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.
In the Dec. 30, 2013 Discover Magazine Blog, author Gemma Terlach reports on a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. that studied over 700 individuals from Sweden, Taiwan and Finland, looking to explore where emotions registered and were felt in their bodies. The researchers had the participants map the physical correlates of a wide range of emotions to see if they could find consistent “body mapping” similarities. In other words, did people consistently feel anxiety in their belly, or grief in their “hearts”? That is exactly what they found, irregardless of cultural and national differences. While this may be something most people know intuitively, this is the first comprehensive study to validate this notion.
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.
After 22 years as a chiropractor, I have no doubt that most of my patients’ symptoms have their origins in more than just the obvious physical causes. There is nearly always more involved than a patient having “slept wrong” or “moved the wrong way.”
Every day I take patient histories, I’m told what they think caused their headache or sciatic pain. When I inquire deeper, I will often uncover a significantly stressful event that occurred prior to the onset of their pain.
Dr. Joe Dispenza, DC interviewed over 170 people from around the world who had baffled their physicians by going into spontaneous remission. His curiosity about healing and the brain led him to discover what these people had in common which he then titled the 4 pillars of health. His findings fit the description for the clients I have worked with that have used EFT or Matrix to completely recover from a life threatening or at least life altering condition. In this article I’ll share ways to achieve these pillars with some tapping.