Acupuncture for Allergies

Allergy relief and elimination have been a specialty of Dr. Rakela's for over twenty years. Many of her patients come for seasonal allergies, hay fever and sinusitis. She also has success in treating environmental, food and chemical allergies.

Seasonal Allergy Relief

Allergy & Hay Fever ReliefDuring the allergy season when patients come in with acute sinusitis or allergic rhinitis symptoms accompanied with inflammation of the sinuses, runny nose, itchy eyes, ears or throat and sneezing, the initial goal is to treat the symptoms. Most patients have relief of their allergy symptoms with just a few acupuncture treatments and by taking Chinese herbs.

Allergy Elimination

Allergy elimination treats the root cause of allergies by strengthening the immune system and desensitizing the patient to the allergen causing the reaction. This involves continued allergy treatment beyond the allergy season. It helps to eliminate seasonal allergies permanently and to treat more complicated health problems.

Dr. Rakela uses a special system of allergy desensitization that was developed by Dr. Nambudridpad called NAET (Nambudridpad's Allergy Elimination Technique). This system helps eliminate allergies of all types. Applied kinesiology testing, spinal massage and acupuncture treatment are used to desensitize the patient to food, environmental, chemical or emotional allergens.

What conditions are treated with NAET?

NAET treats mainly respiratory conditions, digestive disorders, headaches and skin problems.

  • Respiratory conditions: allergic rhinitis, allergies (chemical, food and environmental), asthma, bronchitis, colds & cough (frequent), ear infections, hay fever, influenza, laryngitis, mucous production, post-nasal drip, sinusitis, sneezing, sore throat
  • Digestive disorders: appetite loss or gain, bloating, colitis, duodenal ulcer, eating disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), lactose intolerance, weight loss or gain
  • Headaches: migraines, dizziness, vision disturbances
  • Skin Problems: eczema, hives, itching, psoriasis

Other conditions treated with NAET

  • Anxiety, forgetfulness, irritability, mood swings
  • Arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint pain, unexplained pain
  • Autism, bed-wetting, hyperactivity of children
  • Fatigue, insomnia
  • Hormone balancing, infertility, premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

How does NAET allergy elimination work?

Kinesiology (muscle testing) is used to test for allergens that are blocking your energy pathways and weakening your system. After the specific allergen is identified by muscle weakness while you hold a vial of the allergen, you will receive spinal massage and specific acupuncture points are triggered. This treatment clears or desensitizes you to the allergen by balancing the body's energy with the energy of the allergen. It reprograms the brain and nervous system to no longer react to the offending allergen.

After the treatment, you must stay away from the offending allergen for 25 hours. You are then retested to see if you have cleared the allergen. Most substances are cleared with just one visit. If you are severely immune deficient it may take a few visits to clear an allergen. In most cases once the allergen is cleared, you will no longer react to the substance when you come into contact with it in the future.

Why is allergy elimination important?

Many unsolved health problems are really undiagnosed allergies which lower the body's energy and immune response. When offending allergens are left untreated serious health problems can arise. The NAET allergy elimination treatment is a natural, drug free solution to improve health and bring freedom from allergies and disease.

Please Call Dr. Rakela at Berkeley Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine at 510.540.6267 to see if she can help you with your allergies.