San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) September 13, 2006
An estimated 47.5 million Americans suffer from chronic joint pain and millions more lead restricted lives because of fibromyalgia, bursitis, gout, injuries, back pain, and stiff necks. No wonder pain-relief drugs are top sellers.
Unfortunately, drugs don’t always help, and their side effects can be serious. But a simple do-it-yourself acupressure technique called EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is succeeding where other therapies fail. It combines gentle fingertip tapping on key acupressure points with focused thought and is described in a free manual that can be downloaded from
EFT has reduced or eliminated pain in hospital patients, accident victims, people with osteoarthritis and other inflammatory diseases, patients who suffer from migraine headaches, and people who hurt all over.
This is excellent news for those with osteoarthritis because pain-relieving COX-2 inhibitors like Vioxx, once among the most popular medications in U.S. history, were recently pulled from the market because their side effects included heart attacks and strokes.
“Even at their best,” says Los Angeles physician Eric Robins, MD, “conventional treatments fail to address the true causes of pain. That’s why they can’t cure pain or make it stay away.”
Dr. Robins, a urologist, routinely teaches EFT to patients whose symptoms do not respond to conventional treatment. “No matter what the diagnosis,” he explains, “whether it’s pain from a chronic bladder infection or from something entirely different, I assume that it’s true cause is emotional pain or trauma that’s stored in the body. In most cases, patients respond quickly to the application of EFT. Their pain goes away and so do the conditions that weren’t improving.”
In Holland, physician Franklin Sluijters has found acupressure tapping to be so helpful that he has given up a 30-year medical practice to work exclusively with EFT. “As a family doctor,” he explains, “I had ample opportunity to try it on everything. I’ve had exceptionally good results when treating patients for pain by teaching them to tap on their EFT points.”
Belgian physician Tania de Winne reports similar results. “Neck and shoulder pain, stiff neck (torticollis), and tension headaches tend to resolve within three quick rounds of tapping,” she says. “Acute pain and swelling from a contusion, sprain, dental surgery, minor surgery, or from fractures are also excellent candidates for EFT. Some persistence is required, meaning that you might have to tap for five or ten minutes before the pain and swelling go down, but that’s still faster than other treatments. For all types of injury, the overall healing time is greatly reduced."
EFT is a new procedure, but already over 300,000 – including thousands of health care practitioners – have downloaded its free manual from http://www.emofree.com/downloadeftmanual.asp?ref=prwpainreliefcj ,
and an additional 10,000 download it every month. The manual is available in nine languages, and EFT practitioners around the world, especially in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia, teach EFT classes and work with clients.
For additional information, contact Gary Craig at 707-785-2848.