News from the 19th Annual NAET Symposium

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Acupuncture, Allergies, NAET, Uncategorized | Comments Off on News from the 19th Annual NAET Symposium

I recently attended the 19th annual NAET Symposium in California at the end of July.

This is my third year attending the Symposium.

NAET is Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Treatment, a treatment regimen developed by Devi S. Nambudripad.  NAET is a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine

The Symposium is a great opportunity to learn from practitioners from around the globe.

This year, we learned from speakers on such interesting and diverse topics as Immune System Imbalances, Treating Auto-Immune Diseases such as Interstitial Cystitis, Uveitis (inflammation of uveal tract in the iris of the eye), Lupus, and Sleep Disorders (including Insomnia).

One of the most interesting presentations concerned the treatment of a gentleman from Michigan who had contracted fungal meningitis that epidemiologists traced to contaminated steroidal injections manufactured by the now-closed New England Compounding Center located here in Massachusetts.  Michigan seemed to be the epicenter of this health disaster with over 250 cases.  Thus far, over 60 people throughout the U.S. have died from this fungal meningitis.  This gentleman, who had been previously working with a NAET practitioner for allergy treatments, decided to refuse standard medical procedure as dictated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and was treated solely with NAET.  Today he is healthy and well!

If you would like to learn more about NAET and how it can help you improve your allergies and overall health, please give me a call.


I am pleased to report that I have been recently listed as a Certified NAET practitioner on the NAET website. Certified NAET practitioners have submitted verified proof of successful case treatment through the presentation of yearly before/after pictures or lab results, and are trained in acupuncture or acupressure as well as NAET. In addition, they have maintained current classes and education through NAET.

Day 1 of “Try something new for 30 days”

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in changing habits, Exercise, goal setting, TEDtalk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Day 1 of “Try something new for 30 days”

It’s the last day of the month and theoretically, I should be at the end of my “try something new for 30 days” journey, not at the beginning.  But I’m not. Instead of day 30, today is day one.  Let me explain.

I am a relative newcomer to the TED talks.  They’ve been around for a while, I’ve heard about them but I never really bothered to listen, wrongly assuming that I wouldn’t find these talks very interesting.  I was wrong.  Very wrong.  I love them!  One of the first talks I listened to was by Matt Cutts.  I had no idea who he is.  I just thought he was some guy who had succeeded in creating a new habit.  His was a short, lighthearted talk suggesting that if there was always something you wanted to do or accomplish that it would be a good idea to commit to doing it for 30 days.  As Matt puts it,

“The next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not, so why not think about something you have always wanted to try and give it a shot for the next 30 days?”

Thirty days is about how long it takes to create a new habit or break an old one.  I used to be someone who exercised every day.  That was a long time ago, however.  It’s amazing how much time can go by when you aren’t really paying attention.  For me, it’s almost ten years (!) since I did any kind of meaningful, regular exercise.  I would have said five, but in truth it is closer to ten.  So I decided to try walking every day for 30 days.  Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it?  I’m not running after all, I’m only walking.  Today should have been day 30 and I would be writing about how I had changed my life and wasn’t it just wonderful and wasn’t I great to have challenged myself in this way?

What actually happened was I hedged my bets and didn’t tell anyone what I was planning to do.  Just in case I didn’t make it.  My 30 day goal was to walk every day.  A simple goal, no?  Well it was, until I decided to embellish it.  I had to walk in the morning right after my son got on the bus.  Even better, I should get up early and walk before anyone else was out of bed.  I would walk for an hour and it would have to be at least 10,000 steps.  This meant I had to be up and out of the house by 5:10 a.m.  That way my walk wouldn’t interfere with anything else on my schedule.  And I had to take our dog, Snoopy with me, so he would get some exercise, too.  Well, it went well for the first few days and then I just got overwhelmed.  Inertia set in.  I couldn’t always do an hour.  I didn’t always make 10,000 steps.  And I never was out of the house before 7:00, never mind 5:10.  Who was I kidding?  I felt like a failure and I stopped.  And I silently consoled myself for at least not blogging about this ahead of time, for choosing to wait until I had successfully completed my 30 day challenge because if I hadn’t, then I would be incredibly embarrassed by my failure.

And I am a little embarrassed, to be honest.  But just a little.  I’m not going to let it stop me.  I’m back to my simple goal of walking every day.  I’m not going to define it much more than that, except to say that I will try to do most of it in the morning because I find that I feel better after I get my walk in.  I have more energy and it feels good to accomplish something.  It may only be twenty minutes, but I’ll take it any way I can get it.

Is there something that you have been meaning to do or try and haven’t?  For whatever reason?  I invite you to join me and jump in.  I’ll keep you posted on my progress.  I’d love for you to keep me posted on yours. Here’s to the next 30 days!


Taking the Plunge

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in Acupuncture | Comments Off on Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge

Well, I’m finally jumping into the deep end of the pool!  Here’s hoping I don’t drown!  By that I mean, this is my first blog posting on my new website. I figure Leap Day is as good a day as any to start.  One of my New Year’s resolutions was to step outside my comfort zone a little more. Trust me, I’ve nailed that one just by hitting the “post” button.  I really do feel as though I am jumping into the deep end of the pool, with not a lot of blogging knowledge.  But, they say the best way to learn is by doing, so here goes.

My commitment is to post a minimum of twice a month.  OK, starting with March.  It’s possible that I will post more often, but I’ll only commit to twice a month.  Allow me to introduce myself.  I’m Louise Dunn and I am a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist.  I’m a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture and I am the owner of Acton Wellness Center in Acton, MA.  I provide Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and NAET Allergy Treatment to adults and children.  I help people feel better and heal naturally.

So, why am I blogging?  Well, to reach out to current and future patients and to be a community resource for people interested in learning more about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  And, so that I am not on this journey alone.  I’ll be talking about lots of ways to stay healthy and grounded in this fast paced world we live in and how Chinese medicine can help us achieve this goal.  I hope you can learn from me and that I can learn from you, also.  I’m looking forward to our conversations!

What did you do today, Leap Day 2012 to make this “extra” day special and memorable for you?




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