved in an unguarded environment.  Parents have to worry about their child coming in contact with an allergen in any school environment, play date, or social scene, NAET gives us freedom from our allergies and all of their added concerns.  

What is NAET and how does it work? 
NAET stands for Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique, which reverses the body's response to stop reacting to allergies.  Dr. Devi Nambudripad is the founder of NAET and is a licensed Medical Doctor, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor and has a PhD in Acupuncture. NAET is a combination of the principles of Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Kinesiology and Nutrition in a unique manner to rid the body of allergies.  NAET is a safe, holistic and non-invasive technique to stop your body from reacting to allergies.  According to Oriental Medicine principles, when the body's energetics are in balance, no disease can exist.  When the body comes in contact with an allergen, the energy is disrupted in the pathways called meridians.  This results in allergic symptoms.  Basically, an allergy is an energy imbalance between the electromagnetic energy of the person and the substance causing adverse physical, physiological and/or psychological responses in the person's body. 
     NAET is actually energy medicine which tests for allergies utilizing Kinesiology.  The premise behind this technique is that the allergen's energy weakens the energy of the patient.  Kinesiology is basically muscle testing.  A strong muscle response indicates no allergy or complete compatibility.  A weak muscle response is indicative of an allergy or intolerance.  A NAET practitioner also tests for allergies via blood work looking at IGE and IGG antibodies.  Once the allergies are determined, the patient is placed in physical contact with the allergen for 20 minutes while acupressure points are stimulated alongside the spine as well as additional acupressure gate points located on the arms and legs.  By stimulating a specific set of points in a specific sequence while being in physical contact with the allergen, NAET reverses the body's response to stop reacting to allergies.  Through this process, NAET erases the nervous system's previous reaction to an allergen and imprints a new healthy response, a symptomless one!  NAET provides permanent relief from allergies and is life altering to most people with chronic illness and allows them to reclaim their lives.  Allergic factors are always associated with chronic illness.  This technique is non-invasive, drug free, painless and a natural solution to eliminate allergies.  The actual technique is quite simplistic in nature, but the results are most astonishing, since allergies are at the core of all chronic diseases and conditions. 

NAET and Autism 
     Of all the conditions that respond to NAET treatments, the most significant results to date have been in the reversal of Autism spectrum disorders.  Autism strikes 1 out of every 150 children in America.  Autism is very allergy related.  Gluten and casein are certainly the biggest offenders, but spectrum children have so many allergies to basic vitamins, minerals, food additives, food colors, chemical sensitivities, environmental factors and much more.  In October 2005, Dr. Devi Nambudripad concluded a one year pilot study in Buena Park, California.  This double blinded study was composed of 60 Autistic children from ages 3 to 10.  All children were non verbal, non communicative and had no eye contact.  There were 30 children in the control group who received no NAET treatments.  There were 30 children in the experimental group who received 50 NAET treatments of which four children dropped out of the study due to various reasons. This left 26 test subjects who received all 50 treatments.  The children were treated for allergies to basic vitamins and minerals, foods, chemicals, environmental factors, vaccinations, antibiotics and any medications they were exposed to including prenatally.  By the conclusion of the study, 23 of the 26 children were removed from the autism spectrum.  That's 88% of the treated children who lost their label of autism by independent psychiatric evaluations and reports from the children's school psychological departments.  The parents of the 3 remaining children in the study stated significant improvements in their children, but still needed additional NAET treatments for recovery.  In the Fall of 2011, Dr. Nambudripad's study was published in Integrative Medicine, A Clinicians Journal.   
     The conclusion of this study is undeniable! Autism is treatable and reversible.  Autistic children are living in a cloud of allergies. Autism affects the way the brain uses information and prevents proper understanding of what the child sees, hears, smells, or touches differently than others.  Toxins from the allergens cause accumulation of water in the body and brain.  This causes the person not to hear properly, not to see properly, not to smell properly and not to comprehend or recognize sounds properly due to poor differentiation of voices or sounds.  NAET offers amazing hope and promise to all spectrum children.  NAET removes one allergy at a time which brings children closer and closer to a typical state.
     NAET enables a person to regain his/her life by conquering their allergies This amazing technique identifies, treats, and eliminates allergies and allergy related symptoms.  NAET allows your body to become compatible to things that were once triggers.  When the allergies are gone, the allergy sufferer can resume a normal life.  NAET is so successful because it gets to the root cause of many chronic health conditions.  In the world today, due to vast amounts of chemicals and toxins, each generation is being born weaker and weaker, developing health problems earlier and earlier.  To name a few, Autism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eczema, Asthma, Multiple Sclerosis are much more prevalent today. These conditions and many others are various manifestations of allergies.  NAET provides potentially permanent freedom from allergies naturally, painlessly and non-invasively.  For most allergy sufferers, one treatment gives a lifetime of relief.  For more severe allergies, more than one treatment may be required.  NAET fixes the triggers and truly offers hope to overcome "incurable" diseases and associated conditions.  The results are astounding, and patients around the world will testify to the reversal of their conditions by eliminating their multitude of food, chemical and environmental allergies.