Monday, March 27, 2006

New Asthma Treatment

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New Asthma Treatment Provides Impressive Relief Without Drugs

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) -- Stanford Engineer Gary Craig introduces a new “acupuncture without needles” process that has generated impressive success for Asthma.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) was originally designed by Craig for emotional issues. However, it was soon discovered that many asthmatics, while using it for their emotional problems, simultaneously experienced improvements in their asthma symptoms. For some, their asthma cleared up completely.“This is striking evidence that Asthma has emotional causes,” says Craig, “and we may have hit upon an important factor that I would urge the medical profession to explore.”

This is not just Craig’s opinion as many other health professionals are discovering an even wider use of EFT for physical issues. Southern California Urologist Eric Robins MD says, "Some day the medical profession will wake up and realize that unresolved emotional issues are the main cause of 85% of all illnesses. When they do, EFT will be one of their primary healing tools .... as it is for me."

EFT is modeled after acupuncture but doesn’t use needles. Instead, one simply stimulates certain meridian points by tapping on them with their fingertips. Properly done, both emotional and physical issues often subside in moments.

EFT does not require years of training, and it can be performed anywhere by anyone. Even children use EFT to stop asthma symptoms as soon as they begin. Anyone who knows the procedure can demonstrate it to someone in the early stages of an asthma attack, or they can tap directly on someone who is incapacitated. It should not be used, however, in lieu of proper medical advice.

In one case, Ed Leshin, DC, LAc, was visited by a woman three hours after she used her asthma inhaler. Despite the medication, she was wheezing, pale, and sweating, her lungs were congested, and she was close to needing hospital emergency room care.

Dr. Leshin showed her how to do EFT, and after several rounds of tapping (each taking less than a minute), her wheezing disappeared and she did not need emergency room treatment.“I am continually amazed at how well EFT works,” says Dr. Leshin.Over 225,000 people have downloaded Craig’s free EFT training manual from the official EFT website. It provides all the basics so anyone can begin using it immediately.

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Keywords: asthma, health, healing, EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, alternative therapy

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Psychotherapy - Acupuncture without Needles

Psychotherapy Dramatically Improved By New 'Acupuncture Without Needles' Technique

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) -- Stanford Engineer Gary Craig brings a new Acupuncture finding to the psychotherapy field. It is called EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and is based on the discovery that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's "subtle energies."

The entire body of Chinese Medicine is centered around these minute energy flows but, until recently, their use for emotional issues has gone unnoticed. "Conventional psychotherapy takes a long time to do very little," says Craig, "and that's because psychologists have been looking in the wrong place for centuries."

According to Craig's findings, traumatic memories from the past cause a 'short circuit' in the free flow of the body's Chi (energy) and that is what causes current forms of anxiety, nervousness, depression, headaches, phobic responses and the like. "Once you realize this," maintains Craig, "psychotherapy becomes easy."

EFT repairs this short circuit by stimulating precise meridian points via tapping on them with the fingertips. This simple process can be learned and applied by anyone.

"I believe that acupuncture and EFT work well together," says Tashi Rabten, ND, LAc. At the Lhasa University School of Traditional Medicine in Tibet, where he received advanced degrees in medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Rabten attended over 4,000 hours of acupuncture classes and clinics. He is president of the International Tibetan Medical Association.

"It takes years of practice to become an expert acupuncturist," he says, "but with EFT you can learn to tap on key points in just a few minutes with no experience or training. Acupuncture is still the best way to treat specific health problems because it works deeply and precisely, but EFT is an excellent support therapy, and it helps bring lasting results by removing the emotional causes of many illnesses."

Dr. Rabten has witnessed the physiological changes EFT can produce first-hand. In one case, he held the wrist of a congestive heart failure patient to monitor his pulse, which was fast, weak, and erratic. Dr. Rabten asked the patient's wife to tap EFT points on her husband's face and torso, and within 20 seconds, the patient's pulse slowed and became strong and steady.

