NAET – a cure for the allergy epidemic

NAET is a fascinating modality that actually reprograms the brain and nervous system so the immune system does not react severely to allergens.

Allergies can manifest as gastrointestinal problems, skin conditions, respiratory issues…almost any illness. Over the past 30 years, the incidence of medical problems relating to allergies has skyrocketed. Overvaccination, GMO foods and environmental chemicals and toxins have contributed to this allergy epidemic. The good news is there are treatments, such as NAET, that can completely eliminate allergies in your patients, and make IBD and atopic allergies relatively easy to treat.

Understanding allergies

The easiest way to understand allergies is to compare the immune system to a computer. This immune system computer registers various “enemies”, and never forgets their identities. Consider the young child who has a severe reaction to peanuts. Most of his friends can eat peanut butter sandwiches without any ill effects.  That’s because the “computer programs” in their immune systems haven’t programmed in the peanut as an enemy. The problem is not in the peanut itself, but in the way the peanut is registered in the system.

We are seeing more allergies in our patients because there are more ways to confuse the immune system, and this increases the number of items logged in as enemies. Nature never designed the immune system to be exposed to so many vaccinations, chemicals and pesticides on a routine basis.

With bona fide food and environmental allergies, specific antigenic components produce an abnormal, exaggerated and usually immediate immune response reaction: producing IgE and IgG. Phenolics, compounds that are naturally present in foods, lead to intolerances and sensitivities, resulting in a delayed response in the immune system and causing the production of IgA and IgM type antibodies in the gut mucosa. Phenolics serve as some of the most basic building blocks of food – they are responsible for a food’s taste and smell – and one single phenolic can be in hundreds of different foods.

A short history of NAET 

Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) was discovered by Dr. Devi Nambudripad. She became both a chiropractor and an acupuncturist while searching for solutions to her lifelong allergies, and surviving on the two foods she could safely eat – white rice and broccoli.

One day, after eating a carrot (a known antigen for her), she developed an immediate and severe allergic reaction. She quickly needled some of her own acupuncture points, but passed out while still holding onto the carrot. Upon awakening, she reported a great feeling of peace, and discovered she was no longer allergic to carrots. From this serendipitous discovery, Dr. Nambudripad subsequently developed and refined the therapy for allergy sufferers she dubbed NAET.

Mechanism of action

This non-invasive method actually reprograms the brain and nervous system by use of acupuncture philosophy, so the immune system does not react in a severe fashion to allergens. The brain, or more accurately, the autonomic nervous system, reinterprets what it used to think was an allergen, seeing it as a harmless, acceptable substance. A new response is created to the allergen, leaving your patient relatively allergy-free.

We earlier compared the immune system to a computer, so this technique might be compared to a virus search program that corrects a malfunction.

Studies in humans report subsidence of severe anaphylactic symptoms and resolution of allergy-induced autism, using NAET.1

Identifying allergens

Dr. Nambudripad and myself both assert that food allergies are the most common and must be treated first, with environmental allergens next on the list.

I have personally found that applied kinesiology is much more accurate than conventional tests for identifying allergic components. You can learn applied kinesiology (or muscle testing as it is more commonly referred to) in an allergy elimination course, or one solely devoted to applied kinesiology. It’s important to become very accurate with this technique as it not only determines the allergen, but also whether or not it has been fully been cleared after treatment is complete. The allergen should be completely cleared before the dog or cat resumes contact with it or an aggravation can occur.

Reprogramming the nervous system 

After identifying the allergen(s), the NAET practitioner works on correcting the source of the blockage or imbalance in the body that’s causing the allergy. This is done by correcting the misperception of the autonomic nervous system, which enables the body to heal itself by restoring an unrestricted flow of energy – a sort of corrective reprogramming that harmonizes and therefore normalizes the reaction to an allergen. This technique moves the treatment of allergies out of the world of biology and into the world of physics.

The treatment is performed by applying acupressure to specific meridian points – the Back Shu Points – along the patient’s spine. At the same time, the identified allergen (always placed in glass, such as a vial) is held next to the patient during and for several minutes after the treatment. It’s best to treat each allergen separately when first learning the technique. As pets are always allergic to multiple allergens, repeated visits are necessary. In the case of autoimmune disease, the tissue being attacked can be used with an allergy elimination treatment; as an example, a dog with autoimmune hemolytic anemia can be treated with his own blood in a glass tube.

Over the years, many modifications have been made to this technique, and it’s referred to by several different designations or names. I’ve tweaked the process for my own patients over a period of 30 years, so I can’t really call what I do pure NAET. But no matter which combination of “allergy elimination” processes I use, success is relatively consistent.

Taking a comprehensive course in one or more allergy elimination techniques is critical to being able to effectively practice this modality. When the harmony of the body is restored and balanced, illness and disease resolves. IBD, chronic pancreatitis, arthritis, autoimmune disease, and of course all the allergy problems we commonly encounter, can be relieved with the administration of NAET or a related allergy elimination technique.

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Case reports

The following case reports were provided by three of my clients.


“Truman is my Bouvier des Flandres, who is now six years old. We brought him home in October of 2008 at seven weeks old, and in November he began frantically biting at his rear legs, and licking and chewing his feet raw. He had ear infections and suffered from terrible gas with soft, runny stools. After countless visits to different veterinarians, the episodes of chewing and gas continued.

“We tried different foods, grain-free and limited ingredient diets, with no improvement. In January of 2014, I had Truman tested for allergies. The test came back saying that beef was the only protein he did not have an allergic reaction to! After I received these conventional allergy test results, I switched Truman to an all-beef raw diet. I gave the raw diet over two months for him to adjust, but the stool problems, gas and itching remained a problem.

“After the holistic allergy elimination treatments, I started slowly introducing different foods into Truman’s diet. Finally, over six years after we brought Truman into our lives, he is finally itch-free, no longer chewing his feet, and the horrible gas episodes are over. He is still on a raw diet and eating protein sources other than strictly beef with no negative results. I add vegetables and garlic to his diet and he is a happy, healthy boy. After years of suffering, numerous veterinarian visits and tests…all it took was going through a course of allergy elimination treatments.”


When she was a little over a year old, our golden retriever began licking her paws and running her face along the carpets. We took Nellie to a veterinarian, who diagnosed the problem as an allergy and started her on Predisone. But even on a really high dose, Nellie didn’t improve. We then tried antihistamines, but they didn’t help either. Nellie was then tested for a thyroid condition, and put on another drug called Soloxine, along with more steroids and antibiotics. Things seemed to improve for a while, but the steroids made her drink water constantly; when we tried to cut back on them, she got very itchy again.

“We decided to try another veterinarian, and went home with a new steroid and more antibiotics. Soon, Nellie’s chest hair was gone and her skin had become thick and greasy. Her paws didn’t look so good, either. We then went to a third doctor, who took a blood sample, sent it away to determine what exactly Nellie was allergic to, and provided us with a serum that they injected under her skin every week. We were told it would take at least nine months for the injections to work, but she was no better over a year later.

“The next stop was a veterinary school hospital where Nellie was given a skin test for allergies. From this test, another serum was developed for Nellie, and she was also put back on antibiotics along with antihistamines. But she just kept getting worse.

“By this time, we were getting pretty disgusted. The hair was gone from Nellie’s paws, which had developed black skin with red, irritated areas. It was the same under her neck, which also had begun to ooze. She still itched all the time, her skin burned, she had no energy, and we were getting desperate and disillusioned.

“It seemed that Nellie would be doomed to a life of irritation and misery, until we took her to Dr. Khalsa. She immediately started Nellie on homeopathic remedies, a rotating diet, and an allergy elimination technique. The improvement was noticeable after the very fi rst visit! As the treatments progressed, Nellie scratched less and less, the hair grew back under her neck and on her paws, and her skin returned to normal. After a few months, she stopped scratching altogether. Her coat is now soft and bright, and she obviously feels like a brand new dog!”


“Maddie, our female bulldog, was three years old when she began to suffer from terrible chronic diarrhea. We finally took her to a veterinary school specialty clinic where an intestinal biopsy diagnosed her with IBD. By this time, she was very thin and all her ribs stuck out. Her albumen was very low and she had to go on a special IV preparation called Hetastarch. Maddie also needed IM injections of calcium. The university told us that Maddie was the worst case of IBD they had ever seen, so after more than a month at the hospital she was sent home to die.

“With little hope left, we went to see Dr. Khalsa. After Maddie’s second allergy elimination treatment, she appeared to have more energy and feel better. By the fourth visit, her stools were normal, we had her off IV, and the albumen in her blood was returning to normal levels. Halfway through the allergy elimination treatment, Maddie appeared in every way to be a normal healthy bulldog. She had gained her weight back and had tons of energy.  It’s been seven years now and Maddie is just fine.”


1Nambudripad, Roy, MD. “Alleviation of Peanut Allergy Through Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET): A Case Report”. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, July 2014, Volume 3, Number 4,

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Dr. Deva Khalsa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and began a holistic veterinary clinic in Bucks County, PA ( She is certified in acupuncture, prolotherapy, allergy elimination, NAET, advanced JMT, and has advanced training in herbology, alternative cancer treatments, ozone therapy, laser therapy, homeopathy and chiropractic care. Dr. Khalsa has been a Professor at the British Institute of Homeopathy and is a veterinary expert on radio and television, including National Public Radio and Martha Stewart’s Veterinary Satellite Radio. Her books include Healing your Horse and Dr. Khalsa’s Natural Dog.