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Health: Anyone else have allergies?

I went through life relatively allergy free, until about fifteen years ago. I don't know what happened, but little by little I became more and allergic to something in the air . . . and to milk. I loved milk, absolutely adored it, but it came to a point where I could no longer drink it. Then I had to stay away from citrus because it triggered arthritis attacks. Serious Bummer!

Earlier this year I was in need of some chiropractic care. I hurt my back lifting my dad and was really in a lot of pain. I saw my mother's chiropractor in Colorado, Dr. Adam Black but I had no one in Utah County that I was willing to go see. He, Dr. Black, recommended an old classmate of his from chiropractic school, Dr. Greg Kofford of the Freedom Chiropractic Clinic in American Fork.

When I finally returned from Colorado, my husband called and made an appointment for me for a chiropractic visit AND a N.A.E.T treatment. What? Nayet? What's that?

N.A.E.T. is something that literally changed my life. I went over to the doctor's website that developed this technique for treating allergies and grabbed the following description:
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, also known as NAET®, are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine. One allergen is treated at a time. If you are not severely immune deficient, you may need just one treatment to desensitize one allergen. A person with mild to moderate amount of allergies may take about 15-20 office visits to desensitize 15-20 food and environmental allergens. Basic essential nutrients are treated during the first few visits. Chemicals, environmental allergens, vaccinations, immunizations, etc. are treated after completing about ten basic essential nutrients. NAET® can successfully eliminate adverse reactions to egg, milk, peanuts, penicillin, aspirin, mushrooms, shellfish, latex, grass, ragweed, flowers, perfume, animal dander, animal epithelial, make-up, chemicals, cigarette smoke, pathogens, heat, cold, other environmental agents. It may take several office visits to desensitize a severe allergen.NAET® was discovered by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in November of 1983.

NAET® is available all over the world. Over 9000 licensed medical practitioners have been trained in NAET® procedures and are practicing all over the world. To help you find a NAET® specialist, the names of the trained practitioners have been listed on our website under the Find a Practitioner section. We ask that you browse the NAET® website for more information on NAET® and use our practitioner locator to find a NAET® practitioner near you. All NAET® practitioners in the practitioner locator have been trained by Dr. Nambudripad, but it is not possible for us to track each practitioner's performance. Please understand that these trained NAET® practitioners are independent medical practitioners, some may be doing various treatment procedures other than NAET®. It is your job to find the right practitioner for your treatment. Please read the open letter by Dr. Nambudripad, to become well informed, before you make an appointment with a NAET® practitioner from our website.
So I was game. I paid a visit to Dr. Kofford, who completely rocks as a chiropractor and person by the way, and went through the analysis session which identifies all my allergies. Here's the cool part -- NO NEEDLES. Oh yeah, that was seriously down my alley! Turned out I had more allergies than I thought, which explained quite a few things. In fact, that tiny little bulb that lights up when you an idea -- oh yeah, it was huge.

Dr. Kofford explained to me, in detail, what N.A.E.T. was and how it worked. Here's the explanation off the N.A.E.T. webpage . . . but first, let me just say this. I am free of my ten strongest allergies (drinking milk to my heart's content) and will continue going back until every allergy I have is gone. Sayonara, baby!

Let me give you a "for instance." Since I couldn't drink milk I took calcium supplement,s the absorbable kind, faithfully. A year or two ago I found that I was calcium deficient so I went to the dissolvable kind of calcium and faithfully drank that every night . . . yuck! Still, calcium deficient. I didn't know what to do or how to fix it from that point.

Dr. Kofford found that milk was my strongest allergy so we treated that one first. At 25 hours and one minute (25 hours explained below) I drank a milk shake. A big rich hot fudge banana milk shake. NO PROBLEMS! I waited a couple of days and drank a big ol' glass of milk. Still no problems. I was in heaven!

Here's the kicker, one of the things Dr. Kofford found was that I wasn't absorbing my calcium because I had a slight allergy to it. DUH! Why didn't somebody figure that out sooner? That would have been a good thing to know.

Okay, here's the explanation of the process from the doctor (Dr. Devi Nambudripad) who developed it. I always say go straight to the source!
What is correct NAET®?

All patients will be instructed to read the book, Say Goodbye to Illness, by me before you make an appointment with an NAET® practitioner. This will give you some idea about this new, revolutionary treatment and how it may help with your own health conditions. This is not a self-help book, even though, there is much information to help you to keep your health problems under control. You will also read many patients’ testimonials and case studies to help you understand how well they are doing after several years of initial NAET® treatments.

When you begin the NAET® treatments, your practitioner will also ask you to read The NAET® Guidebook (available from the practitioner’s office, or on this website, or or any major book stores), to find the suitable foods and/or items to avoid during the course of your treatment.

