Tapping for a Healthier Immune System

This ancient technique stimulates the thymus gland, increasing the secretion of T-cells, loosening lung tissue toxins, and stimulating heart-energy. Find out the simple technique for a healthier immune system through tapping.

Use the second row of knuckles on the fist of one hand to rhythmically tap on the breastbone in the center of the chest, directly over the heart. Time the tapping to a beat of one heavy tap followed by two lighter taps: ONE, two, three; ONE, two, three; etc. This pattern specifically stimulates the thymus gland, which is located directly beneath the breastbone and whose secretions play a vital role in immune response.

Daily tapping on the thymus gradually increases the size of this important gland, which tends to shrink with age, and stimulates secretion of T-cells and other immune factors. This exercise also loosens impacted toxins from lung tissue and has a stimulating effect on the heart.

Adapted from The Tao of Detox, by Daniel Reid (Inner Traditions, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Daniel Reid. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Tao of Detox, by Daniel Reid (Inner Traditions, 2006).


Susan S.
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Magyar Girl
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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

SuSanne P.

Thank you dearly!

Sheila L.
Sheila Swan L6 years ago

What a terrifically simple technique for life!

Jo Asprec
Jo Asprec6 years ago

Thanks for sharing this simple technique.

K s Goh
KS Goh7 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Darla G.
Darla G.7 years ago

interesting. Will give it a try. Did about 5 already but I have a horrid virus right now and all it has done is made me want to cough again. maybe cleaning the lungs,..

Apolonia P.
Apolonia P7 years ago

WOW!!! It works!!!