The process of gaining holistic pain relief is a puzzle. It’s not the quick, easy puzzle for the 3-year old. It’s the puzzle you give your teenager—full of layers, tricks, and complications. The medical side of our treatment plan is one set of pieces. But another group of pieces are completely under our control. These are the choices we make every day. For example, food choices, exercise options, and even the way we think and feel about our body and pain situation.
I also believe that pain has two sides: physical and emotional. No, I would never say, “It’s all in your head!” But what I do think is that chronic pain affects us emotionally and mentally. A new diagnosis or medical opinion can be depressing. A friend’s careless comment about our pain (and how it changes our life) can make us angry. There are clearly emotional aspects to living with chronic pain.
Recently I had a conversation with my friend Nicole Lewis-Keeber about the method called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or Tapping. I’ve used Tapping occasionally, but have never used it specifically for pain relief. The intrigue for me is Tapping’s ability to address both physical and emotional pieces of the pain puzzle. And as a Pathway to Empowerment Coach, Nicole has a lot more experience with Tapping, so I asked her to give us the story.
What if I told you that your fingertips could be a healing tool? That they could guide you down a pathway to pain management?
EFT or Tapping is a technique that is widely used as a tool for managing many emotional and physical ailments. Tapping combines the physical benefits of acupressure derived from tapping with your fingers on acupressure points on your body, with the cognitive benefits of therapy for faster treatment of physical and emotional pain. This short video will reveal more information on the use of tapping for pain and will guide you through a quick tapping round.
This makes it a highly successful technique to be incorporated into a plan of action for treatment and management of chronic pain. Barbara often talks about the Puzzle of Pain and how to uncover the pieces to creating a holistic picture of health. I believe the use of Tapping could be one more piece to that puzzle and provide us all with relief.
Tapping is an ideal tool to be used for pain relief. Gary Craig, one of the fathers of EFT says, “EFT can assist physical healing by resolving underlying energetic or emotional contributors.”
As a Life Coach that uses Tapping, I’ve seen so many people transform their lives by using Tapping techniques to address a variety of areas in their lives where they have pain.
Using Tapping for pain relief has been in the news a lot lately because Nick Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution, is releasing a book that directly addresses pain. The new book is The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief.
Nick’s new book has some powerful endorsements from experts in the fields of wellness and pain relief. He’s a leader in the field of Tapping.
If you want more information on tapping for pain and would like some instruction, here is a link to a longer video class on Tapping for Pain, which includes the ability to download the transcript and workbook.
One of the things that I love about tapping is that it can be taught and then easily practiced by the individual with little oversight. It gives you the tool of tapping and the empowerment to manage your pain immediately.
That’s good news right? I sure think so! I hope this information will help you find more of the pieces to your own puzzle.
This post’s author, Nicole Lewis-Keeber, is a Psychotherapist and Life Coach who helps dynamic men and women find their pathway to empowerment. Coaching programs include transforming wealth, retraining your brain for success, and long-term success coaching for post op weight loss surgery patients. Nicole’s clinical experience and time-tested coaching techniques help her clients progress quickly and easily towards finding success and empowerment
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