Affecting over 45 million adults and 300,000 children, it’s fair to say arthritis is a big problem across the United States. With different forms of the condition available, the most common type today, osteoarthritis (OA), is seen most frequently in those aged over 60 years. However, that’s not to say young people don’t experience the issue because, as we’ve seen, a large number of children suffer with arthritis each year.
What Is Arthritis?
When using the term itself, people often think arthritis is a single condition but this isn't the case. Instead, it’s an umbrella term which covers a number of different types of arthritis (including OA). In total, there are over 100 conditions under the ‘arthritis’ label and, although they have their differences, they also have one very important factor in common; they all impact the joints within the musculoskeletal system.
With a joint, we have an intersection where two bones meet. When arthritis occurs, this means there is damage to the cartilage which normally sits in between two bones to act as lubrication to prevent bones rubbing. Over time, and why this is most common in the older generations, this cartilage can wear away which leaves the bones exposed. As they rub against one another, it makes simple joint movement painful, leads to stiffness in the morning, and causes inflammation.
For people who suffer with arthritis, the problem can become so severe that simple tasks become impossible such as standing, walking, using a computer, playing an instrument, climbing the stairs, brushing teeth, and cutting food.
Sadly, this isn't the end of the issue for many sufferers because arthritis can be classified as ‘systemic’. If this is the case, it means the problem isn't restricted to one area and it can affect the whole body. Not only can it impact on the joints, it can cause inflammation and pain in any organ and system including the blood vessels, heart, lungs, skin, kidneys, and more. Primarily, it’ll target the bones and muscles around the body.
As a Plantation chiropractor, we often see people searching for natural treatment for arthritis in Plantation. Rather than resorting to the needles or medication, they want a long-term natural solution so this is what we have today. First, though, we need to look into the impact of allergies and how they affect the body and arthritis.
Allergies and Arthritis– Are They Related?
As we know, our immune system does a great job of protecting your body from germs, bacteria, and disease. By creating antibodies, we can fight off viruses and other dangerous organisms that would make us sick without. However, food allergies can occur when the immune system makes an error. Suddenly, the immune system thinks the food presents a threat so it reacts appropriately. Although we’ve used food as an example, this is true for all allergies including pollen and even medicine. Therefore, your body isn't harmed by the actual thing itself but instead the way your body reacts to it.
Let’s say you had a peanut allergy and ate a chocolate brownie without realizing there were peanuts inside. To start, antibodies would create mast cells which are cells found within the immune system. Essentially, its priority would be to release chemicals into the bloodstream and this is likely to include histamine. As we’ll see in just a moment, histamine can cause all sorts of issues from affecting the respiratory system to our eyes.
Unfortunately, despite all the advancements we’ve seen in technology over the years, experts still aren't sure why allergies will affect some people but not others. While some people have the same allergy as their parents, it can also skip a generation. In recent years, experts have been investigating the idea of allergies forming in utero whenever the mother becomes exposed to chemicals, certain foods, substances, etc.
Types of Allergy - In terms of food allergies, since this will be our focus for today, there are considered to be eight groups of allergies. Although there may be more refined allergies, they typically fall into one of these eight categories; egg, milk, peanut, seafood, shellfish, soy, tree nut, and wheat.
Symptoms - When a food allergy occurs, our body creates histamine as we’ve already seen. Once this is in the system, it can cause issues with the digestive system, eyes, nose, skin, respiratory system, and throat. Depending on the amount of histamine created and the severity of the allergy, the reaction can be mild or it can require urgent medical attention. Furthermore, the reaction isn't always instantaneous as many people think. Instead, it could take a few hours to show.
Whether it’s yourself or a loved one, there are some important symptoms that suggest an allergic reaction including a runny nose, tingling/swelling in the lips or tongue, or a rash on the skin. Although these are the main three, there are others including;
- Stomach Pain
- Hoarse Voice
- Throat Tightness
- Acid Reflux
When allergies are severe, they can cause anaphylaxis which is where the body is attacked in various ways all at the same time. As a sudden reaction, it can involve breathing, the heart, digestion, and the skin simultaneously. Most commonly, we see a swelling of the tongue, a drop in blood pressure, and a narrowing of the breathing tubes. When sufferers can experience this type of reaction, they need to be extremely careful while also having a plan of action for when an emergency situation arises.
Nambudripad’s Allergy Technique (N.A.E.T)
Now we have a basic understanding of allergies and how they work within our bodies, we can introduce Nambudripad’s Allergy Technique which is something we offer as a chiropractor in Plantation. Developed by Dr Nambudripad, she has a clinic in California. Every day, her clinic treats hundreds of people and the research they carry out is essential for the future of the chiropractic industry and for the dealing of allergies in a natural way.
In our experience, people with health conditions also suffer with many food allergies; normally, this has environmental allergies as the main cause. Therefore, N.A.E.T looks to address the allergies which should, in turn, make the health conditions easier to bear. Regardless of how long you’ve been suffering with the health condition, we believe dealing with the allergies could be the way to relief.
