Acupuncture | Chinese Herbal Medicine | Therapeutic Massage | Community Clinic | N.A.E.T. | Qualifications
How does N.A.E.T. work?
Muscle testing is used to determine which substances weaken the immune system.
Once a substance is isolated, further testing reveals which specific meridians are affected. These are treated with pressure applied to related acupoints on the body.
What kinds of things does N.A.E.T. treat?
Although N.A.E.T. has been used to treat a wide variety of allergic responses, it is most often used for food, respiratory, and environmental allergies.
What should I expect during a N.A.E.T. session?
During your first N.A.E.T. visit you will be tested for 15 -20 substances commonly encountered in daily living.
Those that produce weakness with muscle testing are further tested to ascertain which particular meridians are affected. With this knowledge, acupressure can be applied very specifically to treat the allergy. You must avoid contact with the allergic substance for 25 hours after treatment.
In subsequent sessions you can bring in the allergens to which you are known to be sensitive, such as dog hair, pollen, or foods. Prior to treating for a new substance, you will be retested to make sure the first one “cleared”. On occasion an allergen may require two treatments to clear.
How many treatments do I need?
It depends on how many things to which you are sensitive. One substance is treated per session. The number of treatments needed depends on how many allergens produce muscle tested weakness.
How often should I come?
Treatments must be given at least 25 hours apart from each other.
As long as you wait 25 hours for the first substance to “clear” there is no time limit as to how long you wait between treatments or how many you have in a row. Most people prefer treatments once or twice a week.
Can you use N.A.E.T. to treat children?
Yes, N.A.E.T. is non-invasive and often used on children.
Because it is not painful and doesn’t require laying still for a long period time, N.A.E.T. is particularly suited for children and toddlers. They can be treated while sitting in a parent or care taker’s lap.
Can I get acupuncture instead of acupressure?
Yes, you can combine acupuncture with N.A.E.T. Patients often like to do this.
You will receive your N.A.E.T. treatment first, and then while you relax with the allergen in your hand, you can receive acupuncture. Some patients prefer to have needles instead of pressure on the acupoints specific to the N.A.E.T. procedure. Others like to get their regular acupuncture, as well.
Does my insurance cover N.A.E.T. ?
Check with your insurance company to see if N.A.E.T. is covered.
N.A.E.T is well known in California where insurance companies recognize it as an effective treatment for allergies. Unfortunately, insurance companies on the East coast usually don’t cover cutting edge therapies such as N.A.E.T. Although your insurance is unlikely to cover the procedure, your HSA (Health Savings Account) may reimburse you for this expense.