Five Points Chiropractic Wellness Center offers the below services as well as others, please feel free to call us at (610) 696-4363 with any inquires or questions.

Chiropractic Techniques

Types of Chiropractic Techniques

There are a wide range and diverse types of chiropractic techniques. A technique is selected for each individual patient based on their personal needs.

The adjustment is a short leveler and high speed movement that allow the most specific correction of the spine. This allows more range of motion in the joint that also affect the surrounding muscles and nervous system.

    Some of the techniques in the office include but not limited to:
  • Activator
  • Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (BEST)
  • Cox Flexion Distraction
  • Gonstead Technique
  • Palmer Toggle Recoil
  • Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT)
  • Thompson
  • Applied Kinesiology
There are, of course, many more chiropractic techniques than these. Some chiropractors specialize in certain types of techniques. The techniques done by a certain chiropractic doctor may also depend upon the type of chiropractor he is—mixing chiropractors may perform a wider variety of techniques than straight chiropractors or reform chiropractors.

Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)

This technique deals with the occiput (the base of your skull) and the sacrum (the base of your spine). There is an important relationship to how they work together to allow the spinal fluid to pump properly. This is a gentle technique that accesses your entire body from spine, nervous system, and organ systems to allow you to reach your greatest health and wellness.

Brimhall Six Steps to Wellness

I have found that there are six things that can rob a person of their health and wellness.


By using the Brimhall Six Steps to Wellness we help people return to health
  • Re-establish Structural and Nerve Function:

    Your nervous system is your body's electrical system - it controls and manages all functions of your body. If a nerve is pinched by an out of place vertebrae, then it is not functioning at its optimal level, which means your body will not be responding as it should.

    Misalignment could be caused by a number of reasons with the most common being accidents, falls, incorrect lifting, improper sleeping positions, poor posture, lack of exercise, stress, etc.

    If our tissues, muscles and/or fascial movements are restricted it can cause interference with the electrical impulses moving through them. Pain and disorder are not the initial cause but are actually key indicators of what could be nerve interference.

    We will locate subluxations (misalignments), and reduce or correct them through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine and help to remove nerve interference. Many common problems can also be addressed through a variety of modern adjusting techniques and therapies.

    • Spinal Adjustments
    • Cranial Adjustment
    • Myofascial Therapy
    • Neuromuscular Therapy
    • Range-of-Motion enhancement
    • Scar Tissue Treatment
    • Visceral correction
    • Therapeutic Exercise
    • TMJ correction

  • Rebalance Electromagnetics:

    We live in a world of electromagnetism that works against our own body's natural electromagnetic field everyday. Much like a magnet has positive and negative polarities, our own body's cells, organs and systems are made up of positive and negative polarities or electromagnetic signals to function. This is how we are able to measure the electrical activity of the heart using an ECG/EKG and the Brain using an EEG.

    When electromagnetic pollution from power lines, airwave communication, fluorescent lights, TVs, computers, cell phones, microwaves and yes even the electric clock by the bed begins to accumulate, our entire system becomes stressed to the point of exhaustion. Many may feel weak, experience an increase of headaches, and/or notice a decline in their vision. The most alarming possible side effect is a silent one that causes cells to no longer build and repair the body properly, ultimately allowing illness to set in.

    What can you do about all of this electromagnetic pollution? We can check your body for stress using Muscle Response Testing (AK) to quickly assess any disruption in your body's natural electrical activity. Then if needed, we have special techniques that we use to help you shield yourself against harmful effects of electromagnetic pollution.

  • Replenish Nutrition:

    Today in the US, we live with the conveniences of fast food, microwave ovens and an endless selection of delicious processed products all packaged with a yummy picture inviting you to take them home. Problem is that not only has this new way of life been a convenience for the over worked and over stressed, but also for unfriendly bacteria to silently take hold of our bodies due to the diminishing ability of our white blood cells to fight back.

    According to the standard American diet, 95% are deficient in one or more minerals necessary for bone mineralization, 20% never eat vegetables, 40% rarely consume fruits/fruit juices and 80% never consume whole grains or high-fiber foods. These deficiencies can contribute to stressed organs and glands as well as the spreading of infective organisms like viruses, bacteria, yeast, and parasites. A Deficiency in enzymes may contribute to acid reflux, gas, bloating, and even the dysfunction of the colon causing constipation and/or diarrhea. All of which can open the door to serious health problems later in life if not addressed today.

