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Natural Asthma Relief

*Results may vary from person to person

Asthma Relief

Frequently Asked Questions About Asthma

1. What is Asthma?

*Asthma (Az-muh) is a chronic disease that affects your airways. The airways are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen). The inflammation (IN-fla-MAY-shun) makes the airways very sensitive, and they tend to react strongly to things that you are allergic to or find irritating. When the airways react, they get narrower, and less air flows through to your lung tissue. This causes symptoms like wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), coughing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing, especially at night and in the early morning.

*When your asthma symptoms become worse than usual, it is called an asthma episode or attack. During an asthma attack, muscles around the airways tighten up, making the airways narrower so less air flows through. Inflammation increases, and the airways become more swollen and even narrower. Cells in the airways may also make more mucus than usual. This extra mucus also narrows the airways. These changes make it harder to breathe.

*Asthma attacks are not all the same—some are worse than others. In a severe asthma attack, the airways can close so much that not enough oxygen gets to vital organs. This condition is a medical emergency. People can die from severe asthma attacks.

*If your asthma is not well controlled, you are likely to have symptoms that can make you miss school or work and keep you from doing things you enjoy. Asthma is one of the leading causes of children missing school.

Patient Testimonial:
*“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)

2. How does Asthma develop?

*It is not clear exactly what makes the airways of people with asthma inflamed in the first place. Your inflamed airways may be due to a combination of things. We know that if other people in your family have asthma, you are more likely to develop it. New research suggests that being exposed to things like tobacco smoke, infections, and some allergens early in your life may increase your chances of developing asthma.

What Causes Asthma Symptoms and Attacks?

*There are things in the environment that bring on your asthma symptoms and lead to asthma attacks. Some of the more common things include exercise, allergens, irritants, and viral infections. Some people have asthma only when they exercise or have a viral infection.

*The list below gives some examples of things that can bring on asthma symptoms

Allergens

  • Animal dander (from the skin, hair, or feathers of animals)
  • Dust mites (contained in house dust)
  • Cockroaches
  • Pollen from trees and grass
  • Mold (indoor and outdoor)

Irritants

  • Cigarette smoke
  • Air pollution
  • Cold air or changes in weather
  • Strong odors from painting or cooking
  • Scented products
  • Strong emotional expression (including crying or laughing hard) and stress

Others

  • Medicines such as aspirin and beta-blockers
  • Sulfites in food (dried fruit) or beverages (wine)
  • A condition called gastroesophageal (GAS-tro-e-sof-o-JEE-al) reflux disease that causes heartburn and can worsen asthma symptoms, especially at night
  • Irritants or allergens that you may be exposed to at your work, such as special chemicals or dusts
  • Infections

*This is not a complete list of all the things that can bring on asthma symptoms. People can have trouble with one or more of these. It is important for you to learn which ones are problems for you.

Patient Testimonial:
*“Thank you for helping my family. Especially my husband! What you have done is short of a miracle!! For your readers to understand, let me explain….At one time my husband was extremely sick with asthma: 3 inhalers – 3 times a day! Another time he was on allergy shots for over 2 years! Recently, the last 3 years he has been taking Claritin-D 24 hour tablets and a steroid nose spray everyday. He felt he could not deal without them. Within seeing Dr. Popkin for 3 months he no longer needs or desires these medications. The N.A.E.T. treatments seem to have helped his allergies!! This is going to make the quality of life so much better. My husband is 35. You health is worth the time and money. My sons, Trenton & Ricky, daughter Heather and myself are grateful to you. THANK YOU!!!!”*
- The Barrows

3. How many different types of Asthma are there?

  • Steroid Resistant Asthma
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Exercise Induced Asthma
  • Nocturnal Asthma
  • Patient Testimonial

*“My four year old son was in one of his extreme asthmatic attacks, even using his facial muscles to breathe-this after just having spent 2 hours on a hospital inhaler. A few moments after a treatment for water chemicals we listened to his lungs again – and they were normal. Thanks Dr. Popkin!”*
- Victor Ramos

4. What different symptoms can people experience from Asthma?

*The symptoms of asthma can vary among people. Usually there is scratchy throat, or tightness in the chest, followed by a cough, wheezing, or shortness of breath.

Patient Testimonial:
*“Rami, was 3 years old when he started getting colds. His nose was always running and his eyes were watery. His mother had enrolled him in a pre-school and thought he must be catching colds from other children. He loved to finger paint and write on the chalk board. The mother would post it to the refrigerator. His nasal passages and ears were becoming congested that the Doctor thought it would be best to insert tubes in his ears. He would wake up crying at night from the pain. We found he was allergic to the finger paint and newsprint and chalk at school everyday. After doing NAET for these items his nasal passages and earaches cleared up. Thank You Dr. Dave”*
- Singh P.

