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Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques, NAET.  Expensive quackery or miracle treatment?
Posted: 20 November 2007 10:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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http://www.naet.com/publicwebstore/product_info.php?products_id=32&osCsid=6132674885138278e3b6fccc67182a38

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Posted: 21 November 2007 01:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Ah, yes, NAET for animals.

http://www.vetnaet.com/

That site mentions specifically that Roger W. Valentine, DVM, uses this procedure on his furry little patients, and that he wrote an article about it in the April 1998 issue of the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

I mistakenly went to Roger W. Valentine in Santa Monica, California once.  What a clown that guy is.  I posted most of the story at http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/forum/forum_comments/2526/P2180/

In my previous post I mentioned only that Valentine had performed what I considered to be oogah boogah BS testing.  To fill the details of that part in, what he did was apparently the NAET muscle testing (although I don’t think he used that name, and I don’t believe I ever heard that name until Anotherone mentioned it on the Lifewave patch forum).  The testing went like this:

He had his female assistant place her right hand on Fluffy, and hold her left arm straight out to her side.  He then put one hand one of his hands on a hundred or so vials that he had, and with his other arm his tried to push his assistant’s left arm down.  He explained that if he is touching one of the vials (that his assistant had earlier explained were “imprinted” with the resonant frequencies of various respective substances), and Fluffy’s resonant frequencies were out of harmony with the resonant frequencies that were imprinted onto the substance in the vial, somehow Fluffy’s out-of-harmony resonant frequencies would cause Fluffy’s muscles to go weak, and and that weakness would somehow would travel up his assistant’s right hand and arm and propagate across her body to her left arm that was held out, and that it would make that left arm weak ultimately allowing Valentine to push that arm down easily.  And that’s how he would diagnose what substances she was allergic to (what resonant frequencies her system was out of harmony with), so that he could then smack her upside the head with this little spring-loaded cat smacker that he had, and thereby readjust her resonant frequencies to get them back into harmony with the substances in the vials.

What a hoot!  What a fraud!

This next part is reproduced from my previous post:

I then asked the good doctor to pick out several vials for which he said that Fluffy had had a very strong positive reaction, and several vials for which she had had a very strong negative reaction, which signaled strong allergic reaction and no allergic reaction, according to the tests he had run. He picked out several of each and set them on the table. I asked him whether he could repeat his diagnosis when I hid the labels on the vials from him so that he couldn

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Posted: 21 November 2007 05:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Two problems..with the autism study there were two groups, there was also a control group..but the big problem is this..and I thought this would be the problem with this forum: We can argue all day about whether there were good enough studies done, about whether Nambudripad is a fraud whether certain doctors are really quacks and knowing what they are doing. I will grant you everything if you like..the studies are poorly done and should not even be called studies, the people involved are largely out of their mind and the technique doesn’t always work. Let’s also add that the ideas are ridiculous and defy real science. I’ll even trhough in that my grammar and posting style is hard to follow (just kidding, trying to do better in the middle of the night or early am)—but I really have no interest in defending these things; all I know is that the technique is effective, usually. Again, I could give so many case histories that have surprised me on skin rashes alone which I think we would all say are objective in terms of viewing. Also, the videos of the autistic children from the beginning of year one to the end can’t be denied. Of course, you only have my word on this but, hey, that’s what I’m here for..to tell you the side of one person’s real experience over some eight years. So do what you want with the picking at the details..you may have valid points, but we are still left with a technique which I personally have seen help so many in ways that just actually happen..too many times to be coincidence. Again, I ask..what do you do when something you can’t explain actually works. For me, I use the technique, plain and simple.

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Posted: 21 November 2007 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Anotherone,

“Two problems…”

You wish.

Wouldn’t you think that in the world of autism, the esteemed Devi S. Nambudripad would be the lips of those involved in research, treatments etc. They would, at least, have heard of her?

This email reply came today from the UK.

http://www.autism.org.uk/

“Dear David

Thank you for your email about NAET. Unfortunately we know no more about
them than the information given on their website so are unable to
comment. I attach our checklist for alternative therapies that we send
to parents considering an alternative treatment for their child.

I am sorry we could not be more helpful on this occasion.

Best wishes

Christine Deudney

Senior Library and Information Officer”

Mmmm It appears word has not reached the UK yet.

“...I thought this would be the problem with this forum…”

You mean we don’t accept testimonials?

You mean we continue to delve into a subject when it has SCAM written all over it?

“...all I know is that the technique is effective, usually.”

Please don’t tell us that’s the best you’ve got.

“Also, the videos of the autistic children from the beginning of year one to the end can

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Posted: 21 November 2007 11:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Researchers research, practitioners practice. Simple enough. I assume you want the doctor to whom you go to do what they find works, no? Then if you don’t like it, go somewhere else. That’s the choice all my patients exercise. What’s the big reaction. I posted some things that I have seen. Don’t like it, don’t go. Who cares? Its your body, do what you want. Some people prefer drugs as the answer to everything..good for them. Why do the drug proponents care so much about what others do. Don’t they have enough money already?

