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Headaches & Migraines

Emotional causes for migraine headaches

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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,

Jessica Chavez provides us with this brief example of how to address physical symptoms by addressing the underlying emotional causes.

Hugs, Gary

By Jessica Chavez

For three years I have been experiencing intense migraines that leave me pretty much useless. I started doing EFT for my headaches about a year ago. At first, I would tap on the pain without much headway. Eventually, as I was doing this, thoughts would pop into my head. I realized then that there was something more to the problem than just a migraine.

GC COMMENT: This is often the case. When you aim EFT at the physical symptom and get little or no result, it is time to look for emotional causes.

JESSICA CONTINUES: My migraines had developed at the same time I moved into an apartment with my boyfriend. I am a messy person - I don't like cleaning and my clothes are often strewn about our apartment. My boyfriend, Louis, is very neat and we often argue about how messy I am. The migraines developed as a way to feed my laziness. I got them every weekend, with such an intensity that I was bedridden. This was my 'excuse' for not doing any housework. With this new knowledge of where my migraines were coming from, I started tapping with these set up phrases:

Even though it's not fair that I have to spend my weekends cleaningEven though Louie hates me because of my messinessEven though I feel useless because I don't want to cleanEven though these headaches give me an excuse not to cleanEven though I feel guilty for not cleaning

After tapping on these set up phrases, the migraines have dwindled down from every weekend to a few times a year. Now I only get them when I spend a Saturday or Sunday lying around the house, so I tap on the "guilty feeling" and the intensity goes from a 10 to a zero in one or two applications. It has been a great relief to have my weekends to myself again! And I'm still messy (maybe I should tap on that ;)).

Jessica Chavez

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