When asked about allergies, most people think of itchy eyes and sneezing from pollen or pets, and rashes from foods or medications. If you agree, than this next section will give you a better understanding of the word, and how it is used in relation to the NAET technique.

A person is said to have an allergy when they possess an unusual sensitivity to one or more substances (may be inhaled, ingested, or contacted), that don’t generally affect other people. In the allergic person, the allergen (allergic substance) is viewed by the brain and immune system as a threat to the body’s well-being. When the person comes in contact with the allergen, a blockage forms in the body’s energy pathways (called meridians) and disrupts the normal flow of energy. This blockage interferes with the communication between the brain and body, via the nervous system, leading to a weakened state of health in one or more organ systems. The blocked energy flow is the first step in a chain of events which can develop into an allergic response.

Not all allergies cause an immediate expression of symptoms such as sneezing or a rash. Our brain sends us many different types of signals to try and warn us that there is an interference present, although most people do not recognize these symptoms as warnings. Such examples are illness, pain, inflammation, headaches, fatigue, fever, heart attacks, strokes, abnormal growths, tumors, and many other discomforts. So many allergies or sensitivities go undiagnosed, and over time, can cause a wide variety of common or chronic illnesses. If left untreated, these illnesses can become serious or critical.

There are three levels of Allergies:

Physical – Physical allergies result in pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, etc. They can also be seen
on the skin such as a rash from contacting an allergen.

Nutritional – The allergen is most likely a food item or chemical that entered the body through
ingestion, injection, or inhalation. These allergens cause problems at the metabolic or
cellular level.

Emotional – Allergens that have a connection to a particular trauma or negative experience can create
problems at a psychological or even genetic level.