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Close up view of an ear with acupuncture

SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment) protocol is a treatment approach developed by Dr. Mohamed Soliman for patients with allergies and environmental sensitivities. It is based on the idea that allergies and environmental sensitivities are caused by a disturbance in the body's bioenergetic field or pathway and that this disturbance can be treated by stimulating specific points on the ear.

The SAAT protocol involves the use of auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture) and Applied Kinesiology (AK). Auricular Therapy combines principles from Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with neurological reflex therapies developed by Paul Nogier in France. The technique is based on the idea that the external ear contains neurological reflexes and energetic connections with specific areas of the body, arranged in the shape of an inverted fetus. By regulating the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, Auricular Therapy aims to alleviate symptoms and promote healing. Applied Kinesiology is a technique that uses manual muscle testing to evaluate the functional status of the body's musculoskeletal, nervous, and energetic systems. It aims to identify and correct imbalances in the body that can lead to allergies or sensitivities to foods and/or environment.

The SAAT protocol is typically performed by a licensed acupuncturist and may be used in combination with other forms of treatment, such as acupuncture, dietary changes and herbal medicine. While the SAAT protocol has been used for many years and is considered safe, it is important to discuss the use of any form of treatment, including acupuncture, with your healthcare provider to determine if it is appropriate for your individual needs.

How SAAT Treats Allergies

The outer part of the ear, known as the auricle, has nerves connected to it that play a role in managing the body’s internal electrical activities related to the liver. Pain and acupuncture points on the ear help us understand how the body develops and diagnose diseases. Recent research shows that electrically stimulating the ear, particularly a nerve called the vagus nerve, can be beneficial to health. A method called Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation (TAVNS) is a gentle way to influence the brain and might explain how ear acupuncture works. Effective ear acupuncture depends on careful assessment and precise needle placement, which varies for each person, unlike general body acupuncture.

Studies show that our brain has a specific organization where stimulating a particular brain area can trigger movement or sensations in a related body part. Research at UCLA in 1980 confirmed that the ear acts like a map for diagnosing bone and muscle issues. More studies using advanced brain imaging techniques have shown that stimulating the ear can impact the brain, neck, and face areas. Despite years of research showing the benefits of ear acupuncture, it’s not well-known and needs more attention and funding for its safety, effectiveness, and potential.

Regarding allergies linked to liver transplants and a type of antibody known as IgE, these allergies are unique and don’t occur with other organ transplants. Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture have tried to treat allergies for a long time, but with mixed results. An ear acupuncture area for allergies identified by Paul Nogier wasn’t very effective either. However, before these findings, Soliman and Liebell, in their practices, successfully treated a specific meat allergy with a technique called SAAT, even before understanding its connection to a tick-borne cause. They expected success in applying this technique specifically to the alpha-gal allergy.

Source: Liebell, D. (2020). Effect of soliman auricular allergy treatment (SAAT) on IGE-mediated reactions due to exposure to mammalian meat oligosaccharide, galactose-α-1,3-galactose. American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences, 8(5), 189.

SAAT Pricing

Basic Allergens

MCAS . Allergy . Histamine . Inflammation . Adhesive . Stainless Steel

Alpha-Gal Plan

Food Plan

Mold/CIRS Plan

Environmental Plan

Basic Allergens



Meat Mix

Milk Mix

Basic Allergens





Vegetable Mix

Fruit Mix




Basic Allergens


Mold Mix

Mold Spores

Aspergillus Mix

Penecillium Mix

Alternaria Mix


Fungus Mix

Basic Allergens

Grass Mix

Tree Mix

Weed Mix

Pollen Mix

Dust Mix/Mite

Animal Dander

$500/group plan

Includes: health and herbal consultation, allergen testing, SAAT treatment, dietary recommendations, 3 follow up visits and 2 set replacements.


Additional Charges:

  • $50 for office visits after the included services

  • $90 for each allergen added that isn't included in the plan

  • $200 for SAAT replacements

  • $300 for SAAT re-treatment or allergen reactivation after remission

  • $50 discount for established patients

  • Add a Group Plan: $400

  • All-Inclusive Plan: $1700 ($300 savings)

Note: If you have any allergies to metal or adhesives, please let us know. It is necessary to treat any metal or adhesive allergies prior to beginning the SAAT treatment.

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Peanut, Nut Mix, Coffee, Chocolate, Corn, Bee, Wasp, Poison Ivy/Oak, Fish Mix, Garlic, Soy, Seafoods Mix, Shell Foods, Soy, Wheat, Grains, Alcohol & More

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