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NAET: A Natural Therapy for Food and Environmental Sensitivities and Allergies

Environmental and food allergies or sensitivities have become increasingly more common which can potentially lead to many chronic illnesses if not treated properly. Often times physical or emotional stress, poor nutrition or an overexposure to a toxic pesticide or chemical can trigger a chain reaction of immune difficulties.  A person can become allergic or sensitive to anything: foods, herbs, vitamins, minerals, drinking water, chemicals, jewelry, clothing, paint, pollen, pets, grasses and even other people!  Symptoms can range from mildly annoying to completely debilitating, requiring over the counter or prescription drugs and injections to manage the symptoms.

Luckily there is hope for people suffering from occasional, seasonal and even daily allergies, whether they are known or unknown.  In fact, many sensitivities or allergies remain unknown to most people, even though they may suffer with them daily. With NAET, allergies and sensitivities are viewed simply as imbalances in the energetic system of the body as determined by Oriental Medicine theory and principles, and are healed with a melding of various medical disciplines including acupuncture, chiropractic, kinesiology and nutrition. Treatments can be weekly or bi-weekly, are painless and in most cases very relaxing.  Depending on the number of allergens or sensitivities a person may have, a series of 12 to 24 treatments can bring life changing results by dramatically decreasing or even eliminating symptoms completely. Sometimes more treatments are necessary to reach a full remission of symptoms.

An example of an ‘unknown’ allergy may be a sensitivity to B complex vitamins.  B vitamins, either in supplement form or naturally occurring in foods, are necessary for many metabolic functions within the body, so an allergy to those nutrients may lead to a deficiency or malabsorption of the nutrients.  Symptoms of B vitamin allergy include: acne, smoking, addiction to caffeine, eczema, insomnia, mood swings and headaches.  Once a person is cleared of the sensitivity, they may notice those symptoms subside, giving them a better quality of life.  An example of a ‘known’ allergy may be a sensitivity to grass. Once the person is cleared of the energetic imbalance, the immune system no longer recognizes grass as an ‘invader’ that needs to be attacked, thereby relieving the person of the runny nose, itchy eyes and sore throat.

Other allergies or sensitivities that may also cause health issues may include sensitivities to certain types of environmental conditions such as cold, or damp cold, and heat or damp heat and also wind and sounds.  A sensitivity to ‘damp heat’ may lead to symptoms such as insomnia, itching, shortness of breath, depression and panic attacks, restlessness, swollen feet and weight gain.  A sensitivity to air conditioning may lead to symptoms such as asthma, cough, dry or runny nose, nervousness, cold flushes and indigestion.   Clearing a sensitivity or allergy to environmental factors can greatly improve a person’s well-being and ability to enjoy everyday life.

Food and environmental allergies may also manifest as pain in the body.  Often, debilitating pain is inappropriately attributed to a previous injury, when in actuality, the body has developed an allergy or sensitivity which is causing the pain.  There are also instances where emotions can cause pain.  NAET can be a useful and effective tool for healing the root cause of many health issues whether they are physical, mental or emotional.

A typical NAET first visit will take about 1 hour.  All subsequent visits are approximately 30 minutes.  The patient must plan to avoid the substance for which they are being treated for 25 hours directly following the treatment.  Treatments are usually scheduled once per week, although there are instances when a person may be able to clear items more quickly and can schedule 2 visits per week to accelerate the healing journey.  Many people have noticed a complete elimination of their symptoms that do not return, even years later.

For more information on how NAET can help you overcome allergies and sensitivities, please call 407-328-6711.

Achieving A Healthy pH For Optimal Healing and Performance

Optimal pH: Healing and Performance

Normal and healthy blood pH is slightly alkaline at between 7.3 – 7.4, with the first morning urine measuring between 6.4 and 7.0. When the urine or saliva pH falls and stays in the acidic range (below 6.0), this reflects an overall acidic pH and the body does not heal properly, leading to injuries, pain, anxiety, depression, infection, and a host of other illnesses.

When you are chronically acidic:

  1. You leach minerals from the bone to buffer the acidic blood, leading to osteopenia / osteoporosis, bone spurs, soft tissue and joint disorders.
  2. You are more susceptible to heavy metal toxicity. Calcium lines the brush border cells of the gut to prevent absorption of heavy metals. Also, when you are acidic, you have lower levels of minerals available, free radicals increase, causing damage to the mitochondrial DNA.
  3. You have a lowered immune response. Bacteria and viruses flourish in an acidic environment, leading to chronic illness such as autoimmune issues and cancers.
  4. The cells of the body do not detox efficiently, leading to slow healing, slow recovery from exercise, chronic injury and degenerative disease.

There are three main organ and glands which MUST be functioning properly in order to maintain an optimal pH.

Kidneys – Regulate pH, blood pressure, salt and potassium levels, D3 for calcium utilization.  Exposure to environmental toxins, viral, bacterial or fungal infections, over the counter or prescription medications, and low back or tailbone injuries can suppress the function of the kidneys.

