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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00275795
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 12, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2006
Information provided by:
Nambudripad's Allergy Research Foundation

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Food Sensitivities Headache Backache Indigestion Eczema, Acne, Hives and Itching of the Skin Procedure: NAET Procedures

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.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 42 participants
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Screening for Food Allergy, Sensitivity and Intolerances Using IgE-Specific Antigen Test and NST-NAET®
Study Start Date : July 2005
Study Completion Date : January 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 78 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

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.


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 -

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00275795

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United States, California
NAET Pain Clinic
Buena Park, California, United States, 90621
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nambudripad's Allergy Research Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Devi S Nambudripad, DCLAcPhD NAR Foundation
Publications of Results:
Devi S. Nambudripad, M.D., Ph.D., D.C., L. Ac., Kris K. Nambudripad, BSEE, M.Ac., L.Ac, Mala M. Moosad, R.N., L.Ac., N.D., Mohan K. Moosad, DBA., M.Ac., N.D., Will Brucks, L.Ac., and Anthony DeSiena, D.C. The journal of NAET Energetics and Complementary Medicine 1(2):119-138, 2005

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00275795    
Other Study ID Numbers: NAET Testing for Food Allergy
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First Posted: January 12, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2006
Last Verified: April 2006
Keywords provided by Nambudripad's Allergy Research Foundation:
NST-NAET testing
Food Ssensitivities
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Food Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive