Three reasons why EFT may help with your fibromyalgia

  • People with fibromyalgia understand better than most that there’s often a real connection between emotions, experience, and physical pain.
  • Traditional medicine’s chemical and surgical approach often does not integrate the emotional components into the treatment of physical issues.
  • EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique) starts with the assumption that a person’s emotional experiences are stored in the body’s energy system. EFT provides a way to address the body’s energy system, and creates the possibility for achieving lasting relief of physical pain and emotional anxiety.

EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique) is also sometimes called acupressure, or acutapping, or most commonly, just tapping. Tapping has been learned by millions of people since it was introduced by Gary Craig in 1994, The Emotional Freedom Technique has helped people achieve a wide array of results in their lives.

The EFT Process:

Tap on a simple set of acupuncture points while verbally addressing an anxiety causing issue – relief is often experienced.  There are some details to learn, some nuance and experience is needed to gain proficiency, but the process itself is simple and easy to begin using for yourself.

Many people achieve great results just by learning to do their own EFT.  Some people benefit by sessions with an experienced EFT practitioner. (Click here for a video on deciding when to work with a practitioner.)

How EFT works

Lots of stories are told about how EFT works,  some of the most common are the following

  • EFT works by tapping on acupuncture meridians and making changes to the body’s energy system
  • EFT tapping does an end run around a person’s standard ways of understanding the world.  Instead of being stuck in an unconscious pattern, the tapping somehow helps a person access and then modify the old pattern.
  • EFT works by calming a person’s fear and anger reactions that come from the older and more primitive part of our brain.  Once these reactions are calmed, a person can then make changes to their life.

Personally, I spend a fair amount of time trying to understand how EFT works. But I spend even more time simply doing the tapping and being amazed by the results that people experience.  I don’t really know exactly how EFT works.  As an EFT practitioner with just three years of experience using EFT,  what I do know is that I’m on a journey that is expanding my appreciation for mind and body.  Along the way I’m seeing people achieve results in their lives.

EFT and Fibromyalgia:

When I learned that fibromyalgia is often triggered by an emotional or physical trauma,  I immediately started wondering whether EFT could be helpful in addressing the impact of the original triggering events.

When I read that people with fibromyalgia have different physical pain responses compared to people who don’t have fibromyalgia,  I started to wonder whether EFT could help a person transform their current pain experiences from more severe pain to less severe pain.

More coming soon, including links to training and session videos