    Nutritional counseling is available to all patients. Initially, you may be asked to complete a health questionnaire which is scientifically designed to assist in identifying possible deficiencies and areas of weakness. Depending on each individual, lab test may also be necessary in order to further determine your levels of nutrients and toxins. Once a full understanding is composed, Dr. Dellaria will work with you to formulate an ideal eating plan as well as necessary needed supplements.

  • Reprogram Allergy Sensitivities:

    Conventional estimates suggest that 35 million people in the US suffer from allergies of different kinds. There are basically three causes of allergies: 1) A substance in the environment such as dust, mold, pollen, etc. 2) Foods or food additives such as corn, milk, soy, etc. 3) Metabolic Byproducts (bodily fluids and tissues).

    Allergic reactions can mimic a wide range of diseases and disorders and lead to confused immune system responses that start killing off friendly protective bacteria in our GI tracts. As a result, this opens the door for infective organisms to multiply. Your allergies are not necessarily something you have to live with. Using our methods, we can first determine what, if any, allergies or sensitivities you may be suffering from. Once the root is identified, we can take measures to help you overcome it naturally.

  • Release Emotional Patterns and Limiting Beliefs:

    Emotion has been shown by the latest research to be a complex reaction between the body and mind. This results in chemical reactions in the brain and cells, which produces an energy that literally radiates from each of us. Our individual patterns of thought and behavior are caused by our own perceptions related to past experiences.

    Perceptions and beliefs are represented by the stored configurations of memory held in an electromagnetic field we call our mind. Our past experiences and our perceptions of them control our reflex emotional responses. These emotional reflexes can then be re-played and create interferences to our normal functions in life and limit our ability to perceive situations properly.

    At our clinic we understand that many of your physical problems may either directly or indirectly be related to your emotions. We use a variety of methods to help you overcome any negative emotions you may be experiencing and causing you unexplained depression, anxiety and/or phobias of all calibers even when you may not be aware. We use a combination of color therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), emotional release therapy and behavior modification techniques to clear negative emotional energy that is affecting you.

  • Remove Heavy Metals and Other Toxins:

    We live in a society overcome with pollutants and heavy metal toxins both natural and synthetic. They exist in our air, water, food, clothing and the environments in which we live, work, play and sleep. As a result, our bodies are depleted of crucial life giving elements, leaving us to feel drained of energy and hinder our ability to heal naturally from illnesses, injuries and medical procedures.

    Exposures to these toxins are not blatantly obvious to us and are hard to pinpoint as a cause for illness. Some toxins are naturally occurring chemicals that our body has a hard time breaking down. Researchers and experts in environmental medicine tell us that it is not a question of if our bodies are burdened with toxic overload but "how bad is it." Common problems of toxicity include: headaches, fatigue, general joint and muscle pain, skin disorders like rashes and eczema, asthma and allergies. Many toxins are neurotoxins like monosodium glutamate and mercury and affect our brain functions such as memory, punctual thinking and moods.

    One of our most-popular methods of detoxification is the footbath. Since ancient times people have bathed in natural springs and reported experiencing healing benefit for many ailments. Resorts and health spas around the world maintain their popularity because bathing in springs hot, cold or mineral has undisputed therapeutic effects, including: improved circulation, increased relaxation and, as a result, relief from symptomatic or chronic pain. The footbath was designed and developed to recreate the therapeutic experience found naturally in springs to restore the body's energy while facilitating and aiding in its natural detoxification process. This device has been proven in clinical trials to balance and restore the body's Ph and electromagnetic energy.

Pregnancy and Children

Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to help people of all ages.

Pregnancy is a wonderful process that a woman goes through. Their bodies are changing as the baby grows, changing the mother structure. Many women can have symptoms as their body goes through this process including back pain, headaches, ingestion, and many other things. Chiropractic is a natural and non-invasive process that is safe for mother and children throughout the entire pregnancy. Chiropractic addresses the whole body as a unit and by adjusting the specific areas of the spine that are needed it allows the baby to have the most room in the mother's pelvis.

Children can benefit from chiropractic even when they do not have pain or are sick. Pain and sickness is one of the last symptoms to present when the body is not functioning properly. Chiropractic deals with the nervous system that controls every part of your body including organs. The nervous system directly affects your immune system and your ability to stay healthy. Children are rapidly growing; this includes their spine, after birth into their teen years so this is when chiropractic treatment will most benefit your child. Chiropractors make sure the spine is aligned properly after falls, slip, and other micro-traumas that may cause health issue many years down the road. Chiropractic is also a great alternative for children that have ear infections, colic, asthma, wetting the bed, and many other conditions.

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Nutritional Counseling

We are able to gather in a vast amount of data about your body using ZYTO Scan. ZYTO scans are a stimulus-response exchange between the computer and your body. The response generated by your body's energetic system provides more comprehensive information and at a level you are most likely not consciously aware of.

Here's a simple example: You can get Vitamin C from eating an orange or from eating broccoli. You might prefer the taste of orange, but broccoli may be your better choice because YOUR body is able to extract the vitamin C from the broccoli more efficiently.

If you include orange and broccoli in a ZYTO scan you may discover that your body responds favorably to broccoli and unfavorably to orange. The favorable response is referred to as your biological preference; in other words, you show a biological preference for broccoli.

Biological preference doesn't indicate deficiency and it isn't a diagnosis of illness or disease. In our example, it simply means that during the scan you responded more favorably to the stimulus linked to broccoli. This information, specifically about you, can now guide your healthcare provider to explore issues around these foods.

What is it like to get a scan?

Getting a ZYTO biocommunication scan is a simple and painless process. Simply place your hand on the ZYTO hand cradle while a scan is run. During the scan, subtle energetic impulses are introduced to your body through multiple input channels including the hand cradle. Your body will naturally respond to this communication and the ZYTO software records each response. Although a few people may be able to sense this energetic communication, most are unaware that the scan is taking place.

Depending on your healthcare provider administering the scan, the length of the scan can be as little as three minutes or much longer.

Types of Scans

Scans are organized into what are called biosurveys. You’ve probably filled out a survey before; a series of questions that you provide answers to. A biosurvey is essentially the same thing, only you don’t answer the ‘questions’ consciously, you answer them subconsciously. With biocommunication scanning, the ‘question’ is the subtle energetic impulse called a Virtual Stimulus Item or VSI, and your response, which is recorded and analyzed by the ZYTO software, is a change in the electrical properties of your skin.

Different biosurveys will include different VSIs. Some biosurveys are general in nature and include VSIs concerned with overall wellness, others include VSIs relating to specific areas of the body or body processes, and some may deal with environmental factors like toxins or allergens. A biosurvey can be as varied and versatile as any other survey.

Health practitioners use ZYTO products to help them make better decisions for their patients and clients. That's why ZYTO technology is referred to as decision support technology. It's important to note that ZYTO scans do not treat or diagnose.

How often should I get my ZYTO Scan?

Regular ZYTO scanning will provide you and your healthcare provider with up-to-date biocommunication information as your body and health needs change. Your healthcare provider will guide you with the specific schedule best for you.


Clinical studies have compared ZYTO scan reports with results produced by generally accepted diagnostic methods. One pilot study conducted in Beijing China compared the results of a four-minute ZYTO scan to a two-day diagnostic workup on several hundred patients. The results showed a high correlation. This study was not undertaken with the idea that biocommunication scanning is an alternative to diagnostic testing, but to determine the clinical value of scan results as a guide for doctors ordering diagnostic workups.


There are no known contraindications for properly administered ZYTO scanning. The amount of energy used in a scan is so low that it is safe for infants, children, adults of all ages, for people with pacemakers, and pregnant women.

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Foot Leveler's Stabilizing Orthotics

Custom-molded Biomechanical Orthotics

Orthotics are a safe, non-invasive treatment for many foot, knee and back problems. Low back and lower extremity conditions often stem from, (or are exacerbated by), poor foot biomechanics. Orthotics are custom built for your foot, taking into account your body's individual needs. They can be built to fit a variety of shoe styles from running shoes to sandals, and hockey skates to high heels.

The forces into your feet are one to three times your body weight when walking, and can be four to five times your body weight when running. Vertical leaping can boost these forces up to seven times your body weight. These instances do not even take into account damage sustained by your feet being stepped on, twisted, or just standing for long periods of time. As a result, misalignment and dysfunction of the twenty-six small bones of the foot is a very common problem.

Unfortunately, the problem is rarely limited to the foot itself. The reduced shock absorption and function alters the proper motion of the lower limbs, which in turn can destabilize pelvis and low back motions. Does this sound familiar? Feet are foundational to your overall health and coordination.

