Watery eyes? Runny nose?
SPRING INTO ACTION
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 daily lifes.
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 symptoms.
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.
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 foods!
This one-minute exercise works best on headaches caused by pollution or allergens.
PUBLISHED Natural Awakenings (Broward Edition) March