Hundreds of reports and case studies from EFT practitioners, including licensed acupuncturists and health care professionals, testify to the procedure's versatility. All of the conditions treated by conventional acupuncture are represented, along with psychological issues like post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, anxiety, and psychosomatic illnesses. Even reading comprehension problems and golf games improve as a result of tapping.

Craig's EFT Manual provides all the basics for free and has been translated by volunteer practitioners into nine languages. His EFT website has risen from obscurity to the sixth most actively visited natural health site in the world.

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Depression and Chronic Problems

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Using EFT for Chronic Problems

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Do you have a problem that persists, one you have had for many years? Do you think you will never get rid of it? Check out the article below.

EFT is effective at treating many chronic problems including:
  • asthma
  • allergies
  • addictions
  • chronic pain
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • weight loss
and many more.

Using EFT for Chronic Problems

This may be the ideal article for those whose issues are chronic and seemingly beyond help. Jayne Morgan-Kidd describes her 10 year struggle with a chronic issue and how, through the persistent use of EFT, it eventually cleared. She says,

"As a therapist using EFT regularly several times a day for others, without even knowing it, I was borrowing benefits for my attitude toward my own healing! I began to know that I could heal. Ultimately I discovered the emotional source of my physical problem and I worked at it steadily for several weeks until it disappeared completely, never to return."

She also gives several example Setup phrases for this issue. - Gary Craig

By Jayne Morgan-Kidd

Hi Gary,

I often get inquiries from people who suffer with very long term chronic problems. They have been through the traditional medical and psychological help systems and were dissatisfied with the results. Obviously so, or they wouldn’t continue to search for help. Although their original problems have specific emotional roots, because of an often very long struggle, I believe they have developed an additional problem. The problem I’m speaking of is a specific depression related to the long term battle for relief. And this depression may have to be resolved before they can address their original problem(s).

I think this may be true for some people because I believe I am one of ‘those people’! I had a chronic problem for over 10 years. I went from one specialist to another during the earlier years. Perhaps a part of me had made the decision that I could not be cured. Certainly it was my growing experience as the years went by, but I would still continue to try different approaches.

Because of the ever-increasing depression, my thoughts focused more and more on the physical problem. And the more I focused on it, the worse it became. And the worse it became, the more I thought about it. Indeed, it was hard for me to think of anything else when I wasn’t working.

At the end of the 10th year, I found a doctor who was supposed to be a specialist in just my problem. A very special specialist!!! When I went to see him, he told me he had helped every woman who had ever come into his office. I felt some hope again. Three months later, not only was I no better, the problem had become much worse. The only thing I could see in my future was a continued worsening of this problem and I began to have suicidal thoughts. At the suggestion of a friend, I decided to go to a doctor of naturopathy who gave me some supplements, some hope, and some websites to look at. One of these was Dr. Mercola’s which had a link to the EFT website.

I began tapping even though I didn’t know at all what I was doing. Nothing much happened to my physical symptoms; however, the more I read about EFT and other people’s successes, the more hopeful I felt. I continued tapping on anything I could think of, with no results on the physical symptoms. But after a few weeks, it occurred to me that my mood was better. I began using EFT with clients and having surprising successes. This was also encouraging. Although my physical symptoms weren’t going away, I no longer focused on it. My mood was stable again.

I think this was key. I had to stop the almost constant negative thoughts about my problem before I could address the original problem. To me, this is a separate problem. As a therapist using EFT regularly several times a day for others, without even knowing it, I was borrowing benefits for my attitude toward my own healing! I began to know that I could heal. Ultimately I discovered the emotional source of my physical problem and I worked at it steadily for several weeks until it disappeared completely, never to return.

Many of these people who write to me about their chronic symptoms have fear/depression/anxiety about getting over the problem as part of their list. So I began developing phrases for some of these clients addressing the negative view of their own ability to heal. Examples include:

- Even though I may never heal from this, I accept that I’m doing the best that I can.

- Even though I have been struggling with this issue for a long time, I’m open to the possibility that I can recover completely.

