My experience with NAET has been nothing short of phenomenal.  I have suffered for the past four years with severe postherpetic neuralgia (post-shingles pain).  Standard acupuncture (along with allopathic treatment) helped, but after 2 ½ years I reached a plateau.  My pain was highly correlated with my physical activity level, and in order to keep it in check I had to strictly limit my activities.  After only a few NAET treatments my pain, while not eliminated completely, was reduced to the point where I can now do things I have not been able to do for four years.  I am extremely grateful.

Beth Shearer
Allergy Elimination
Lexington Family Acupuncture

What Does NAET Stand For?


NAET is the acronym for Dr. Devi Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques.  She studied many health care systems extensively, motivated by her own ill health and a desire to understand and heal the root causes of illness.  She holds the degrees of M.D., D.C., Ph.D., R.N., and Lic. Ac.  She discovered allergy elimination treatments in 1983, and has pioneered the protocols that are used worldwide today to treat and heal many conditions.


What Can NAET Treat?


The list of conditions treated successfully by NAET is extensive.  A partial list follows:  Acne, ADHD, Addictions to: sugar, alcohol, carbohydrates, coffee, drugs, Allergies to gluten, shellfish, pets, milk, medications, peanuts and chemicals. Also Anxiety, Autism, Autoimmune disorders, Arthritis, Asthma, Backache, Candida/yeast, Celiac, Chronic Fatigue, Colitis, Depression, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Ear Infections, Eczema, Environmental Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Hay Fever, Headaches, Herpes, Hives, Hormone Imbalances, Indigestion, Insomnia, Itching, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Migraines, OCD, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sinusitis, Sciatica Pains, Shingles, and many more.



What is an Allergy?


Allergies are an unusual sensitivity to a substance, that the body then reacts to.  Allergies are usually to things that are harmless to most people, but this person’s brain views as dangerous. The nervous system sends a message to the immune system to get rid of the allergen and the immune response ensues. Western medicine views allergies as an over reaction by the immune system.



How Does NAET Work?


NAET usually involves a series of treatments that build upon each other.  Each treatment reprograms the nervous system, imprinting a new impression on the brain in place of the old allergic programming.  This eliminates the allergic reaction, so the immune system doesn’t respond in it’s old way by trying to expel or shut out the perceived threat/allergen thereby creating symptoms such as cough, inflammation, pain, sinus congestion, diarrhea or anaphylactic shock.  The item that has been treated is then seen as harmless by the nervous system and immune system.  Once several items are treated, the load on the body lightens, and symptoms can begin to disappear.  Allergies are eliminated or cleared.


How Do You Determine What Someone is Allergic To?


Most often NAET practitioners use a technique called Applied Kinesiology or Muscle Response Testing.  The practitioner uses techniques to get a strong muscle response and a weak muscle response from the patient’s body.  If someone is allergic to a substance, their arm or indicator muscle will be weak while holding a sample vial of it.  If they’re not allergic, their arm or indicator muscle will be strong. 

Allergy test results from your doctor are also used and should be brought to the initial session or very soon thereafter.  Often times, the level of allergic response is small enough so that it won’t show up in a blood test or a scratch test, yet the person still feels ill effects from the food or substance. 


What’s the Treatment Like?


The treatments are comfortable and noninvasive.  The core of the treatment is acupressure on the patient’s back.  It feels great! This pressure stimulates specific acupuncture points and signals the brain that the item being treated is not a threat. For adults, acupuncture or acupressure points are then stimulated while they rest for 20 minutes to stabilize the treatment.  For children acupressure points are gently stimulated.  Then they can play or read for 20 minutes. At home, the item treated needs to be avoided for 25 hours.  During the 25 hours,  the treatment cycles through all the major acupuncture channels, exposing them to the new programming information.  At the next visit, we test to make sure the patient has passed the item and is no longer allergic to it.

Regular acupuncture treatment has been a tremendous boost to my immune system and overall health.  Lucy is a wonderful practitioner, sensitive listener and caring person.
I have lived with severe allergies my entire life, and after NAET treatment, I finally feel the wonderful freedom to experience every day without allergies.  I feel like it is truly a miracle!

Margo Saulnier

Lucy Burdo Hutchison Lic. Ac. • 617 416-4144 •

30 N King St    

Northampton, MA 01060