5. What is N.A.E.T. and how does it help with food allergies?

*NA.E.T. stands for Nambudripad’s Allergy Technique. NAET was developed by Dr. Devi Nambudripad. She is an R.N., PhD in Acupuncture, Chiropractor and a M.D. degree. She has a clinic in Buena Park, California, where we have personally visited many times. She still sees over a hundred patients per day and continues doing allergy research.

*We have found that individuals with Asthma have many food allergies, sensitivities and environmental allergies as the underlying causes.

*I know that you’re wondering if NAET could help you or your child? It can. My name is Dr. David Popkin and I would love the opportunity to see if I can help make a difference for you and your family. Call me and let’s talk about your or your child’s food allergy and how NAET can help. You have nothing to lose and there will be no charge to talk with me. Call me at (954) 370-1900. I really do look forward to speaking with you!

6. How long has the N.A.E.T. procedure been in existence?

*N.A.E.T. has been researched and developed over the last 20 years.

7. Why haven’t I heard about N.A.E.T.?

*Even though it has been practiced over the past 20 years, N.A.E.T. is still considered a relatively new technology on the allergy scene. Dr. Devi has personally trained over 4500 practitioners in her allergy addressing technique. Unfortunately, these individual practitioners, including us, do not have the tremendous advertising budgets of the pharmaceutical industry to enhance the awareness of this cutting edge treatment. N.A.E.T. has grown primarily by word of mouth from existing patients and is only now finding its way into the research journals and allergy reference materials.

8. What is the N.A.E.T. procedure and testing?

*N.A.E.T. is based on the theory and concepts of EME or electromagnetic energy. The human body has a flow of electrical currents that run through it everyday of your life called meridians or energy channels. When the body has an allergic reaction, a blockage occurs in the meridians. Blockages of different meridians, or channels, cause different symptoms. By stimulating what are called alarm points on either side of the spine while the person holds the allergen vial, the electromagnetic energy is altered in the patient’s body therefore reducing the allergic response. In the body a chemical, enzymatic, and physiologic change occurs which neutralizes the immune mediators and therefore interrupts the antigen-antibody reaction. By doing this, it clears the energy blockages and notifies the brain that the allergen has been desensitized.

9. What is the treatment procedure on a typical N.A.E.T patient?

*The patient is first asked to wash their hands with soap and water in order to remove any foreign substances or energies that may be on their hands. The patient is then asked to remove their watch, socks, shoes, and any other electrical or battery operated device from their body. The Doctor will then begin the MRT (muscle response testing procedure) in order to determine what substance the patient has allergy or sensitivity to. The MRT procedure is painless. When a baby or child is being tested, a surrogate will be used. Typically this is the parent. The surrogate is always checked first to make sure they are not allergic to the item being tested. After recording the findings, the Doctor will begin the first treatment. The patient then holds a small vial with the allergen energetic in it. The Doctor then uses a small painless instrument to stimulate key acupressure points along the spine. Based upon the patients preference, different techniques including acupressure, electro-acupuncture, laser acupuncture or needle acupuncture, are utilized in completing the treatment. After this procedure, the patient with the vial in hand is asked to relax for a period of 20 minutes. This period helps the body go through the desensitization to the allergen. In the case of children, the vial is secured to their body using a hypoallergenic tape. At the end of the treatment period, the doctor will once again check muscle response strength to the allergen. Once again, the patient will be asked to wash their hands; but this time only water is to be used. This will reduce the bioenergetics of the substance being treated. Final written instructions are then given outlining the products that must be avoided and the length of time of this avoidance period.

10. Does the treatment help people of all ages?

*N.A.E.T. can be effective for individuals of all ages. In our office we have treated pregnant women, newborns, infants, children of all ages, adults, and geriatrics.

11. How long do you have to avoid the allergen?

*As previously stated, after the treatment in the office is completed, you will be give a list of substances to be avoided and the length of time of the avoidance. Your body will be very sensitive at this time to the items / allergen that you have cleared. Most individuals have to stay away from the products for at least 25 hours. However, this could be longer in individual situations and will be assessed on each and every visit.

12. Are there any risks to the patient or potential side effects?

*There have been no reported side effects when the guidelines have been followed correctly. If they are not adhered to, the patient may experience an allergic reaction if they come in contact with the allergen during the avoidance period. The high success rate is due in part to the thorough consultation, examination, and proper treatment protocols that are instituted in our office. The patient’s commitment, understanding, and follow through with the Doctor’s instructions are an integral part to the success of the treatment. If the guidelines are closely followed, side effects should be few, if none at all. The patient can expect improved health, which relates to an enhanced immune system, reduction of their allergies and symptoms, and a sense of well being.

