“What is going on, Doctor? One minute I feel fine and the next minute, I feel terrible.”
If the statistics are true, this question is asked by more than 50% of the people who enter their doctors’ offices as patients seeking answers to the misery of allergic reactions to what they inhale, ingest or contact in their environments every day. If you find yourself in this select group, you know the frustration and hopelessness your condition has produced. The lucky patients have isolated the specific allergen and are avoiding it, but for the unlucky, the allergen either cannot be avoided without complete isolation, or it remains undiagnosed, resulting in severe and chronic ailments.
“Do you mean that allergies can cause real illness?”
They certainly can!
When a virus attacks, an amazing defense mechanism goes into action. The struggle to rid the body of the invading virus we recognize as the symptoms of illness, such as: fever, coughing, aches, vomiting, fatigue, etc. These are, in fact , signals of the battle that is going on inside the body as it tries to throw off the invading toxins-producing virus. Untreated, the symptoms increase with serious results.
Similarly, continuous contact with an allergen produces toxins in the body, causing similar reactions to occur. An undiagnosed or undetected allergic condition will produce conditions that are equally serious. Many times the allergic reactions produce symptoms that mimic other conditions;
¨ Respiratory problems like bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma
¨ Circulatory problems like chest muscle pains, poor circulation, rapid heart beats, heart irregularities
¨ Gastro-Intestinal problems like indigestion, acute abdominal pains, acute appendicitis, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and ulcers.
¨ Genito-urinary problems like kidney and bladder infections, prostate troubles, pre and post menstrual syndromes/disorders, impotency, infertility.
¨ Muskulo-skeletal problems like unexplained pains anywhere in the body, various types of headaches, backaches, arthritis, restless leg syndrome
¨ Brain symptoms like brain fog, depression, anger, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, learning disorders.
¨ Skin problems like eczema, boils, slow healing wounds.
¨ Environmental reactions like multiple chemical sensitivity, allergy to pollens, perfumes, animal dander’s, carpets, building materials.
Just about any medical condition could be merely a symptom of underlying allergies. If such conditions are not diagnosed correctly, the patient may receive a treatment procedure that may further complicate the patients condition.
“Then my symptoms are real? I’m not just imagining them?”
No. You are not imagining them. Allergies in their mildest forms are merely nuisances. But for some people, accidental contact with an allergen can produce terrifying toxins in the body that result in clearly diagnosed illness just a s thought that person had taken a poison.
Diagnosis for either is not easy but the milder the complaint, the harder it is for the patient to get good treatment. For instance, how do you treat a person for “feeling out of sorts, for a slight loss of memory, for a slight but persistent sore throat or cough, for a nagging, dull headache that does not respond to pain medications, for a persistent backache or tingling feeling in the arms and hands that cannot be diagnosed by a neurologist?” Some of these unfortunate people have seen their physicians so man ties that they cannot tell you how many times they have been ignored, diagnosed as suffering from a “nervous disorder or been labeled a hypochondriac.
“What are Allergies?”
Medical scientist 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 well being. Therefore, for our pupo0ses, 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.
Testing for Allergies
There are several conventional Western medical tests for allergies. Some of them are intra-dermal test, patch test, scratch test, and various other blood tests such as the RAST test and the ELIZA test, which can identify dozens of allergens from one test or from one blood sample. In most cases, patients must have had previous exposures to the allergen to get an accurate result.
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, also known as NAET® are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine. One allergen is treated at a time. If you are not severely immune deficient, you may need just one treatment to desensitize one allergen. A person with mild to moderate amount of allergies may take about 15-20 office visits to desensitize 15-20 food and environmental allergens. Basic essential nutrients are treated during the first few visits. Chemicals, environmental allergens, vaccinations, immunizations, etc are treated after completing about ten basic essential nutrients. NAET® can successfully eliminate adverse reactions to egg, milk, peanuts, penicillin, aspirin, mushrooms, shellfish, latex, grass, ragweed, flowers, perfume, animal dander, animal epithelial, make-up, chemicals, cigarette smoke, pathogens, heat, cold, other environmental agents. NAET ® was discovered by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in November of 1983.
NAET - Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques