Western medicine journals don’t generally report on acupuncture research but the Journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology reported on research in 2008. Research on allergy sufferers who received 3-6 months of acupuncture treatment combined with routine care showed that acupuncture provided them with ‘clinically relevant and persistent benefits’. Read more
“I eat a healthy diet”. As a Chinese medicine practitioner, I hear this statement often in response to questioning patients on their food choices. But what is a healthy diet? You might be surprised at the answer. For a Chinese medicine practitioner, a traditional ‘healthy’ diet is very different than the modern food choices recommended on television and in magazines. The Chinese Medicine diet is based on energetic principles to encourage balance, clean burning digestion, and a well functioning body, free of disease and full of energy. Read more
Acupuncture relieves seasonal allergies and is a natural alternative to allergy shots and antihistamines. In this article, you will discover how acupuncture relieved allergy symptoms in a research study. Some basic Chinese medicine concepts are discussed in a ‘user friendly’ way. You will also learn how allergies are diagnosed as a condition of dampness and can be considered cold or warm type based on your symptoms. Knowing which type of allergy you have is important both for acupuncture treatment and for self care.
While not discussed in this article, some common food items that contribute to ‘dampness’ and ‘cold’ type allergies are sugar, cold and raw foods, cold beverages, white flour, and dairy. ‘Heat’ inducing foods include oils, especially the kind used in deep frying. Hot spicy foods and alcoholic beverages also create heat so would be important to avoid if you have a heat type allergy. Read more
This article by Dr. Vladimir Bougaenko describes NAET treatment of Allergies and the traditional Acupuncture theory of allergies. Allergies can be eliminated with proper identification and treatment. Why suffer when you can get rid of allergies for good with NAET?
This article describes low levels of vitamin D as a contributing factor in asthma. Many of us are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D deficiency can occur even in sunny areas of the world. It is believed that this is due to people working indoors and not receiving enough sunlight. NAET theory proposes that people with vitamin D allergies will not absorb enough vitamin D which results in deficiencies. Regardless of the reason for the deficiency, low vitamin D levels have been linked to asthma and allergies. Fortunately, if you are experiencing low vitamin D levels due to an allergy, you can be tested and treated. Read more
This article on the overstated rise in peanut allergies describes allergy testing for ‘true allergens’. True allergens are diagnosed when antibodies called IgEs are detected in the blood of allergy sufferers when that blood is exposed to the allergic substance. NAET is often dismissed as non-scientific due to the reliance on muscle testing to detect hidden allergens. When NAET patients test their blood, a lack of antibodies in the blood to their suspected allergens is taken as an absence of the allergy. This article describes traditional biomedical allergy testing and its apparent unreliability in detecting food allergies. Please read this article for an eye opening discussion on traditional allergy testing. Read more
NAET is a powerful treatment to eliminate skin disorders of all types. Most diseases of the skin have food allergies at their root. This article shows how NAET cured severe ezcema in an infant. Dramatic before and after photographs coupled with the parents’ heartfelt testimonial demonstrate the effectiveness of NAET treatments for eczema. Read more
This article discusses the discovery of a molecule that plays a role in asthma and eczema. These two conditions are highly linked with 50-70% of children with eczema moving on to develop asthma later in life. Both conditions are very responsive to NAET treatment since food allergies are usually at the root.
Chinese medicine recognizes the link between skin and lungs noting that skin conditions are due to lung weakness even if no lung weakness is noticeable. It is no coincidence that these two conditions are linked in Chinese medical theory.
WEBMD provides this concise glossary of allergy, allergen, and allergy medication terms. Use this allergy glossary to understand some of the technical terms that you may read in your allergy research and treatment. Read more
Here’s a rundown of some of the most important allergy statistics — based on the best available data from WEBMD. Read more
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