by Sandi Radomski, ND, LCSW
2001: An Energy Odyssey — The Furigen Papers Editors: Willem Lammers & Beate Kircher IAS Publications
Allergy Antidotes is a comprehensive system for assessing, identifying, and treating substance sensitivities with the goal of eliminating undesirable physical and emotional symptoms. The Allergy Antidotes system has been highly successful in reducing symptoms from substance sensitivities, the incidence of which continue to rise at an alarming rate. For example, asthma, especially in children, has increased dramatically. More patients than ever before with environmental illnesses or multiple chemical sensitivities, appear at my office with masks and oxygen tanks. Many churches and office buildings have become perfume and scent- free in an effort to accommodate people with allergies. More and more buildings are labeled “sick” due to chemical toxicity. It is becoming apparent that it is difficult for many people to cope with the numerous chemicals of our modern world.
I first became aware of the importance of food and environmental sensitivities through the work of Dr. Roger Callahan, the founder of Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Despite the success of TFT in most cases, Dr. Callahan sought to understand the minority of cases when TFT failed to eliminate symptoms and those instances when negative symptoms reoccurred. Dr. Callahan discovered that certain people undergo psychological reversal and a subsequent return of symptoms when exposed to a substance to which they are particularly sensitive. He calls these substances energy toxins since they are toxic to or weaken the body’s energy system. I call this weakening of the body’s energy system an allergy. When I refer to allergies, it is, therefore, not in the strict medical definition of allergy involving a histamine reaction. A discussion of the Allergy Antidotes system involves the interchangeable terms allergy, allergy-like reaction, sensitivity, and energy toxins.
There are several reasons for the astonishing increase in food and environmental sensitivities. The most obvious is that we are exposed to a greater quantity and diversity of chemicals and substances today than at any other time in human evolution. We inhale and ingest chemicals on a daily basis whose names we can’t even pronounce. As a result, our natural immune defenses, which constantly process information to determine the safety of substances and simultaneously adjust our internal environment to maintain homeostasis in relationship to those substances, have become overloaded and are forced to succumb to allergy-like reactions. The result can be likened to the “rain barrel effect,” where the rain barrel represents the immune system, which gives up trying to adjust to the substances to which it is confronted and simply overflows. The affected person then experiences reactions to those substances.
In addition to an overworked immune system, allergy-like reactions are known to increase after a trauma. Sensitivities to particular substances can arise when a person is traumatized while being exposed to that substance. Association of reactive substances to trauma follows the findings of Dr. Robert Ader, who coined the term psychoneuroimmunology. Dr. Ader conducted the first study of how our body is conditioned to associate external events with foods ingested during those events. He did this by first lowering the effectiveness of the immune system of mice by giving them an immune suppressant drug in a saccharine solution, and then by observing that saccharine alone produced a similar decrease in immune system function. The mice quickly began to associate the taste of saccharine to simultaneous immune suppression, just as the human body may associate a trauma to foods or smells linked in time to the trauma.
Any Symptom Can be From Substance Sensitivities
Reactions to various substances can produce a myriad of symptoms including ADD, anxiety, depression, arthritis, respiratory problems, menstrual difficulties, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, brain fog, panic attacks, headaches, weight gain, learning disabilities, hyperactivity and aches and pains. The severity of the symptom runs the gamut from nasal congestion to psychosis.
As clinicians, we must assess whether a patient’s symptoms may be an allergic response to a substance. It is important to ask if allergies tend to run in the family. Note whether the symptoms are better or worse at particular times of the day, week, month or year, and dependent on what a person is doing or eating. For example, is it better or worse before or after meals? Inside or outdoors? In the morning, afternoon or evening? Do you see 180° shifts in behavior?
When evaluating food sensitivities, it is also important to note what types of foods someone craves. We tend to be reactive to those foods we crave. If a person has a main food that they “have to have,” they are probably sensitive to it.
Any Substance can Cause a Sensitivity Reaction
As discussed, any symptom can be from a substance sensitivity. In turn, any substance can trigger a reaction. The possible culprits range from toxic chemicals such as petrochemicals to non-toxic substances such as eggs and vitamin C, which would be harmless to most people.
One of the goals of the Allergy Antidotes system is to open our minds to the possible contribution of sensitivity reactions to a client’s behavior and health. To this end, we must become aware of those substances that have been clinically found most often to promote allergy-like reactions. We must also have a way to assess whether a particular substance is weakening a person’s energy system.
Identification of Substance Sensitivities
Sensitive substances can be easily identified using non-invasive muscle testing. This variety of muscle testing, adapted from Applied Kinesiology, involves the patient holding or thinking about different substances while consistent pressure is applied to the patient’s outstretched arm. If the arm weakens or “gives way,” it is an indication that the held substance is weakening the muscle energy system.
What to Test First?
Once you have determined that substance sensitivities may be a contributing factor in your patient’s health, you need to begin testing various substances. Since we are imbalanced by so many influences, the question is always, “What to test first?”
First Test Allergy Antidotes Core Collection
It is important to initially test and treat the substances contained in the Allergy Antidotes Core Collection. The Core Collection is composed of essential nutrients as well as toxic chemicals to which we are exposed. A patient who is weak on a nutrient is unable to absorb and utilize that nutrient properly. For example, if you are sensitive to calcium, you would not absorb the calcium in your foods or supplements. Toxic chemicals and heavy metals tend to set the body up for further problems with bacteria, viruses, yeast, molds and parasites. Research findings increasingly link childhood vaccinations with impaired functioning.
