Watery eyes? Runny nose?
SPRING INTO ACTION
AGAINST SEASONAL ALLERGIES
Ahhhhhhh…Springtime. The time of year when the circle of life reaffirms
itself and hope springs eternal. Blooms and blossoms are in evidence,
even in our South Florida landscape. Ahhhhhh…CHOO! In the northern climes,
people are itching to get outside. Here, some of us are just plain itching.
And sneezing. And reaching for over-the-counter or prescribed medications
to treat our allergies. Sure, these meds more often than not have uncomfortable
side effects and are somewhat pricey, but what alternative do we have?
In the spirit of educating rather than prescribing, I would like to
share some of the amazing successes I have experienced with allergies
by treating the body's energy system. I first heard about energy therapy
from my friend Gloria, who found total relief from her cat allergy in
one session. I thank Gloria for opening up a whole new world for me
and for introducing me to a valuable tool that we can all use in our
INSTANT RELIEF FOR ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
With energy techniques, I have seen many people heal a variety of emotional,
physical, mental and spiritual problems. Some successes are the "one-minute
wonder" type and completely erase the problem. Other successes are smaller,
showing a reduction in the emotional or physical pain in the first session,
then taking more sessions along with personal commitment and daily practice
until real progress is made. In treating allergies, however, I have
seen instant success on more than one occasion.
One of the most amazing, to me, was being able to help a gentleman
(I'll call him Jim) who was in the middle of an asthma attack. He had
been painting, using thinners and solvents, and developed the asthma
as a result of not wearing his usual facemask. After about 10 minutes
of Jim following my instructions, his asthma was completely gone and
he could take a deep breath. Normally, it would take hours for his breathing
to return to normal after such an attack. He was quite astonished, and
so was I! A couple of hours later, his breathing was still normal and
the asthma had not returned! And he learned a new tool to help control
these attacks in the future.
Another quite interesting event involved my brother-in-law. We often
go bicycle riding together in the mornings, at least once a week on
his day off. One morning, he happened to be sneezing almost continuously
as we set off on our bikes. He blamed it on being allergic to something
in the air. I asked him if he would let me treat him for his allergy.
He was perplexed because we were riding our bikes, but gave me permission
anyway (between sneezes). So I did some simple energy techniques while
we rode down the street. Even though we didn't know specifically what
was causing his allergy, he stopped sneezing less than 5 minutes after
I began treating him! We continued our ride, and about 15 minutes later
he remarked that not only had he not sneezed since the treatment, his
sinuses had cleared and his eyes were no longer teary! He remained clear
for the rest of our ride, and the allergy symptoms never came back!
TRIPLE WARMER MERIDIAN AND ALLERGIES
How were these allergy symptoms cleared? In both cases, I employed
EFT* (Emotional Freedom Techniques), a meridian-based energy procedure
that balances the energy system of the body and allows it to heal itself.
If you are familiar with EFT, you can use it to easily treat any allergy
or allergic symptom. Even if you are not familiar with EFT, some simple
exercises involving the Triple Warmer meridian (a meridian is a pathway
of energy in the body) are sometimes effective in relieving allergy
The Triple Warmer is the meridian that activates the immune system.
An imbalance in this meridian can cause the immune system to overreact.
This causes an allergic reaction to a substance that poses no real danger
to the body, such as dust, pet dander, or pollen. By balancing the energy
flowing through the Triple Warmer, the body will no longer treat that
substance as such an enemy.
BALANCING THE TRIPLE WARMER MERIDIAN
When the Triple Warmer is on guard fighting a perceived enemy and creating
an allergic reaction, there is an overload of energy flowing through
it and it needs to be sedated. The following exercise accomplishes this
in a minute or two by tracing a portion of the meridian backwards.
- Rest your face in your hands with your chin in the palms and your
fingers at the temples. Take two deep breaths.
- Breathe in deeply again, this time using your fingers to smooth
the skin from your temples to above your ears.
- Exhale, circle your fingers around the back of your ears, trace
down the sides of your neck, and place your hands on the back of your
shoulders. Press your fingers into your shoulders.
- Hold this position and take at least two deep breaths. Then, using
pressure, slowly drag your fingers over the top of your shoulders
towards your chest until they reach your collarbone. Then release
them and let them drop to your sides.
- Using the fingerpads of two fingers, tap between the little finger knuckle
and the ring finger knuckle on the back of either hand. Do this while taking a few deep breaths to help further
balance the Triple Warmer meridian.
To be most effective, repeat this exercise once a day for at least
30 days. Otherwise, the Triple Warmer may stay balanced for a few days
but return to its habitual pattern and react to the allergen again.
Of course, you can always treat the symptoms as they arise. But using
EFT or the above exercise may reprogram the Triple Warmer to stay balanced
when faced with the allergen in the future.
TREATING THE SYMPTOMS AND THE CAUSE
The beauty of these techniques is that we can treat the symptoms without
identifying the substance that is causing the allergic reaction. However,
if we do know specifically what that substance is, a whole new level
of healing can occur. Next month, I will share how EFT is very effective
in clearing up allergies or sensitivities to specific substances, even
This one-minute exercise works best on headaches caused by pollution
- With your mouth closed, close off one nostril with a finger.
- Take four or five slow breaths through the open nostril.
- Switch sides and repeat.
PUBLISHED Natural Awakenings (Broward Edition) March
Published MIRACLE JOURNEYS Nov/Dec 2000,