Cara, a reader, sent me a link to a study comparing two groups of 30 autistic kids, ages 2.5 to 10 years, all in special education classrooms. One group got NAET treatments for a year, and the other didn’t. Both groups continued whatever therapies they had been doing before.
Twenty-six of the NAET kids completed the year of treatment. Twenty-three of those were able to return to regular school classes with their healthy, non-autistic peers after 1 year of treatment; meanwhile, all of the 30 children in the untreated control group continued to need special education. The treated kids’ autism test scores improved dramatically over the untreated kids’ scores.
The study was performed by researchers at the NAET Autism Treatment Center in Buena Park, CA. It was just published in the October/November 2011 issue of Integrative Medicine—A Clinician’s Journal.
“We found that NAET is an effective, safe and simple treatment for children with allergy-related autism,” said Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, head author. “In human terms, NAET can provide profound and dramatic benefits, giving children with autism and their families their lives back.”
So now I am wondering what allergy-related autism is. Allergy is caused by a malfunction of the immune system. Does NAET work for autism because it repairs the immune system? Is autism (in many cases or all cases?) therefore caused by a malfunction of the immune system? This would make sense with the vaccine-autism theory. Vaccines definitely mess with the immune system, and might in doing that cause autism in susceptible individuals.