Category: NAET – Allergy Desensitization

Gastroparesis Improved

The NAET and EFT sessions I experienced with Emily Richmond Yuen have had a lasting effect on my well-being. Throughout my life I have had a combination of digestive issues and food sensitivities. 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. My health had seriously deteriorated, and traditional Western medicine offered very little relief. I knew I couldn’t give up and began my exploration of other therapies.

After years of yoga, acupuncture and strict dietary guidelines I was very much improved. Unfortunately, I was still experiencing chronic pain and a laundry list of symptoms. After working with Emily, I have had a significant reduction in symptoms and a new healthier relationship with food.

As a result of this significant shift I am eating a greater variety of foods and actually cooking. I now try to enjoy the process of shopping, cooking and eating which is something I have never had in my life. It is amazing how much joy this has added to my everyday life.

Emily‘s intuition, warmth and kindness have opened new doors in my journey to living a joyful healthy life. I am now empowered with more tools and techniques to stay healthy; as well as a greater sense of confidence in my resiliency to weather the health challenges that arise from the everyday stresses of life. Thank you so much Emily.


A. R.

Severe Asthma Relief – Fires, Air Pollution, Chemicals

In 2016 I was suffering from severe Asthma. During the spring and early summer I was mostly able to keep attacks at bay by using several prescription medicines every day. However, by late July the weather in Boise was very hot, and the air was filled with dust and smoke from multiple forest fires and road chip sealing. I began having frequent asthma attacks, some of which were severe. I tried to stay indoors as much as possible and several days I worked from home.

I called Dr. Joan Haynes to ask her for advice, and she suggested I make an appointment with Emily Richmond Yuen for NAET. Through interviewing and muscle testing, Emily helped me determine which medicines were helping and which ones were making my health worse. She also treated me for air pollution, smoke, dust, chip seal, and my medicines.

I worked with my primary care physician and allergist on a plan to reduce or eliminate the usage of the prescribed asthma medicine. I stopped taking all but one medicine, and greatly reduced how often I needed to use it.

Emily also helped me identify food allergies that were stressing my body and weakening my system, and ended up being the underlying cause for my asthma in the first place. She treated me for these foods as well as for perfumes and chemicals.

Within a short time I was able to get back to working out at the gym without having allergic reactions to nearby perfumes or chemicals. And, after six weeks of beginning those treatments I was able to go backpacking.

Emily, thank you for your expertise and for sharing your work with me!



Relief from Barometric Pressure Changes

I used to feel the weather changes 1 to 2 days in advance. I would get extreme fatigue, headaches and pain. The sinus congestion I experienced left me feeling nauseous, sweaty, and feverish. I would feel awful until I woke up the next day.  These symptoms had been going on for almost a decade. I often would have to leave work and go home and sleep because the symptoms would be so severe.

After a couple of NAET treatments for barometric pressure changes my body started being able to adapt better to the pressure fronts and my symptoms started decreasing.  By my third treatment my symptoms had decreased by 75%. During all the major arctic storm fronts we had I didn’t miss work at all! I was able to work through any minor symptoms that did occur. I was so optimistic with the noted improvements that I decided to get treated for other things that aggravate me. Thank you Emily Richmond Yuen and NAET.


No Longer Sick and Miserable

When I came to see Emily Richmond Yuen over a year ago, I was limited to eating about ten food items. If I ate anything other than those ten items, I had a variety of reactions such as digestive distress, painful and itchy acne, flu-like body aches, racing heartbeat, headaches, runny nose, and much more. I noticed a trend that scared me, food that was safe was becoming bothersome over time. I knew that if I didn’t get the food intolerance under control then I wouldn’t have anything safe to eat. Plus, I knew that something had to be going on with my body since it was allowing such dysfunction. The NAET process was slow at first but over time I noticed changes that led to hope and ultimately healing. Within three months I started getting compliments from people in my life about how bright my face looked and how much energy I exhibited. Then there were the big milestones, eating foods that I was afraid to eat before. I was delighted to incorporate rice, eggs, garlic, and coconut back into my diet. I was even able to celebrate my friend’s wedding by eating a piece of cake that had gluten and dairy in it! In addition to food, Emily was able to treat other irritants like candida, latex, environmental allergens, and even barometric pressure. I am so thankful for the opportunity to undergo NAET. I have no doubt that if I hadn’t, I would be a very sick and miserable person right now.  Instead, I am more relaxed with food and feel healthy which I haven’t felt like in years!


Even the Mayo Clinic Couldn’t Help

I have energy, I no longer feel heavy and dragged down.  For 7 years, I have been exhausted – my life was debilitated by my brain fog and extreme fatigue. My ability to concentrate has improved tremendously and my energy is fantastic.  I can now do chores and projects at home that I neglected for years. I tried many other conventional and alternative treatments, I even went to the Mayo clinic and OHSU, with no results. I felt hopeless before NAET with Emily Richmond Yuen.