Most foot problems stem from overuse, poor shoe choices, and/or congenital anomalies. Most of these problems can be avoided or corrected by conservative care through correct shoe dynamics, foot adjustments, (realigning of the bones for normal function), foot orthotics, or specialized shoes. A natural approach to solving these problems of foot pain and dysfunction are becoming the treatment of choice. Many people can avoid, (or at least postpone), surgery by pursuing a conservative approach.

Often patients hear, "When your pain gets bad enough, I'll do surgery," from their doctor. Natural care takes a different approach and looks at the kinetic chain of events that starts at the ground and goes up the foot and leg and into the pelvis and low back, affecting the entire body's stability and function.

Total Body Wellness

The feet are the foundation of the body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. Feet also help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from stress as you move.

By stabilizing and balancing your feet, Foot Levelers orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. Foot Leveler's orthotics complement your chiropractic treatment when you stand, walk, and live your life in balance.

The body assessment shows how imbalances in the feet can lead to knee rotation, pelvic tilt and shoulder drop. These imbalances in the body can be caused by pronation and supination of the foot.

These instabilities can lead to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, and neck pain.

Pronation of the foot twists the whole leg internally and rocks the pelvis forward on the contact side and pulls the lumbar spine toward the contact leg. If the bones of the mid foot are locked in Pronation, (lowered arch), which is common, then the foot cannot fully Supinate, (lift the arch), and unload the rotation of the leg, pelvis and low back. This leads to knee, hip, and low back pain that becomes chronic and does not respond very well under care until this is corrected.

What usually isn't said is that these same kinetic chain motions, which are the result of faulty foot mechanics, create pain in the feet and altered weight bearing on the soles of the feet - changing their callous formations. This results in joint pain of the feet due to altered loading of fewer joint of the feet sharing the load while walking, running, or jumping. Decreased performance, (and disability), results from these pathomechanics.

An amazing fact about the foot is that it is one of the most muscularly imbalanced parts of your body. Think about it - when do you isolate muscles for exercise in your foot? Is there a series of foot machines at your health club? Do you put rubber bands around your toes and spread them apart to strengthen them? Is there a place where you dorsiflex your foot against resistance? Or do you, (like most people), just stuff your feet into some randomly selected shoes and expect them to take whatever abuse you throw at them? Though our feet are so spectacularly neglected, most people will tell you that, "If your feet hurt, your whole body hurts."

A properly aligned body will have symmetrical feet, level knees, pelvis and shoulders. Wearing Stabilizing Orthotics may help alleviate imbalances and conditions caused by those imbalances.

Therapeutic Modalities

Laser Therapy

Our office provides Erchonia Low Level Laser Therapy or Cold laser which was the first cold laser approved by the FDA for healing. The frequency it emits is the same frequency as a healthy cell.

Low Level Lasers

Low Level Lasers are different than more publicized heat lasers that are used in many surgical procedures to cut, and cauterized tissue. Low Level Lasers do not have a thermal effect and are used to stimulate, rather than destroy tissue. These types of lasers have been in use for over 25 years and there has yet to be one recorded side-effect. Low Level Laser studies have been done and have proven to be effective in many cases, but it was Erchonia laser that made history by becoming the first low-level laser in the world to gain FDA market clearance for the treatment of chronic neck and shoulder pain. This was proven through two double-blind studies to prove the efficacy of the Erchonia laser on chronic pain.

How Does It Work?

Erchonia lasers emit visible coherent light that is applied to affected area. Bundles of light energy pass through the dermal layers, and are received within the cell membrane by specific energy photo acceptors. The increase in intra-cellular energy results in altered cell membrane permeability and physiological changes occur through an enzyme cascade to affect several biological processes. Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, low-level laser light initiates increased microcirculation and enhanced tissue regeneration. The overall effects are decreased pain and inflammation including increased range of motion.

Cold Laser helps with many conditions including:

  • Acne and other skin disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Develops Collagen and Muscle Tissue
  • Fracture Healing
  • Helps Generate New and Healthy Cells and Tissue
  • Increases Blood Supply
  • Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Overuse Syndromes
  • Promotes Faster Wound Healing and Clot Formation
  • Reduces Inflammation (swelling)
  • Relieves Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Scar Tissue Reduction
  • Stimulates Nerve Function
  • Stimulates the Immune System
  • TMJ Problems
  • Wound Healing (Burns)

In conclusion, when red and near infrared light are focused in a "cold laser" and applied through the skin to an injured area, the bodies natural healing response is stimulated, and in many cases, it heals faster and better than without the laser. Cold Laser therapy is safe and effective for decreasing pain and healing many conditions.


