Allergy - Your Body's Civil War

By Suzanne Zacharia

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Allergic reactions, what are they? I can go into the medical explanation of allergies. I can explain the allergic reaction in very scientific terms (after all, I am a trained scientist). Let me illustrate with war and peace.

First of all, some people are born with an amazing gift for acquiring allergies. In terms of war and peace, this means that their immune systems have the ability to go to war for any reason, good or bad. This type of immune system can deploy a very large army very quickly. It can have bitter feuds with an imagined enemy who is really an ally. What is more, this immune system remembers the perceived enemy so well that an even bigger army is deployed every time the "enemy" is encountered.

When this army is out there in the body, eager to fight milk, cats, dogs, pollen, or whatever, it is the presence of the army itself rather than the "enemy" that leads to the next set of events! The presence of the army triggers off a series of chemical reactions in the body leading to the firing of chemical warfare. An overproduction of histamine can result, leading to sore eyes, skin rashes, choked throats, feeling sick, sneezing, coughing, and all the usual misery of an allergic reaction.

Left in a state of war for a long time, maybe with many "enemies", a civil war eventually breaks out, with even more chemical warfare, and the soldiers no longer know why they are fighting; they just fight. The general of this army no longer has control over it and is too tired to anyway. Additionally, the general is too tired to communicate with the other commanders. Anarchy reigns. Invaders enter the country and it is pot luck whether they are seen. If they are seen, the army may be just too tired from all that fighting to ward off this real enemy. This weakens the whole nation, which then continues to produce more soldiers in a state of confusion.

The nation is tired of war but has lived with it for so long now, it doesn't know how to break free. The president, convinced they are the enemy, decides to avoid contact with certain friendly tourists. He instructs all his generals to evade this "enemy" or fight it to the bitter end. But the country is in a state of high alert. People are wary. They are tired. They avoid all of these tourists that the president has announced are the "enemy".

Some time passes and a few people feel unjustly that they had a bad experience with foreign investors. The papers publish this, and the nation, still in a war mood, is whipped into a frenzy. Soon enough, war is fought against foreign investors. They become the new enemy.

Soon almost every previously welcome visitor becomes an enemy.

The country is now almost always at war with somebody, anybody! Resources are depleted, the nation is tired. There seems no way out.

Now imagine a new president taking over, with a new government. The president gathers his generals and explains to them why the enemy is really a friend. The generals go on to reduce the size of their army. The nation rests. Resources are no longer diverted to the war but are spent on education, agriculture, and rebuilding the nation. The nation flourishes.

You can choose to let go of allergies. One of these days, common sense will prevail and those of us with the genes that makes us prone to allergies will not need to live in fear.  I have successfully used EFT on myself and others for allergies and other allergy-like reactions and would recommend it to anyone. I have met so many people who have taken control of their bodies and have freed themselves of them. Like my friend Ronny, who became free from his allergy to milk with EFT.

At the simplest level, you can hold the substance with one hand and tap with the other, then repeat every day for 4-6 weeks. You can say, for example "Even though I have this reaction to milk, I ask my body to safely accept milk". At a more complex level, ask yourself what attacks started your civil war. Imagine you are looking at the general of your army as you ask him or her. Then imagine them answering. Whatever your general says is a tappable issue.

Happy Tapping!



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Author's Bio:

© Suzanne Zacharia 2010.  My name is Suzanne Zacharia and I am committed to spreading the word about health options. I believe that the more and better options one has, the more choice there is. 

A virus caught along with 5 other students at university at the end of 1986, plus medical negligence, meant that I got smokers lung at a relatively young age.  In desperation for help with my symptoms and quality of life, I turned to complementary therapy, and I have outlived one doctor's prognosis by many years now.

I am now a complementary therapist, author and trainer specializing in energy healing.  Want to use this article?  You can, as long as you credit me with it and invite your readers to get my FREE EFT book "EFT How-To For You" at http://www.EFT-Scripts.com




Carol Rios
Posted June 22, 2010 04:12 PM

Thank you Suzanne,

The War and army analogy is perfect. I plan to use it and see what happens.

Thanks much,


Suzanne Zacharia
Posted June 23, 2010 05:00 AM

Hi Carol,

I am glad you find it helpful and would be very grateful for your feedback after you try it for a few weeks.

I also experimented with giving clients the war analogy article to read while they tap silently on all the points.

Happy Tapping!


Dave Bryant
Posted June 04, 2011 09:28 PM

The war analogy is brilliant. I'm going to be using it on folks, including my extraordinary wife, who are hung up on traditional methods of management (read: symptom masking with chemicals) and are unwilling to even give EFT a try for lactose intolerance. I'll let you know if it is effective as an "ice breaker".

Thanks for taking time to share this idea.


Suzanne Zacharia
Posted June 06, 2011 09:11 AM

Hi Dave,

Thank you. I too, was hung up on the medical-only route, and it was only because I suffered so greatly from side-effects and was literally preparing to die (making arrangements for my then-young children) that I finally considered something alternative. And I knew about EFT for a year before finally being persuaded to try it.

I know myself just how much I was helped, but it must have been agony for all the people who were desperately trying to get me to look at alternatives at the time :-)


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