N.A.R.F. coordinates multi-clinical studies testing the efficacy of NAET® treatments on various allergy-related conditions caused by food allergies, environmental and chemical sensitivities, etc. All studies are double blind clinical trials following NIH research protocol and are conducted by N.A.R.F. Research Associates.
The objective of these research studies is to document the clinical success of NAET® using scientific methods, so that the medical community and insurance companies will recognize NAET® as an effective treatment and accepted for third party reimbursement.
Dear Patients, Parents and Health Practitioners, We are planning to conduct a large global study using over 100 well trained NAET practitioners on a group of 1296 autistic children (ages 2 to 10) to determine the effectiveness of NAET in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our earlier published research showed dramatic improvement, with 23/30 children receiving treatment being able to return to regular schools (vs 0/30 in the untreated control group).
Before entering the study, children must have a diagnosis of Autism from a psychologist, neurologist or a psychiatrist. Part of initial screening will include blood tests for IgE allergies, a five minute interactive video, initial evaluations in the office and functional testing. The NAR Foundation will pay for these evaluations. This translates to over $3000.00 and this will be free for you. All children who desire to participate in the study must go through a pre-screening using laboratory testing for serum IgE-specic allergens. If the children have high IgE readings on foods they will not be admitted to this Autism study. The foundation is trying to raise more funds through private funding towards this global autism study. If the foundation is successful in raising enough funds, then each child will be paid $10-15.00 USD towards the expense of transportation to the practitioner’s office to bring your child for treatment. If the funds come through, then the foundation will also pay partial payment of your visits to your practitioners at the rate of $45/treatment. If we do not get more funding, your transportation cost and doctor’s daily visit will not be paid.
This will be a placebo controlled study. No one in the study (including the administrators, your treating practitioner or any organizer) will know who is in the treatment group or who is in the placebo group except the Statistician. After the completion of the study the list of treating children and the placebo children will be revealed by the statistician. If your child was in the placebo group, after the completion and evaluation of the study group, he/she will be treated for the list of 36 samples by your doctor/practitioner.
Initially, the children will be treated twice a week over 4-6 months for 36 key groups of allergens. Treatments are simple and gentle, using acupressure and taking ~ 30 minutes. Each treatment can eliminate one food sensitivity, and children will need to avoid the treated food for 25 hours after each treatment. The food avoidance list will be provided to you after each treatment by your treating NAET practitioner. The children are permitted to continue their usual therapies they were on prior to entering the study.
Participating practitioner’s names, address, email contact will be listed on our website: www.naet.com under GLOBAL AUTISM STUDY once we complete the selection of participating doctors. Then you can contact a practitioner near you to enroll your child in the study. We invite health practitioners to refer children with autism for the study as well.
After completion of the treatments for 36 food groups, both the treatment and placebo group will be reevaluated for all initial evaluations. Children in the placebo group will be offered free treatments after they complete the study at the rate of $45.00 visit and travel expense. If we do not receive funding then there won’t be any reimbursement for the travel cost and the practitioners will treat you free or at a reduced fee.
If you are interested to participate in this study, you may send you child’s detailed information to the email address below to register for enrollment into the study or you may contact your local practitioner participants from the list on the website. www.naet.com.
Children for this study should not have received NAET treatments prior to entering the study. We will require a letter from your physician confirming your child’s autism diagnosis.
Attn: Dr. Devi Nambudripad
Child’s full Name:
Date of Birth or Age:
Name of Parents:
Thank you for your interest!
Dr. Devi Nambudripad