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I am writing this article on a flight to Buena Park, California to go to a seminar to study with Dr.Devi Nambudripad (say that last name ten times fast). Dr. Devi is the founder and one of 15,000 worldwide practitioners of NAET. (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique). I have been engrossed with the study and treatment of allergy-related autism for quite some time since I have been treating children for this seemingly hopeless neurological disorder and getting results. NAET practitioners have been treating allergy-related autism for well over 25 years.
In her book, Say Good-Bye to Allergy-Related Autism with NAET, Dr. Nambudripad states “According to NAET theory and experience, autism is a syndrome of early childhood, usually begins before the age of three: autism is a nutritional deficiency disorder causing biological, neurological and developmental delays and problems in children. The nutritional deficiency is not caused by failing to take enough nutrients by mouth but by poor digestion, absorption, assimilation and utilization of essential nutrients due to food sensitivities and allergies. Autistic children are not digesting whatever they consume and their bodies do not receive essential nutrients from food or supplements they take to run their normal body function as in other normal people. The nutritional deficiency will begin to affect the child by the age of three. Usually that is the time most children with regular well-baby checkup visits and appropriate medical care are diagnosed as autistic. Even though the problems resulted from nutritional deficiencies, the developmental problem causes the child to see, feel, smell and hear differently from other people. Autism is characterized by abnormal social relationships, language disorders with impaired understanding, pronominal reversal (saying you for I or me for you, etc.), rituals such as wiping the face repeatedly, rubbing the nose, pulling hair, chewing long hair or sleeves of the shirts constantly, compulsive phenomena and uneven intellectual development, with mental retardation in most cases, if the right treatment is not provided in a timely manner.”
NAET is a combination of medical disciplines which include allopathic, chiropractic, kinesiology, acupuncture/Chinese medicine and nutrition. NAET is a contemporary and complementary blending of Eastern and Western medical modalities. The NAET protocol for allergy-related autism is pain-free. Using acupressure on the acupuncture points and some diet restriction of the allergen for a 25-hour cycle is all that is required per treatment. Modifications will vary for each patient. Again, I want to reiterate that the treatments are pain-free! There is no use of medications. This is bodywork strengthening and reprograming the body’s energy system to accept the allergen. Last month I discussed how the body utilizes acupuncture/acupressure to help achieve homeostasis or balance in the body’s energetic system. Reviewing the September 2014 article on Great South Bay Magazine’s website (www.gretsouthbaymag.com) will help you get a basic understanding of how acupuncture/acupressure can help achieve this balance.
I know this is an extremely sensitive topic for people who are caring for their child who fall under the autism spectrum. Doing the proper and prior research about the medical efficacy of NAET before seeing a practitioner is very important. There is help for your child.
Anthony Cerabino L.Ac, LMT, M.S.B.M
Licensed Acupuncturist
Licensed Massage Therapist
NAET Practitioner (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique)
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