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Tell your friends, there is, at last, a cure for the common cold!

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Hi Everyone,

Chris Shaver takes us step-by-step through his EFT process to thwart a major bout of the flu. Please note that he needed to be a persistent tapper to get his result. By contrast, I have seen other cases where the symptoms subsided with less tapping. Obviously, not every EFT case is identical. Please consult physicians on all medical issues.

Hugs, Gary


By Chris Shaver

Hi Gary

Yesterday and last night I used the EFT tapping procedure to fight off the flu.  My wife came down with the flu … I encouraged her to tap, but alas, a prophet is without honor in his own home.

To sum up the experience, EFT just saved me three days of pure and unmitigated body-wracking misery - and two months more of relentless cold symptoms that end up with a visit to the doctors for antibiotics (a pattern that has played out for me 15 out of the last 20 years of my life).

To tell the story...  A day after my wife took to her bed wiped out by the flu, the first flu symptoms presented in my body: an intense pain in the side of my head, followed by a pain in my throat.  I began tapping immediately.  These are the statements I tapped on throughout the day and for three hours in the middle of the last night:

Even though I have this headache…

Even though I have this sore throat…

Even though I believe I have no way to stop this sickness…

Even though I have this belief that my body can fall prey to disease…

Even though I don’t understand that my body is perfection and always connected to perfect health…

Mostly I tapped on symptoms.  But at various points in the last 24 hours I got insights into my belief system on sickness and tapped on those statement above, as well.

During the day yesterday I tapped whenever I felt the headache.  The headache felt like the disease trying to establish a beachhead in my body - like a "computer program" trying to startup.  Each time I did EFT I could literally feel my body relax and the "flu program" stop running.  I experienced a deep sigh many times and a relaxing burst through my abdominal tract.  I must have tapped 12-20 times an hour all day long.

I wondered what the night would bring.  I fell asleep at midnight and was pulled from sleep at 2 am with shooting pains in my stomach.  I began to tap immediately.  I went to the bathroom and reduced the pain in my stomach from a 10 to a 1 by tapping - and prevented what normally would have been a horrible bout with diarrhea.

I can hear the skeptics’ questions even as I type.  I live with skeptics, so I know the questions: How do you know you had the flu in your body?  How do you know you would have had diarrhea?

There are many things in this world I don’t know.  But what I do know is the precise way that disease has come into my body in the past, and exactly the course that it follows.  The flu for me has always meant the following predictable succession of symptoms:

First Three Days:

Headache, moving throat pain, throat congestion, sinus pain, body pains, one day of diarrhea, horrible neck pain, joint pain, fever, raging cold symptoms

Two Weeks to Two Months:

Throat pain, coughing, throat tickle, sinus infection, mucous draining down my throat - followed by strep throat

In all, I spent three hours tapping in the middle of the night.  I did the tapping protocol from the top of my head to my underarm area and included the spot beneath my nipple, as this spot seemed to unlock significant relief.

When I was lying on my stomach, I did one-hand tapping up and down my fingertip tapping points.  The headache came repeatedly as did the stomach cramps and each time I tapped I could feel the “flu program” get disabled and have to start all over again.

Finally I began tapping on the statement: I have the power to completely disable this “flu program.”  After doing this for about a half an hour I got this open and clear feeling throughout my entire body.  It was deeply relaxing - like a lot of space had been opened up.  Feeling this I relaxed my guard and went to sleep.

Since I woke this morning I have had a couple of mild headache attacks.  Instead of feeling like a hammer is tapping on my head it feels like fingertips are squeezing me.  And the aches in my head have lowered down to my temples.  It feels like the flu is leaving me, diminishing in power.

A skeptic might say it was my belief in EFT and not the EFT that provided the relief.  And what can you answer to such people other than, “perhaps.”  But I have had strong belief in the power of vitamin C, Echinacea, zinc and other things that never stopped the flu before.  And my wife, who believes in the power of all those supplements, used them liberally but did not stop the flu.

I know what I know.  I have used EFT to release deep emotional trauma.  Now I have used EFT to prevent the flu.

For me, EFT is the reset button I can use to balance out my bodily system for any kind of imbalance, be it emotional or pathological.  I use it with great persistence and it works consistently and profoundly well.

In retrospect, the only thing I should have done differently was to begin using EFT the moment my wife started feeling her symptoms, perhaps both for her and to prevent the germs from entering my body.  I'll try that next time.

Gary, many thanks and blessings to you again for your work!

Chris Shaver

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