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#31 of 47 Old 01-14-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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Oh, and, in case you ask, yes, I was tested for the allergies for which I am being treated by NAET, with the standard "scratch" test used by most allergists. I have used Astelin, quite successfully, to control the symptoms. I am currently being treated for the airborne allergens by a NAET Dr. and will be happy to report on the results, but won't really know anything until things start growing again around here. Are you willing to wait until then, or should I say hi every now and then so you won't think I have forgotten about you?

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Is it a life threatening allergy or more of an inconvenience one?  Because I am only really interested in the former.  Feel free to post as much as you wish!

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Is it a life threatening allergy or more of an inconvenience one?  Because I am only really interested in the former.  Feel free to post as much as you wish!


scsgirl, you are coming across as a bit..... um.... gruff.  BlackStar is new here.  When I was new I also read and posted in some older threads.  Put your shiny side out, I know you have it.  :)

 


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Wasn't my intention at all.  I am seriously interested in if anyone with ana reactions has been "cured" because I have yet to see documentation of it.  I also think junk science puts people in danger so I do get a bit soap boxie about NAET.

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My mother has spent untold amounts of money on NAET treatments for various food allergies and "sensitivities"; some of which were identified by the NAET practitioner. The severity of the reactions ebbs and flows but no, none of them have been "cured". There always seems to be some reason that the treatments didn't work, some specification of the diet or the re-introduction to allergens or, or, or. I am not impressed.


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I know of allergies where the person is so reactive that they go into shock upon exposure. Peanuts (and other nuts) are what I have heard the most about. A person would survive only if they were treated immediately.

“ana reaction” = Anaphylactic shock? I’m guessing.

 

My allergies are not going to cause me to die. I’ll say that sometimes I wish they would, and just get it over with, but I know they aren’t scary like some people.

I don't know anyone personally who has been treated by NAET for an allergy as severe as that.

The NAET Dr. identified the same environmental allergies that my allergist did. The NAET Dr. used the little bottles, and the allergist used a scratch test. That tells me that there is something valid with NAET diagnoses. Seeing my niece respond adds weight to the NAET system.

I know that even modern western medicine is called a “practice” for a reason. It is quite common to hear, “We don’t know why this treatment isn’t working. Let’s try something else.”

 

NAET is based on a different approach to health. It is not currently considered main stream. From what I have read, and I’ll admit it hasn’t been an exhaustive research project, the history behind NAET is thousands of years old. Chi, and meridians, and acupuncture, and energy flow…

 

As far as money goes, it’s difficult to place a value on treatment. We buried the son of a friend of mine after he lost his fight with cancer. He died within months of his initial diagnosis. In a conversation with a Dr. friend of mine he told me that there is less than a 5% chance that the boy would have survived the year with or without treatment. He also said that even if the treatment had extended his life it probably wouldn’t have been for long; a year perhaps.  I don’t know the grand total but I do know it was tens of thousands of dollars and there was no measurable benefit. In fact, the treatment was quite debilitating.  Not exactly the best memories of their time together.  I know people sometimes say, “No, I don’t want to spend that kind of money on a 5% chance? Let’s use some of it instead to take a trip together and have fun and make memories in the time I have left.”

Who was right?

 

NAET isn’t free, but it’s not as expensive as some other treatments. My Dr. is willing to admit that it doesn’t always work on the first try, but he is also willing to admit that my wallet is not bottomless. He has given me a reduced treatment price and he retreats for free if a particular allergen doesn’t stick the first time.  I guess if we try different things for a while and it still doesn’t work, I’ll have to say stop at some point.  For now, I have to wait for things to green up again around here.

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At least physicians were able to give your friends that 5% figure. They were able to do that because, in contrast to NAET, research has been done on chemotherapy. 

 

"The NAET Dr. identified the same environmental allergies that my allergist did. The NAET Dr. used the little bottles, and the allergist used a scratch test. That tells me that there is something valid with NAET diagnoses." Or, that even a broken clock is right twice a day.

 

I'm happy for people who feel better/are happier as a result of the "treatments", and hey, my mom's allergies are still there but she feels a sense of satisfaction that she's doing something about them. If money is burning a hole in your pocket and it makes you feel better to toss some to a NAET practitioner, have at it!


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I usually prefer not jumping into the NAET debate unless specifically asked what I think.  However, I will say that I will vocally disagree when dairy specifically is used as proof positive for NAET success in children.  The fact is, most kids will outgrow a dairy allergy. (My daughter is one of the relative few who not only have yet to outgrow it, but have a violent, life-threatening reaction to it.)  So, to be convinced, I would have to see a different one overcome.  That's all I'll say.


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I came here to share my experience. Since some of you want to argue, I can do that too.

 

"...even a broken clock is right twice a day." Actually, a broken clock is never right. It does indicate a time that happens twice a day, but since a clock indicates a measurement in a dynamic system, it must be moving (working) to properly indicate a corect measurement.

