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05-21-2002, 08:38 AM
I have been attempting to find information on the effectiveness
of Nambudripod's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). So far
a lot that i have found on the subject is from people trying to
sell the treatment and that information mostly consists of
claims and testimonials. At this point i have only been able to
find two small articles that cite research for claims made.
Neither article looked on the treatment to favorably.
Would anyone know where i could find more fact based
information on this treatment?
Duck Duck Goose
05-21-2002, 11:03 PM
He's got multiple Quackwatch mentions--not a good sign. :D
Promoters of Questionable Methods
Each of the following has been involved in some way with the promotion or administration of questionable health products and/or services. Most of them have written at least one book that I believe contains invalid information.
Elimination Technique (NAET)
Stephen Barrett, M.D.
NAET is a bizarre system of diagnosis and treatment based on the notion that allergies are caused by "energy blockage" that can be diagnosed with muscle-testing and permanently cured with acupressure and/or acupuncture treatments...
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NAET clashes with the concepts of anatomy, physiology, pathology, physics, and allergy accepted by the scientific community. The story of its "discovery" is highly implausible. Its core diagnostic approach -- muscle testing for "allergies" -- is senseless and is virtually certain to diagnose nonexistent problems. Its recommendations for dietary restrictions based on nonexistent food allergies are likely to place the patient at great risk for nutrient deficiency, and, in the case of children, at risk for social problems and the development of eating disorders. I believe that practitioners who use NAET have such poor judgment that they should not be permitted to remain licensed. If you encounter a practitioner who relies on the strategies described in this article, please ask the state attorney general to investigate.
05-23-2002, 08:25 AM
Aside from self promotions and sales pitches the information that
i found was rather critical of the method. Your sites match that
I guess that isn't a surprise since it sounded like something out
of the twilight zone to begin with, but since i'm totally ignorant
in that area it was nice to see some information on it.
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