Thursday, July 10, 2008

NAET Assessment or How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation

I've been conspicuously absent from the blogosphere lately. We've been doing quite a bit of driving this summer -- which has sucked up a lot of time. Being the procrastinator I am, when the end of the day rolls around, I find every excuse in the world NOT to blog. I'm stressed. I'm tired. I'll do it tomorrow.

One of the reasons we've been on the road so much is due to an alternative treatment we've started for my daughter's chronic eczema. (I first talked about it here.) The treatment Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) uses muscle testing, acupressure and "energy medicine" to eliminate allergies. It's incredibly difficult to explain and, if you're looking for a technical explanation of how it works, you won't get one from me.

When I begin explaining how the treatment works to other people, they start looking at me like I've got 12 heads. The best explanation I can offer is that allergies are detected through muscle testing. Then, by massaging my daughter's back and having her hold a vial of water charged with the energy of the said allergen, the allergy is eliminated. She then has to avoid all interaction with the allergen she's "clearing" for at least 25 hours following treatment. When I say "all interaction" that means she can't ingest, touch or have the said allergen come within a certain number of feet from her.

It's fun times, let me tell you. Especially with two other children running around.

We are halfway through the "Basic 15" treatments. I'm offering up this post for anyone who's interested in how things are going, but also for the people who regularly come to this blog through Google searches on NAET. There are at least a few of those visitors each day.

The thing with NAET is that you don't start out eliminating allergies for things like peanuts or milk. You begin with clearing large groups of nutrients. Here's what we've done so far:

Egg Mix
Vitamin C
B Complex
Vitamin A
Mineral Mix

We try and do two treatments a week, although Jillian gotten sick a couple times. The Vitamin C treatment required her to avoid all interaction with Vitamin C for 120 hours. That's five days without fruit or vegetables. We followed up Vitamin C with the treatment for B vitamins. Ever try finding a food that doesn't contain B vitamins? Yeah. There aren't really any, other than McDonald's french fries and hash browns. Which is what she ate for 25 hours. No wonder she got sick.

There have been several times during the course of treatment, as I'm driving an hour and 45 minutes EACH way for treatment (or serving up french fries for breakfast, or press and sealing door handles because she can't touch metal for 25 hours), that I've thought, "I am absolutely crazy. This is ludicrous. Why are we doing this?"


I can't dispute the results that I've seen so far.

Jillian is 5 and has had cradle cap from the time she was an infant. By about the third NAET treatment, her scalp began to clear up. She complained that her head was sore where it was flaking, but within two weeks every single flake was gone. Her scalp is now completely clear.

I also stopped using any creams on Jillian beginning with the third treatment, as we determined that she had an allergy to the creams I was using (even though they were olive oil, not petroleum, based). I figured my not moisturizing her skin would result in huge flare ups. I would normally moisturize her every morning and evening. But, her skin actually has never looked better. It's soft and smooth. I haven't had to do a thing.

But, perhaps most notably, I have not given Jillian any Zyrtec for two weeks. This has NEVER happened before. She has had Zyrtec every night of her life from 15 months old. If we would forget to give her the Zyrtec, she would wake up itching. When we cleared for sugar, I couldn't give Jilly the Zyrtec because it contains sugar. I figured I was in for a long night, but I didn't hear from her once. Since then, she hasn't needed it at all.

I'm not saying that she is "cured." I'm not willing to concede victory, yet. I've been to this movie a time or two. Jilly's skin is notorious for looking good one minute and flaring the next for no reason at all. But, I cannot deny what I've seen so far. In six weeks I've seen more improvement in Jilly's skin from NAET than I've seen in five years from modern medicine.

So, long story short, we're sticking it out. Will this fix the problem once and for all? I have no idea. But, we're hanging in there. Ultimately, time will tell.


Darcie said...

Wow. That does sound like a VERY intensive treatment process and I admire you for taking it on. But what awesome results so far! I hope that things continue to improve and that the elusive "cure" is just around the corner.

mah-meeee said...

amazing! both your efforts and the jillian's progress. i'm so glad to read this post from you because i thought of you often and was wondering how the treatments are going.

please keep us updated!

Domestic Spaz said...

I'm amazed! I'm so glad you're seeing such great results, what a relief!

