Corona Virus – Some Ideas
No, I don’t have a protocol for Cororna Virus. But I do have some ideas…
Let’s start with some background information. Every year cold and flu viruses take a toll on health. The CDC estimates that as many as 56,000 people die each year from flu and flu-like illness (source: Webmd.com). While we are able to see what a virus looks like and the general affects that it has on people, the truth of the matter is that everyone is different. Many cases of Covid-19 are asymptomatic, meaning that they result in no symptoms at all or such light symptoms that people may not realize that they are infected. About 80% are considered mild to moderate. This is a big problem when it comes to containing the virus but should give us hope about the actual danger of the virus to the average person. If that many people can walk around with it without knowing, then maybe we can choose to not be afraid.
According to a report by the World Health Organization; “Symptoms of COVID-19 are non-specific and the disease presentation can range from no symptoms (asymptomatic) to severe pneumonia and death. As of 20 February 2020 and based on 55924 laboratory confirmed cases, typical signs and symptoms include: fever (87.9%), dry cough (67.7%), fatigue (38.1%), sputum production (33.4%), shortness of breath (18.6%), sore throat (13.9%), headache (13.6%), myalgiaor arthralgia (14.8%), chills(11.4%), nausea or vomiting (5.0%), nasal congestion (4.8%), diarrhea (3.7%), and hemoptysis (0.9%), and conjunctival congestion (0.8%).” (You can download the full report here.)
Covid-19 has cleavage sites which contain viral proteins that need to be cut to be activated. The virus tricks the body into cutting these proteins by targeting an enzyme called furin, which then allows it to attach to human cells. (source: dailymail.co.uk) This means that the virus does not affect you unless your body can be tricked into activating it.
I believe, through my work in Specialized Kinesiology, that every one is unique and the cause of disease is internal rather than external. If my body is balanced and healthy, then I can move through areas of infection without them affecting me too much. While the trigger for the disease is external – in this case a virus – the actual cause of disease is within. If we can find the areas within ourselves that are stressed, out of balance, and resistant to healing, then we can support ourselves to become well and prevent illness in the first place.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we have a substance called wei chi or defensive chi. This is the energetic immune system and it is said that people with strong wei chi begin fighting against bacteria and pollutants before they can even touch the skin. Interestingly, the lungs are considered to be the home for wei chi, and this is the same area that Covid-19 seems to target. The Lungs and Large Intestine in TCM form our Metal Element which is the Protector – our sword and shield against invaders.
In light of these two things then, it seems like a way of dealing with the threat of virus would be to first, clear any stress in the body that allows for a virus to take root and second, to increase defensive chi so that you are protected.
All modalities of Specialized Kinesiology have ways of removing stress and bringing the individual into balance. In SIPS, we would do this by finding the points that show the cells that are stressed and blocking inflow of healing energy and allow them to re-calibrate. In Touch for Health, we would do this by putting a goal online and then balancing the 14 major energy meridians to this goal. In GEMS, we would put the goal online, stacking up the stresses and finding the best correction. Part of the trick here is going to be coming up with positive goals to align the body to rather than operating from a place of fear.
My immune system is healthy and strong.
My immune system is focused and precise.
My thymus functions perfectly.
My lungs are clear.
My microbiomes are balanced.
I am full of love.
You could scan from a list like this or use this as a jumping off point to figure out the best goals for you at this time. If you use a modality like EFT, these could also be affirmations that you tap in.
In creating the new GEMS Elemental class, I have been playing with a format to define wei chi. What has been working for me is electrical mode (little finger to thumb) to LV 1.
Wei chi format: electrical mode x LV 1
If this format gives you an IC, then you add it to your circuit. You can then use the ‘deeper’ function from GEMS (or ‘More’ modes) to see what is stressing the wei chi specifically. You can scan through your basic finger modes so that you know whether the stress is structural, chemical, emotional, or electrical and once you have all of the stress in your circuit, you can balance it.
This is not a one-size-fits-all approach. I don’t think that we can deal with this by simply saying that we understand the virus and can therefore target it with muscle testing. This is an individual approach where we are using the sensitive tool that is muscle monitoring to figure out exactly what is going on for each individual and help them find balance.
One last word: many people might find the goal above about love to be a little odd. It doesn’t seem like it fits. But many systems of energetic healing equate the thymus with the heart and show that love brings strength to thymic function. Throughout history there have been examples of doctors, nurses and volunteers who made their way through infectious groups of people without seeming to ever have any ill affects from it. The common denominator here is love and compassion. Bruce Lipton shows in his research that, on a cellular level, we cannot be acting out of love and fear at the same time. Love is the antidote to fear. So when we are working on ourselves and others through this crisis, we can do it from a place of love and compassion, understanding that this energy is going to support us and carry us through.
We’re all in this together.
Much love to you all.
Sara McRae, LMT
Alexis! Thank you so much for this article. I appreciate so much that you took the time to write this. I will be forwarding this to my clients as a heads up of how I am supporting them through this wave of fear. I love your ideas and your calm soothing approach, and most of all I love the love part. Here in Eugene your colleagues have our shield and swords up and our hearts strong. You are amazing. In gratitude!
Thanks Sara! I’m so happy to be on your team. See you in May?
Thank you Alexis., enjoyed the article and did forward to Facebook., wanted to share.,
Thanks for reading Joyce!
Oh my gosh, this is amazing…thank you Alexis! Very well written and reassuring! I wasn’t very concerned with all the hype but definitely a sense of confidence comes from knowing what tools I have for my family
That’s so great – I’d love to hear how the formats and balances work for you!
Thanks for the thoughtful article Alexis!
I went to W.H.O. Website to search typical number of deaths to flu every year… I saw 3-5 million reported infections and up to 650,000 deaths PER YEAR worldwide.
I completely agree with the wisdom of moving froward with an understanding of general wellness and general immune system boosting at this time of year. Good food, good sleep, proper hand washing, connecting with love, may = staying home when you feel sick (don’t you get annoyed when one of your co-workers feel indispensable and shows up at work and infects everyone!?)
Let’s all use some common sense.
It’s very sad that people die of the flu. The reality is most of those deaths were persons who have had a poor immune system to begin with. Those of us who are healthy may get sick, and it may not feel great, but we survive.
I am dismayed with the emphasis of death by death reporting on the daily news when there are so many other subjects that could be reported upon. Do you wonder what else is NOT being reported that maybe should?
Wow, the number is so high! I completely agree with what you are saying about what is not being reported. I feel like the emphasis in the news and cancellation of large events right now is partly to make us really uncomfortable so that when we are told there is a mandatory vaccine, it goes down without protest…
Great article! Thanks for sharing! It is interesting about the love and fear–perfect love casts out all fear! During the plague Luther and his family served the dying with the faith that in serving -sharing God’s love with the dying-his family was protected from pestilence–they were all spared! He wrote “A Might Fortress is our God” from the experience. It is interesting to connect the fortress-shield of the metal element. Love the metaphor!
Thanks for adding this Chena! Faith, hope, love – and the greatest of these is love.