Allergy, which comes from the Greek allos (strange, different) and ergos (reaction activity) is a process by which an individual recognizes as strange a particle or a substance called allergen (harmless for most people) that, instead, provokes a response from the immune system in him/her, leading to a number of clinical manifestations such as nasal dripping, sneezing, itching, rash, edema, and asthma.
Allergy appears for an initial psycho-emotional shock, a destabilizing event that exceeds the threshold of tolerance of the individual.
What is a psycho-emotional shock?
-It is an unpleasant event of everyday life that comes suddenly, catching us by surprise and destabilizes us.
-Living isolated, in solitude and without sharing it with others. What we live in isolation is what we feel. It is not what we live outside, but what we feel inside, what we experience alone.
-Without a satisfactory solution for us, at that time, but maybe for other people it exists.
-Of real dramatic intensity, or felt as such. The unconscious can live it in a symbolic way, but cannot distinguish between the real and the symbolic.
There are two stages in the genesis of an allergy:
The first stage is the "silent", silent call awareness or identification of the aggressor phase: the allergen. It is a programmed allergy. The immune system identifies a foreign body, is responsible for analyzing and manufactures specific and silent antibodies, memorizing the characteristics of the intruder. It relates to a very precise dramatic event that has occurred at the same time we were coming in contact with the allergen. There is a direct relationship between a psycho-emotional shock and an external element which project the psycho-shock. The body memorizes the substance or element that was present at the time of the drama, the immune system categorizes it as something dangerous because it is associated with a painful emotion and try to eliminate it when detected in the body. One person has been exposed to a food, drug or element throughout his/her life but from a certain moment, the moment of drama, there will be a physical rejection. This is the first exhibition, identifying where the allergen is recorded. From this moment the unconscious associates the shocking episode and the allergen to form an inseparable duo. It is the moment that the unconscious takes into oblivion because it is a very painful experience. The allergen is a simple warning of an impending danger, known but hidden, is the announcement of the painful and unpleasant memory of the first time. At this stage no physical symptoms manifest.
The second stage or "noisy" phase is when a second contact with the same allergen, antibodies, silent until now, become reactive and trigger a disproportionate response "allergic reaction". Now it is when clinical symptoms appear. Allergic crisis is nothing more than a new confrontation with the allergen that represents the initial destabilizing drama and remains hidden in the unconscious.
To heal the allergy we have to go find the unconscious destabilizing drama to identify emotion and the hidden resenting, express (emotional shock) and try to find an exit for emotional change.
An example: Allergy to nuts. An engaged couple agrees with several couples rather spend the weekend at the cottage of one of them. At a time when all were gathered, having an aperitif, a heated argument ensues between the couple. The groom, after telling her no longer wants to continue the relationship, ends up leaving just the place. The bride, shocked at what had happened (psycho-shock), was eating nuts. This destabilizing event will go to the deepest oblivion of this young girl. The next time she contacts with nuts allergy symptoms will appear. It's like a warning: every time you eat nuts will remember unconsciously the painful emotional situation. The unconscious, to protect her, moves the emotion into the physical body (sneezing, rashes, itching or swelling of the eyes, etc.). In this way, dealing with annoying allergic reaction, she forgets the painful trauma related to the substance (nuts).
Keep in mind that most allergies are triggered by events that occurred between seven years and our current time. Only a very small percentage of allergic processes lead us to look in our mother experiences occurred during the time of pregnancy or our ancestors. It is those cases in which we are sensitive to certain food, substances, etc. and we are from birth or from the first years of life.
Water allergy: Searching in memory related accidents such as drowning, dives, suicide, etc.
Second, water represents the mother. We look for a problem with the mother or the maternal role. Often you can find stories about separations caused by divorce, illness, death, etc.
Sun allergy: the sun is the universal archetypal symbol of the father. We search related to the father or the paternal function experiences. A large number of cases related to a physically absent father because of a separation, divorce, death, etc. But it can also be caused by a parent present physically but symbolically absent because of a depression or for any other reason.
Metal allergy: This may be an imposed contact or a separation conflict. When we have this kind of allergy from always we look for dramatic family stories related to stabbing.
