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Relieve Chronic Headaches, Migraines & Pain With the Practice of EFT, Tapping and Affirmations

Updated on October 16, 2012
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What drive LoryRich's desire to share health-related hubs with the readers would be her own discoveries / learning with real health issues.

Alternative Healing Using EFT

Migraine headaches

Among the most distressing situations anyone can go through is to fight a terrible headache. A case of severe headache or chronic headache is also known as migraine. Depending on the severity of the attack, the headache pain can surely affect and bring some degree of discomfort to the whole body as well. The way one thinks can also be somehow annoyingly obstructed.

Thus, headache pain can ruin a rather enjoyable day (or evening) as it can disrupt one’s schedule and activities forcing the sufferer to change course, slowdown a bit, take a back seat or stay at home and call in sick. I am one of the many people around the world (about 24 million in the U.S. alone) who every now and then experience such awful chronic headache painful episodes.

Headache causes

I notice that my headache is triggered by varying reasons which can be considered normal consequences of daily grinds or ill effects of environmental pollution. But, oh gee, a headache’s pestering thump really pisses me off!

Among the causes of my headaches include tension, or the excruciating heat (I live in a tropical country where the summer heat can truly be challenging), or skipping a meal, or lacking in sleep, or taking in too much of unhealthy food like caffeine and sugar

Headache relief and EFT

To ease the pain from headache, I used to take in orally some pain reliever in the form of tablets which can be sourced from the nearby drugstore. I thought this is cool and normal as my favorite television programs relentlessly bombard me with ads about the instant benefits of these medications. Yet, the possible harmful side effects of taking these synthetic drugs in the long-term make me worry a lot.

As a result of this limiting belief (unfounded or not), it felt as if an axe hung over my head every time I would take in those seemingly harmless pills. The situation then was ripe enough for me to make some conscious efforts to deal with my seeming predicament. That was when I searched around for a natural cure or an alternative medicine for headache, and, eventually, I stumbled upon EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques in the internet.

Learning EFT

I learned that EFT is a process by which emotional relief leads to great physical healings. The psychosomatic principle behind the technique is the scientifically established fact that emotional issues are actually connected to and affecting, usually negatively, the physiological conditions and health of our body. They usually manifest as dis-ease. Once these emotional issues are resolved, the physical effect of the inner problem is supposed to clear up.

According to the EFT Manual (page 10) of Mr. Gary Craig, “EFT is based on the discovery that imbalances in the body's energy system have profound effects on one's personal psychology. Correcting these imbalances, which is done by tapping on certain body locations, often leads to rapid remedies. “

EFT tapping

What captured my interest to learn more about and eventually try out EFT is its simplicity and affinity to acupuncture, a Chinese method of healing, which I was more familiar with. In EFT, however, no needle is necessary as it is used in acupuncture. Instead, the tip of the fingers, usually the point and middle fingers, are employed to tap certain specific points (energy meridians) mostly on the face to balance the disrupted energy causing the physical problem.

The tapping sequence is done repeatedly at least twice (or as many times as necessary) while making some positive affirmations on loving oneself deeply and unconditionally.

EFT experiences

My ensuing experiences with EFT have been fabulous and encouraging. Initially, the technique may appear so simple and can easily be brushed aside by those who would rather be challenged by more complicated healing methods. Yet, I found EFT to be amazingly effective in certain actual instances. In more than one occasion, my headache disappeared after three to six rounds of tapping. I had also successfully used it to vanish fainting spell as well as to ease the pain due to urinary tract infection in a matter of minutes. I am now trying it out to improve my poor vision. Although, I realized that this particular case would require more consistent efforts and may take longer time to see results.

Benefits from EFT

Aside from relieving pain, reports have it that EFT can be applied with considerable success to many other conditions e.g., anger, addictions, weight loss, allergies, trauma, fears and phobias, and many more. Certainly, one’s knowledge and application of EFT can only expand and grow through time by diligent study and practice. EFT is an amazing way of battling headache, among other conditions, which is natural, free, easy and effective.


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    • Peter Geekie profile image

      Peter Geekie 

      5 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear Lory,

      Thank you for an interesting hub on EFT. It is a subject of which I have no knowledge but am very open to learn more.

      Voted up, useful and interesting.

      kind regards Peter


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