by Ian Rawlinson L.Ac.
NAET treatment can be particularly effective for treating children. Many parents are reluctant to use allopathic medicines to treat their children, and want an alternative that is not only effective but also safe.
NAET is a system of treatment designed to treat all types of allergies. It combines applied kinesiology or muscle testing, with concepts taken from acupuncture (see previous blogs February 12th and 20th 2010). Diagnosis and treatment are simple, yet highly effective for treating many different forms of allergies. The system was developed by Dr. Devi Nambudripad who is an M.D. an acupuncturist and a chiropractor. She named the treatment Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Therapy or NAET.
Treating Very Young children
Infants and very young children are unable to muscle test, so in these cases another person, usually a parent, acts as a surrogate do the testing. So long as the child is touching the adult, the muscle testing will show how the child is responding to the item being held.
Responses To Treatment
Most children respond very well to treatment. I believe this is due to the fact that the length of time they have been unwell is short and the pattern of disharmony has not had a long time to get established. The NAET system works equally well for children and adults and can help resolve a wide range of illnesses. This includes seasonal allergies or hayfever, food allergies, environmental allergies to chemicals etc. Today there are so many more chemicals in our food and our environment that simply did not exist 40 or 50 years ago. Research has shown that these substances are present in womb while the fetus is developing and may be one of the reasons why illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and ADD are reaching such alarmingly high levels.
A lot of media attention has been directed to the startling rise of autism. There is a good deal of controversy about the causes, but clearly some aspect of modern life is affecting hundreds of thousands of young children and altering their health in tragic ways. Many practitioners of both allopathic and alternative health believe that the onset of autism could be connected to immunization. My clinical experience supports that in some cases this may very well be the cause, or at least a major contributing factor.
Treatment with NAET can help reverse the negative effects of immunization. When this is combined with the treatment of other allergens, particularly food allergens, children can be helped to regain their health and vitality.
Ian Rawlinson L.Ac. has practiced Chinese medicine in Petaluma for 25 years.