Originally Posted by Chinese Pistache
So, I think I spoke too soon about NAET. I've been watching dd carefully. I was especially interested in observing her today because last night is when I went whole hog on the corn and dairy and I wanted to see how that would affect her once it made its way to my milk. I was happily surprised when she woke up this morning with fairly clear skin. Now, a few hours and a few nursing sessions later, she's got eczema flare ups in all her creases AND diarrhea (which she hasn't had in a couple of months at least).
I think we'll go back to our original plan of attack. I liked the idea of trying NAET because it's not invasive and we have the money right now to afford it, but I'm concerned about continuing to expose her to her allergens in an effort to "test" them. Since her allergies (the big ones anyway) are IgE, I don't want to ruin our chances of outgrowing them by letting her eat them.
hi...i followed and posted for awhile some time ago...
just wanted to add in my 2 cents.
i tried naet for a long time with my ds2 (he has IgE reactions to wheat, soy, egg, rice, tree nuts, nuts and belly troubles with coconut, avacodo, onion...to name a few). although i love, love the dr. performing the naet (i still go for me once a week for craniosacral adjustments), she was more convinced than i regarding the 'elimination' of the allergens. i thought naet was THE end all be all for us. i saw huge improvements in the beginning and raved about how wonderful it is.
what i have learned from our experience is that naet typically ( i know a few folks who have tried it) works fully with older kids (ds1 who is 3.5 had three treatments for egg and is able to consume them, though i don't let him have them all the time and since naet can also consume dairy freely...with no belly trouble) and adults. i am not sure if ds2's system was just such a mess (and mine as well) or if he did clear for a while and then i went crazy and did not limit the 'cleared allergens'.
at the time, my thinking was, he is clear, now he can have say wheat whenever. once he was cleared i did give him large amounts of the cleared item and sure enough after a day or so (sometimes more), he would react again. what i think happens is they do clear, but then we try to consume the cleared allergen freely and maybe (as in my ds2's case) there are other gut issues going on and the cleared foods may stay cleared if say we only had them on a rotational basis. like i said this is just my 2 cents.
i do believe in naet, but i do think there are limitations.
i totally agree with your concern about exposing your dd to the allergens and honestly, at this time we have decided to go the same route. we steer completely away from all his allergens (and possible allergens)...and my ds2 now 26 months has fabulous looking skin, virtually no belly issues and grew 3.4 cm and gained 1 lb. in 3 mths (huge for him). but yeah like i said we have a very restricted diet...i am used to it now, but really miss eating out...having a break from cooking 3 meals a day, 7 days a week (sorry just a bit of self pity there).
i would love to eventually try naet again...if necessary. ds outgrew a dairy allergy what seemed like overnight. we strickly avoided dairy for a LONG time.
and now he can eat all dairy (hence the weight gain and growth) with no trouble. i pray, A LOT about him outgrowing everything and have continued my own gut healing (in hopes of having another baby and not having food issues...positive thoughts).
wow, this was way longer than i expected...hope this is helpful.