13. Is there a certain order that must be followed in treating allergens?

*Yes, according to Dr. Nambudripad’s technique food items are checked and cleared first. There is a list of foods called the basics. 15 to 25 foods must be evaluated. The reason we check foods first is that your body cannot survive without food. Your body can avoid certain environmental allergens, chemicals, inhalants, etc. By clearing foods first, we strengthen the immune system, improve digestion, and absorption. This allows your body to get the necessary nutrients which are essential when undergoing the subsequent treatments. Typically, the treatment order is as follows:

  • Egg Mix – includes egg yolks and whites, chicken and tetracycline.
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • B-complex
  • Sugar
  • Vitamin A
  • Iron
  • Salt
  • Chlorides
  • Mineral Mix
  • Corn
  • Yeast
  • Wheat

*The order is very structured and must be followed exactly because one food group is usually linked to the subsequent one. Clearing of one allergen could potentially reduce the need for treating another allergen group further down the line.

14. How many treatments will I need?

*This is a very difficult question to answer in that everyone has different genetic makeup, body type, histories, and personality. All of these factors will come into play in order to determine which allergens need to be treated. Most individuals will have to be tested and cleared on the basics that come of positive. For each positive allergen being tested, one session is usually needed for clearing that particular item. Only one allergen is cleared or treated per visit. This is not only because your body is actively desensitizing toward the one allergen, but also it would be rather difficult for your body to go through this procedure with multiple allergens at the same item. Secondly, it would be rather difficult to avoid multiple food groups at the same time and strict adherence to the avoidance list and avoidance time is a key component to a successful treatment. Fasting is not recommended, or allowed, during the avoidance period.

15. What is the difference between allergy shots and N.A.E.T.?

*The goal of allergy shots or immunotherapy is to desensitize the individual to the allergen or allergens by injecting a small amount of the substance in the skin. Allergy shots typically do not offer long-term results but are primarily used as a symptomatic approach. The injection is usually administered in the arm and given 2x per week. The dosage is gradually decreased depending on symptoms until a maintenance level is established. This process can last for 5 -7 years. Shots can be painful when being administered. Pain at the injection site, with soreness can also be expected from these shots.

*N.A.E.T. uses no shots, no needles, and no medications. It is a painless treatment. With N.A.E.T., in just a few visits most individuals will achieve positive results in a short time. Although the number of treatments varies as a result of the amount of allergens that need to be treated, most people can have resolution of a life-long problem in as little as 3 months or a few visits.

16. How do I setup a consultation with the doctor to see if he can help me?

*Dr. Popkin will be happy to discuss any questions, or concerns with you prior toyou coming. Please call (954) 370-1900 to schedule a consultation with the doctor.

17. Patient Testimonials

*“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)

*“Thank you for helping my family. Especially my husband! What you have done is short of a miracle!! For your readers to understand, let me explain….At one time my husband was extremely sick with asthma: 3 inhalers – 3 times a day! Another time he was on allergy shots for over 2 years! Recently, the last 3 years he has been taking Claritin-D 24 hour tablets and a steroid nose spray everday. He felt he could not deal without them. Within seeing Dr. Popkin for 3 months he no longer needs or desires these medications. The N.A.E.T. treatments seem to have helped his alergies!! This is going to make the quality of life so much better. My husband is 35. You health is worth the time and money. My sons, Trenton & Ricky, daughter Heather and myself are grateful to you. THANK YOU!!!!”*
- The Barrows

*“My four year old son was in one of his extreme asthmatic attacks, even using his facial muscles to breathe-this after just having spent 2 hours on a hospital inhaler. A few moments after a treatment for water chemicals we listened to his lungs again – and they were normal. Thanks Dr. Popkin.”*
- Vince Deport

*“Rami, was 3 years old when he started getting colds. His nose was always running and his eyes were watery. His mother had enrolled him in a pre-school and thought he must be catching colds from other children. He loved to finger paint and write on the chalk board. The mother would post it to the refrigerator. His nasal passages and ears were becoming congested that the Docotr thought it would be best to insert tubes in his ears. He would wake up crying at night from the pain. We found he was allergic to the finger paint and newsprint and chalk at school everyday. After doing NAET for these items his nasal passages and earaches cleared up. Thank You Dr. Dave!”*
- Singh P.

*Results may vary from person to person