- Even though I haven’t been able to heal from this, I choose to believe the possibility exists.

- Even though part of me is comfortable with the familiarity of this feeling, I love myself and all my parts.

- Even though I'm afraid to heal, I accept this struggle as part of my healing process.

- Even though part of me doesn't want to heal, I’m willing to give up this negative energy.

- Even though I'm too helpless to heal myself, I’m not beyond God’s help (the help of the Universe –use your manner of expressing this).

- Even though I’m too defective to heal, I choose to heal anyway.

- Even though I'm not worthy of healing, I am open to changing my perception of myself.

I received good feedback from many clients that these phrases have meaning for them. They hit home. And once they experienced some relief from the constant worry and fear about overcoming the problems, the problems became smaller and therefore, were easier to eliminate with EFT.

I hope this may encourage those who still struggle with chronic problems to continue using EFT. Perhaps addressing fears about your ability to heal could be a focus of some extended work. And when this resolves, the rest will be much easier.

Love and best wishes,

See also: Healing and Transformation through Using EFT

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More Energy

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I was listening to Dr. Carol Look's radio programme online the other day and her guest, Jon Gordon, was saying that you can have more energy by just changing your behaviour for ten minutes every day. He recommended walking for ten minutes per day. This method is a painless way of bringing about profound changes in your behaviour.

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You start by walking for ten minutes a day. Once this small change becomes a regular part of your routine, and you look forward to it, then you add five minutes so you are walking 15 minutes per day. Keep doing this until you are walking an hour a day. You will hardly even have noticed the change. Now you are walking an hour a day, every day, it is a normal part of your routine and you enjoy it!

See also: Unidentified Fitness Obstacles,
Healing and Transformation through Using EFT,
Using EFT for Chronic Problems

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Keywords: Health, healing, fitness, EFT, mind/body/spirit

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Unidentified Fitness Obstacles

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I have recently been listening to Carol Look’s radio series on Abundance. Her recent guest, Michael Gerrish, author of The Mind/Body Makeover Project, talks about the blocks that stop us from achieving fitness. He calls these Unidentified Fitness Obstacles (UFOs), and tells how we can overcome them.

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Keywords: Health, fitness, EFT

Fear of Success

In this article, Carol Solomon PhD describes treating a case of fear of success.

A success formula for self-sabotage eliminates binge eating

Hi Everyone,
While this article by Carol Solomon, PhD has a binge eating focus, its concepts can be used for many kinds of success blocks. Note how an important core issue shows up in the process.
Hugs, Gary

By Carol Solomon, PhD

Dear Gary,

My client, Johnna, was incredibly capable, but found herself continuously sabotaging her success. She would get close to her goal, whether it was weight loss or her creative endeavors, and suddenly revert back to old behavior.

This was particularly obvious with her binge eating problem. Several times per month she would go "over the edge" and eat everything in sight. She made several attempts at overcoming this problem but, alas, she reverted back every time.

It was like a wet blanket was thrown on her drive toward her goal. Her inner critic would then show up, and she would have self-talk such as "Who do you think you are?" Johnna did not believe that she was allowed to be successful in anything, binge eating included.

Johnna recognized her pattern of self-sabotage. There seemed to be some fear of success, but she couldn't identify the source of the problem. Keeping in mind her lack of success with binge eating, we started with some general EFT statements:

- Even though success does not feel safe, I deeply and completely accept myself.
- Even though success does not feel good, I deeply love and accept myself anyway.
- Even though success feels threatening, I choose to love and accept myself completely.

Then we used some general statements to tap around the body:

- Success doesn't feel safe.
- Success doesn't feel good.
- Success is threatening.
- Part of me doesn't want to succeed.
- Who do you think you are?
- I'm not allowed to have it.
- Part of me doesn't want to change.
- It just doesn't feel right.

