EFT Tapping for Headaches

The Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, is a new type of therapy which can benefit people who are experiencing emotional problems that may be causing physical trauma. It can alter a person’s electromagnetic field.

This technique is known for its thought and feelings-altering ability. Many physical problems can be exacerbated when a person changes their attitude about an illness or symptom. Tapping may have this ability, by removing blocked energy along acupuncture meridians.

EFT is a method that allows you to release problems hidden deep within your subconscious. In laymen’s terms, it’s a simple non-complex method for eliminating resistance and fears that exist in your life.

Everyone has problems they must deal with on a daily basis. Problems can range from anxiety, phobia of public speaking, fear of the opposite sex, to fears about finances. EFT is the easiest, most efficient method to relieve your headache, fears, or blocks that exist in your subconscious.

How Does EFT Work?

Emotional Freedom Technique can be traced back to ancient Chinese healing systems. It utilizes the same meridian points that the Chinese healing art of acupuncture uses. Instead of using needles, though, EFT uses the tips of your fingers.

Consequently, it is easier to perform than acupuncture. In fact, once you know EFT, you can administer the treatment yourself in the comfort of your own home. Or, if you prefer, you can use the services of an EFT professional, either in person or online.

EFT for headaches has been used extensively by many people in recent years and with good results. This is the reason why EFT has grown in popularity. Even medical professionals are known to use the technique as a supplement to conventional forms of therapy.

As our attitudes to alternative medicine are beginning to change, many people are now looking to these wonderful alternative processes to heal ourselves. If you don’t use these tools to cope with a migraine headache, you could find yourself turning to destructive ways of coping, such as using harmful painkillers.

Details of EFT

In addition to tapping on the acupuncture meridian points, EFT also uses affirmations, words that are meant to elicit a particular response from the body. The same affirmation is said out loud with each tapping sequence. It has three parts:

1. “Even though… “

2. A reminder phrase, such as “I have this throbbing headache in my forehead”

3. “… , I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

The tapping sequence consists of nine acupuncture meridian points: the karate chop part of your hand, the eyebrow, the side of the eye, under the eye, under the nose, the chin, the collarbone, under the arm, and the top of the head.

For each meridian point, tap it from two to five times, saying your affirmation each time you tap. Take a deep breath after each tapping sequence.

Followup Meridian Tapping Sequences

When you’re finished, you may notice that your headache has disappeared. If it hasn’t, then repeat the entire Emotional Freedom Technique, using a new reminder phrase, such as “my throbbing headache remains”. If you have reason to believe that you might know the cause of your migraine, use that as your reminder phrase.

Any negative emotion, person, or habit that might be causing you to have your headaches can be tapped away with this method. Many headaches are caused when you store up negative emotions. EFT is without a doubt one of the best, quickest, and simplest ways to let go of a negative emotion such as anger, fear, sadness, or guilt.

The sooner you release and stop holding onto your negative feelings, the sooner your headaches will disappear.

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I Wish I Had Known My Migraine Headaches Were Coming From My Neck

Recently, a patient in my office named Heather, said: “I wish I had known my migraine headaches were coming from my neck. I would’ve come to you years ago.” Heather had suffered with migraine headaches several times a month for 10 years. Her headaches were quite debilitating. Most the time she was nauseous and had to lie down in a dark room with a cold pack on her forehead. Many times, she had to cancel planned activities with family and friends if a migraine developed.

Fortunately, chiropractic care helped Heather to significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of her headaches. She was able to go months without a headache and if one did develop it was usually mild and she could get relief by putting a cold pack the back of her neck.

This article will discuss migraine headaches and their relationship to the neck area, also called the cervical spine. Chiropractic care as a possible treatment for this condition will be detailed. A recent research study noting an association between neck pain and migraine conditions will be analyzed.

Approximately 12% of the US population, including children, suffers from migraine headaches. Females are three times more likely to experience migraine headaches than males. Migraine headaches are considered to be more debilitating than common stress or tension headaches. Symptoms of migrainous headaches are a severe sharp, throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. Nausea and vomiting commonly occur. Some people’s migraines develop spontaneously while others are triggered by certain foods, smells, visual and auditory sensations and stimulations.

For many years, chiropractors have noted an association between the bones of the upper neck, also called the upper cervical spine and various types of headaches including migraines. Chiropractors are trained to examine and analyze the alignment and movement of these bones called vertebrae. If the vertebrae of the upper cervical spine are misaligned and moving improperly it can cause irritation of the joints and nerves of the area and this can be a source and cause of a headache.

A recent research study published in Cephalgia, May 2019 noted that among a group of 142 patients with a history of migraines, those with concurrent neck pain reported 80% more migraine related disability than participants without neck pain. The findings add to a growing body of research that suggests the neck plays a role in the migraine headache process, as previous studies have noted an association between cervical dysfunction (improper movement of the upper cervical bones) and migraine intensity and frequency.

Doctors Of Chiropractic have the experience and expertise to evaluate the upper cervical spine to determine if there is a problem with this area that can be helped. If help can be provided a chiropractor will utilize treatment called spinal manipulation (also called a spinal vertebral adjustment) to safely and gently correct the cause of the problem. When this occurs a considerable number of patients who have suffered with migraine headaches have been able to find improvement of their condition.

It would be wise and prudent for anyone suffering from migraine headaches to consult a chiropractor. For over hundred 25 years chiropractic care has been a conservative, safe, gentle drug-free method of giving people freedom from headaches.

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