 

There is a chance, a very small one, that the two tests would identify the exact same 5 allergies out of over 25 that I was tested for. The odds are actually worse than 1/53,130. Not exactly the same as the broken clock analogy.

 

If your mother can afford it, and I can’t know either way, but just like me, it’s her choice how to spend her money. I’ve tried that argument with my mom. It’s rather fruitless.

 

"I will say that I will vocally disagree when dairy specifically is used as proof positive for NAET success in children"

 

Kids do grow out of some sensitivities, but this family never has. In fact, the father is still bothered by milk. The baby’s milk example is not the only one; it’s just a really strong one. I doubt that enough examples to change your mind. Try it or don’t, but the truth is, some people are gaining relief from their symptoms. They believe that NAET is the reason.

 

This is becoming entertaining.

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I came here to share my experience. Since some of you want to argue, I can do that too.

 

 

Kids do grow out of some sensitivities, but this family never has. In fact, the father is still bothered by milk. The baby’s milk example is not the only one; it’s just a really strong one. I doubt that enough examples to change your mind. Try it or don’t, but the truth is, some people are gaining relief from their symptoms. They believe that NAET is the reason.

 

This is becoming entertaining.


It isn't about arguing at all. It's about people who have ben through enough and not wanting to deal with more junk.

 

Also, as a pet peeve of mine, there's a big difference between an allergy and a sensitivity.  They are not the same and don't have the same ramifications.  Most of us here are talking about our kids.  Many of us may choose to gamble with our own health on a "might work" but most of us aren't willing to do so with our kids.

 

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NAET has helped me trememdously.  My sneezing allergies were so debilitating and random, it impaired my ability to function!  I was getting repeated infections, and doc refused to give me any antibiotics until I saw sinus specialist.  That doc wanted to cut and put me on heavy steriods!!!

NAET has made me 90% allergy free!  Most especially it has reduced sons symptoms of Autism so he no longer has an IEP.

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Did not work for me. Allergy shots are providing some relief in my case. 

 


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I find it fascinating that western medicine proponents would come on here and discount naet. Nothing is 100%...which is true of everything including the beloved altar of western medicine....I gave western medicine 7 years of my time and money..no more!...who would trust a system that treats only symptoms for the most part...its very difficult for me to say western medicine cures anything...no identified allergies according to this method...the best I got from drs after two surgeries and countless office visits was smirks chuckles and you're just sensitive....not very scientific to me...besides on what planet do we have a comprehensive amount of knowledge to know why naet works on some and not on others..we don't even have the technology to do many things...I am reminded of the emperor has no clothes when I think of how overpaid and unaccountable doctors are...in my case I had ALL kinds of autoimmune symptoms...I'm not gonna worship at the altar of western medicine anymore...trying naet. A buddy of mine tried it on his toddler...kid had eczema and all kinds of autoimmune things...couldnt be around cats without breaking out and eyes swelling...now they own a cat...not much of a placebo if its working on a toddler. Anyway...I think naet is definitely worth a try.
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It isn't about doubting non western medicine. It's about completely dangerous practices that put peoples lives (mostly here we're speaking of children) at risk by saying "hold this and eat things your allergic to and you may not be any more" which could be potentially deadly.

Not even the holistic schools feel there is any creditability to it.

If an adult choose this route, fine. But when there are little people involved I error on the side of caution personally.
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Agreed.  I don't see NAET as being the alternative to western medicine.  How I see it is a testimony to the power of the mind to heal *some things*, if people believe they have positive experiences with it.  Conversely, the degree of reaction with allergies (I find personally) also can be affected by the mind.  I found this to be true in my own experiences with my own allergies.  What it meant was, not that I didn't have allergies, but that some symptoms (or specifically, a reaction in a given situation) were because I was thinking about the allergen.  The "true" reactions came when I ingested something without realizing it.

 

I have all kinds of faith in alternative therapies, NAET is not one of them.  Sorry you've had such negative experiences with your doctors.  Allergies are still a big unknown in large part, and doctors can be blindsided by tests and those analytical tools, while allergies can remain very much an individual experience, by the stories recounted by many I've heard.  There doesn't seem to be a hard-and-fast discipline.

 

Also, on this forum there are a lot of parents with children whose very lives depend upon our never-ending diligence, and an EpiPen in reach.  All the NAET testimonials I have heard are from people or parents of children for whom allergies are difficult at worst, but certainly not a question of life or death.

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My daughter was covered in hives 2 weeks ago. My allergist immediately wrote her a prescription for an epi pen. 

An Epi Pen. 

That's the drugs you get when there are allergies that can kill you. 

The worst part? we have no idea what is causing the reaction. 


I'm not going to put my daughter's life in the hands of someone telling me or her to sniff vials of water. Just. No. 

If you think it helps your minor allergies, more power to you. Ok, that's FINE. I dont' have an issue with that. But my children's allergies are quite literally life threatening. 


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