Parathyroid Gland – Maintains body’s calcium levels and thyroid function.  Exposure to pesticides, heavy metals, and radiation from x-rays or from cell phones, WiFi and other wireless technologies can damage the parathyroid gland and suppress its function.

Digestive System (Stomach, Large and Small Intestines) – Proper absorption of minerals and vitamins. The stomach MUST be acidic so the body can be alkaline!!  Acid reducing medications, chronic stress and age can be contributing factors in hypochlorhydria or low stomach acid.

Optimizing the function of these three organs / glands can make it much easier for the body to maintain a healthy pH, promote healing and healthy tissue and bone repair, ultimately increasing performance and overall health.

For a detailed plan on how you can heal and optimize your body’s performance and overall function, call the office at 407-328-6711 to schedule an appointment.

Nutrition Therapy and Quantum Reflex Analysis are Valuable Tools for Reversing Illness by Finding the Real Root Causes

Good health is inarguably one’s most valuable possession. Without good health, being highly productive and enjoying day to day life becomes an increasing challenge. What is good health? According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as: “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” However, the latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that over 50% of Americans suffer from at least one type of chronic disease. Where are we spending our money? “75% of all health care dollars are spent on patients with one or more chronic conditions, many of which can be prevented, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, and cancer.” Source: Health Affairs

How can it possibly be that Americans spend more on healthcare than any other nation, yet continue to lack true health? Our current healthcare system widely supports the management of disease. The business of medicine depends on patients using drugs and other therapies to manage symptoms of chronic illness. Patients take daily doses of medications to manage their hypertension, depression, anxiety, high cholesterol, pain, allergies, and acid reflux with seemingly no end to treatment.

The practice of medicine is far different….it focuses on the prevention and reversal of disease. Is it realistic to believe that chronic illness can truly be reversed and prevented? Absolutely! I have witnessed the reversal of chronic illness in myself and many of my patients, and I feel that it is important to share valuable information that will only empower you to take control of your health by freeing yourself from chronic illness, save money on your healthcare both now and in the future, and ultimately be free to live your purpose and enjoy life to its fullest.

But first, I’d like to share a shortened version of my journey that brought me to where I am today. At the age of 28, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I experienced excruciating pain in every muscle and joint in my body, I could not sleep, and found great difficulty in performing simple physical tasks or even walking a few blocks with my dogs. Western treatments of antidepressants and pain drugs offered no lasting results, and even made me feel worse at times. I decided that I would not accept that at such a young age my body was failing me. I searched for answers outside of the traditional medical community, and found a complete reversal of pain and illness through acupuncture, herbal and nutritional therapy. Intrigued and thirsty for knowledge, I quit my job, enrolled full time in graduate school, and received degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Today I practice a unique form of therapy called Quantum Reflex Analysis (or QRA for short).

QRA integrates the science of quantum physics with acupuncture and kinesiology to form a powerful tool used to detect hidden infections, nutritional deficiencies, chemical exposure, and unhealed trauma from physical scars as well as past emotional trauma.

I have witnessed what would be seen as miraculous and permanent reversal of the most chronic illnesses through the practice of QRA. Patients have been healed of IBS and Crohn’s disease, chronic depression and anxiety, thyroid disorders, heart disease, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, pain, arthritis, acid reflux, acne and skin issues, immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, Lyme’s disease, and even cancer and many other illnesses with no official diagnosis at all.

The truth is that the body is fully able to heal itself given the proper nutrients and environment. Most often I find that patients who have chronic illnesses have many ‘layers’ of hidden infections in their bodies, as well as exposure to chemicals, radiation, or heavy metals, poor digestion and absorption of nutrients, toxic tissue at past surgery scar and trauma sites, and impaired organ or gland function due to nutritional deficiencies and poor diet. Once these issues are corrected, the body fully heals and the illness is gone.

Not only does QRA detect which organs and glands need help, but it also reveals the correct herbs or nutrients as well as the exact dosage per day needed to fully correct the problem. Nutrients are taken for a specific amount of time in specific doses, and are not usually needed long term. Once the organ or gland is healed and functioning normally again, supplements are no longer needed. I’ve found that most chronic illnesses can be reversed in 6 months or less. Some people have a tremendous amount of infection and toxins within their bodies and may need to take their therapy at a much slower pace to reduce the detoxification effect. Those who have the most patience and diligence and follow their program through to the end, experience the most profound and lasting healing.

For as many successful patients who follow their healing program through to completion, I also have patients who quit too soon, or who do not follow their plan as prescribed. They miss out on reaching their goal, which is a shame. I do find that past emotional traumas play a big role in self-sabotaging behavior. I work with patients to effectively clear unhealthy beliefs at the subconscious level. Once the patient clears that past emotional trauma at the deepest level, they find it much easier to do what is healthy for them and are very successful at regaining their health, as well as healing many other areas of their lives. They become more confident and can make better choices for themselves. It’s truly a beautiful transformation to witness!

There is really so much more I could say about the real possibilities of healing that are available to people. We need to have a paradigm shift in our healthcare system, seeking true health instead of managing the symptoms of disease. It is possible and it is happening right now.

