Relieving Arthritis Pain with EFT
Annie Bathgate, EFT-ADV
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Arthritis is a painful and frustrating diagnosis for many in our society today. Odds are, the doctors say, that if your mother had arthritis, then of course you will also. However, a simple technique of tapping acupuncture points, called EFT, can relieve arthritis pain and swelling for many.
EFT really likes to ‘break the rules’ of what we have to experience in our bodies. My clients have seen incredible relief when using EFT and clearing any generational beliefs about arthritis. This process can really assist in relieving swelling and pain. EFT is really an easy healing modality to learn and utilize in your daily life. Through tapping certain points, EFT is painless and a quick process to learn, whether you are 8 or 80. I've used EFT in my Reflexology practice, but I am finding that it is such a beneficial technique that I often use it on its own, to impressive results. I now provide sessions through the phone as well as in person.
One client of mine has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, a common form of arthritis that can be traced through genetics, often through female side of the family. This is a very important concept to remember when working with clients with arthritis. My client had pain and swelling in her left hand and was barely able to squeeze her fingers into a fist without pain. She said the pain level was at about a four, at the current moment. When we did a few rounds of general tapping on the EFT, she did not feel any difference or change in the pain level in her hand.
This is always where persistence takes center stage! If I’m ever stuck in wondering why the EFT didn’t “work”, I find that just by talking to my client about their situation, the answer will undoubtedly present itself. We talked a little bit about arthritis and what it means to her, what she thinks of when she thinks about it. She mentioned that her mother and grandmother also had severe arthritis. What an interesting link, I thought. It was this link that I thought was worth a round of EFT!
After one round, the pain had lessened. After an additional round, the pain was almost completely gone.
I have seen this client since for several sessions and I am continually amazed at the new fluidity of her hands as she waves goodbye to me after our sessions.
I've also worked with a client struggling with Rheumatoid arthritis. Through EFT, she has been able to find relief on those days where there is particular pain and swelling in her joints. Over time, she is finding it an invaluable tool in her journey back to health.
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Annie Bathgate is an EFT Practitioner who has completed the Advanced Certificate of Completion. You can learn more about EFT and how this can help you through her website at www.ReturnToHarmony.com.
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