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Posted: 22 November 2007 03:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Anotherone - 22 November 2007 04:22 AM

Researchers research, practitioners practice. Simple enough. I assume you want the doctor to whom you go to do what they find works, no? Then if you don’t like it, go somewhere else. That’s the choice all my patients exercise. What’s the big reaction. I posted some things that I have seen. Don’t like it, don’t go. Who cares? Its your body, do what you want. Some people prefer drugs as the answer to everything..good for them. Why do the drug proponents care so much about what others do. Don’t they have enough money already?

“Then if you don’t like it, go somewhere else.”

“What’s the big reaction.”

“Don’t like it, don’t go.”

“Who cares?”

“Why do the drug proponents care so much about what others do. Don’t they have enough money already?”

The same predictable response with total lack of meaningful content can be readily found on the Hoax Forum threads for “LifeWave Patches Scam”, “Harmony Chips Scam”, etc. etc.

Once more you bring in the pharmaceutical big business argument that so many do when they have NO answers of any value.

You started the ball rolling when you mentioned NAET on another thread, not me, not any of the posters trying to find out why you blindly believe that this technique is valid.

“I do alot of work as I have said in these related fields..for simplicity sake, I’ll just pick one..that has to do with the application in allergies..so a person comes to me..and they are often skeptical to begin with, perhaps dragged in by a spouse or whatever and they have an allergy where they can’t drink milk without getting some kind of gastric upset…I treat them using a combination of acupressure and muscle testing a technique called NAET..after a visit or two they can drink milk, perhaps for the first time in their life..” 

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Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 | 07:46 PM Hoax Forum LifeWave Patches Scam page 221

“...after a visit or two they can drink milk, perhaps for the first time in their life..”

Didn’t understand that the first time round either. If it’s the first time they ever drank milk, how did they know they had an allergy to it?

But I digress.

Perhaps you could finally respond to a previous question.

What kind of a “practitioner” are you and what are your credentials?

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

Dave

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Posted: 22 November 2007 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Anotherone

“Researchers research, practitioners practice. Simple enough.”

Yes, I think I understand your position.

So, this study mentioned previously:

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00247156?cond="Hypersensitivity&x22;&rank=44&show_desc=Ydesc

and this study mentioned by you in excited terms: “The major study, which I believe is coming out after this year, as I mentioned is on autism and NAET after year two is concluded. I haven

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Posted: 22 November 2007 06:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I just take B6
thats good against alllegies
only take in relatively small doses though
it can give you bad dreams
also don’t take if you have surgery or a dentist’s
appointment planned, it fights the anesthetic.

Also drink plenty of water.  smile

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Posted: 22 November 2007 08:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Edhuk, sorry for the difficulty in understanding..they can drink milk without symptoms should be how it is written..they previously had symptoms which led them to seek treatment..I originally mentioned naet I believe only in reference to muscle testing and the discussion of it. Never wanted to be the defender here, just sharing what I have seen, but I can see that what I have seen is not held with much importance. My intention was to respond to what I took as an invitation to share my experiences with naet.
The reason I bring up the drug companies is somewhat out of frustration. Ok, naet is a hoax. All of these people are making things up led by their either devious practitioners trying to make a buck or by those poor unfortunate “doctor” types who haven’t researched this well enough to know it can’t possibly work. Fair enough. You know, most of us couldn’t get into medical school to become real doctors anyway, but we’re good hearted and try to help others. We even decieve ourselves and our patients into seeing skin rashes go away and are able with slight of hand so subtle we don’t even understand how it works that they can eat things formally forbidden to them due to reactions. Our abilities go so far as to effect even infants. But remember, most of us are just trying to do good. there are those as in any field who scam and know its a scam. Most of us actually, believe it or not, believe what we are seeing. Naive perhaps, but its hard to not believe what we see. At least for those of us who really don’t know how to research. Anyway, given all these scams. the point being they are relatively harmless. I say relatively because in the case of drugs the harm goes beyond time and money. People I have heard actually have problems from their drugs. Now again, I’m not a real doctor in the sense you know it, but I hear these things happen. I just wonder why the venom and vehemence against things like naet is not directed to others where real harm is done on a physical level. Of course, you all may be on forums blasting that also, and if so I apologize for this. I wish you all a good Thanksgiving..hope you understand that it will be hard for me to go to my patients tomorrow and explain that I can no longer treat them, even though they have had good results because the research done thus far does not support that this technique works. Or maybe I’ll just do it for a few more days to help a few more people and then see if the real doctors will let me come take out their garbage. Oh, why didn’t I go to medical school?

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Posted: 22 November 2007 09:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Thanks for stating your position without being drawn into venom spewing. I can see where you

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Posted: 22 November 2007 09:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Please answer EDHUK

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