Alcohol allergy: Problems with parents: continuous fights, divorce, etc. Liquids refer to the mother, but the "fire" is related to the father, everything that goes up to heaven represents the father.
"I want a very different love than what they have given me".
Allergy or gluten intolerance (See celiac disease): Bread is a key element of family life (family atmosphere). We seek dramas related to the lack of family cohesion or family separations, parents, etc.
"I am separated from my family". “I have been kicked out”.
Hayfever: Conflicts of heartbreaks, separations and sexual encounters that can lead to danger.
Pet allergies: We will look for dramatic events where the animal to which we are allergic intervenes.
Also, we must take into account the symbolic meaning it may have for the unconscious the corresponding animal, for example, the cat, symbolically represents independence; the dog, loyalty, unconditional love; eagle, freedom, majesty and power; rabbit, sexuality; the bull, masculinity; horse, wind, vitality, intelligence, nobility, intuition; Bee, industry, social, wealth, soul, diligence and eloquence; spider, symbol of feminine energy, aggressive, fear of castration and represents a dominant, dangerous, treacherous and ferocious woman; donkey, related to the simplicity of spontaneous enjoyment and perhaps sensual, related to the eat-sex-sleep; crab, water and the unconscious; deer, tenderness, femininity, speed; the swan, (waterfowl) the sun and the moon. The day and the night. The emotions. Hummingbird, love, joy, happiness, patience; beetle, sign of the dirty and repulsive things; Butterfly, marital joy, happiness and freedom; It represents the metamorphosis or transformation; fish, symbol of Christ, erotic symbol; frog, mothers and newborns; the fidelity of couples and prosperity; rodents, fear and physical food; turtle, vision, protection, attachment, etc.
Allergic Sinusitis: We must find conflicts in an environment that could be classified as harmful, unclean, disgusting, filthy, nasty, dirty, etc.
Food Allergy: Most allergies that are related to a particular food will lead us into a drama happened during a meal.
Allergy medications: Go to look towards a therapy that we have received and to which the drama is attached.
Allergy to substances that are in contact with the skin: beauty products, soaps and even allergy to sun, water, and metals in general will guide us towards dramas caused by separation or problematic contacts.
Allergy to inhalants: such as pollens, grasses, dust mites, mold or animal hair lead us to a psycho-shock occurred in a country house on a farm with animals, being below or above a bed, etc.
Clinical signs guide us very accurately to the central source of the allergy:
When eyes tearing are affected, itching, inflation will lead us into a dramatic visual experience. Unwilling or unable to see or have lost sight of something or someone.
When the skin is affected with pruritus (itching), eczema, urticaria, etc., we will look for disputes related to separations.
If the larynx, laryngeal cough or asthma will lead us to dramas in which fear has been very present.
If those affected are the bronchi, through bronchitis and asthma, we must direct our research into fights and shouting in the family or look at death of a clan member by problems of asphyxia family tree.
When symptoms are manifested in the nose they guide us towards conflicting experiences where the "harmful" or "it smells really bad to me" factor stands out.
Behaviour to adopt before an allergy:
First we have to go find all possible historical details of the dramatic emotional experience of the allergic person and find the connection between the phase and the first allergic sensitization crisis. In the example discussed above, the bride was sensitized to nuts when her boyfriend, after an argument, rose and left (abandonment, separation) in front of his/her friends while they were eating nuts and an allergic reaction to this food appeared some time later during a celebration, in which, among other snacks, nuts were there. The common denominator between these two episodes were nuts. So we must ask ourselves before an allergy:
Since when? Before having the first outbreak of allergy, when was I in contact with that allergen? Was it a month ago, two months ago or a year ago? What is the allergic reaction, what are the symptoms and what organ or part of the body is affected?
What allergen is it?
Now you need to face it and relive the situation in time and space, as if it were happening right now and try to find the emotion associated with the event and express the resenting that was kept in the unconscious at that moment.
And finally, we must find a resource, a conscious departure from the first position in order to the emotional change can occur and the possible healing of the allergy.