By Gary Craig
Based on the discoveries of Albert Einstein and the ancient principles of acupuncture, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) often provides proven results for migraine headache relief. Newcomers who use this simple process by themselves achieve relief 50 percent to 80 percent of the time and, in many cases, the relief is complete and permanent. More sophisticated uses by an EFT expert may be required for some migraine sufferers.
The discovery behind this relief is that the underlying cause for most migraine headaches is not the chemical imbalance conventional western healing sciences have presumed. What migraines really are:
- A disruption of the subtle energies circulating throughout the body.
- Unresolved emotional issues that manifest in the body as headaches.
Unlike other energy healing methods, EFT has incorporated the emotional causes that initially disrupt the energy meridians, and is designed not only to realign those meridians, but also address the cause of the disruption so headaches don't recur.
Carol Look, an EFT practitioner with a doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy, reported as follows:
"[A patient] John told me that after suffering from weekly and sometimes daily migraines since childhood, he hadn't had a single migraine since the EFT treatment, which was between five and six years ago. He still doesn't understand what went on in my office, but is thrilled with his relief."
By applying EFT properly, a patient can identify the sources of the distress, correct the meridians and allow the body to heal the pain by itself. Many headaches will vanish in seconds. Others, however, may need more attention, as there are often several emotional events contributing to the pain.
Clinical results have shown basic social and self-esteem issues developed in childhood are usually at the root of headaches. By realigning the energy meridians with respect to these basic issues -- "I'm not likeable ...," "I'm not good enough ..." or "The world is unsafe ..." -- EFT also paves the way for a refreshing new level of inner peace in addition to addressing the headaches.
Although emotional trauma can be uncomfortable to re-experience, an EFT method called the Tearless Trauma Technique allows the patient to process the memory while minimizing any emotional pain. Because many painful memories are difficult to discuss, EFT can also be effective while the patient simply tunes in to the feelings of the event without needing to describe it.
Val is an EFT client whose life changed when she applied this technique to her own migraines.
"I am pleased to report that my migraines have stopped! It takes a while to realize how much these migraine attacks rule your life and what you do unconsciously to avoid situations which may bring one on. On the other hand, to realize that it would no longer be necessary to do so now -- what a relief! So I can't thank you enough for giving me a normal existence with the EFT. I have no idea how it works, but I can tell you it does, so keep up the good work."
Interestingly, EFT has addressed headaches of all kinds and often clears them up without any medications whatsoever. The results often seem miraculous but, more accurately, EFT is the vehicle that unleashes the healing miracles of the human body.
Gary Craig is a pioneering developer of EFT, a profoundly effective emotional/mental healing approach.
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