PAT is a non-invasive, natural allergy treatment performed by qualified Naturopaths at Health & Wellness Australia and Auckland. PAT is based on a form of positive conditioning, utilizing kinesiology and acupressure techniques to help re-train your body to no longer react to usually harmless substances, such as dust mites.
PAT has been performed in Australia since 2003, and New Zealand since 2007, on more than 25,000 clients suffering from allergy symptoms.
What to expect:
During your Initial Consultation, your Naturopath will take a detailed history of your symptoms, perform a form of muscle testing for a wide range of food, airborne and chemical substances (depending on your symptoms), as well as a PAT treatment for one substance group.
For the muscle testing (kinesiology) component, you’ll lie on a treatment table and be asked to press your whole arm into the table, while your practitioner resists your pressure. You then hold on to different sample vials of each substance (e.g. dust mites, dairy, etc) and a change in your muscle pressure indicates a reaction to that substance.
Once the testing has been completed and it has been decided which substance to address first, the treatment involves holding onto the sample vial of the substance while the practitioner stimulates acupressure points down your spine using a chiropractic tool called an “Acustim”. This stimulation creates a positive conditioning effect, which aims to re-train your body to no longer react to the substance, and reduce your symptoms.
At the end of your Initial Consultation, you will receive a list of results for all the substances we tested, as well as a treatment plan. At each follow-up consultation your practitioner will re-check that your last treatment has “held” and then move on to the next substance group.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. How many sessions will I need?
About 80-85% of clients only need one session per substance group, so the number of treatments usually just depends on how many substances are triggering your symptoms.
2. How long do the results last?
The treatments can last anywhere from a few months to 10 years, depending on the person.
3. Can PAT be performed on children?
4. Yes, we see many children in the clinic, who often respond well to PAT. The
only difference when seeing a child under 10 years old is we use one of the parents as a “surrogate” tester for the muscle testing component, whereas the PAT component is exactly the same.
Initial Consultation (1 hour) – $150 AUD/NZD
Follow-up Consultations (30 mins) – $100 AUD/$90 NZD