About 10 days ago we had our first NAET appointment. We decided not to go back and have switched to an NMT practitioner instead.
8 mo old dd has had eczema since about 4 mo of age. It started on her face and spread to her hands, and her whole body was starting to get covered with red splotches when I started on an elimination diet. I've been on it 7 wks now and have only added back in a few things successfully. The diet improved her skin considerably but not completely.
The NAET practitioner told us that according to NAET theory, every symptom anyone ever has is due to a food allergy. She then asked me a lot of detailed questions about my history, which I think led her to conclude before the muscle testing that I would be allergic to certain things. For instance, both of my parents were alcoholics so when I turned out to be "allergic" to sugar, she said that would be expected.
She muscle tested me first. I was laying on my back on a massage table and I had to hold my arm straight up in the air and resist her pushing while I was holding empty glass vials in my other hand that have supposedly been impregnated with the substance she was testing. For instance, one vial is "fruit" and another is "vegetables." Then I had to do the same holding dd. Turned out dd and I were "allergic" to exactly the same things.
Then, in order to treat dd, she said she would have to treat me first, or use a surrogate who had already been treated w/ NAET. The surrogate would hold dd for 15-20 minutes while the surrogate received the treatment for dd, which supposedly would transfer over to dd. Later she told me the surrogate could just look at a photo of dd while receiving a treatment and it would work just as well. I preferred to be treated so I could hold dd instead of a surrogate. But then she told me, in order to treat me, not only could I not hold dd while I was getting my own treatment, dd would have to be in another room while I was being treated! I said, if we both have the same allergies, why can't you treat us both at the same time-or treat me once for myself then once for dd-but that wasn't possible. Anyway, clearly it wasn't going to work for us to have dh watch dd so I could be treated first and be "one step ahead" of dd's treatments-and it is one allergy an appointment, so it would take awhile.
The NMT was so much better for us. The practitioner was so much lighter and more positive. The "muscle testing" was very different-no need for me to resist any pushing-she did it by feeling my wrist while asking questions in a low voice-not focusing on allergies, but on autonomic control mechanisms. Everything was done w/ me holding dd. She also recommended a Chinese topical medicine called pearl powder cream, and said to use it twice a day instead of the hydrocortisone. It is the only thing that has worked as well as the hydrocortisone!
I definitely felt "lighter" after the session. She said after 2-3 treatments, I should be able to resume my normal eating!!!!!