I’d like to share some points for people to remember at all times when searching for good healthcare.

1. Be a skeptic. Healthy skepticism will allow you to make good choices for yourself. I have the most respect for people who don’t just blindly believe what I tell them, but instead go and research it for themselves. When I’m presented with new ideas and information, I always research it for myself and check my intuition to decide if it’s right for me.

2. Accept that the body really can heal itself. Try new things, be open to new ideas and look for results. Change requires courage….be courageous every day!

3. Choose a competent physician. A good doctor will not only give you a good treatment plan to follow, but they will teach you how to take better care of yourself and guide you to find knowledge on your own. They will want to empower you to be healthy in the future, and not depend on them exclusively for your health. A good doctor will also set a good example of what health is, and will not only talk the talk, but will walk the walk. How could you ever expect an unhealthy doctor to guide you to health?

4. Be patient. True health does not happen overnight. It requires you to be an active participant in your healing, and take full responsibility for the choices you make. Remember, no one can heal you. You can be guided in a treatment plan, but it is you who must make it happen. As is true with any endeavor, you will only receive the benefits equal to the effort you put into it.

Continue to plant seeds of health every day, nurture your mind, body and soul, and expect the healing to happen. If someone tells you that there is ‘no cure’ for your illness, don’t be so quick to believe them. Search for and expect something different. It’s time to change the way we think about healthcare. It’s time to expect and experience real healing and real health.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease” ~~ Thomas Edison

Kathy is a board certified and licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Physician. She graduated with honors from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine.

Kathy has received extensive training in acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbology, clinical nutrition therapy, Acupoint Injection Therapy, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA), Emotional Repolarization Technique (ERT), NAET (allergy elimination), NET (Neuro Emotional Technique) and other holistic modalities. She has received specialized training in addiction and detox therapy and is certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).

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For more information, visit Dr. Veon’s website at:  www.cfpreventivemedicine.com

 

Cation Mud Therapy for Pain Relief

Cation Mud Therapy

Cation Mud Therapy

Chronic and acute pain are common health issues facing many people in our society. Underlying issues such as lack of nutrient dense foods, chemical exposure, hidden infections, inflammation, poor digestion and low pH levels are often the root causes of pain. Supplements, acupuncture, and other physical therapies are often helpful, but what if we can take simple steps to make sure that al these therapies work better?

The ancients knew of the healing powers that herbs, clay, and volcanic muds offered in healing injuries, wounds and other traumas.  This wisdom has been passed down through time and cultures to relieve pain and chronic illnesses.  Specifically, cation mud therapy is still used today to alleviate pain and clear stagnant energy channels within the body.

What is Cation Mud?

Cation mud is often a mixture of detoxifying herbs, volcanic and kaolin clays, zeolite minerals, peat magma, and shilajit.  The mud’s ionic charged properties make it an excellent means of promoting the release of toxins locked within the body’s cells.  Most notable in clinical is pain relief, which is often instant and long lasting.  The placement of the mud is key to achieving good results.  When I see a patient with stubborn or chronic pain that has seemingly no explanation, I look for old injuries, scars, tatoos, broken bones or sprains on other parts of the body that may be ‘refelxing’ to the painful site.  Often, these old traumas are causing a blockage in the flow of energy through the body’s meridian system.  Cation mudpacks can be used in much the same way as acupuncture for the treatment of pain, and it is totally non-invasive and painless.  Acupuncture is a tool that is used to restore normal energy flow in the body’s meridian system, but often several sessions are needed to obtain full healing. In comparison, cation mudpacks can offer pain relief in just one or two sessions.

Examples of pain relief from cation mudpack therapy include:

~ Chronic back pain relieved by applying mud to an old ankle injury site

~ Knee pain alleviated by applying mud to surgery scar on toe

~ Neck stiffness diappears after applying mud to a vaccination and vitamin B12 injection site

~ Hip pain stops after application of mud to old injury on the shin area

Cation mudpacks also benefit the body by allowing nutrients to be better utilized at the organ and gland cellular level. Organs or glands that previously needed constant support with nutritional supplements or medications can heal more quickly with lower dosages of live, whole food source nutrients.  it is always important to avoid synthetic supplements, and instead use the far superior form of nutrients in their natural, whole food source in supplement form.  Synthetic nutrients do not provide the correct molecular structure to promote tissue regeneration and healing.

Examples of organ / gland restoration include:

~ Heart palpitations and anxiety subside after applying mud to old ankle sprain injury

~ Liver function restored after mudpacking old whiplash injury

~ Thyroid function restored after applying mud to umbilical scar

~ Lymph function improves after applying mud to C-section scar, alleviating swollen legs.

Cation mud therapy has a wide range of applications that are essential to whole body healing. Testing for proper site application of mud can be performed at the office and mudpacks can then be completed within an hour or two. Many people report instant and lasting pain relief along with faster healing of chronic health issues.  Cation mud therapy is an important and powerful healing tool that should be used as a part of any healing program.

For more information please call the office at: 407-328-6711 or visit Dr. Veon’s website at www.cfpreventivemedicine.com