Conventional medicine views an allergy (or sensitivity) as an abnormal reaction of the body to certain food and environmental substances that would otherwise be harmless or even beneficial to the majority of people. The reaction is brought about due the brain recognising the substance as foreign and therefore causing the immune system to elicit an attack against it.
NAET® is based on the principles of Oriental Medicine, which refers to the existence of pathways of flowing energy throughout the body, known as meridians. According to NAET®, when the body reacts to a substance that is usually considered harmless, the response causes blockages in the energy pathways/meridians, resulting in the brain perceiving the substance as a threat to one’s well-being. These energy blockages cause an imbalance in the body, leading to a potential allergic response and the onset of varying symptoms. NAET® therefore, defines an ‘allergy’ in terms of what a substance does to the flow of energy in the body, and seeks to remove these blockages in order to bring the body back into a balanced state.