Ever since I can remember, I've been allergic to nature. Grass, weeds, pollen, you name it! One of the worst offenders is Cottonwood trees. Lucky me, I grew up, and still live in, Utah that has approximately one billion Cottonwood trees. I have this vivid memory, from when I was prolly about six, of riding my pink and white big wheel home, barely able to see through my swollen, goo-crusted eyes with cotton flying through the air. Seriously, my eyes were basically swollen shut. I had minuscule slits for eyes. When I got home, my mom put a warm, damp washcloth on my eyes to remove the goo and help calm my inflamed eyes. Poor little Rachie.
The other day, I put on Facebook, "My kingdom for anything that will take away my allergies. MY KINGDOM!" because this year has been crazy horrible. A few friends recommended that I see this doctor, Blair Hershey (who is actually in my ward), because they said he cured their allergies (one had nature allergies and another had a food allergy). I thought, I've got nothing to lose!
Doctor Hershey does a free consultation! Baller! Here comes the voodoo treatment. He uses a treatment called, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET). This is a completely natural technique that uses muscle testing to see what allergens your brain has sensitivities to. Muscle testing means, he puts vials of different allergens in one hand and pushes on your other arm and if you can't push back, you have a sensitivity. It looks like this:
After the test, you decide which one to try to eliminate. Once you decide which one to treat, the doctor medical wraps a vial of the allergen (we did tree/flower pollen) to your arm (pictured at the top) and rubs this massager thing down your spine. You are supposed to wear the vial for 25 hours (yes 25.....) and then you rub your gate points (pic below) every 2 hours that you are awake. After 25, you take off the vial and your symptoms should be better! Total witch doctory....right?
It totally works!!! I wouldn't say I'm 100% cured....I'm at about 90%, but I'll take it! I'm sure I can do another round and get it up to 100%. Plus, I'm also pretty allergic to grass and we didn't do that one so, the very occasional (like one sneeze a day) symptoms that I have had, could be that. Doctor Hershey said he has in the 90s% (I can't remember which 90...) of success rate in his patients. That's an incredible rate. Insurance doesn't cover it, but it was only $90. WORTH IT! Obviously, I highly recommend it for those of you that have tried everything and still live in allergy hell. Best 90 bucks I ever spent.