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Treating Allergies with NAET

We’re coming up on that time of year again. I feel like I’m always saying this, but the seasons really do affect our health! With spring approaching, it’s time to talk about allergies.

You may have seen NAET listed among our treatment options, and you may have asked yourself, “What the heck is that?” Well, NAET stands for “Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques.” Now, isn’t that a mouthful?

Dr. Devi Nambudripad developed this approach in the 1980’s when she herself was dealing with some severe allergies, and it has become a successful treatment modality used around the world.

The treatment is designed to desensitize a patient to a substance using kinesiology, acupressure and acupuncture so that they will not experience hypersensitive symptoms when coming into contact with that substance in the future. These symptoms may vary from the ones you usually associate with allergies, such as sneezing, nasal congestion and itching, to those you may not, such as headaches and digestive issues.

The treatments start with a set series of food/nutritional items, and then can move on to environmental substances. It begins at the basic nutritional level because when we take in something we are even mildly sensitive to, it can make our other allergies much more severe. I always give myself as an example for this – when I first went through the treatment series, my seasonal allergies went away after treating for wheat/grains. This makes a lot of sense to me, since wheat/grains are plants that are related to things in my environment. My experience with this really opened my eyes!

For best results, we treat one substance at a time. For less severe reactions, it may only take one session to clear the sensitivity to each item, but for more severe problems, it may take several sessions to clear just one substance. Mild to moderate allergies often take 15-20 treatments, as we work our way through the different substances you are sensitive to.

When people ask me about the treatment, I honestly reply “it’s weird” or “it’s kinda woo-woo,” since the kinesiology we use is a little foreign to a lot of us, but it can really be effective! I love having this option to help people with allergies.

Please feel free to contact us for more information on this innovative allergy treatment.

Home Remedies for Spring Allergies

Allergies are starting to ramp up, so don't let them get you down! Here are a few home remedies to combat all of the sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and puffy face. 

1. Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey-- In the morning, start your day with a cup of "tea" consisting of hot water, 1 - 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), 1 teaspoon of local Honey and a slice of lemon. ACV is known to flush the lymphatic system and decrease mucous production. Think: less congestion and drippy nose. Also, adding local honey allows your body adapt to the allergens that are present in the environment where you live. So choose Colorado local in order to protect yourself from what grows and blooms in our own back yard. 

2. Neti pot use-- The Neti pot can be a great resource for people with lots of sinus pressure and headaches, congestion, and post nasal drip. Using a sterile saline solution, you can rinse your sinuses as much as 1 time a day to three times a week in peak allergy season in order to decrease irritation and allergy sensitivity.  

3. Probiotics-- Allergies can also be the result of an imbalance in the immune system that causes the body to react too strongly to certain stimuli. Because the gut is so closely related to our immunity, boosting the good bacteria is essential to reducing the incidence of allergies. Eating fermented foods like kimchi or sauerkraut, drinking kefir or kombucha, or taking a high quality probiotic can be a game-changer for your immune system this allergy season.

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