Originally Posted by caedmyn
Can you try something after it's supposed to be cleared, and then if it's not you can figure that NAET's not going to work for you (so you can stop before you spend a small fortune)? It's going to be a huge uphill battle to convince DH to let me try it, and if it doesn't work...one more strike against the "natural remedies".
The frustrating thing about it to me is that there was always a reason why something didn't "clear" completely, despite following the protocol AND getting the all clear from the muscle test. Oh, you're not cleared? Well, then, you must not be emotionally cleared. Oh, still not cleared? Well, you'll have to wait til we get to treatment #378 to get the last components of such and such food cleared from your body. And no, you can't jump to that treatment because Namburipad has this special order that must
be followed. And of course, the last components of the most common allergens are at the VERY end, after you've spent $60 per visit, 3 visits a week for hundreds of "allergens" (very broadly defined) etc. And furthermore, the practitioners said that many allergens don't "stay cleared," so you're looking at maintenance the rest of your life. The practitioners I saw were trained at the highest levels, too. It's just so. . . ugh. I feel like it's the whole "virgin chicken" scenario (were you here for that discussion? If not, let me know and I'll explain).
Originally Posted by WildIris
On the flip side, I know three people (one online, two IRL) who have done NAET for allergies and say it significantly improved their lives. My online friend says it literally saved her son's life. Both of the IRL friends say they saw 90-95% improvement. One of them was at the point where she was so reactive to everything (foods, chemicals, air) that she had to wear three masks when she went out in public. Today she says she is 95% better.
I am seeing a practicioner on Tuesday who does NAET plus JMT plus homeopathic stuff; I plan to post how it goes as my treatments progress.
I know one rl person who swears it helped her and her family, even her skeptical dh. I don't disbelieve her, but I'm very logically minded and I can see alternative reasons for why she felt that certain allergens were "cleared." Of course, someone just might think I'm cynical, which is entirely possible.
Another example of why NAET frustrates me: I met another person (not a friend, just someone I met) who was gushing about how NAET got rid of her ds's allergens. So, I asked for more details about her ds (who was supposedly cleared as a baby, but was now a toddler). So, she tells me that even though the child had been cleared of his allergies, they hardly ever consumed the foods he was allergic to (dairy and wheat), but for various reasons, they had started eating more dairy and wheat products and now her ds was getting little red bumps around his mouth and eczema. So, TO ME, that says the child was never really RID of the allergen. They just stopped eating it, so the symptoms abated. To her, it was evidence that he needed to go in to get cleared again, like maintenance.
I've heard others split hairs about what "clear" means. Is the allergy gone? Are the symptoms just gone, but the allergy is still there (and whatever does that mean?!)? But I've read Namburipad's book and she clearly states that the allergen is gone. She gives "case studies" about how she cleared a patient of some IgE allergen and then, had him/her allergy tested (RAST, I think) and there was no raised IgE anymore. Others have said that certain allergens can be cleared, but not anaphylactic ones, but Namburipad says in her book that ana ones CAN be cleared.
It seems like every practitioner makes up new rules for NAET, even those who've been certified. Stay 3 feet away from the foods, stay 5 feet away, do the clicky thing on the back this many times or in this pattern, not that way, can clear peanuts, can't clear peanuts, etc. etc.
UGH. Sorry, I'm ranting. I'm just equal parts disgusted that I spent the money, frustrated that it didn't work, and sick to death of these allergies.