NAET FAQs

What Is NAET?
NAET is an acronym for Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. NAET, first developed in California, is based on principles from the fields of allopathic (Western medical knowledge), chiropractic, acupuncture, kinesiology and nutrition. NAET is a natural, non-invasive, and drug-free holistic treatment.

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Who is Dr. Devi Nambudripad?
Dr. Devi, who holds degrees in several health fields, was born with a number of serious allergies and many health problems. She began studying the healing arts as part of her own life-long quest to help herself and other sick people. Today she is a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, a medical doctor, and a nurse.

Her discovery of how to treat and eliminate allergies has not only brought her back to health, but it has also helped thousands of patients who are now allergy-free. Her workshops and symposiums have trained over 8,000 medical professionals in NAET, and today there are practitioners in every state and many foreign countries.

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What kind of certification is needed to practice NAET?
Only doctors of Medicine, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Dentistry, Naturopathy, and Registered Nurses sponsored by a doctor are eligible for training with Dr. Nambudripad. Her website (www.naet.com) lists professionals who have completed the training courses and who continue to attend workshops and seminars to further their NAET education. Check the website for qualified practitioners in your area.

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Why haven’t I heard more about NAET?
By medical standards, NAET is a quite new and, therefore, like many alternative treatments, not yet well-known among traditional doctors. And while more than 8,000 doctors practice NAET world-wide, that is still a relatively small number.

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How does it work?
In some ways the body works much like a computer. It is programmed to respond in certain ways. NAET treatments reprogram the nervous system so that the immune system stops attacking food, irritants, chemicals, or anything else a person is allergic to. Once the body accepts reprogramming, it begins to heal itself.

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What age group can be treated with NAET?
NAET is safe and effective for everyone, even infants and the elderly.

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How likely is it that allergies are a cause of my health problems?
Immune and allergic diseases like M.S., asthma, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and common hay fever have skyrocketed in recent times, and the number of allergy-sufferers today has exploded. Because of deficient soil, processed foods, environmental poisons and toxins, and stress, our immune systems have become vulnerable and over-reactive.

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How do you determine the specific substances I may be allergic to?
NAET practitioners use Muscle Response Testing-MRT-to gauge body’s reaction to specific substances. It is a painless and inexpensive diagnostic technique.

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If I come in for a specific allergy, how long will it take to eliminate it?
Most patients will “clear” an allergy in one visit as long as they do as directed during the first 24 hours after treatment.

Keep in mind that most illnesses result from multiple allergies, and each one must be treated separately before the body can function normally.

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What are the “basics”?
As Dr. Devi worked with many patients over the years, she discovered that treating basic items often brought dramatic improvements in her patients’ health. Those items are: eggs, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, sugar, iron, vitamin A, minerals, salt, grains, yeast, acid, base, and hormones.

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Why should I consider getting treatment for the basics? I’ve never had a problem eating them, and I don’t feel allergic to them.
Dr. Devi realized that chronic illness often results from undiagnosed food and chemical sensitivities, including intolerances to vitamins and minerals. If you are having health problems, don’t feel well, or have been to doctors who can’t tell you why you don’t feel well, then it’s likely you have intolerances to foods and don’t know it.

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What do you do during a treatment? Will it hurt?
Based on principles of acupuncture and chiropractic, the treatments use gentle acupressure on the back to open the acupuncture meridians and stimulate the spinal nerves.

It is safe and painless, and it can be done on infants, young children, and even ill or very frail patients.

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How many treatments will I need?
After your first consultation and exam, the doctor will let you know about how many visits you would benefit from. The severity of your health problems and length of time you’ve been experiencing them will influence your course of care.

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What can I do to help my body “clear” an allergen?
After a treatment, you will be given detailed instructions. Drink fluids and get plenty of rest. Avoid exposure to the treated allergen by not eating or touching it for a full 25 hours. Almost everyone that visits our office is successful in clearing their allergies when they follow these instructions.

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When will I begin to see results?
Most patients will experience significant improvement after six to eight treatments. A few even notice a change for the better while receiving a treatment or during the 24-hour clearing period.

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Are the treatments permanent?
NAET treatments are almost always permanent. Once you clear an allergen, you can expect to stay clear in the future.

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Why does NAET help so much with illness?
Many sick people have metabolic and biochemical imbalances. When NAET clears allergies to vitamins, minerals, and basic foods, the body can come into balance and healing can take place.

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What if I’m skeptical? Will that affect the results?
No. The reprogramming is involuntary, and any reservations on the part of a patient will not affect the outcome.

Our favorite patients are the skeptics, because once they have been successfully treated, they often become our most enthusiastic boosters.

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How does it fit into a larger health care program for myself?
You do not have to change or stop medications or medical treatments to receive NAET. As the body begins to heal through NAET, adjustments in care and medications may be indicated. Patients must always work with their medical doctors regarding any change in care.

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What can I do to improve or maintain my overall health once my body is using nutrients properly?
Once your NAET treatments have been completed, be sure to eat well and nourish your body to give it nutrients it has had difficulty processing in the past.The doctor will advise you if you need supplements to more quickly restore your health.

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