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.