My nerves now feel calm. I am no longer constantly on edge. I am much more adaptable and able to cope with stress. Simple things bothered and irritated me, even sounds. I am now desensitized to these sounds that made me want to run away. Before NAET I wanted to be away from everyone because it was such an effort to interact. Now I am fine and enjoy going to family gatherings and talking to people.

I used to feel so defensive and physically shaky and tingly around stressful interactions. I can now stay calm and focused in tough situations.

Emily helped me identify my sensitivity to my pet. She also helped me get chemicals like laundry soaps and toxic cleaners out of my house. So far I have had about 37 treatments.

Other issues that have improved or resolved:

  • Rosacea on my face has decreased and the rashes went away
  • I was surprised to notice my hair started growing in on my scalp
  • Sinus congestion has gotten better, I used to get up several times at night to clear my throat
  • My shortness of breath has improved- I am no longer gasping for breath
  • My hands used to shaky most of the time- now this is rare
  • My body no longer tingles all over
  • For the first time I could feel the refreshing feeling of cut grass, it was so pleasant

Thank You!

Chemical, Mold, and Environmental Sensitivities Alleviated

I no longer have issues with fragrances and chemicals when I’m in stores. Fragrances from trees and flowers are pleasant now. The off-gassing of my new car is less of a problem. Now I’m eating foods I was intolerant to such as tomatoes, peppers, raw broccoli, vinegar, spices and yeast with no symptoms. I am even digesting meat well.

NAET with Emily Richmond Yuen has improved my health in many ways. My allergic response to a bee sting was treated with NAET and the swelling and pain in my arm went down immediately followed by a reduced recovery time. The itching and swelling from mosquito bites is no longer an issue for me. My environmental allergies to molds, pollens and trees are doing so well. My endocrine system is normal, my iron levels are especially great, and I’m no longer sluggish late in the day. We have even been working to support my brain and memory.

I feel well and energetic at 74. The naturopathic treatments I received at Boise Natural Health were complemented by the NAET treatments.

I would recommend NAET to anyone who wants to decrease any type of hypersensitivity,  wants to absorb food and supplements, or who wants to improve their immune system. I especially enjoyed the professionalism and care provided by Emily.


Dramatic Improvement in Energy, Digestion and Pain Levels

After completing the Basic 15 NAET treatments with Emily Richmond Yuen  I now definitely feel improvement in my health. The changes came slowly; sometimes I wondered if anything was happening at all. Emily had cautioned me that the progress would be slow at first but to watch for changes. I think it was about the 7th or 8th treatment that I really could say I was beginning to see noticeable improvement. Now, at the end of the Basic 15, I feel a definite overall improvement. My husband and daughter very pleased with my results so far as well and support me continuing with NAET treatments with Emily.

I have felt a huge improvement in my energy level. It is such a dramatic change that my whole family recognizes the improvement. I no longer need to take naps. I no longer need or want to cry at the end of the day from exhaustion. I have the energy to start AND complete projects. I even have the energy to complete the clean-up at the end of laborious projects! I cannot remember when I didn’t leave some clean-up for a later time. I even have energy to spend with my family at the end of the day.

My health concerns left me feeling hopeless and out of options before NAET. I had exhausted the regular medical avenues seeking for improvements. I have a fabulous doctor and even she was frustrated with the lack of improvement. I had completed 4 years of allergy injections without much improvement to my quality of life. I had a number of food allergies which made dining out or with friends nearly impossible. Even my mother preferred NOT to try to provide me a meal! After hearing Emily share how NAET changed her life I felt inspired to try it with her. I am so happy I did.

My swelling and joint pain continues to decrease. My clothes are fitting better.

The pain in my liver from a chronic infection is gone after 28 years.

I typically suffer from chronic sinus infections. I didn’t get a single one this summer even through an allergy season that included thick smoke from nearby forest fires, which meant no need for antibiotics! Because NAET has helped my body become naturally better balanced it is able to rebalance itself and naturally fight infections.

My digestion is so much better. I am finally regular and consistent. I now have significantly less pain, gas, and bloating. I attribute much of my new found energy and well being to the improvement in my digestion.

In addition to NAET, it has been delightful to learn EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) from Emily as well. I have learned this simple, easy to use method to manage my emotional state and physical pain. EFT didn’t take years of practice and expensive therapy to learn and apply. I am repeatedly amazed by how simple it is to release big emotional issues that I have held as physical pain in my body.

