NAET Screening for Food Allergy, Sensitivity and Intolerances Using IgE-Specific Antigen Test and NST- NAET®

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Nambudripad's Allergy Research Foundation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00275795
First received: January 10, 2006
Last updated: October 31, 2006
Last verified: April 2006
  Purpose

Food allergy reactions cause various health disorders in sensitive people. These reactions may be IgE-mediated,cell-mediated, energy disturbance-mediated, or a combination of the three. Certain laboratory diagnostic procedures have been able to identify most IgE-mediated or cell-mediated food reactions, but so far there is no test available in traditional medicine to test the energy-mediated allergies and sensitivities. NAET® procedures have been able to identify food substances triggering to energ disturbances in sensitive people causing related health disorders. NAET uses one of the testing procedures called NST (Neuromuscular sensitivity testing).The efficacy of NST-NAET to screen food sensitivity will be evaluated in comparison with one of the well accepted, established, traditional medicine allergy testing known as the IgE-specific antigen test.


Condition Intervention Phase
Food Sensitivities
Headache
Backache
Indigestion
Eczema, Acne, Hives and Itching of the Skin
Procedure: NAET Procedures
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Allocation: Random Sample
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Screening for Food Allergy, Sensitivity and Intolerances Using IgE-Specific Antigen Test and NST-NAET®

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Further study details as provided by Nambudripad's Allergy Research Foundation:

Estimated Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: July 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2006
Detailed Description:

Forty-two volunteers responded for an advertisement posted on the NAET web site and in the community college news bulletin board inviting them to take part in the study. They were asked to complete the NAET® Allergy Symptom-Rating (ASR) questionnaire upon arrival at the research center. Observing inclusion and exclusion criteria, a total of 32 subjects from both sexes with varied health problems were selected out of the forty-two who volunteered for the study. All 32 subjects were tested for 21 commonly used food substances via NST. Out of 32 tested, 26 subjects tested positive for one item each, from the 21 items tested and six subjects tested positive for multiple items from the selected food list. The 32 subjects had a total of 50 positive NSTs out of 672 (21X32) tests performed. The items that produced positive results by NST were further evaluated via laboratory blood serum analysis for IgE-specific antigens. According to NST the percentage of observed total food reactions in this group of 32 was 7.44%. Soon after the completion of NST the laboratory technicians collected blood from 32 subjects for IgE-specific antigen study on 50 positively tested items. The IgE-specific antigen tests were found positive on a total of 49 out of 50 tests performed.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 78 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

A history of previous allergic reactions to one or more food substances from the selected list ( Almond, Apple, Banana, Beef, Carrot, Celery, Chocolate, Corn, Cow’s milk, Crab, Egg white, Lobster, Orange, Oyster, Peanut, Salmon, Shrimp, Soybean, String bean, Tomato, and Wheat) was considered as the primary important factor for the study.

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Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Serious illnesses e.g.. Cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, kidney diseases, heart diseases, history of anaphylaxis to any of the listed item in the inclusion criteria, mental disorders, and pregnancy.
  2. Previous treatment for food allergies.
  3. Knowledge of procedure -
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00275795

Locations
United States, California
NAET Pain Clinic
Buena Park, California, United States, 90621
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nambudripad's Allergy Research Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Devi S Nambudripad, DCLAcPhD NAR Foundation
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00275795     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NAET Testing for Food Allergy, narfoundationstudy 103
Study First Received: January 10, 2006
Last Updated: October 31, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Nambudripad's Allergy Research Foundation:
NST-NAET testing
Food Ssensitivities
Eczema
Acne
Indigestion

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Dyspepsia
Eczema
Food Hypersensitivity
Headache
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Dermatitis
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases

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