Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "How do I know if NAET® can help my child with Autism?"

  1. If you are a parent and would like to find out if NAET® could help with your child’s condition, you should read the book, "Say Goodbye to Autism" by Devi S. Nambudripad, M.D. (WI), D.C., L.Ac., Ph.D. (Acu.). If your child suffers from a food, chemical, environmental, or emotional sensitivity (allergy), NAET® may be able to help you. Please read the book to find a case history similar to yours in the book. After reading the book, if you would like to begin NAET® treatment, please look up the practitioner locator section to find a NAET® specialist near you. We will update the practitioners’ list every month. Your child may need numerous NAET® treatments before you begin to notice differences in cases of severe sensitivity or poor immune systems. Use the book Living Pain Free to help you keep balanced.
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Q. "What is going on, Doctor? One minute my child feels fine and the next minute, he/she is terrible."

  1. This may be a sign that something in the child’s environment or mental status is eliciting episodes of illness. We would need to evaluate the situation and clear the patient for possible triggers. Of course, this can only be done once the basic 15 items are treated in order, especially for Autism.

    Simply avoiding these triggers may help to avert the episodes but as parents it can be very tough to keep this kind of routine. Thus, NAET® allows children to be themselves and get involved in the world just like all the other children without having to worry about health issues.
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Q. "Do you mean that allergies can cause Autism?"

  1. It is not clear scientifically as of yet what causes Autism. But from many recent studies, there has been a high correlation between food sensitivity and allergy and Autism. From our own experience, we have seen many children become so much better after desensitizing them for multiple food sensitivities and chemical intolerances. If your child gets better after treating for these allergies and sensitivities, then one could very well argue that the sensitivity was an underlying issue in his/her health.

    Please read "Say Goodbye to Illness" by Devi S. Nambudripad, M.D. (WI), D.C., L.Ac., Ph.D. (Acu.) for more detailed explanations about this topic.
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Q. "What are allergies?"

  1. Medical scientists are still researching to find the exact cause and nature of allergies, but may not have all the answers for years to come. From a western medical point of view, allergy is an over-reaction by the immune system. In NAET®, allergies are viewed from a holistic perspective, based on Oriental Medical principles. An allergy is a condition of unusual sensitivity of one person to one or more substances which may be harmless to the majority of other individuals. In the allergic person, the allergic substance, known as an allergen, is viewed by the brain as a threat to the body's wellbeing. Therefore, for our purposes, an allergy is defined in terms of what a substance does to the energy flow in the body. When contact is made with an allergen, it causes blockages in the energy pathways called meridians, or we can say, it disrupts the normal flow of energy through the body's electrical circuits. This energy blockage causes interference in communication between the brain and body via the nervous system. This blocked energy flow is the first step in a chain of events which can develop into an allergic response. Allergies are the result of energy imbalances in the body, leading to a diminished state of health in one or more organ system.
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Q. "How long will it take for my child to get better?"

  1. The answer to this question depends on the patient’s ability to respond to the acupressure or muscle trigger point manipulation provided by NAET®.

    In most patients, benefits are seen after the first 6 treatments which can be completed within as soon as 6 days but may take longer depending on how often you go for treatments. Also if you are strict with the avoidance periods and adhere to the doctor’s orders and advice, you will see improvement sooner rather than later.

    It may take up to a year to see your child show significant and lasting improvements though.
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Q. "Does my child need to get needles during treatment?

  1. No. We do not give acupuncture to children, especially those suffering from Autism. In adults who are receptive towards needles, we do use acupuncture to augment the NAET® but for children it is sufficient to use acupressure or simple muscle tapping techniques.
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Q. "Does my child really need to avoid allergens for 25 hours after treatment?"

  1. We receive numerous inquiries about the "25 hour avoidance" of the allergen after the NAET® treatment. As mentioned in the guide book, some patients may get through the treatment sooner, but the patient still should avoid the allergen for 25 hours if possible. In our experience, patients who observe the "25 hour avoidance" receive maximum benefit from the treatment
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