– SA

NAET Benefits Man with Severe Autism

Before NAET

“John,” a 35-year-old with severe autism, came in for NAET treatments from Emily Richmond Yuen at Boise Natural Health. John lives in a home with 24-hour supervision and is rated with the most severe form of autism. John suffered with panic attacks, self-hitting, head banging, very limited use of single words, extreme constipation, irregular sleep patterns, vocal tics, and 48- hour mood swing cycles. John wears protective gear to stop him from causing damage to himself: padded gloves, shin guards, helmet and a face guard. John feels most secure with the pressure from these items on his body and likes having his hands held close to each other with fabric. John was in the process of coming off two medications and was taking a third. Medications were used to help reduce some of the above mentioned symptoms. John is often drawn inward and usually showed little interest or curiosity about others or his environment.

John on Christmas 2013.

John on Christmas 2013.

After NAET

After doing only the first 15 NAET treatments he:

  • Makes more choices about what he wants to do using verbal “Yes” and “No”
  • Smiles when he chooses to do something
  • Shows expressions of joy in response to his environment
  • Chooses when he wants his protective gear on or off – often verbally asking for “helmet”
  • Asks for protective equipment in place of hitting himself
  • Often no longer uses his scarf that he likes to use to bind his hands close together
  • Shows more consistent interest and awareness in his surroundings
  • Is curious most of the time
  • Has regular bowel movements with a decreased need for stool softener
  • Sleeps more consistently each night – even without his sleep medication
  • Shows previously unseen interest in 4 legged animals
  • Has an increased number of good mood days. They sometimes outnumber the bad mood days
  • Has calm evenings and the following day after each NAET treatment
  • Uses words that have been dormant for years
  • Demonstrates willingness and desire to do activities that he has not done for years such as skiing
After NAET John drawing on 3/31/2014.

After NAET John drawing on 3/31/2014.

From NAET Treatment 16 to 23 he:

  • Self- initiates choices for fun and relaxation
  • Is off all 3 major medications including trazadone and clonazepam. He is more stable with no medications than he has ever been with previous attempts. He continues to make positive progress un-medicated rather than just maintaining.
  • Has longer sleep cycle cycles and a more regular weekly sleep pattern
  • Is able to use less protective gear more often
  • Experiences unique events which occur multiple times a week
  • Has had a reduction in panic attacks even without his medication
  • Answered the door for the first time. This was his idea and he wasn’t taught by staff
  • Passed people in the bike lane appropriately without directions from staff
  • Shows more endurance on a road bicycle and rides 3-4 times longer than before
  • Now integrates the use of space and structure with his drawings
  • Is requiring less of his father and his father now has some self-care time

24 to 32 NAET treatments he:

  • Has a substantially higher margin of good mood hours than anxious hours
  • Has been noted self-managing his anxiety
  • Has substantially less self-aggressive behavior
  • Used new words
  • Combined two words together “trade helmet” which is a reemergence of an old skill that hadn’t been seen in years.
  • Asked to help staff with the dishe. He has never asked to help others before.

33 to 44 NAET treatments he:

  • Off all medications
  • Said no, shook head no, and pointed to no all at the same time
  • Reduced need for self-protective gear
  • Continued reduction of self-aggressive behavior
  • Reduced number and severity of panic attacks
  • Used 3 words at a time – multiple times
  • Continued development of new vocabulary
  • Used “I am statements” not just “I want statements”
  • Responded to the question “How are you doing?” for the first time
  • Has more direct eye contact – even in the morning
  • Has been self –initiating the start of routines – like dressing and undressing
  • More adaptable to changes in routine and stress
  • More constructive and creative use of personal time
  • More desire and request to do things independently
  • Has showed interest in others: picked flowers for staff, showed his drawings to staff

Staff are amazed at the changes

  • One staff member said, “I have not seen anything like this progress in the 17 years I have been in this field.”
  • Another staff member said, “When I started working 8 months ago providing direct care to John I rarely saw him smile. Now I see him smile most of the time.”
  • John’s father couldn’t be happier with his son’s progress. “Thank you, Emily, for being a wonderful, caring, and sensitive NAET practitioner.” – John’s Dad

Other therapies utilized in conjunction with NAET and when each started:

“The combined effort of all therapies including a supportive environment is much more powerful than any one in isolation.” – John’s Dad

  • Amy Yasko’s supplementation protocol from Autism: Pathways to Recovery with Dr. Sara Rodger’s guidance. Supplementation was on board 6 months before NAET started.
  • 4 day rotation diet. With avoidance of gluten and casein and certain foods that were high on his IgG (delayed reaction) blood test. He has been on this diet for 1.5 years.
  • Home exercises from Dr. Melillo’s Book Disconnected Kids, with a home treatment program from Brain Balance Center of Eagle. Exercises slowly started after 8 weeks into NAET treatment and increased every couple of weeks.
  • Spiritual healing and qi gong with Rodney Blount started the same time as NAET treatments.
  • Started at week 22 with Rich Richralston with subtle energy balancing and chakra balancing.
  • Ongoing calm, consistent, well-trained staff in a supportive environment.
  • Long-term on-going use of Applied Behavioral Management/ABA. The program is founded on John choosing as much as possible using “yes” or “no”, choice boards and pictures to empower him through choice.
  • Mand training (a form of ABA) was used by staff to help John use words to ask for protective equipment rather than hitting himself to ask.
  • Inclusion in family and community by going on walks and saying “hi” to neighbors.
  • An amazing Dad who didn’t give up on his son!