There are more than 100 double-blind positive studies confirming the clinical effect of LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy). More than 2500 research reports are published. The book Laser Therapy - clinical practice and scientific background by Jan Tunér and Lars Hode is a good reference guide for literary documentation.

Interferential Therapy

Interferential therapy is a form of electro therapy that is used in the treatment of muscle pain and injuries. This type of muscle treatment makes use of mid frequency electrical currents on the muscle, which helps to heal injury and relieve pain.

How interferential therapy works is that it creates a current that has a massaging affect on the muscle; this helps to stimulate the release of endorphins, which is a natural pain reliever made by the body. Not only does this help to relieve pain, but it also helps with healing injury to the soft tissue.

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique which not only offers patients and athletes the support they are looking for, but helps to rehabilitate the affected condition as well. Using a highly specific tape design that works with the body, allowing full range of movement-- in many cases range of movement will be improved – the Kinesio Taping Method will not affect the patient’s bio-mechanics. Kinesio Tex Tape is latex-free and safe for sensitive skin and may be used with populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric. There is no compression on the skin, making it "light to the feel" and allowing comfortable wear over a 3 to 5 day period. The water-resistant fabric wicks away moisture and allows the patient to bathe or even swim as usual. Lymph and blood circulation are facilitated in order to rehabilitate and relieve pain. It is used for virtually any clinical condition.

    Used to:
  • Re-educate the neuromuscular system
  • Reduce pain
  • Enhance performance
  • Prevent injury
  • Promote improved circulation and healing

Energy Balancing/Detoxifying Foot Bath

We offer the worlds most advanced ion therapy system, the EB-PRO™ Energy Balancing System. Designed and developed to restore the body's balance and energy levels through exposure to an ion field.

The EB-Pro™ Ion Therapy Systems are only direct current units to ensure no unwanted power transients or static sounds are passed to the body.

Average Treatment time is 18-23 minutes.

Healthy Individuals often feel more energy and will experience a greater sense of well being. Patients with pain, edema, gout, headaches, and swollen joints have often reported immediate relief.

Other patients with arthritis, allergies, lymph edema, neuralgia and other symptoms have experienced relief and benefits from multiple treatments.

NAET - Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques

What is NAET

Dr. Devi Nambudripad developed this technique and has practiced, since 1983, in Buena Park, CA, near Los Angeles. Nambudripad's allergy elimination technique (NAET) is an acupuncture-based technique (non-needle) that stops your acupuncture meridian system from having abnormal responses to "allergic" substances. When the meridians are adversely affected, the physical body's systems become weakened. An immune system response may ensue causing the formation of anti-bodies. Or, the immune system may not respond in that way. Instead, another area of your physiology can be thrown off, such as the endocrine balance of the thyroid, lung function or colon health. Allergies can even cause weakening of muscles and tendons, leaving you vulnerable to chronic and acute pain in joints and muscles. Turing off the response in the meridian system can immediately stop the interference between your meridians and your physical systems. The results of this treatment are permanent. While NAET is a blending of Eastern and Western diagnostic and healing modalities, it is most readily identifiable as a sophisticated type of acupuncture. Each treatment has the ability to fully stop the meridian system from being blocked or overstimulated by an allergen. Given how many of you have had to attend to the "health" of your computers, a soft-ware analogy might be appropriate: NAET can correct a malfunction (a misread) by the meridian system the way a computer's malfunction can be addressed by editing the software that runs it. This can all be accomplished easily and safely without any side-effects, medications or prolonged food avoidance or isolation.

What are meridians?

What is significant about meridians?

You will read about acupuncture meridians numerous times in the discussions about NAET. Without any medical interest in acupuncture, most of us have no knowledge about how they are relevant to our allergies or our health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), meridians are extremely important to understanding healing and balance in the body; specifically, how energy moves through them and into the body. TCM, Indian Auyervedic Medicine, Homeopathy are some well known systems that recognize that an innate energy animates the body. These techniques have elvolved over thousands of years and became extremely sophisticated in their techniques of analysis and treatment. TCM holds that the meridians guide the energy and help balance it within the body. Dysfunction within specific meridians has been long found to cause specific effects withing the body: emotional, physiciolgical, etc. Meridians can become blocked, changing the flow of energy in the body. Some meridians may be excessively charged with energy, while others may become depleted. TCM attempts to balance this. One can liken the meridians to the body's cardio-vascular system: arteries and veins are conduits for the blood, carrying nutrients to the cells. The meridians, bringing energy to the body might also be compared to a computer modem, through which fiber optic signals are converted into binary code which the computer recognizes as "the internet". Meridians are important in NAET technique since their function becomes adversely affected with exposure to an allergen. Thus the correction is stabilization of the meridians and a normalization of their function in support of the body.

