Rast Test Results- no PA!/NAET

Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2001 - 3:21am
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pJust an update for anyone who followed the peanut allergy cure thread. We just got our son's CAP RAST test back. He no longer shows a peanut allergy!/p
pHe had been tested 3 times:br /
Feb 00 -- moderate peanut allergic on CAP RAST, postive on skin testbr /
May-July -- treated by NAETbr /
August -- barely peanut allergic on CAP RAST testbr /
Jan 01 -- not PA according to CAP RAST test/p
pWe have an appointment with our allergist next week. We are not sure that we credit this change to NAET, but we are glad that we tried it. We still will not feed our son peanuts./p
pIf anyone wants more info, feel free to ask./p
pSan/p

Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2001 - 5:18am
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Glad you got such positive news--a dream come true, I'm sure.
Did your child ever have a true allergic reaction to peanuts? How did he react on his original skin test? I hope you can answer my questions--and congratulations on such positive news. God Bless!

Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2001 - 6:58am
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Carrie,
His first peanut skin test was positive. The rest of your questions is answered below in what I posted in the peanut allergy cure thread...
I try to be very clear that I do not know if NAET is responsible for my son's change in CAP RAST results. In my mind there are 3 possible explanations:
1. He was never allergic in the first place
2. He grew out of it naturally
3. The NAET treatment "cured" him of his allergy
My son has reacted to walnuts (severe hives), and he did have severe ezcema when I was eating peanuts and nursing (it disappeared when I removed nuts/peanuts from my diet), but we do not have a documented PA reaction. We are still waiting for his walnut CAP RAST results (the allergist forgot to put it on his last test order). I am interested in the results b/c we stopped the NAET treatment before he was fully "treated" for walnuts.
I am not a "flag waving" NAET fan. I do not know for sure if, or how it may have helped my son. I have posted all my experiences strictly for the benefit of others who were looking for information on the process. Based on what has happened with us, I would probably do the same things again (live vigilantly protecting my son from peanut exposure, seek western medical help, AND seek alternative treatments). I am a member of FAN, and I regular read all westeren medical journal articles pertaining to food allergies. My son will not be eating peanut butter!
All of us have choices in how we chose to treat our children/ourselves with respect to pa. We may not all make the same decisions.
San

Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2001 - 11:06am
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what is naet?

Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2001 - 2:22pm
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no nuts
For more info on NAET, read the "peanut allergy cure" thread. There is lots on there, both very positive about NAET and very negative about NAET.
In a "nut" shell (Ha!), NAET is an alternative (and highly controversial) accupuncture (accupressure for small children) method for treating allergies.
Just a warning...this topic creates strong emotions among the users of this website.
San

Posted on: Sat, 01/20/2001 - 10:41am
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I agree with the emotion of this topic in that some people are very touchy about it. I have a PA son and when I came accross NAET on the web, I called his allergist to ask about it and they wouldn't even talk to me about it. I also e-mailed FAN and they wouldn't talk about it. I just wanted to be informed - not necessarily have my son go through the treatment.

Posted on: Tue, 02/06/2001 - 4:28am
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san103
I am just wondering if you were able to go back to your allergist regarding the new Cap Rast results which showed your son is no longer allergic to peanut. How did he explain these results? Does he recommend an oral challenge at this time to confirm the test scores? Did you ever get back the scores for walnut? I am so pleased for you and your family. Best Wishes!
Mom2Four

Posted on: Wed, 02/07/2001 - 1:50am
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We did see our allergist. He does not have an explanation for the decrease. He did not recommend any peanut exposure at all, as he thinks it could re-sensitize Harrison to peanuts. If his peanut testing stays below allergy levels, he recommends an oral challenge in 3-4 years. In the meantime we continue to act like our son still has a peanut allergy.
We did get the walnut test results, and Harrison is still allergic to walnuts (his level went from 4 to 3). In fairness to NAET, Harrison was only treated once for walnuts, and he was treated 5 times for peanuts...with closer and closer encounters with peanuts (though he never actually touched them or held them during the treatment. We stopped the treatment before we got to that point.)
I want to emphasize that I do not know if NAET played any part in my son's decrease in peanut CAP RAST scores. Based on my experience I would try NAET again, but I would NEVER let my son eat nuts as part of the treatment.
I hope the peanut stuff goes away, because we are now dealing with allergies to antibiotics too!
Let me know if you want more info. I am very willing to share my experiences, and I am trying to do it in a fair way.
San

Posted on: Wed, 02/07/2001 - 5:17am
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san
Thank you for answering my questions. I would really like to hear more about your experiences but the e-mails I sent you keep getting returned to me as undeliverable. Please feel free to contact me at my e-mail address anytime. Thanks in advance!

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2001 - 9:20am
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Hi San,
I don't if you have ever e-mailed the doctors through the naet website, but here is an explaation as to why you should wait at least 6 months to a year for the rast test.
There are two phenomena here: NAET works on the energetic system- by reprogramming the nervous system, which is the ultimate orchestrator of the inflammatory response. The blood system - Ig's and antibodies - work on a different principle - orchestrated by the blood and immune systems. It usually takes about a year before the tests will be normal. The skin test checks localized inflammatory response of the skin. The rast test checks antibodies, which is like past history. It takes a while, but the results will come! Has your doctor received the new vial from Dr. Devi? This would be beneficial for your child to use it in combination with the nut mix.

Posted on: Wed, 05/30/2001 - 7:15am
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I am definitely in the camp of the "nonbelievers" but felt that it might be a good idea to post some of the relevant information so we can all critically access the information that is out-there.
I have been unable to locate any articles on NAET in any "mainstream" peer-reviewed journals.
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