NAET is drug free and non invasive technique designed specifically to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities as well as allergy related disorders. This technique was discovered in 1983 by Dr. Devi Nambudripad. Dr. Nambudripad uses a unique combination of selective testing procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological concepts to balance the natural occurring energies of the body with the electromagnetic energies found in ones living environment. The unsuitable energies include the energy frequencies emitted by all substances, living and non-living. These may include things such as foods, chemicals, pathogens, grasses, pollens, medicines and others.
According to the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK), “Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describes the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.”
Dr. Brimhall’s approach is based on a principle that he developed called “The Six steps to Wellness”. In this model he identifies six major parts of, what he refers to as the “health puzzle”. Dr. Brimhall claims that in order for a person to hold a chiropractic adjustment, all six parts of the health puzzle must be addressed. He states that “subluxation causes disease, but we must identify what causes the subluxation(s) for each patient”. According to Dr. Brimhall, the six puzzle pieces of health include:
- Structural Imbalance
- Electromagnetic Radiation
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Allergies and Sensitivities
- Negative Emotional Patterns