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Hope the good results continue. And that the actual "clearing" doesn't take too long -- the drive must be draining on you all. Call me while you're in the car!


Anonymous said...

That is amazing. I had a friend who also had great results. What a great mom you are to put so much effort into this. Think of how much better Jillian must feel.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

This was so interesting...I'm thrilled that you are seeing such fantastic results. I'm sure it's not easy on either one of you to deal with this, but I'll pray that this will work!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

I'm glad things are going so well. I'm amazed that you've posted at all. That sounds like quite the involved process.

Your daughter is lucky to have such a committed mommy.

pinkmommy said...

Wow! Amazing! I have a friend whose daughter has huge problems with this. I am sending her to your site!

Peter, Sarah, Kyla, and Avery said...

Hi! My husband and I just started NAET treatments on our 2 year old. She's had very severe eczema for 1 year now, and it has made her life and our lives very stressful from the itch/scratch cycle. Like you, we've done zyrtec every single evening and at times 1% hyrdrocortizone. We did "ragweed" for our first treatment and it "held" and today she had "dust" done. Our practitioner did not do any vitamins or anything like you mentioned (I hope he's doing it right!). But in 1 week she has stopped scratching during the day but instead has woken up at night to itch, which she did not do before. That's why he did the dust allergen today, because he said often when one allergy is cured another one flares up. Let me know how this keeps going for you. I'm so curious. Like you, we're willing to try anything. We so long and pray to see her better. She has it all over her body except for her face and hands.

Kristen said...

I am so curious to hear what has happened in the past year since you began your NAET treatments. I have a 6 month old daughter with severe eczema. At 4 months we did a blood test that determined that she is allergic (2 on a 6 scale) to peanuts and nothing else, although allergy tests are not very conclusive at this age. She is exclusively breastfed and we've just started solids. I am tired of seeing the dermatologist and trying to treat the symptoms. I'd like to address the allergies, which I'm sure are more than just peanuts at this point. I'm looking into a NAET specialist here and am so interested in hearing the rest of your experience and how your daughter is doing currently.

Anonymous said...

I am very curious to hear how Jillian's eczema has been since you did the NAET treatments. We are at our wit's end with our daughter's eczema. She will be 4 next month and has suffered her whole life. We've done everything according to traditional medicine and are starting NAET next month. My fingers are crossed that your daughter is healed. Please share your experiences and insight with the rest of us who are struggling with our kids' eczema. Thank you!

Reuwerfamily said...

Thanks for posting on this, I am going through NAET right now,I have had 2 children with birth defects and the Dr. have no answers.To make a long story short. Our healthy son has eczema and I tried all the natural ways, so he will be begining NAET in January. He is almost three and is still itching certain areas that have been there since he was an infant. Our baby has SPina Bifida and has eczema as well, he is going through the treatments with me. Good job, it is hard to find others who now or believe in this, but I believe God can use all ways of medicine to heal us. I hope your daughter responded well and that you are no longer dealing with the heartache of your child in pain and discomfort.

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hcharnock said...

Hi Michelle,

I am a 33 year old mother of four with severe eczema, thinking about trying NAET, did your Jillian's eczema get all the way better? Did it stay better? Any info you might have would really be appreciated! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is a very old thread, however, I would like to let anyone reading this blog know that withdrawing from zyrtec will cause horrible itching. It took me 3 weeks to fully stop itching (all over my body) after quitting zyrtec. There are a number of blogs which talk about zyrtec withdrawl, found easily by googling that phrase.

On another note, I have been seeing an acupuncturist who practices NAET since February 2010, and I have been amazed at the results. I had unexplained fatigue and neurological pain for 7 years. At the age of 33, I could barely turn over on a bed without hurting myself. NAET and acupuncture have given me my life back. It may not be for everyone, but it worked for me.

Good luck!

suryabhan said...

I also started naet treatment for my child,age 5years,we do b blood test in September 2014 and we know my son tsh high 5.70 and free t3t4... was 14.

Antitpo 262

And we started treatment and we check in December tsh become normal. Freet3 t4..18

Antitpo.....62 reduced.

We done 14 basic traetment till now.

But my naet doc said only we have to avoid for 25 hrs amd after that he can have normal diet.