2 hours of self-applied EFT was used and a 90-day follow-up was completed by half of those attendees, with 61% reportedly using EFT after the conference. Significant improvements were found on all distress subscales and ratings of pain, emotional distress, and cravings at posttest after the conference and gains were maintained at follow-up for most of the psychological distress scales.
In this teaching video, Alina Frank works with a woman who has suffered from relentless chronic lower back pain. In the demonstration you can view: Chasing the Pain round 1 Sneaking Up round 2 Chasing the Pain round 3 Sneaking Up round 4 Tearless Trauma (Box Technique) round and on the stitched to Tell the… Read More »
The World’s First English/Portuguese EFT Telesummit In 2014, Silvana Prano launched from Brazil, an ambitious project, to bring EFT to the world of Portuguese speaking people. She hand selected experts for the Bright Minds of EFT World Telesummit. Presenters included EFT Masters Ann Adams, Gwenn Bonnell, and Alina Frank, Karin Davidson, Linda Wood, David McKay,… Read More »
Once that connection is established, teaching them a self-help technique can be offered. When I teach a patient how to self-apply EFT for their physical pain, I always begin with the basic approach of the Chasing the Pain technique I discussed in last month’s article. When demonstrated and performed in office, within five minutes, most patients will experience some relief of their symptoms. I usually have them perform this at home daily for 5 to 10 minutes until their next visit and I allow an extra 5 to 10 minutes for further instruction
When Anger Increases Your Back Pain, Try EFT My most recent article addressed the challenge that arises with giving a diagnosis to a patient. When a person is labeled, they often feel they are sentenced to certain pre-existing outcomes and a prognosis for recovery that is already established. The patient discovers all manner of information… Read More »
Here is one innovative approach that can easily be incorporated into a chiropractic practice and taught as a self-help technique to effectively address the role of stress and associated negative emotions with physical and pain conditions. This particular method is known as EFT, or the Emotional Freedom Techniques. If you are not already aware of this “tapping technique,” it is likely that many of your patients are. It is estimated that millions of people have tried EFT and it is growing swiftly in public acceptance, media mentions and peer-reviewed research.
In this EFT Universe video, Dawson Church interviews certified EFT Universe Trainers Claudia Schecter and Craig Weiner, DC on tips for using EFT Tapping to work with individuals who are suffering from pain. A wide variety of issues are covered including what are the key questions to ask about the physical and emotional contributing factors… Read More »
Students sometimes ask me what kinds of issues I work with using EFT as a Chiropractor, figuring that its a lot about neck or back pain or headaches. So here is a window into my yesterday. It was a Monday like any other Monday. My first patient had been in a car accident a few weeks ago, and presented with neck pain and numbness that was not fully resolving and more than likely has a disc herniation and is dealing with the fear that surgery might be required and that he may have to limit his ability to perform his work as a plumber and has financial stress.
Mind-body techniques like EFT, originally developed by Gary Craig, as one well-researched example, can be extremely effective in reducing the internal intensity of negative thoughts and feelings that lead to increased tension (muscular, cardiovascular, etc.) that can easily lead to the onset of back pain with just a bad night’s sleep or a simple wrong movement when the stress is there in the body waiting for an excuse to finally get your attention.
I had to learn this the hard way years ago when my back had gone into spasm and I was bent over in pain after working in the yard for most of the day.