I wanted to share ... another story of someone who was in intractable pain (headache) for 11 months,
despite medical interventions. As you can see from her email
(below), she had been to numerous doctors
and therapists, taken medications which made her gain weight and lose her hair, and only found relief
after using EFT to deal with the emotional issues associated with the circumstances of her daughter's
birth. ... She had no knowledge of EFT and we were working by phone.  ...Here is her email, followed by
some specifics of what we worked on.
I had been experiencing a severe headache since the birth of my first child 11 months ago. I had an emergency
C-section due to receiving an infection while in labor and  getting a high fever. The (headache) pain was taking
its toll on me not only physically   but emotionally. I felt as though my quality of life was disintegrating.

I tried physical therapy, acupuncture & hypnosis. I saw numerous neurologists and was prescribed many
different types of medication. Nothing was working for me and I was starting to lose hope that I would ever feel
better again.

Then I tried EFT - I couldn't believe how fast it started working! My headache completely went away the first time
I tried it! When I looked back at the birth of my child the experience was dark, sad, painful and I was bitter
towards the Dr. who had given me the infection.

After using EFT I looked back at the birth of my daughter and there was light, love and joy - amazing! I was able
to let the anger go towards the Dr. that I blamed for my pain and headache. EFT truly was a life saving
experience for me. It lifted the pain and sadness off my shoulders and replaced it with hope. EFT was a
wonderful positive healing experience. I would highly recommend EFT, and plan on continuing to use the
techniques I was taught.

In the course of an hour we worked on several issues. We started by working on the pain of the headache,
which was a 4/10 at the time. This gave me the chance to coach her through the EFT process. The pain
decreased to a 2 after the first round and stayed there despite subsequent rounds for the pain. So we
started to work on the emotional issues. Here are some of the things we worked on:

Anger at doctor for giving me the infection

Even though I am tired of living with this pain and nothing seems to be working

Even though I'm angry that no one listened to me about my symptoms and maybe they could have prevented this.

Even though the doctors didn't care and didn't come back to see me
(Her own physician didn't come to see her
and she never had one doctor who came to see her more than once)

Even though I'm afraid I will never be pain free again.

Even though I am afraid to believe that the pain will go away and not come back.

Even though I feel hopeless.

Even though the doctors don't know what they are doing and can't tell me what is wrong, they were probably as
frustrated as me and were doing the best they could given their training.

We also did the movie technique for her experience after the C-section of her arms being tied down (to
prevent injury from the IV's), shaking, in pain, feverish and the darkness, the feelings of helplessness. We
also used the choice statements to remember this with joy and light instead of darkness and anger. After
this, she was able to see that scene in light with curtains open and feel joy.

One of her neurologists gave her a medication that is no longer recommended and caused complications
and another gave her a medication that caused her hair to fall out, so we tapped for the anger about that.

Even though I'm so angry at her (the doctor) and she isn't even aware of it...it is hurting me instead.... (This was
a biggie)

Teri's daughter has developmental problems attributed to the infection. So we tapped for:

"Even though I am so sad and angry that she has to go through this."

"Even though I worry about what Sophia's life will be like and I want to prevent her from being teased by other

"Even though I'm angry that I have had to spend all this money on this that I could have been spending on fun
and happy things."

Teri's headache disappeared early in the session, I spoke with her via email a few days later and she told
me that "My headache however is back - it went away for about a day and half - that is a REALLY BIG DEAL
that it went away for that long!!!! I'm in the process of reading the manual very carefully so that I can
continue to heal myself"

Note that Teri didn't use EFT for her headache right away when it reappeared. This is puzzling behavior on
the type of some EFT clients and is not at all unusual. However, when I subsequently asked her about
whether or not she resumed tapping she said...

"Yes, my headaches are still much better - yeah! I am using EFT and it is working wonders. I had a neurology
appointment today and told my Dr. that I wanted to stop taking my headache medicine because I feel so
much better....he agreed!"

I am still amazed when I see how effective EFT is for longstanding physical problems. I look forward to the
day when physicians are using EFT and other energy healing techniques to help their patients heal.
Hopefully patients will share their experiences with doctors and other medical professionals, who will then
begin to open their minds to non traditional methods of healing.
EFT ARTICLES:  An 11-Month Headache
After Traumatic Birth Experience
When I looked back at the birth of my
child the experience was dark, sad,
painful and I was bitter towards the
Dr. who had given me the infection.  
After using EFT I looked back at the
birth of my daughter and there was
light, love and joy - amazing!... It lifted
the pain and sadness off my
shoulders and replaced it with hope.
E M O T I O N A L  F R E E D O M  T E C H N I Q U E S  ( E F T )  F O R  F E R T I L I T Y ,  P R E G N A N C Y ,  B I R T H  &  B E Y O N D
EILEEN SULLIVAN, CERTIFIED EFT PRACTITIONER (EFTCERT-I)                                                                  EMAIL: AREYOUTAPPING (AT) YAHOO (DOT) COM                                                                                            (704) 905-4665
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