Allergy AntidotesTMCore Collection
Other Substances to Check for Sensitivity Reactions
The identification process proceeds with questioning and then testing those items that patients ingest, inhale, contact or inject. Patients are asked to bring in samples from home and we also assess and test past exposures to problem substances.
Allergy Antidotes techniques check foods eaten, medications, supplements, personal care products, school and office products, toxic metals and chemicals, animals, outdoor environment, body fluids, hormones, neurotransmitters, digestive enzymes, organs, and infectants such as mold, virus, bacteria and parasites. People can also be reactive to persons and places. Severely sensitive people have even been reactive to basic elements such as oxygen and hydrogen.
Allergy Antidotes Energy Frequency Tubes
Allergy Antidotes Energy Frequency Tubes facilitate muscle testing to uncover reactive substances. These tubes contain the electromagnetic frequency of various substances. Holding the tube creates the same reaction in the body as holding the actual substance. Since the electromagnetic energy of the tubes is magnified 10 times, Energy Frequency Tubes are often more efficient than the actual substance in identifying reactions.
Currently, there are five Allergy Antidotes Collections:
|– Expanded Core Collection|
|– Basic Body Collection|
|– Foods Collection|
|– Emotion Collection|
|– Neurotransmitters and Digestive Enzymes Collection|
Smaller, mini-packets of Vaccines, Heavy Metals, Additional Emotions, and Elements are also available, along with a 48-tube set of Immune System components.
Once a Reactive Substance is Identified
By merely identifying the substance sensitivities, a higher quality of life is afforded to a sensitive person who can now avoid the reactive substance. However, it is often difficult, impossible or merely undesirable to avoid the substance. For example, it is difficult to avoid dust, perfumes or formaldehyde. It is impossible to avoid implants in one’s body or one’s hormones and it is dangerous to avoid vitamins or minerals. In these cases it is necessary to alter the body’s reaction to the substance.
Treatment of Substance Sensitivities
Energy psychology treatments for substance sensitivities help to reprogram the body so that it no longer reacts negatively to the substance. Once reprogrammed the body essentially no longer views the substance as a poison. All of the treatments are done with the patient focused on the reactive substance. The focus can be while holding the substance, holding a tube with the energetic signature of the substance, holding a piece of paper with the name of the substance, or saying and thinking of the substance. The body’s energy system is then balanced in relation to the offending substance. The treatment of stimulating acupuncture points eliminates the energy imbalance in relation to that substance and thereby ends the body’s negative reaction. The treatment is complete when the body has been reprogrammed to accept the substance.
It is clear that the energy psychology treatments for allergies are analogous to the TFT and EFT treatments for negative emotions. The reactive substance causes changes in the body’s energy system similar to the disturbance caused by a negative emotion, thought or scene. The energy system is then balanced in relation to the substance by stimulating specific acupuncture points as is done in TFT and EFT for negative thoughts or scenes. Other treatment modalities utilize reflex points or other points of the body to regain balance of the body in relation to the offending substance.
Basic Treatments for Substance Sensitivities
The Allergy Antidotes system uses five basic treatment modalities:
1. Spinal Release
2. Laser Spray
3. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
4. Body Talk
5. Holloway Technique
Spinal Release stimulates acupuncture points on the back on either side of the spine, to balance the meridians in relation to the offending substance. These points on the bladder meridian correspond to all of the other meridians in the body. Laser Spray stimulates ear acupuncture points to balance the reflex points that refer to all parts of the body. Laser Spray is also used to stimulate reflex points on the hands and feet. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) uses meridian endpoints to clear the negative reaction. Body Talk uses tapping on the head and sternum and the Holloway Technique uses points along the sides of the body on the spleen meridian.
In conjunction with the basic treatments the Allergy Antidotes system also uses four specialized protocols:
1. Emotional Sensitivity Treatment
2. Body Sensitivity Treatment
3. Trauma Sensitivity Treatment
4. Body Wisdom Treatment
The Emotional Sensitivity Treatment identifies events and emotions that may be blocking a treatment. The Body Sensitivity Treatment is used when a problem with a body organ, system, hormone or fluid has influenced a sensitivity reaction. Trauma Sensitivity Treatment combines the allergy treatment with clearing the emotional trauma associated with onset of the reaction or contact with the substance. The Body Wisdom Technique determines whether a specific infectant (bacteria, virus, parasite, mold) is the cause of the problem.
Dr. Penny Montgomery and Dr. Margaret Ayers have conducted two landmark studies with great relevance to the treatment of allergy-like reactions to substances. Using real time EEG findings, Drs. Montgomery and Ayers have discovered specific brain wave patterns that denote sensitivity to a particular substance. In the first study, they have successfully proven that brain waves return to normal after using N.A.E.T. (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) – a similar procedure to Spinal Release – to clear the reaction. The importance of this research is in documenting not only the presence of the sensitivity but the effectiveness of the treatment as well. The second study documents changes in brain waves when the subject merely holds an energy frequency tube containing a substance to which he or she is reactive, illustrating the effectiveness of Energy Frequency Tubes to detect and treat sensitivity reactions.
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