Oct
14

Conjunctivitis – My Self Help Treatment

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I wanted to document my recent successful self help treatment for conjunctivitis/pink eye so that it might help you if you are a sufferer.

It’s quite a long one so grab a cuppa and settle in……….

It all started with itchy, watering, pink eyes. Then waking up with lots of gunk. Yuk!

I looked on the internet where I found lots of conflicting advice, nothing new there then! It’s so scary when you look up symptoms on the internet isn’t it? I read that I could go blind!  The internet can be brilliant for research but sometimes it can terrify you! Thankfully I know what I know – that there is always an alternative.

Antibiotics? You? Surely Not!

I then decided to go to the doctor to get a medical diagnosis. He confirmed it was conjunctivitis and prescribed antibiotic drops. I contemplated not getting them but we were going on holiday and I just wanted to get rid of it. I know that you are probably really shocked by my actions but hey I’m only human and really wanted a quick fix!

Well it turned out to be the longest quick fix ever………….

My arms started to itch like crazy and I was scratching them until they bled. I stopped the antibiotics and the itching stopped. Now usually I would treat for the substance causing the allergic response but I decided that as the substance was an antibiotic that wasn’t even working, I wouldn’t bother.  I just threw them in the bin. I had a lesson to learn.

Colloidal Silver

After another search on the internet I read that colloidal silver was very effective for conjunctivitis. I was so happy to find this information as I always used silver years ago for practically any ailment and I had totally forgotten about it. I duly bought some and started using it straight away.
When I woke up the next morning my eyes were much better than they had been.

That was back in August and up until a few days ago I have suffered on and off, since then.

Enough is Enough.

It’s weird how you get used to living with symptoms isn’t it? That’s why so many people go through their lives just living with chronic symptoms. Well not me! I decided enough is enough. It suddenly dawned on me that I spend so much of my time helping others that I had totally neglected myself. I realised it was important that I look after myself otherwise I would be of no use to anyone else anyway.

That was the beginning of last week. I took Louise Hay’s book called ‘Heal Your Body A-Z’ down from my bookshelf. I remember looking conjunctivitis up in her book when the symptoms first started and I think I did a bit of tapping on it but didn’t really put my heart into it.

Under ‘Conjuctivitis’ she states the probable cause as being, “Anger and frustration at what you are looking at in life” and the new thought pattern to adopt is, “I see with eyes of love. There is a harmonious solution, and I accept it now”.

Tapping/EFT (or laser)

For those of you who are new to Tapping/EFT, you can download a free manual at www.TheTappingSolution.com For those of you who have a healing laser you can use that to spray your ears instead of Tapping.

I decided to Tap, “Even though I feel all of this anger and frustration at what I am looking at in life, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway”.

This time it felt very real.

I realised that I was angry and frustrated at where I am in life. We have a lot of debt from having been totally ripped off by a property developer back in 2005. We have been on the verge of bankruptcy because of it and I have to deal with debt collectors constantly, which I really hate. This is not how it was meant to be! I found myself asking, “How did I get to this point? When did I lose me? Is life really supposed to be this much of a struggle?”

I began Tapping again, “Even though I am angry and frustrated at what I am looking at in life, all the debt from my dealings with that company. (Actually at that point I went on a bit of a rant about how I felt about certain people from that company. The air was blue!) I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway.”

“Even though I am angry and frustrated at what I am looking at in life, all this debt, all the struggle and how it makes me feel – stuck, trapped etc. – I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway.”

I did a few rounds of Tapping for the anger and frustration etc. and then took a moment to reflect.

I could see that my anger and frustration was now with myself for not being able to see what I had been getting myself into. At the end of the day though, this company was very good at creating a dream and then pulling lot’s of people into it with lies and deceit. We wanted to help our children go to University, if that’s what they decided to do, without them having to go into debt and thought that buying properties from this company would give us the means to do that. I could see that maybe I didn’t do my due diligence as carefully as I should have because I wanted this so badly and I didn’t want anything to stop it from happening.

This change of perspective was interesting and really helpful.

I decided to be kind to myself when looking at the story of what had happened. I had been naïve and trusting. I am a trustworthy person and I expect that others are too. Well that is how I want to see others but on occasions I am let down and sadly this was one of those occasions. I had never done this sort of thing before and so I had no experience. I put myself out there and when you do that sometimes you get hurt.

I started to Tap to see this story with eyes of love. I Tapped, “There is a harmonious solution and I accept it now”.

I felt SO good after doing this but something still wasn’t right.

My Technique

Then it hit me that I hadn’t even tried my own technique that I would usually do. I have no idea why I didn’t do this immediately after noticing symptoms. Talk about not practicing what I preach!

I took a tissue and wiped each eye. I held it over my navel and started Tapping,
“Even though I have all of these symptoms, watery itchy eyes, horrible sticky gunk, crusty eyes, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway”.

“Even though I have all of these symptoms and this anger and frustration at what I am looking at in life, how the hell did it get to this? I deeply and completely love and accept myself and I thank you body for trying to help and protect me by giving me these symptoms so that I can do this work”.

“Even though I have all of these symptoms (I listed them individually) and this anger and frustration, I thank you body for trying to help and protect me and I am open to the possibility that it is now safe for me to see this situation with eyes of love. I am open to the possibility that there is a harmonious solution and I accept it now.”

I then went around the Tapping points listing the symptoms, the anger and frustration about what I was looking at in life (the debt and feeling trapped etc) and all of the negative stuff.

I took a deep breath and then Tapped around the points with the positive, “I see with eyes of love. There is a harmonious solution and I accept it now.”

I also started using the colloidal silver again.

Towards the end of last week I had such a fantastic AHA moment on how to make a huge change in my life that really would be classed as a truly ‘harmonious solution’.

I put it to my partner and he thought it was a fantastic idea. It’s quite scary but very exciting and I don’t want to put it out there yet because I am still investigating how we are going to do it.

No More Symptoms But What Worked?

Well I am happy to report that since Sunday (it’s now Tuesday) I have had no more conjunctivitis symptoms!

I know that having this huge shift in how I am now seeing my life is making me feel so much lighter and I no longer feel trapped. I am taking control of my life and I feel free! Could that be it? Have I found my ‘Harmonious solution’?

Holding the tissue and working on the symptoms and the emotions at the same time is a similar sort of technique that I would use to treat a cold or sore throat. Is that what did it?

Was it the colloidal silver? Although this didn’t work 100% last time.

Or was it a combination?

I don’t know. I suspect the combination.

So you see how those irritating symptoms have helped me to go from feeling trapped, angry and frustrated to feeling free, hopeful for the future and very excited?

Who’d have known that having conjunctivitis could change my life so much, in a good way. I have totally changed the energy around all of those negative emotions and feelings which has opened me up to a new way of seeing things and I am so excited about planning this new chapter in my life.

I am sharing my experience with you in the hope that it will inspire you to try looking at your symptoms as your body’s way of telling you to pay attention to something in your life. I know that can be a difficult concept and even I struggle with it sometimes. It can be hard to do the work that is needed, especially when we have been brought up in a culture where it is so easy to get a quick fix. I totally understand that. But just start Tapping and see what happens. You might not be consciously aware of what needs attention but once you start Tapping your body and subconscious will guide you.

I am always here if you need any support.

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”-Alan Keightley

Please leave a comment below if you have had an experience like this or need any help with Tapping. I would love to hear from you.

With love,

Catherine x

Please remember that I am not a doctor. This is an article about my personal experience. If you have symptoms I strongly recommend that you see your doctor before starting any form of self-help treatment.

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