With Dr Popkin as our lead specialist, we can use N.A.E.T to deal with your allergies today and we’re going to explain exactly how the process works. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the treatment, please feel free to scroll to the bottom of this page for our contact information including a phone number, fax number, address, and email address.
N.A.E.T History - If you’ve never heard of N.A.E.T previously, you aren't alone because we come across many people who haven't each and every year. This being said, it was originally researched over two decades ago and experts have been developing the idea since. With Dr Nambudripad at the forefront of this research, it continues to become a stronger option and is still considered ‘new’ within the allergy industry.
Within this time, over 4,500 practitioners have been trained in using N.A.E.T and this has been fantastic progression. Sadly, the marketing budget isn't in place for any practitioners to really get the idea of N.A.E.T out into the world which is why only a limited number of people are aware of the technique. For the most part, word-of-mouth has been the biggest help for all practitioners, including ourselves, and now we’re trying to bring this cutting-edge treatment to as many people as possible.
How Does It Work? - Based around the electromagnetic energy (EME) concept, N.A.E.T suggests there’s a flow of electrical currents that run around the body every day. Known as energy channels or meridians, an allergic reaction then causes a blockage in these meridians and these lead to the symptoms we experience.
Either side of the spine, we have what we call alarm points and the idea of treatment is to stimulate these while holding the allergen vial. As a result, there’s a shift in the electromagnetic energy and the allergic response can be reduced. In particular, the treatment will utilize enzymatic which is a chemical in the body. With these chemical and physiological changes, the immune mediators neutralize and the antigen-antibody reaction is interrupted. With this, the energy blockages are cleared and the brain is notified of the desensitization to the allergen.
Typical Appointment with Your Chiropractor in Plantation
As a natural treatment for arthritis in Plantation Florida, N.A.E.T is steadily becoming more popular but what does a typical appointment entail? First and foremost, your first visit will be a discussion with Dr Popkin or one of our other professionals. During this appointment, you can discuss the issues you’ve been having and we’ll explain what can be done and how it’s done. With a personalized treatment plan, you have a strategy to reduce the impact of allergies and therefore help arthritis due to the relationship between the two.
Once your plan has been created, you’ll have the first appointment and it’ll start with you washing your hands with warm water and soap; this allows you to remove certain energies and foreign substances. From here, you can remove all electrical equipment from your body and this can include watches, phones, smartwatches, and bluetooth devices; removing socks and shoes will also be advised.
As soon as you feel ready, we’ll begin the MRT procedure and this stands for ‘muscle response testing’. Essentially, this is a painless procedure that allows us to determine the sensitivities and allergies you might have. If we’re testing a baby or a child, a surrogate will be used and this will normally be a parent. Of course, we’ll always check first to ensure the surrogate isn't allergic to the item.
With this procedure, the doctor will have their initial findings and these can be noted before continuing with the first treatment session. Normally, you’ll be asked to hold a small vial which contains the allergen energetic. Using a small instrument, the key acupressure points will then be stimulated along the spine; again, this shouldn't cause any pain. Depending on what you decide after a conversation with the doctor, the treatment could use laser acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, needle acupuncture, or traditional acupuncture. Once this is finished, you’ll spend around 20 minutes relaxing while allowing the body to return to a normal state. In addition to this, the body will go through the desensitization process.
If we’re treating a child, hypoallergenic tape can be used to secure the vial to the body. As the 20 minutes come to an end, the muscle response test will be used. As before, hands will be washed but this time you won’t be washing with soap since this’ll reduce the bioenergetics of the treated substance.
As the appointment comes to an end, you’ll have a final conversation with the doctor and you’ll also be given some written instructions. Among other things, these instructions will tell you what you need to avoid, including certain products, and how long this avoidance period will last. During this avoidance period, your body will be sensitive to the treated substance and the majority of patients will need to be careful for at least one day. If your situation is different and we suggest otherwise, your avoidance period may be longer.
So, we now know what this natural treatment for arthritis involves but you probably have some important questions. If this is the case, keep reading because we’re going to address some of the most common ones here!
Can N.A.E.T help all ages? - As Plantation chiropractors, we can help people of all ages. In the past, we’ve helped adults, children, infants, pregnant women, and more. If you have any questions or special circumstances, feel free to give us a call or send an email and we can let you know how we can help!
Are there any side effects to treatment? - With medication and conventional forms of treatment, there will always be side effects to worry about so you might be wondering whether the same is true for N.A.E.T. Well, we’re happy to inform you there’s no known side effects as long as the guidelines have been followed correctly. At Quantum Medical and Wellness Center, we’ve been through all the training and stay up-to-date with the latest medical practices.
