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Using EFT for a double ankle sprain

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated. Please use my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. It is more efficient, more powerful and clearly explained in my free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™.  Best wishes, Gary

Hi Everyone,

Listen in as Marianne Davidow from Israel tells how EFT shortened her healing time regarding two badly sprained ankles.

Hugs, Gary

By Marianne Davidow, EFT-ADV

Dear Gary,

I have had so many amazing experiences with EFT but the one that caps them all happened to me recently.  So many people say to me that they don't believe that EFT can help with physical problems.  This is when I tell them my story.

I had been working with EFT for a while when I slipped on the stairs in my house and sprained both ankles.  It was midnight and everyone was asleep.  I could not put any weight on my feet and had to go up two flights of steps backwards, sitting down, in great pain.  By the time I got to the bedroom and got my husband's attention it was at least 20 minutes. 

He and my daughter helped me onto the bed and we saw that the one ankle was severely swollen and discolored.  There was a golf ball sized swelling near my ankle and the other one was also swollen.  Both were incredibly painful.  My feet felt like they were on fire.  I started shaking with shock so my daughter started doing Reiki.  My husband offered to do some surrogate tapping for me.  He did a round on the shock and the shaking stopped.  A few minutes later it started again, but not as strongly.  He did another round and it stopped completely.

I continued tapping on the intense pain and swelling, just saying This feeling like fire in my feet … this pain and swelling, while tapping on all the points.  I tapped for quite a while and then fell asleep and slept very well for the rest of the night.  Amazing to sleep so well after what had happened.

The next morning I saw that the golf ball had disappeared and the other ankle was almost back to normal.  Now I was able to walk very slowly and carefully.  I continued tapping on the pain and swelling during the day and was much better.  I even managed to walk down the stairs.  The second ankle was now fine.

I felt somehow I was missing something because going up or down the stairs was very painful so I started tapping on the fact of being angry with my stupidity at not coming down the stairs carefully.  I actually felt the pain reduce from around a level of intensity of 5 on a scale of 0 to 10 to about 2 out of 10.

By day 3, I was able to drive and the only signs of my accident were black discoloration from my ankle to my toes - virtually my whole foot was black and blue and there was also still some swelling on the ankle, on both sides of the foot.

I continued tapping on all sorts of different aspects including still feeling guilty about being so stupid, being angry at myself and the fact that my ankle was still stiff and sore.  I also tapped on the discoloration on my foot.

Four weeks later my ankle was completely fine.  The color is normal and there is no swelling at all on either ankle.  I am able to do everything and even went back to the gym.  Normally it would be at least 6 weeks before a sprain as bad as this would be more or less normal.

I am so grateful to have EFT in my first aid kit.  Thank you.

Yours in gratitude.

Marianne Davidow


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