Freedom from Fibromyalgia
You can find more information about Emotional Freedom Technique on Dr. Mercola's website - When you first read about EFT, you may think "This is nuts!" Let me assure you. As a complete novice, I have used it with several people with huge success.
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. The tapping has been done whether there is pain or not. Your inspiration at the Las Vegas Convention and our one on one consultation was just what the "doctor ordered." You are very much appreciated and a great big "Thank you."
With best wishes, I am
I chose to ignore the pains during our session because, to me, fibromyalgia (and most other physical ailments) are merely bodily manifestations (symptoms) of unresolved fear, trauma, rejection, anger, guilt and other emotional causes. Take care of the emotional causes and the physical symptoms tend to fade. That's my non-medical opinion, of course, and I have no way to prove it. Nonetheless, operating under this assumption, I have witnessed many significant physical reliefs (some were quite stunning) over the years. Many people are happy that I labor under this "unproven misperception."
So, in Janet's case, I asked her to pick out an intense emotional issue from her past. She picked one that was so intense that she rarely discussed it with anyone. She quickly went to a 10 and had body sensations at the mere thought of it. To apply EFT with minimal pain, I had her do the "narrate the movie" technique that I used in the "6 Days at the VA," videotape (part of our EFT Course).
We did a few rounds of EFT before she began her narration because just knowing she was going to verbalize the event caused her emotional intensity. I often do "beginning rounds" such as this to "take the edge off" of an intense issue. Typically, the beginning rounds start with something like, "Even though I'm anxious about telling this story...."
Eventually she was ready to narrate the story (as though it was a movie) and, as she did so, I had her stop whenever she came to any part of it that gave her emotional intensity. We stopped several times and tapped on the various issues that came up. As it turns out, we went through the story 2 or 3 times and each time we found different aspects--different pieces of the problem--that begged for individual tapping. It took 30 or 40 minutes, including restful conversation in between rounds, before she was able to tell the story with relative calm. Even then it wasn't perfect. There were still some aspects we didn't have time to cover (I had another appointment). However, it was substantially improved (near zero).
I don't recall checking her fibromyalgia symptoms at the end of our session but she left knowing substantial emotional headway had been made. She seemed much lighter.
So, when I received her message (above), I called her to learn some of the details. Here's what she said.
1. Our session "opened the door" for her and gave her the means and understanding to work on more of her underlying emotional issues. She is having some friends (who were also at the conference) help her as well.
2. As she worked on these issues, her fibromyalgia pains subsided. She is pain free all day and all night. Occasionally, she will wake up in the morning with a little stiffness but just "taps it away." She has some pain if she undergoes a massage because it involves pushing on her body. Under normal circumstances, however, she says, "I forgot what pain is about (her words)."
So what happened? How did all this pain relief come about without medicine, surgery or other conventional methods? To me (and to Janet) it seems quite obvious. We took aim at the underlying emotional causes and, as they left, so did the physical pain. Does this mean she is pain free forever? Who knows? Maybe she needs to tap persistently the rest of her life. Maybe not. Maybe she has many more emotional issues that are waiting to show up as pain in her body. Maybe not. These are things we don't know yet.
But whatever happens in the future, one thing is clear. 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.
If you want to review more EFT case histories regarding pain just enter the word "pain" (without the quotation marks) in our web site search engine. You will then be presented with many articles on physical ailments and pain.
These results are beginning to get the attention of other healing institutions. Psychotherapists are making the main use of EFT for now but chiropractors, massage therapists and acupuncturists are coming right along. The sports performance field is just beginning with it and we have a glimmer of interest from the medical profession. We have a growing number of MD's using EFT. In fact, we've had more MD's come on board in the past 6 months than in the previous year and a half.
We are on the ground floor of a Healing High Rise.
Hugs & Love, Gary
I have had Fibromyalgia for a number of years and I've been trying to find something that would give me some consistent relief. I have tried many and varied options with little success. I have been having myotherapy on a regular basis which helps a little but not as much as I would like. I attended a workshop run by Steve Wells and after doing EFT the very first time I noticed an improvement immediately in the sore spot on my chest. I was really blown away by this change so in the next week told everyone I came in contact with and how to do it !! An expert in a few days !!
My next visit to myotherapy showed a reduction in my pain level from a 9 the week before EFT to a 2 on this day. Quite unbelievable but I'll gladly take all the improvement.
My therapist was ecstatic!! She knew all about EFT but had not been using it at all in her practise but she certainly is now!! So the workshop has been a huge boon to all of us. I had also shown the technique to my mother who is 78 and she has used it every day since in helping her to sleep. She has slept soundly all night ever since.
So thank you for the chance to be free of pain and discomfort for some years and the great thing is that it is so simple and inexpensive!!
Jo Godecke [Mrs]
"At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. James M. Mountz, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues ran hundreds of sophisticated whole-body imaging studies on fibromyalgia patients. Early in his published results, Dr. Mountz warned, 'Researchers have begun to consider that...over time the pain may be maintained or exacerbated by functional alterations in critical regions of the brain and spinal cord which are involved in pain processing or pain inhibition.' In plain words, it's possible that fibromyalgia pain causes changes in your brain and spinal cord that themselves make the pain worse, make it last longer, or both." - page 27
"...She adds. 'The immune cells are making the same chemicals that we conceive of as controlling mood in the brain. So immune cells not only control the tissue integrity of the body, but they also manufacture information chemicals that can regulate mood or emotion. This is yet another instance of two-way communication between brain and body.'
"What Dr. Pert says is crucial: Your emotions have direct power over your immune system - and your immune system has direct power over your emotions.
"Knowing how to use that connection is vital in curing fibromyalgia." - page 50
"...If you convince your body that you know what's going on - that it's turning unrecognized anger, grief, or shame into distracting physical pain by flooding your body with peptides - your unified mind-body system will quit generating those automatic responses...." - page 60
Freedom from Fibromyalgia, the 5 Week Program Proven to Conquer Pain by Nancy Selfridge, M.D. and Franklynn Peterson
From a Native American website: The Good Red Roads - Code of Ethics
"9. Bad thoughts cause illness of the spirit, the mind and the body.
Keep bad thoughts at bay.
"Toxic emotions can also compromise immune function. Emotional states are believed to play a vital part in immune capability. The work of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) supports the idea that life-style and emotional states impact health. This means that everything is linked; that illness may emerge from unspoken, unmet emotional needs that become translated into physiological imbalance." - page 15
The Rebellious Body, Reclaim Your Life from Environmental Illness or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Janice Strubbe Wittenberg, R.N.
"Spiritual empowerment is an important part of the picture and can include any of a variety of forms, traditional or nontraditional. Meditation is frequently used to access inner awareness. Visualization can enable you to create the life you wish. Chanting can help you to relax and vibrationally recharge on a cellular level. Breath-work combines the healing powers of oxygenation with the experience of being fully present in the moment. Traditional religions with their organized format also offer support for the searching pilgrim." - page 59
The Rebellious Body by Janice Strubbe Wittenberg, R.N.
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"By replacing fear with peace Pacific Light eliminates all toxic emotions. Without the presence of toxic emotional states, healing is expedited. It may be on the physical, spiritual, emotional, or mental levels."
"Pacific Light is now helping patients find inner peace and strengthened health in more than 100 hospitals and health care institutions around the country, including the Mayo Clinic."
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