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.