At this point, Johnna remembered that whenever she was successful, her parents would no longer help her. When she learned how to bake cookies, for example, her mother was happy and relieved. She would withdraw her support and turn that responsibility over to Johnna. It made Johnna feel alone, lonely and overwhelmed since she was saddled with more and more adult responsibilities.

She was always expected to handle these responsibilities. It was what her parents valued in her. But for Johnna, success meant losing contact with her parents, feeling alone and unsupported.

It was such a well-entrenched, unconscious pattern, that as an adult, Johnna became anxious whenever she neared success. If she lost weight, she was afraid there wouldn't be any support and that others would expect more of her.

She routinely sabotaged her success in order to feel less anxious. Yet, she felt frustrated knowing that she was repeating the same vicious cycle over and over again. It was only during EFT sessions that these patterns became clear.

Here is the next set of statements that I used with Johnna:

- Even though success means I will lose my support, and I won't be able to handle that, I choose to know I can get support if I need it.
- Even though success means more responsibility and that I have to KEEP being successful, I deeply love and accept all of my feelings.
- Even though change feels overwhelming and I am afraid that others will expect more of me, I profoundly love and accept myself.
- Even though I am afraid I won't be cared for if I am successful, I choose to love and accept myself anyway.
- Even though success feels frightening and different, I choose to embrace it now.
- Even though it is safer not to try, and I am afraid I will be lonely, I deeply and completely accept myself.
- Even though I feel scared to succeed, I choose to know that I am safe, secure and provided for in every way.
- Then around the body:
- I can't take care of me
- I was just a kid
- Feeling scared
- Feeling lonely
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling angry inside
- Too much responsibility
- I'm all alone

And finish with a positive round:

- I'm ready to embrace my success
- I choose to be responsible for me for my own sake (Johnna's words)
- I deserve success
- I am grateful for my success
- I am ready to allow my success now
- I am ready to enjoy my success now
- I can be successful and still be cared for
- I can say no to too much responsibility

The fear of success MUST be confronted if the client is entrenched in this pattern. You can start to tap on the general issues, and work toward uncovering the underlying core issues. But if you don't unpack this issue, the client will never feel congruent with success enough to allow it.

Since our work together, Johnna has gone from binge eating several times per month to zero binge eating for the past two months. Success! No reverting back to old patterns. This process, of course, needs to be repeated for other avenues of success.
With love,

Carol Solomon, Ph.D.

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Keywords: Healing, success, fear of success, EFT

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Agoraphobia Disappears

In this article, EFT practitioner Patti Spencer describes how her friend was cured of agoraphobia after suffering from it for many years.

50-Year Agoraphobia Goes "Poof"

Agoraphobia, in my experience, is often complicated and its many aspects usually require several sessions before tangible progress is achieved. That's not always the case, however, as clearly detailed in this article by Patti Spencer. This case appeared so easy that I wrote Patti back asking her for any stumbling blocks, etc. that may have been present. She responded, "I wish I could make it more complicated, but it was pretty much a slam dunk, 2 or 3 rounds, 15 minute wonder! No stumbling blocks to speak of. It seemed incredible to me that after nearly 50 years of agony in his life, it just kind of went "poof!" and disappeared."
- Gary Craig

By Patti Spencer

I want to share with you the story of my friend Bob. When Bob was 17 years old, he had an emergency appendectomy. When he awoke from the surgery, he was in a severe panic and only his mother could comfort him. From this experience, he developed agoraphobia lasting for years.

His chosen profession was real estate, and years before cell phones were available, he would always need to know the location of every phone booth so that he could call for help and find a "safe" person. He had an unhealthy dependence on his mother, and a fear of dying. He saw scores of psychiatrists, and took psychotropic drugs for years. These medications caused a myriad of health problems and altered his wittiness, his great sense of humor, his level of confidence and his basic personality.

He became a self-centered and needy person, and most of his family shunned him. Eventually, he was unable to work. Leaving his home took a great deal of effort. His marriage fell apart. He moved across the country, and I didn't see him for some years.