If the treatment doesn’t follow the guidelines, the risk of experiencing an allergic reaction during the avoidance period is increased. Above anything else, this shows the importance of finding a trusted and professional service. All things considered, N.A.E.T has a high success rate and this is because we have the correct protocols in place.
What about dealing with multiple allergens? - Often, people wonder whether they have to deal with allergens in a certain order and this is absolutely true. First and foremost, food allergens will be cleared and we do this first because our bodies need food to survive. While you may not be able to avoid certain environmental allergens and inhalants, you can avoid foods so this builds the immune system and digestive system.
With subsequent treatments, you can consume a healthy diet and ensure your body gets all the required nutrients; this puts you in a much stronger position rather than dealing with other allergens while you aren't able to eat certain foods. Thanks to the research, there’s now a certain treatment order that needs to be followed and this starts with egg mix and continues to calcium, vitamin C, B-complex, sugar, vitamin A, iron, salt, chlorides, mineral mix, corn, yeast, and wheat.
With this order, it’s structured and has been designed to yield the best results. Since each food group links to the subsequent one, fixing these allergens out of order could cause issues and a lack of progress. As you go through the list, the need to treat the later allergens decreases.
Is it just one treatment? - In truth, the question regarding treatments is very difficult to answer because everybody is made up differently. Rather than having a fixed approach, we like to offer a personalized service which requires a full assessment of your genetic makeup, personality, body type, health history, etc.
If all goes to plan, only one session will be needed per allergen. For our bodies, it would be tough to focus on desensitizing multiple allergens at once. Also, we don’t want to restrict what you can eat by instantly removing two food groups from your life. Since fasting should be avoided during treatment and the avoidance period, it makes sense to do one allergen at a time.
Is the treatment similar to allergy shots? - If you’re also considering allergy shots to resolve your problem, you should know that they offer no long-term results. If you haven't heard of this treatment, it requires a small amount of the substance being injected into the skin. Normally, it’ll start with two injections per week before then reducing as time goes on; the whole process can last for up to seven years and the shots are painful.
With N.A.E.T, you have a solution that requires no needles, no medication, and no shots. For most patients, they find relief in just a few visits and there’s no pain involved in the treatment. Depending on the individual and their allergies, the amount of visits required will change but the majority of our patients see a resolution to a life-long problem in around three months.
How do I get started? - Firstly, you need to find a reliable Plantation chiropractor and then you can take advantage of this natural treatment for arthritis in Plantation. When choosing, you need to ensure they have the correct training for N.A.E.T because not every chiropractor in Florida will have had the training. At Quantum Medical and Wellness Center, we visited Dr Nambudripad in California and can now carry out the treatment.
If you choose us, you can get the ball rolling with a consultation with Dr Popkin. As we explained earlier, this is a short meeting where we can discuss your needs, any problems, and how we can move forward with the treatment. After this, you can arrange the first appointment or take some time to think about your decision.
There we have it, your guide to a natural treatment for arthritis in Plantation Florida. Without having to worry about the side effects of medication, you can proceed with treatment towards a better future. As with all chiropractors in Plantation, there will also be a focus on overall wellness so you should feel an overall improvement in your health.
Rather than covering up the issue with medication, why not get in contact with Quantum Medical and Wellness Center today and deal with one of the biggest problems in allergens and arthritis?
*Dr. Popkin will be happy to discuss any questions, or concerns with you prior to you coming. Please call (954) 370-1900 to schedule a consultation with the doctor.
*“Before I came to Dr. Popkin’s office I was extremely allergic to peanuts and Iodine. Thanks to N.A.E.T., I am now able to eat peanuts and foods containing Iodine. If I even came in contact
with peanuts before N.A.E.T., I would go into anaphylactic shock and end up in the hospital. So thank you sooooooo much!! You have given me my life back! And your staff has been wonderful to
me, this is the best Healthcare office I have ever been to! N.A.E.T. really works!”*
*“Mia was suffering from many allergies and we did not even know it. At 10 months old she had already had several colds that would last longer than normal, turn into bronchitis and even
wheezing. After only 3 or 4 visits of treatment with N.A.E.T., Mia started sleeping better and be interested in everything like a 10 month old should! Thank you all for your help. She’s been
feeling so much better now for more than 2 months. I came here looking for some help for my little girl and I found more than I asked for!”*
- Catherine F. (Mom)
*“I used to get severe asthma and sinusitis whenever I ate tomatoes. Spaghetti and basil and garlic was my favorite. Every time i ate this my throat became tight and I would begin to get
Asthma. After i was treated for tomatoes by Dr. Popkin I no longer had any reactions. Thank You!!”*
- Steven G.
*“As a small child our son Scott was sickly. He had tubes in his ears at the age of 3. Soon after he developed problems when he ate foods containing milk or chocolate. He threw up after he
ate the food. After doing NAET with Dr. Popkin Scott began to improve. He was treated for the basics and now he is healthy and thriving. Thank you so much!”*
- Kim J.
*Results may vary from person to person