What is an allergy?

An allergy can be defined as an overreaction or hypersensitivity of the body's immune system to certain substances. According to Oriental medical theory, allergies and allergy-based disorders are the results of long-term energy disturbances in the energy pathways. Severe allergic reactions are caused by severe energy disturbance in one or more energy meridians.

From our daily experiences, we can say that an allergic reaction is the result when an individual reacts adversely to the substances in his/her environment. These substances could be the food he/she eats on a daily basis, or any of the following substance he/she uses such as drugs, vitamins, food supplements, fabrics, environmental agents like plastics, computers, grasses, trees, pollens, dust, fumes, flowers; chemicals like cosmetics, perfumes, toothpaste, soaps, detergents, and pets. The list can go on. To most people, these substances may be harmless, or well-tolerated, and even useful but in some people, contacts with these substances may create reactions that activate the immune system to produce and release antibodies and chemical messengers to destroy the substances the body perceives as ?dangerous.? These antibodies will attach to the antigens in order to export them out of the body. The Rest of the defence forces of the body will arrive at the affected tissue to provide support, destroy and eliminate the intruder. More blood and lymph will flow towards the affected tissue giving rise to inflammation of the tissue. These antigen-antibody reactions can produce symptoms like mild to severe itching, hives and various types of skin reactions, watery eyes, runny and congested sinuses, rapid heart rate, fatigue, headaches, irritability, mental confusion, insomnia, brain disorders, indigestion, gastrointestinal discomforts, various types of pain disorders, mood changes, and swelling of the joints, tongue, throat, and brain tissue. An allergy can also affect a person systemically; this is known as an anaphylactic shock. An anaphylactic shock can affect a few or all organs at the same time, giving rise to exaggerated systemic symptoms, manifesting in sharp pains in the head, abdomen and chest. It can also cause severe swelling of the tongue and throat, leading to constriction and breathing difficulties, or partial shutdown of blood circulation, causing low blood pressure, fast heart rate, feeble pulse or no pulse at all. Additional symptoms include decrease in body temperature, leading to cold and clammy skin, sensation of chills, internal cold tremors, pallor, rolling eyes, sensation of fear, unresponsiveness, light-headedness, nausea, diarrhoea, panic attacks, fainting, and at times, even result in death due to complete shutdown of the system.

When a person is treated with NAET® for known allergens, that person will no longer react to the item treated; that means, the items become non-allergic to that person's body. When these items contact or enter the body, if the items are not useful to the body, the body will eliminate them naturally, without creating havoc in the immune system.

This natural, non-invasive technique is ideal to treat infants, children, adults, and seniors who suffer from mild to severe allergic reactions, without altering their current plan of treatment. NAET® encourages the use of all medications, supplements, or other therapies prescribed by the patient's regular physician, while going through the NAET® program. When the patient's condition improves, that patient's regular physician can reduce or alter the dosage of drugs, or otherwise modify their treatment plan as needed.