NAET Research Studies
Effective treatment for autistic disorders is available with NAET! The abstract is shown below.
Have you been feeling hopeless as your child struggles with autism? Been told by your physician that there is nothing that you can do, or been trying to sort through dozens of cures on the Internet? As a parent, trying to help an autistic child can be a difficult and scary struggle.
The good news? There is now help and hope. New research suggests that it is time to say goodbye to autism!
I have been practicing NAET since 1998. With desensitization, I have seen profound improvements in patients who suffered from many conditions including ADHD, skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis, asthma, rhinitis, pain, headaches and much more. One of the most remarkable changes I’ve witnessed is the improvement in the symptoms of a beautiful six year-old girl who was brought in for help with autistic spectrum disorder. When my husband and I first met this child, she appeared to be living in a state of dazed awareness. She spent a lot of the time staring into space and did not seem able to look us in the eyes. Her language skills were limited and the sentences she did utter were slow and composed of a few simple words.
We began the usual NAET basic sensitivity treatments, and proceeded to desensitize the sensitivity sources in the order recommended by Dr. Devi Nambudripad, the developer of NAET. As we treated the sensitivity sources, one by one, we saw a mild improvement in this child’s symptoms. Then one day our efforts were rewarded incredibly! After about the twenty-fifth treatment this sweet, gentle, child walked into our office, looked Dr. Teitelbaum squarely in the eye and said, "Good Morning Dr. Teitelbaum. How are you today?" My husband and I both looked at each other in pure amazement. This young girl appeared extremely focused and was quite eloquent. The joy that was beaming from the child’s and the mother’s faces was enormous.
This case and others like it instigated a research study performed at the office of Dr. Nambudripad in Buena Park, California. Similar to the case studies seen by NAET practitioners worldwide, this study showed outstanding results. Upon conclusion of the study, 23 of the 30 children who were desensitized with NAET began attending regular schools compared to 0 of the children in the control group (those who did not receive NAET treatments). This study was accepted for publication in the Journal of Integrative Medicine — A Clinician’s Journal. We are very excited and hopeful that this groundbreaking study will enable more children with this disorder to lead happier and more fulfilling lives!
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.1, Devi S. Nambudripad, M.D., Ph.D., D.C., L.Ac.2, Yvonne Tyson, M.D.3, Ming Chen, M.D.4, Robert Prince, M.D.5, Mala M. Moosad, R.N., L.Ac., Ph.D.6, Laurie Teitelbaum M.S.7
This study was accepted by the IMCJ and is “in press” pending publication.
Autism prevalence increased by over 50% between 2002 and 2006. We hypothesized that major contributors to the development and symptoms of autism include food and nutrient sensitivities. Desensitization to multiple sensitivity sources forms the basis of the NAET treatment for autism.
Subjects & Intervention: Sixty children (2.5-10 years old) with a diagnosis of autism were randomly assigned to either the treatment or control groups. The treatment group consisted of 26 boys and 4 girls and the control group included 25 boys and 5 girls. The treatment group (30 children) received NAET treatments (combining acupressure and kinesiology) for 50 key sensitivity sources for 1 year. The children in the (non-blinded) control group did not receive any NAET treatments. Each group was allowed to continue with any other therapies they had been receiving. The NST (kinesiology/muscle testing) was used to determine which substances triggered sensitivity reactions in each child and NAET acupressure treatments were then used to eliminate the sensitivities.
Outcome Measures: The primary outcome measure was the Autism Research Institute Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ARI-ATEC). Secondary outcome measures included the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), Neuromuscular Sensitivity Testing (NST) and the Allergy Symptom Rating Scale (ASRS). The participating children were evaluated using these instruments at the beginning and at the end of the 1-year study.
56 children (26 in the NAET-treated group and 30 in the control group) completed the study. After one year, the children receiving NAET treatments exhibited clinically dramatic and statistically significant improvements in performance compared to the control group, as demonstrated by the mean 68.4% decrease in the total ARI-ATEC Score (compared to the mean 0.8% decrease in the control group; p<0.0001) and the 64% to 82% mean decreases on the 4 ARI-ATEC subtests (all p<0.0001). Similarly, the CARS rating improved by an average of 47.4% among the NAET-treated children, compared to only 0.4% in the control group (p<0.0001); the NST Score improved by an average of 65.5%, compared to a mean improvement of 0.0% (p<0.0001); and the total ASRS Score decreased by an average of 85%, compared to 2.3% (p<0.0001). In addition, NAET treatment also produced statistically significant improvements in each of 30 of the 35 symptoms assessed using the ASRS.
Clinically, 23 of the 30 children in the treatment group were able to return to regular school classes with their healthy, non-autistic peers after treatment while all of the children in the control group continued to require special education.
NAET is an effective and well tolerated treatment for children with sensitivity-related autism.
ClinicalTrials.gov Registration # NCT00247156
1Director of Kona Research Center
2Director for Research, NAR Foundation Research Center, 6714-36 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621
3Assistant Director for Research, NAR Foundation Research Center, 6714-36 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621.
4Pediatrics, Synergy Integrated Healing Arts, San Gabriel, CA.
5NAET of Carolina, Charlotte, NC
6Clinical Director, NAR Foundation Research Center, 6714-36 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621.
7Co- Director, Kona Research Center.
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