Can The Emotional Freedom Technique Help Relieve My Pain?
Dear Dr. Cutler,
A few years ago I suffered a truly traumatic experience and since then I have had to deal with headaches and back pain that just won’t go away. I was told by a dear friend that you know of a technique that might be of help to me called the Emotional Freedom Technique. Could you tell me more about this technique and if you think it might be worthwhile for me?
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an emotional version of acupuncture. Acupuncture is an ancient practice that works by inserting needles along certain pathways or meridians along your body. Meridians are the invisible channels through which energy flows through your body. In EMT, you shift your feeling energy by locating these acupuncture meridians, but instead of needles, you simply tap on the individual meridians with your fingertips. Within minutes emotional relief can be yours, but EFT can also lessen actual pain if there is an emotional cause behind it.
It’s very important to clear out your toxic emotions so while doing the EFT you should repeat a positive affirmation phrase as you tap your finger firmly over those specific energy meridian points on your body. And once those toxic emotions begin to vanish, you’ll see that physical problems such as headaches and back pains tend to get better.
But according to several of my patients, EFT has helped them with many stressful situations such as fear of public speaking. And it can be effective in reversing other fears and traumas, as well as depression and grief. How can it help? Because your physical health and your happiness depend on your state of feeling, and EFT can help you master your thoughts and feelings.
About the author
Michael Cutler, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with 18 years experience specializing in chronic degenerative diseases, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif., he serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems.
Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and the Founder and Editor of Easy Health Options™ newsletter—a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients and is Medical Advisor for True Health™—America's #1 source for doctor-formulated nutrients that heal.
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