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Karen helped her father recover the use of his fingers after a stroke

EFt Tapping Outdated ImageNote: This is one of 3,000 articles written prior to the updated Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tapping Tutorial™. As a result, it is likely outdated. It provides practical uses for EFT Tapping but you should also explore our newest advancement, Optimal EFT, by reading our free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™, and/or get help from a Certified EFT Practitioner.

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Hi Everyone,

Karen Stock from Canada provides a detailed look at how persistence with EFT can make clear progress on challenging issues. She says, "The pain disappeared and both fingers were fully bending again. He then made a full closed fist for the first time since the stroke..." Note how often her father doesn't recognize these dramatic changes until they are pointed out. This happens with some people because the EFT results are so subtle that clients appear to "forget" they had the previous problem. Please consult physicians on all medical issues.

Hugs, Gary


By Karen Stock

Dear Gary and EFT Friends,

My father had a double stroke but recovered very fast. However, his right index and middle finger stayed stiff a year and a half later. His whole hand was cramped and did not work well. After months of conventional therapy his fingers stayed that way. He either found it very difficult to do things with his right hand or could not do things at all. While I was visiting with my parents recently, I decided to see if EFT could do something for these two fingers and his hand.

These are the set-up phrases that I used. I tapped full rounds on all points with the same sentence. He followed me along while tapping on himself.

Even though my entire hand has been affected by this stroke, I declare that my whole hand is healthy again.

Nothing happened.

Even though these two right fingers are stiff from the stroke, I declare that they are healthy again.

Both fingers showed more movement.

Even though my right index finger is stiff, I declare that it is bending again.

While tapping with this phrase, all of a sudden both fingers changed in colour, look and movement. It happened so fast that I don't remember which point we were tapping. I caught it out of the sides of my eyes. My father did not notice it at all. We stopped and checked his fingers. They were now bending down all the way into his hand. Before they were whitish in colour and looked a bit crooked. This had changed now to the normal pink flesh colour and both fingers had straightened out to their normal shape. He also had full movement in the first joints of both fingers now. We were both completely astounded. We kept tapping:

Even though both of these fingers have been stiff since the stroke, they are now fully mobile.

Both fingers did not bend down as much this time. We stopped for the night. The next morning, both fingers remained improved. The pink flesh colour, the mobility in the first joints and the normal shape had not changed. However, both fingers were a bit stiffer and did not bend down all the way into his hand.

The following days we kept tapping a few rounds on the stiffness and mobility of both fingers. They would always improve a bit more right when we did the tapping. But the next day they went back to being a bit stiffer again. Then I went away for a few days. While I was away, he discovered and enjoyed all kinds of new found freedoms and possibilities using his right hand with the improved mobility of both fingers again. Six days later, we achieved more success.

Even though both of these fingers on my right hand have been stiff since the stroke, they are now more mobile.

Both fingers were more mobile and were bending down further.

Even though both of these fingers on my right hand have been stiff since the stroke, they are now healthy and fully mobile again.

Both fingers were fully bending down into the hand again. My father complained about a pain in the middle joint of his right index finger.

Even though I have this pain in my middle joint of the right index finger, the pain goes away again.

The pain disappeared and both fingers were fully bending again. He then made a full closed fist for the first time since the stroke and had no recollection that his hand had ever been any different. I had to explain to him how his hand had just been a few seconds ago. He looked at me puzzled and I had to explain it again. Then he regained his memory of how his hand had been since the stroke. He said, "oh, yes, you are right" and he looked totally surprised.

Again, he discovered and enjoyed all kinds of new found freedoms and possibilities using his right hand with the improved mobility of both fingers again. I went away for a week. When I came back the pattern had been that every morning both of his fingers were a bit stiffer and with some exercises he could always bend them down to almost all the way into his fist.

His small finger on his right hand has had a sinew shortening. The finger has been bent for a long time. A few years ago he tried to get it fixed through surgery. But the surgery made it worse and the small finger was not lying on its side into his right hand. So, we did some tapping on this.

Even though my small finger on my right hand is bent over, it can be straight again.

After a few rounds of tapping the little right finger moved out of his hand and stood up straight with the bend. My father had no recollection that the small finger was lying into his hand before that. Again after I told him how the finger was before he remembered. We tapped for two more rounds but the finger stayed the same. One week later I tapped with him again on the overall improvement of his right hand.

Even though my entire right hand has been affected by the stroke, I declare that it is fully healthy again.

Then all of the sudden - in a flash of a second - his entire right hand widened and relaxed. Much more of the cramping was gone. Again he did not notice the improvement but this time recognized it right away when I explained it to him. Then we proceeded on tapping for the improvement of his small right finger again.

Even though my right small finger is bent, it is straightening out now.

All of a sudden he was able to move his small right finger sideways again out of the socket of his hand. This made all the difference in holding cups again. With all the hand improvements my mother trusted him to dry the dishes once more.

Two days later while tapping again on the overall improvement of his right hand it improved in its overall flexibility again.

We also discovered a nice additional side effect. The occasional drooling from the right side of his mouth stopped as well. This was one of the next items on the agenda to tap on but there was no need for that anymore. His social confidence went way up without the drooling and being able to hold cups properly. He enjoyed all visits without any additional help for eating and drinking any more. After six months his hand stayed improved. He said it could use some more EFT to work on the finer motor skills.

Sincerely,

Karen Stock

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