For more studies on the use of NAET with people with autism read the Autism Study. There was a 68% reduction in the autistic behaviors of participants. 23 out of 26 patients were able to return to mainstream classrooms after 100 NAET treatments.

It Has Become Such a Pleasure to be Around My Boy

I started N.A.E.T. for my third grade son at the end of the school year with Emily Richmond Yuen. Even though he had not formally been diagnosed with ADHD, he showed all the signs of it. A restrictive diet (no gluten) had shown some results, but not enough. My son is highly intelligent but could not focus on any given task in class. He was hyperactive, could never be still or quiet, was greatly distractible, and disturbed his class a lot. I knew that he could learn his lessons with ease, but his grades were only just average. School, instead of being stimulating and fun, had become torture for my child.

After the first 10 treatments of NAET, we were able to start “brain treatments,” which are said to be a great help for people showing these kinds of disorders.

The changes that I witnessed in my son after he cleared each of these treatments were beyond my wildest dreams. When it first happened, he all of a sudden knew what to do. For the first time in his life, he knew the sequence of things to do, for example for walking the dog. He got the dog ready with leash and collar, had a baggy ready, and put his shoes on, without needing to be reminded of any of these things. He had never been able to get ready before on his own. Normally, I would have to give him several prompts for each of the steps involved. Now, he is even able to be helpful to me and others, and can see what needed to be done to accomplish that. Before we could begin the brain treatments, his mind was so overwhelmed that he was never able to see how he could be helpful to others. He may have had the idea, but could not follow through with it. Now, my boy is really enjoying knowing what to do and how to do it. For the first time, I found out what it is like to have a 9 year old child, instead of a 3 year old.

NAET is not a quick or easy fix but it is absolutely worth the effort. I am very pleased with the changes in my son and so happy for him. The thought of him at school used to make me cry, to think of how difficult it must be for him to sit still when he couldn’t, to attempt to be on task all day when he couldn’t even remember on his own of putting on his shoes before leaving the house. Today, he is proud of his work and is happy to go to school. Classes are now interesting and exciting, and are no longer a burden for him.

After the summer vacation, during which we made great progress with his N.A.E.T. treatment, he has entered fourth grade and has the same teacher as the year before. She is extremely pleased with his improvements and is amazed with his new focus and ability to get the job done. His grades, which were average before, have improved to almost straight A’s. We know, of course, that he is still a little quirky and wiggly but that is what makes him unique. Even the school counselor, who doesn’t see him a lot, said it is great to see how much my son has changed, how he is now confident enough to talk to other people outside of his class, something that he didn’t do at all before.

N.A.E.T. is not an easy solution like swallowing a pill. Many treatments are required in order to obtain lasting results. Some treatments even need to be repeated. It takes many weeks, even months, to achieve such good results. One must actively participate in the treatment, for after each session, one must avoid to touch or ingest certain foods and products during one full day.

However, I like N.A.E.T. because it is non-invasive, my child does not need to ingest harmful chemicals with possible side effects, and—best of all—it provides solutions that will last.

My son has still more treatments to do and I can’t wait to see more positive changes! It has become such a pleasure to be around my boy. I lose my patience with him less, and he feels more confident, and is happy and proud to know what he is supposed to be doing. I receive many compliments about him from people around us. My son’s life has been effectively turned around and is now most enjoyable.


Infant’s Eczema Gone

In June of 2012 a 5-month old exclusively breast feed infant came to see Emily Richmond Yuen for eczema. The mother had given up gluten, dairy and caffeine and didn’t use soap to wash him or his clothes.  Even with these changes, the mother rated the severity of the eczema on a scale from 1 to 10 as a 7-8.  The baby also suffered from constipation.

NAET – allergy desensitization treatments where received 1 to 2 times a week for 6 months. The eczema reduced to a 1 on the scale of 1 to 10. Much to the mother’s delight, she has been able to eat gluten, dairy and caffeine while continuing to breast feed.  The baby is able to tolerate laundry detergent and soap now.  He continued breast feeding and began eating solids foods without any problems.  He has more regular bowel movements also.

After a few more treatments the eczema cleared up the rest of the way. He is now a healthy toddler.

by Emily Richmond Yuen, ABT

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