Why is NAET so important today?

How things have changed (us)

Many of today's acute and chronic illnesses have been ascribed to damage to the environment: chemical proliferation; fertilizer abuse; over reliance on antibiotics; plastics in landfills; hormones in dairy industry; poor enforcement of industry by the Environmental Protection Agency, and many more. Plenty of people have developed symptoms related to toxins in the environment: mercury, lead and other heavy metals, for example. Exposure to these items can come from a number of sources. Besides being responsible for these changes to our environment, more concern should also be directed at how society has changed. When Traditional Chinese Medicine, Auyurvedic Medicine, and even Homeopathy were developed, life's daily rituals, work and leisure were guided by a very different "master" than they are today. There was no electricity. People woke up with the sun and retired with the sun. Even after Thomas Edison permitted us to alter those patterns of waking and sleeping, eventually allowing industry and manufacturing to employ hundreds of thousands of people on 2nd and 3rd "shifts", most people still slept with the sun. Each decade in the 20th century brought more changes in leisure habits, financial debt and work habits. The work week lengthened and the number of hours spent on home work increased steadily. While the amount of hours spent sleeping started to decline several decades ago, the actual number of hours spent doing something increased. Late night television, e-mailing, surfing the web, blogging and more keep people fully occupied with little or no down time for the nervous system (or any system). The consequence of this has been, in my opinion, a rise in the incidence of allergy across society. Allergies are much more common today than 50 years ago, and so are a host of other allergy related illnesses, including autism. The effect of these allergic overloads is played out on the meridian system. TCM and Auyervedic approaches are not going to have permanent effects on the energy systems of the body because they do not regularly stop the effect of the allergies. TCM, et al, were not concieved of in a time when allergies were as rampant as they are today. Thus, our lifestyle and other influences pose a burden to the meridian system that is truly extraordinary. Turning off the allergies through NAET can restore the meridian system to its normal devices of balance, and equilibrium is much easier to achieve through TCM and other approaches. NAET has become a very relevant tool to help us in a time of significant stress.

Your exam

Does it hurt?

Relax. This treatment is non-invasive and safely helps pregnant women, newborns and the elderly. What needs to be ascertained is how an item, food or otherwise, affects your meridian system. While other allergy detection methods focus primarily on the immune system response to an allegen, NAET is testing the acupuncture meridian system to see if it is having an adverse reaction. So, no needles or other invasive implements are needed. What you will need to do is participate in muscle response tesing (MRT). This approach involves you holding a glass vial (the allergen) while I test the strength of the opposing arm/shoulder. While holding something that is an allergen, your opposing shoulder will be less able to resist pressure than when you are not. This type of indication is easily reproducible and verified by other means (computerized galvanic skin testing). MRT is reliable and easy to do. The advantage to this testing is that it demonstrates all allergens affecting the meridian system, even if they do not cause the immune system to respond. If an allergist does not get an allergic response from the immune system, then the patient is presumed to be "sensitive", not "allergic" to the item. Very sensitive patients may feel they react to many things but find they are not "allergic" to anything using conventional testing. Thus they have no place to go. After you have been tested I will show you what produced changes in your system, and I will propose a treatment plan to get you better. Some of the allergens that produce your worst symptoms may be detected and you can begin avoiding them until you are desensitized. You will be treated for your first allergen at this point. Please allow about 40 minutes for my review of your intake form, questions about your history and the muscle testing. The actual treatment should take about 20 minutes.

