Background to my interest in teaching children with autism

Teaching Children with Autism: NAET and Allergy Antidotes for the Symptoms of ADHD

I have previously written about NAET, and about Allergy Antidotes – see August 17, 2013 – but I would like to draw your attention to it again.  The NAET website provides the following introduction: “…many disorders (e.g., headaches, back aches, joint pains, addiction, PMS, indigestion, cough, body aches, etc.) are caused by undiagnosed allergies. When left untreated, allergies can become serious life threatening illnesses.  Dr. Nambudripad’s discovery, NAET®, is an innovative and completely natural method for regaining better health and effectively relieving allergies and the diseases arising from those allergens.”  NAET does have some, but really very little, research support related to autism: “A new research study titled “Improving Communication Skills in Children With Allergy-related Autism Using Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques: A Pilot Study” was recently published in Integrative Medicine — A Clinician’s Journal. Funded by The Teitelbaum Family Foundation and involving 60 autistic children, the study shows the efficacy of NAET as a treatment for autism.”  Since I don’t have access to Integrative Medicine, I have really no idea how scientific the study was.

Sandy Radomski describes Allergy Antidotes as “a system for eliminating the emotional and physical symptoms caused by allergic reactions.”  On her website, she writes: “Reactions to various substances can produce a myriad of symptoms including ADD, anxiety, depression, arthritis, respiratory problems, menstrual difficulties, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, brain fog, panic attacks, headaches, weight gain, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, and aches and pains.  Severity of symptoms runs the gamut from nasal congestion to psychosis.  As clinicians, our job is to assess whether a patient’s symptoms may be a response to a substance.”

“Allergies Antidotes is a 3 step process.  1. Assess whether substance sensitivities are a possible cause of symptoms.  2. Identify specific reactive substances.  3. Use energy psychology techniques to reprogram the body to no longer react negatively to the reactive substances.”  “The reprogrammed body no longer views the substance as a poison.”  “Clearing the effects of energy toxins is analogous to TFT and EFT treatments to eliminate negative emotions. The reactive substance causes changes in the body’s energy system similar to the disturbance caused by a negative emotion, thought or scene. The energy system is then balanced in relation to the substance by stimulating specific acupuncture points as is done in TFT and EFT. Other treatment modalities utilize reflex points or various points of the body to again regain balance of the body in relation to the offending substance.”

I should mention that I have virtually no experience with this system either but, having allergies, I do like the idea.

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