By Christine Wheeler, MA
Some of our biggest EFT enthusiasts are people who have used this gentle, safe and easy-to-administer technique to minimize their suffering from pain. Janet Cole said, "I forgot what pain was about" after she used EFT for her fibromyalgia-related pain. More about Janet later.
Imagine a fresh approach to healing that has reduced or eliminated the formidable fibromyalgia symptoms, sometimes in as little as three minutes.
That seems to be an outlandish claim, especially if you have tried everything and nothing works. However, a growing number of western medical doctors have recognized EFT's usefulness. Eric Robins, MD states:
"Someday the medical profession will wake up and realize that unresolved emotional issues are the main cause of 85% of all illnesses. When they do, EFT will be one of their primary healing tools ... as it is for me."
EFT is a new procedure that borrows from the much-heralded discoveries of Albert Einstein (everything, including your body, is composed of energy) AND from the ancient wisdom of Chinese acupuncture.
In essence, EFT is an emotional version of acupuncture except that needles are not necessary. Instead, certain release points are stimulated by tapping them with the fingertips. Further, the basics of EFT can be learned by anyone and can be self-applied (usually in minutes).
EFT is gentle -- even for people with fibromyalgia who can be very sensitive to touch.
Anyone with fibromyalgia knows that emotional turmoil and stress only make the symptoms worse. So EFT is perfect for people with fibromyalgia. EFT deals with the hopelessness often associated with the illness as well as the unresolved emotions from the past. When these emotional components are resolved, the pain of fibromyalgia melts -- often permanently.
How Janet Cole Became Pain-Free Using EFT
(from an actual case on the EFT website) …
By Gary Craig
Janet had been in nearly constant pain from fibromyalgia for about nine years when we met at an EFT conference. She had been using EFT sporadically for a few weeks and she did improve; instead of having constant pain, her pain would come and go. She was looking for complete relief.
I agreed to work with Janet and I focused on doing EFT for emotions that may be fueling her fibromyalgia. To me, fibromyalgia (and most other physical ailments) are merely bodily manifestations (symptoms) of unresolved fear, trauma, rejection, anger, guilt and other emotional causes.
We spent about 40 minutes together doing EFT on an intense emotional issue from her past. Just thinking about the issue was severely upsetting. After about 30 minutes of EFT, she felt calmer.
She knew that she had made substantial emotional headway and her body felt lighter when she left. Janet felt like she got a good start and committed to continuing tapping on the emotional issues in addition to the painful symptoms.
Some time after the conference I heard from Janet who said: "The EFT is working just great for me, it is night 13 of falling asleep without the pain of the Invisible Chronic Illness (fibromyalgia) and this is a phenomenal record for me. Since 1991, the onset of this illness, I have not had two pain free nights in a row."
Janet reported occasional minor stiffness in the morning, which she just taps away with EFT. She is pain-free all day and all night!
Addressing Janet's emotional issues with EFT has given her a level of both emotional and physical relief that she has not experienced for many, many years. No drugs, injections or side effects, either. Here in EFT Land, this type of thing happens much too often to call it coincidence.
Please note that, in addition to improving fibromyalgia symptoms with EFT, it has been a consistently effective healing tool for hundreds of other physical, mental and emotional ailments.
While a complete description of EFT is beyond the scope of this article, you can learn all the basics from the Mercola.com EFT page. Those wishing to save time and dive right in can get "The Tapping Solution" DVD and its companion book "Discover the Power of Meridian Tapping," written by Dr. Patricia Carrington.
Please consult qualified health professionals before putting EFT into practice for yourself or others.