Your first treatment

What happens in a NAET treatment

The goal of a NAET treatment is to stop the meridian system from being adversely stimulated by an allergen, even if the allergen is a harmful substance. This is done while you are being exposed (safely) to the allergen: The NAET practitioner uses a TCM approach to ensure that your energy is balanced and that your meridian system is up to the task of being treated. There are some circumstances that would prevent this.* You are given a glass vial for the allergen being treated and you will be re-tested to be sure your system can be treated safely. While you are holding the vial the practitioner will stimulate your meridian system using finger pressure, or mechanical on specific acupuncture point on your system (no disrobing, no needles). You will be retested to be sure your are strong. The above procedure may be repeated if you are not. Your practitioner will stimulate "gate" points on your arms and legs using one of several modalities to "close" your treatment. These modalities may include stimulation by: laser, vibration or acupuncture needle. You will hold the allergen in your hands for 20 minutes while resting quitely (no reading) while either lying down or sitting. You will be re-checked to be sure you are "clear". The practitioner will check to determine if your allergen will need more than 24 hours to clear. You will rub your hands briskly and rince them under cold running water. You will be given a list of things to avoid doing for 24-25 hours, the most important of which is avoiding contact with the item you were treated for. If the patient is a young child, the treatment may be done with a parent acting as a surrogate. In this case the surrogate holds the child skin-to-skin while the treatment is administered to the surrogate's acupuncture system. This neither harms nor helps the person acting as a surrogate. * Some patients are unable to receive NAET because their meridian system may be unable to accept the treatment. This occurs most commonly if the patient is experiencing an infection or other acute illness, or if, in the case of females, is in the first three days of menstruation.


How do I know if NAET® is right for me?

If you are a patient, and would like to find out if NAET® could help with your condition, you should read the book, Say Goodbye to Illness by Devi S. Nambudripad, M.D. (WI), D.C., L.Ac., Ph.D. (Acu.). If you suffer from any allergic condition (food, chemical, environmental, emotional allergies)or if your health condition has developed from any allergy, no matter how long you have been sick, or how old you are (we have treated patients aged between 3 days old to 96 years old), NAET® can help you. Please read the book to find a case history similar to yours in the book. After reading the book, if you would like to begin NAET® treatment, please look up the practitioner locator section to find a NAET® specialist near you. We will update the practitioners’ list every month. You may need numerous NAET® treatments before you begin to feel better if your condition is serious, you have a poor immune system, or if you have been sick for a long time. Use the book Living Pain Free to help you keep balanced.

What is going on, Doctor? One minute I feel fine and the next minute, I feel terrible.

If the statistics are true, this question is asked by more than 50% of the people who enter their doctors' offices as patients seeking answers to the misery of allergic reactions to what they inhale, ingest or contact in their environments every day. If you find yourself in this select group, you know the frustration and hopelessness your condition has produced. The lucky patients have isolated the specific allergen and are avoiding it, but for the unlucky, the allergen either cannot be avoided without complete isolation, or it remains undiagnosed, resulting in severe and chronic ailments.

Do you mean that allergies can cause real illness?

They certainly can! When a virus attacks, an amazing defense mechanism goes into action. The struggle to rid the body of the invading virus we recognize as the symptoms of illness, such as fever, coughing, aches, vomiting, fatigue, etc. These are, in fact, signals of the battle that is going on inside the body as it tries to throw off the invading toxins-producing virus. Untreated, the symptoms increase with serious results.

Similarly, continuous contact with an allergen produces toxins in the body, causing similar reactions to occur. An undiagnosed or undetected allergic condition will produce conditions that are equally serious. Many times the allergic reactions produce symptoms that mimic other conditions. Respiratory problems like bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma, circulatory problems like chest muscle pains, poor circulation, rapid heartbeats, heart irregularities, gastrointestinal problems like indigestion, acute abdominal pains, acute appendicitis, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and ulcers, genito-urinary problems like kidney and bladder infections, prostate troubles, pre-menstrual syndromes and post menstrual disorders, impotency, infertility, muskulo-skeletal problems like unexplained pains anywhere in the body, various types of headaches, backaches, arthritis, restless leg syndrome, brain symptoms like brain fog, depression, anger, attention-deficit disorders, hyperactivity, learning disorders, skin problems like eczema, boils, slow healing wounds, environmental reactions like multiple chemical sensitivity, allergy to pollens, perfumes, animal dander, carpets, building materials, etc .... just about any health condition could be merely a symptom of underlying allergies. If such conditions are not diagnosed correctly, the patient may receive a treatment procedure that may further complicate the patient's condition.

Then my symptoms are real? I'm not just imagining them?

No. You are not imagining them. Allergies in their mildest forms are merely nuisances. But for some people, accidental contact with an allergen can produce terrifying toxins in the body that result in clearly diagnosed illness just as though that person had taken a poison.

