Dr. Roger Callahan, the founder of Thought Field TherapyTM, found that some people would revert to their psychological symptoms after treatment if they were exposed to particular substances. Gary Craig, the developer of Emotional Freedom TechniquesTM, reported on clients that were unable to benefit from EFT until they determined what substance was at fault through an elimination diet. Dr. Callahan called these substances energy toxins, since they are toxic to or weaken the energy system of the body. He found these substances to include scented laundry detergent, wheat, corn, dairy products, cigarette smoke, used pillows and mattresses, mold, dry cleaning fluids, house plants, and being in a room without circulating air.
This weakening of the body's energy system by a substance has been referred to as an allergy, however, allergic antibodies are not present, and skin tests are negative. Energy toxins do not produce allergies in the strict medical definition of the word; they do not provoke a histamine reaction.
Energy toxins are a common problem. Symptoms are characteristic of the person and may have both physical and psychological aspects such as headaches, respiratory problems, sore throats, chronic coughs, frequent colds, eye irritation, fatigue, dizziness, memory lapses, depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, psychosis, mental fogginess, muscle aches and pains, arthritis, digestive problems, learning disabilities, weight gain, hyperactivity. Fortunately, energy psychology approaches have been shown to neutralize the effects of these substances in a wide variety of cases.
Energy Psychology Treatments have been described by Sandi Radomski in ENERGY TOXIN ANTIDOTESTM, A Manual for the Energy Psychology Treatment of Energy Toxins. They result in the energy disturbances being treated, not the psychological or physical symptoms. If energy balance is regained, any symptom, which may have developed, will be eliminated by the body itself.
The Energy Psychology Treatments accomplish this balancing, of the body's energy in relationship to the substance, by:
I have successfully treated clients who lost energy and had psychological and physical symptoms when ingesting, breathing or touching various substances. For example:
Mary E. Stafford, M.Ed., L.P.C.
energy_toxins.htm updated February 6, 2012.