When I learned about EFT, I was eager to do a session with Bob, who is now 65 years old. He had made some progress in the last several years as a result of a promise to God following successful cancer and heart surgery. When he visited me several months ago, however, he was still crippled by his phobia. He was on his way to travel to New Zealand and Australia, fulfilling a lifelong dream, and brought his ex-wife, Ella, with him because being without a "safe" person was terrifying to him. He couldn't drive anywhere by himself, and basically was extremely uncomfortable being anywhere by himself, especially an open place, such as a park.

I asked Bob what would raise his intensity level the most, and he indicated that going to a park or a large open space by himself, away from his car and his cell phone would send him through the roof. He might be able to force himself to do this, but he would be extremely uncomfortable.

We tapped for no longer than 15 minutes on this issue (this fear of being alone--this anxiety), and his intensity level went down to about a 1. I asked him if he wanted to put it to the test, and he eagerly agreed to do so. He left in the car by himself, drove to an unfamiliar park by himself, and took a walk. Ella and I were beginning to be concerned because he was gone for a full hour (we were giving him about 20 minutes to return). He was perfectly fine when he did return, and had enjoyed the walk and the time to himself.

A couple of days later, Bob and I visited again. He was experiencing a high level of anxiety because he had to drop a relative off at a doctors' office, and then drive back to where he was staying by himself and be alone all afternoon. Another 15 minutes of tapping and I sent him off on his errand. When we met later that evening for dinner, I learned that not only was he relaxed driving by himself, but he decided to drive a significant distance further and go to the beach for a walk. He then drove to another area to visit a friend he hadn't seen in a long time. As it turned out, he was nearly late for dinner because he was enjoying himself so much. Ella was concerned because normally, he would have been calling her all afternoon if he was alone somewhere.

Bob was able to enjoy his vacation without any elevated anxiety, and when I followed up with him several months later, I found that he had been able to nearly completely leave off his medication. He was down to only one prescription, which was a low dosage and he was only taking it every third day. Before he came to visit me, he had to force himself to leave the house to go to his substitute teaching job, even though he enjoyed it immensely. Last week he informed me that he is starting his own company, a real estate brokerage firm.

I have been amazed and grateful at the transformation that can sometimes occur with just a short session of EFT, and it makes me sad to think of all the years Bob spent trying unsuccessfully to solve his problem through conventional methods. Here's the letter Bob sent me recently:

Dear Patti,

The progress I have made both mentally and physically since the beginning of this year 2005 has been phenomenal.

Honestly, I feel gratitude to God for my abundance of blessings. You see, I attribute much of this progress to forces beyond human comprehension. Now, to get more down to earth. When I saw you in December of 2004 in Mission Viejo, you practiced a "tapping" method with me that gave me immediate results. Forgive me for forgetting the initials of this treatment. Anyway I felt immediate relief after that one session. Combine this with my good fortune to inherit some passive income from commercial real estate and the result is relief from pressure.

GC COMMENT: Skeptics might argue that the receipt of this extra income was the real cause for Bob's agoraphobic improvement. However, out of thousands upon thousands of agoraphobia cases on the record books, I have yet to hear of one that was resolved simply because someone received extra income.

BOB'S LETTER CONTINUES: I guess I am truly puzzled and overwhelmed that I no longer need all that psychiatric medicine I have been taking for years. I even went to my Internist for my annual physical and said to him, "Dr Kendall, I just don't get it. I don't have friends, most of my family doesn't want anything to do with me, I'm really alone, but I have never felt better physically and mentally." He replied by saying, "you have made a 180 degree turn since I meet you in 1999. You know who you are and are finally comfortable with yourself." Of course the results of my physical confirmed that everything is normal. My final thought is that it is impossible for a person to be depressed and/or anxious when one's prevailing attitude is one of gratitude. Talk to you soon.


I am committed to sharing EFT with as many people as possible. Thanks for your generosity and courage in putting it out there for the world to learn.

Be Well,
Patti Spencer

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Keywords: EFT, phobias, agoraphobia, healing, health