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Treatment of Autistic Children Using NAET Procedures

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Nambudripad's Allergy Research Foundation Identifier:
First received: January 12, 2006
Last updated: May 4, 2007
Last verified: May 2007
  1. Purpose of this study is to determine whether NAET procedures are effective in the treatment of children with allergy-related autism spectrum disorders in restoring their verbal and nonverbal communication.
  2. Hypothesis: Children in the experimental group will show a significant improvement over the control group in verbal and nonverbal communication as most food allergen groups, environmental allergen groups, childhood immunizations, and some other relevant allergenic substances are desensitized in a systematic way using NAET® procedures within the specified period of study.

Condition Intervention
Autism Food Allergies Procedure: NAET with acupressure and/or chiropractic procedures

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Investigation Into the Outcome of NAET Treatment on Children With Allergy-Related Autism Spectrum Disorders in a Multi-Clinical Setting.

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in verbal and norverbal communication [ Time Frame: Twenty-four months from the starting date (approximately may 2008) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction of commonly seen autistic traits [ Time Frame: Twenty-four months from starting dat (May 2008) ]

Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: May 2007
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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 10 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

all subjects (control and treatment group) should demonstrate typical autistic symptoms before beginning NAET® treatments: made no eye contact, unable to communicate verbally or nonverbally. All subjects should bring in a proof of established diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder by a conventional physician.

Exclusion Criteria:

Any child that has a history of various complications of illness other than autism spectrum disorder would be disqualified. Any patient who has any of the following conditions will also be disqualified.

  1. Previous surgeries, congenital deformities of heart, lung, liver, brain, kidney, etc.
  2. Any type of cancer
  3. Aids
  4. Any physically debilitating disorders and diagnosed mental retardation, Down’s syndrome, etc.
  5. Children with the history of severe allergies or anaphylactic reactions will be exclued.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00277407

United States, California
NAET Pain Clinic
Buena Park, California, United States, 90621
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nambudripad's Allergy Research Foundation
Principal Investigator: Devi S. Nambudripad, DCLAcPhD NAR Foundation
  More Information Identifier: NCT00277407     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MulticlinicalAutism Study
Study First Received: January 12, 2006
Last Updated: May 4, 2007

Keywords provided by Nambudripad's Allergy Research Foundation:
Chiropractic procedures
Treatment of Autism by holistic procedures
Food and Vaccination allergy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autistic Disorder
Food Hypersensitivity
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate processed this record on September 21, 2017