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Headaches & Migraines

Newbie achieves a 5 minute wonder for a migraine headache

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Hi Everyone,

Migraine headaches are often surprisingly easy to handle with EFT and often (but not always) subside within moments of tapping. Sometimes, however, they require more sophistication and that includes being very specific about the pain. Newbie Frauke Schindel from Germany did just that and nipped a migraine headache in the bud. Please consult physicians on all medical issues.

Hugs, Gary

By Frauke Schindel

Hello Gary,

I found your site about half a year ago, and been fascinated by EFT ever since. I've been using it on myself, but success has been slow in coming. That changed when I had my first five-minute wonder today.

A friend (name withheld on request) came over for the evening. While we were preparing dinner, he rubbed his head and admitted that he had a migraine coming. He wasn't in real pain just yet (which meant I couldn't put it on a 0-10 scale), but knew the symptoms and was afraid that it was going to be a full-blown one.

I told him I knew something that could nip it in the bud and when he agreed to try it, I settled him in a comfortable armchair. Then I simply asked him to do and say what I did and said. My friend smiled and nodded agreement.

I started out on the first short-cut round with a general statement, easing him in by tapping for the set-up phrases on the karate chop point, and only rubbing the eye points in this round while tapping the others (phrases translated from German):

Even though I'm getting a migraine,...

He said it wasn't as bad as before, but still there. I gave him some water to drink (he said he was thirsty) and moved on to a next round, this time still using the short-cut but with full tapping.

Even though there is still a migraine moving in,...

That still didn't quite catch it, so I tried going more specific. I asked him for detailed descriptions of where he could sense the migraine and what it felt like. He said that he could feel the migraine rising from his stomach to the head, shrouding it in fog. So, the third round was on:

Even though a migraine is rising from my stomach,...

After that round, he felt around for his migraine, but he couldn't locate it anymore. He wanted to know how EFT works, and I explained a bit of the background. Then I asked him to see if there was any migraine left. He wasn't sure, so I offered yet another round, planning to tap on the fog he had mentioned, but he said he was okay. Later on, during dinner, my friend claimed that the migraine threat was completely gone.

When I asked again three hours later, he still was fine. He mentioned that under usual circumstances he would have been forced to take a pain-killer by that time.

Frauke Schindel

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