Your NAET® practitioner will test your allergy using a special computerized allergy testing machine called NAET®ER (this is not mandatory, only optional), or by using muscle response testing as shown in the book Say Goodbye to Illness. He or she will then treat specific acupuncture points on your back using fairly strong acupressure either by hands or with a pressure device (manually operated or electrically stimulated, with a device called "arthrostim") while you are holding the allergen in your palm and touching the sample with the pads of your fingers several times (the number of times your practitioner stimulates your back will depend on the practitioner’s findings as to the nature of NAET® application at the time of evaluation before applying the treatment). All patients above the age of ten will then also receive acupressure (Dr. Kofford does acupressure, whew!) or acupuncture needles at specific points on the front of the body.

Patients are asked to remain for 15-20 minutes in the office after the treatment. At that time they are tested again for their muscle strength with the allergen in their hand. This time, if the treatment is successful, the patient’s arm should remain strong against the practitioner’s pressure. The patient is then asked to wash their hands or rub them together for a minute.

Patients are instructed to avoid all contact with the allergen that they were just treated for, for 25 hours. They are also advised to read The NAET® Guidebook to find the suitable foods they can eat for those 25 hours.

During the spinal NAET® treatment procedure the NAET® practitioner and the patient should be alone in the room to prevent electro-magnetic interference. Children, friends, patients, relatives, office staff or assistants, animals, and other pets should not be allowed in the treatment room.

On the following visit (anywhere from 1 day to 7 days) the practitioner re-tests the previously treated item. If the result is satisfactory (cleared) the practitioner can treat another item. If the allergen has not passed the test at least 80% while rechecking, the same allergen will be treated again alone or will be treated using BBF (brain-body balancing formula), or any other combinations detected by the practitioner at the time of rechecking. It is necessary to clear the treated allergen at least to 80-90% mark before attempting to treat another allergen. If an allergen has cleared 80-90% mark, that allergen will not cause any adverse reaction with future contacts. When the allergen clears at 100% mark, it will begin to compliment the person’s health by enhancing the person’s existing energy in many folds. For example: an allergy to vitamin C was causing arthritis before the NAET® treatment. When the allergy of vitamin C was cleared at 80% mark, the joints stopped hurting and the swelling began to subside by reducing the pain and inflammation at the joints. But when it was cleared at 100% mark, the foods and supplements containing vitamin C began strengthening the joints by helping with the repair of the unhealthy tissue of the joints. Occasionally, 100% clearance happens soon after one treats an item one or two times. Patients response to an NAET® treatment (or treatments) will depend on various factors: immune system of the patient at the time of treatment, age, sex, the duration of the illness, the severity of the illness, emotional status of the patient, the number and type of emotional energy blockages, the ability to follow and carry out the instructions, the energetic compatibility of the patient and the practitioner or whoever is involved with the patient care, and the patient’s belief system in the specific treatment. If a patient has any above mentioned complicated issues, the complete clearance will only happen after clearing a number of combinations and other related allergens in the basic groups because most foods we treat are in a complex group. For example: let’s look at the NAET® sample egg mix. This contains egg white, egg yolk, chicken, feathers, and Tetracycline. We know the egg contains most of the essential nutrients to nourish the body. NAET® Basic treatments are basic essential nutrients that are essential for the body’s survival. Egg mix alone and the detected combination treatments will clear initially about 80%. The rest (20%) of the clearance will take place while clearing specific ingredients from the NAET® basics, like calcium, B vitamins, iron, minerals, amino acids, etc. Complete clearance of the items may not be received until one treats all basics satisfactorily at all levels – (physical, physiological and psychological levels).

I receive many inquiries regarding the need to treat the NAET® basics. I hope this helps readers understand why some people need more than couple of NAET® treatments per item, or why they don’t feel great from day one, why they don’t stop reacting and don't feel great when eating, why practitioners are advising them to get treated for various combinations like heat, cold, acid, BBF, etc. NAET® treatment applications may look similar, but the treatment received by each patient is different and his/her response to the treatment is different because of the reasons given above.

Please interview your practitioner before you make your appointment if you want to receive TRUE NAET® treatments. There are many look-alike treatments that have been developed recently. Please find out if the practitioner has attended NAET® Basic, Advanced-1 and Advanced-2 level classes. If they started NAET® more than four years ago, please find out if they have been returning for mandatory yearly certification, as well as attended Basic, Advanced-1 and refresher’s class recently. Please also verify their information on our website: www.NAET®.com. Good luck with your NAET® treatments.

-Devi S. Nambudripad, M.D. (WI), D.C., L.Ac., Ph.D. (Acu.)
Apparently there are a lot of whack jobs out there doing crazy treatments and claiming to be N.A.E.T. practitioners . . . not Dr. Greg Kofford. He's as honest and solid as the day is long. And good, really, really good. Gentle chiropractor and N.A.E.T. practitioner . . . it's a twofer.

If you're in driving distance of Utah County, go see Dr. Kofford, you won't regret it. Tell Charity, Carissa and Dr. Kofford that I sent you and they'll be extra special nice! You'll love 'em, I promise.

Freedom Square Chiropractic
246 South 1100 East
American Fork, UT 84003
(801) 756-8833

Ask for Dr. Kofford . . . he's the man you want!
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