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A Food Allergy Mystery

by Ed

I developed allergies when I was about 22. Over the years the most significant food allergies have been milk and eggs. Two years ago I decided to try using EFT to work on my dairy allergy. I found it greatly improved my symptoms, but did not completely get rid of the allergy.

The last time I tried an egg was about four years ago. I have not done anything to reduce my egg allergy specifically. About a month ago I had a potato salad that I thought was egg free until I bit into a hard boiled egg. I decided to go ahead and eat it as an experiment, and because I did not want to spit it out at a social gathering. To my surprise, I had no reaction at all. So I got an egg from a friend and ate it. No reaction. I bought a dozen eggs and have eaten about 8 in the past 10 days. It is a as if I never had an allergy!

I don’t know if the EFT eliminated the egg allergy, or if it spontaneously resolved. That is a real mystery with a happy ending.

How an allergy is like a phobia

by Ed

Do you know anyone who has a real phobia? They will do what ever they can to avoid the thing they are phobic of. Take someone with clautophobia, the irrational fear of elevators, to a high rise building and they would rather climb thirty flights of stairs than get into the elevator. If you even try to get them near the elevator, they will break out in a cold sweat and get very anxious. The whole body mounts a response designed to keep them away from the object of their fear.

Now, take a person with hay fever out into a meadow. The immune system, instead of recognizing all of those pollens as benign particles floating in the breeze, sees them as attacking enemies and orders up a full scale assault. The immune system does everything it can to destroy the enemy, never mind the collateral damage due to friendly fire (sneezing, running nose, itchy puffy eyes, etc.).

In both cases the body-mind complex is producing a huge fear response to a non dangerous situation. In both cases dealing with the response really doesn’t help much. What is needed is to convince the body-mind, that there is no threat here.

One of the most efficient techniques I have found for treating both allergies and phobias is EFT. EFT, like acupuncture, looks at us in terms of energy, rather than biology, as Western Medicine does. It sees allergies and phobias, primarily as an energetic imbalance. Once the energy is brought back into balance the problem is resolved. Not that it’s always a quick and easy thing to do.

When treating most problems there are different aspects to the situation that need to be dealt with. Say we are treating our claustrophobic. We know he is afraid of elevators, but what is it about elevators that frightens him. First he tells he is afraid of it falling. So we clear up that fear, but still he is not totally comfortable getting into the elevator. What other aspects are there to his fear? Perhaps he is afraid of being somewhere he cannot get out of. Perhaps he is afraid of being crowded by other people. With EFT, each of those aspects is neutralized with until the person is perfectly calm while riding in an elevator.

The same is true for allergies, although the aspects can be more difficult to dig out. As the aspects are dealt with, one at a time, many people find their allergies slowly improve. Once all of the aspects of an allergy are dealt with the person should be able to have contact with the allergens without any allergic response.

So next time you have an allergy attack, just say to yourself, “That’s not a snake about to bite me, that’s just an old piece of rope on the ground.” Or learn EFT and get to the root of the problem. To learn more about EFT, go to, or for an individualized session, contact me. Between email and telephone, I can teach you the technique, and help you with the whole process.

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Tapping Your Health with EFT

by Ed

In a previous post I talked about the powers of tapping acupuncture points and mentioned EFT. EFT is easy to learn to do on yourself, and it has pretty amazing effects when done thoroughly with a qualified practitioner.

Watch this great introductory video:

Tapping Into Health

by Ed

For thousands of years, people in the orient have been tapping acupuncture points to relieve headaches, improve their immune systems,and treat a variety of health complaints. In the past thirty years or so, several Western energy therapies have been developed, based on the acupuncture system. Many of these therapies also use tapping on the points for healing.

One of those methods, EFT, is great for dealing with post traumatic stress, allergies, phobias, and many stress related symptoms. You can learn the self-help basics of EFT here. If you are interested in EFT and find that you need more than self-help, contact me. I am happy to provide consultations, by phone or email. See my About page for my email address.

Beating Heaven’s Drum is a traditional technique for relieving headaches, dizziness, and waking up the brain. Cover your ears with your palms and tap the muscles at the base of the skull. Tap gently for about one minute.

Knocking at the Gate of Life is another traditional Chinese technique. The gate of life is the area where, according to Chinese Medicine, our basic vital energy is stored. Tapping the points associated with it helps to increase the flow of energy and gives a feeling of vitality. There are two points. The first one is about two inches below the navel and the other is on the spine, directly opposite the navel.
Stand with your feet a little wider than the width of your shoulders and place one fist just below the other and the other on your back opposite your navel. Then begin to turn your body, at the waist from side to side. As you turn, let your arms swing around. As you turn left your left hand should tap your back and your right hand should tap your belly. As you turn right your right hand should tap your back and your left hand should tap your belly. The arms should be very relaxed. Let the turning of the waist swing them around, without using any arm strength to tap your body. Do this exercise for a couple of minutes, every day.

Taping to boost the immune system. This is a modern technique, as far as I know. There are three points to tap. The first point is the last point on the Kidney channel. The Kidney channel is also associated with the Gate of Life. The point is just under the collar bone, in the depression just outside of where the collar bone meets the breast bone. The second point is on the breast bone, about two inches below the top. The thymus gland, an important immune system organ, is directly below this point. The last point is near the bottom of the rib cage. It is about level with the bottom of the little bone that sticks down from the bottom of the breast bone and about three inches from the midline. You will notice a little dip in the rib cage in that area. Tap between the ribs. These points stimulate the Spleen and the Liver, both of which influence the Immune system.

Tap each point, in order, about twelve times. The first and last points can be tapped on both sides at the same time. Breathe slowly and deeply while tapping the points. You can do this once or twice a day.