Diagnosis for either is not easy, but the milder the complaint, the harder it is for the patent to get good treatment. For instance, how do you treat a person for "feeling out of sorts, for a slight loss of memory, for a slight but persistent sore throat or cough, for a nagging, dull headache that does not respond to pain medications, for a persistent backache or a tingling feeling in the arms and hands that cannot be diagnosed by a neurologist?" Some of these unfortunate people have seen their physicians so many times that they cannot tell you how many times they have been ignored, diagnosed as suffering from a "nervous disorder" or been labeled a hypochondriac.

What are allergies?

Medical scientists are still researching to find the exact cause and nature of allergies, but may not have all the answers for years to come. From a Western medical point of view, allergy is an over-reaction by the immune system. In NAET®, allergies are viewed from a wholistic perspective, based on Oriental Medical principles. An allergy is a condition of unusual sensitivity of one person to one or more substances which may be harmless to the majority of other individuals. In the allergic person, the allergic substance, known as an allergen, is viewed by the brain as a threat to the body's wellbeing. Therefore, for our purposes, an allergy is defined in terms of what a substance does to the energy flow in the body. When contact is made with an allergen, it causes blockages in the energy pathways called meridians, or we can say, it disrupts the normal flow of energy through the body's electrical circuits. This energy blockage causes interference in communication between the brain and body via the nervous system. This blocked energy flow is the first step in a chain of events which can develop into an allergic response. Allergies are the result of energy imbalances in the body, leading to a diminished state of health in one or more organ system.

How do I discover and treat my allergies?

Conventional Western medical tests for allergies are several. Some of them are the "Intra-dermal test," "patch test," "scratch test," and various other blood tests such as the RAST test and the ELIZA test, which can identify dozens of allergens from one test or from one blood sample. In most cases, patients must have had previous exposures to the allergen to get an accurate result.

Up until recently, there has been no satisfactory method for treating a person's allergies. Desensitization using injections of allergenic substances over a period of months, or even years, has been the standard approach used by medical allergists. This approach is effective in some people for some allergies, but in many it does not do the job, especially with food allergies.

Another standard treatment is using drugs, either antihistamines or drugs like claritin steroids to control allergic symptoms. Unfortunately, this does not correct the underlying problem, and often has serious long term side effects.

The most effective treatment option until now has been complete avoidance of the offending allergen(s). This can be difficult at best, and impossible in some cases. Now however, there is an alternative.

Traditional allergy testing and treatments sound painful and expensive and don't seem to deal with the real problem, the allergy. How can I get rid of my allergies once and for all?

Now We Have N.A.E.T.

Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique is a truly revolutionary system for dealing with allergies... one of the most stubborn health problems facing mankind today. It is a natural, drugless, painless and non-invasive method which can be used safely on individuals of any age (infants to the elderly) and regardless of the individuals health. Allergies can be eliminated through N.A.E.T., along with the symptoms arising from the allergens.

Allergens are cleared (treated) one at a time with this technique, and best results are obtained if allergens are cleared in a specific sequence. Normally only one item is treated on a given day. The substance must then be completely avoided for 25 hours following the treatment. In most cases, that's all it takes... one session to eliminate an allergy. Individuals who are highly sensitive may sometimes require additional combination clearings.

Do you mean there is a treatment for my health problems?

Yes. At last there is freedom from allergies and ailments arising from allergies. Dr. Nambudripad's knowledge in Eastern and Western medicine gave her the insights and guided her into the discovery of this unique treatment to overcome her own serious allergic reactions to foods. Her own story is an amazing one, which is appropriate for the discoverer/developer of such a revolutionary technique. She tells her story in the book, Say Good-bye To Illness. It contains fascinating case histories of various health disorders, as well as some of the theoretical basis for the technique and her story of its discovery. It is recommended reading for anyone wanting to find relief from their allergies, and for anyone with a chronic health problem large or small. People fly to Southern California from all over the world to be treated by Dr. Nambudripad with NAET®.

Now it is available to you in your hometown, because Dr. Nambudripad has trained thousands of doctors of acupuncture, allopathy, chiropractic and various other licensed medical practitioners in her allergy elimination treatment method. More and more doctors are being trained through her regular training seminars.

Do I really need to avoid allergens for 25 hours after treatment?

We receive numerous inquiries about the "25 hour avoidance" of the allergen after the NAET® treatment. As mentioned in the guide book, some patients may get through the treatment sooner, but the patient still should avoid the allergen for 25 hours if possible. In our experience, patients who observe the "25 hour avoidance" receive maximum benefit from the treatment.

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