Allergies have been described as “a phobia of the immune system”. Given how effective EFT is at clearing phobias, it’s a small step to using EFT to clear allergies.
Allergic reactions vary from sneezing to seizures so please take responsibility for you own safety as you apply these procedures and test the results.
If you already know what you’re allergic you can get very specific with EFT. If you don’t already know, then it may worth getting some form of allergy testing done. You don’t have to accept their suggested treatment but you can use the results of the testing and apply EFT.
One of the best ways I know to clear an allergy with EFT is to have the thing your allergic to, the allergen, physically in your presence while tapping. With a client who was allergic to wheat, we used wheat flour and held it in a glass while they tapped. Remember, if you are allergic to the touch of the something, protect yourself from it initially until you feel comfortable testing direct contact.
I’ll give a very basic procedure here. For more detailed information, the EFT DVD Set EFT Speciality Series 2 contains two in-depth presentations on using EFT for allergies.
This example will focus on some substance you are allergic to and you can adapt the wording to fit your specific allergen. Write down something that you are allergic to and the symptoms it causes and then apply EFT, using the EFT Tapping Points Guide, as follows:
|Even though I’m allergic to this substance, I deeply and completely accept myself. Even though this substance causes me to (itch, scratch, sneeze, come out in red bumps, … whatever your symptoms), I deeply and completely accept my body’s reaction. Even though my immune system perceives this substance as a threat, I choose to recognise that the danger has passed and ask my body to accept this substance into my system healthfully|
|Head:||My immune system’s fear of this substance|
|Eyebrows:||Itching, scratching, headaches, etc. from this substance|
|Side of Eyes:||Fear of what will happen with this substance|
|Under Eyes:||All my initial emotions when I was exposed to this substance|
|Under Nose:||If I wasn’t allergic to this substance, then what?|
|Chin Point:||My allergic reaction to this substance|
|Collarbones:||All my body’s reactions to this substance|
|Under Arms:||How my immune system was taught to fear this substance|
|Wrist Points:||My body’s remaining fear of this substance|
I find with allergies that there are two key aspects. The bodies reaction to the substance and your own fear of the reaction to this substance. Be sure to clear both aspects with multiple rounds of EFT.
|Head:||My fear of how my body will react|
|Eyebrows:||I’ve always been allergic to this|
|Side of Eyes:||It’s just not safe for me to have this|
|Under Eyes:||My immune system is confused about this substance and causes me to … (sneeze, scratch, etc.)|
|Under Nose:||I wish I could be normal like everyone else|
|Chin Point:||All the stress of avoiding this substance|
|Collarbones:||I’m still special even if I no longer have to take special care|
|Under Arms:||I appreciate my immune system releasing this pattern|
|Wrist Points:||I choose to feel safe around this substance|
Be gentle with yourself as you tap and test, slowing getting more comfortable with the allergen you’re working with.
I’ve personally helped people with wheat, sugar, and chemical allergies, and there are many EFT allergy success stories detailed at the World Centre for EFT.