- The dog that used to chew everything
- Otto, the puppy had car sickness--but there was much more
- An amazing recovery for a tiny dog after a pit bull attack
- The mysterious vanishing growth on Marlene's dog
- A dog's thunder anxiety fades with surrogate EFT
- Surrogate EFT for a sick dog
- Surrogate tapping on a dog cleared chronic ear infections
- Surrogate EFT restores ailing dog's appetite
- Surrogate EFT for an injured stray dog
- A miracle for a therapy dog with heart worm
- Successful Surrogate EFT for Bilbo the Dog
- EFT for a suffering dog, test anxiety, needle fear and death transitions
- Three cases using EFT for dogs: Two for fear and one for a swollen paw
- EFT newcomer assists with her dog's eye problem
- Did surrogate EFT help a cat accept a new dog into the household?
- How to creatively use EFT on a dog--in this case for toxic reactions
- EFT newcomer successfully uses EFT for her abused dog
- EFT for a snoring schnauzer
- Here is evidence that our pets' emotional issues and behaviors mirror ours--dog behavior changes
- Two success stories of EFT with dogs: A vacuum cleaner fear and an arthritic back
- Surrogate EFT brings peace to scared animals
- Abused dog is housebroken with the use of EFT
- The sluggish beagle that suddenly turned frisky
- Did surrogate EFT for Mary's dog remove a lump?
- EFT quieted a dog
- Calming down a very scared cat
- The cat who no longer has "accidents" when using her litter tray
- Successful EFT tapping - cats have needs too!
- Surrogate EFT helps two cats at a distance
- Rescuing Mellie the cat from death's door
- The cat who was allergic to his food
- Bringing peace to a cringing kitten
- Two first class uses of Surrogate EFT for Sarah Rushton's cat
- Helping my cat Noodle to walk again
- Success with a cat
- The cat who couldn't pee
- What my dying cat taught me about doing EFT on animals
- EFT successfully handles a CAT-tastrophe!
- EFT for a scaredy cat
- Surrogate EFT calms aggressive stray cat
- EFT helps cat through surgery
- Surrogate EFT and Surrogate Muscle Testing resolve horse's bucking problem
- Tapping for a horse
- Some ideas about EFT for horses
- EFT calms down a "Spooking Horse"
- Successful surrogate EFT for a choking horse
- Surrogate tapping brings peace to my filly, Rose!
- Because I work with animals every day, I know you can
- Impressive EFT surrogate work helps horse with sensitive hoof and an electric fence
- Surrogate EFT removes a horse's limp
- Using "mind pictures" for the Setup while doing EFT for Marva the horse
- EFT calms an injured horse and its handler
- Impressive surrogate work for ex-champion horse
- The horse with many fears
- Horse with panic attacks helped with EFT
- EFT reversed the cause of a 7 year chronic uterine infection in our mare!
- Tapping on your own "chain of worry" before tapping on your pet's problem
- EFT for the healing of our pets
- EFT for a pet
- Stunning physical healing in a baby goat
- EFT for profound grief at losing a pet -- finding a core issue
- "Rainbow Bridge" tapping when you are grieving a lost pet
- Using EFT with animals for performance issues
- Try EFT on Everything -- Even Fish!
- "EFT helped save my Goldfish"
- Two EFT cases: Reviving a gold fish ... and ... snoring
- Do you have separation anxiety when you leave your pets?
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EFT on a parrot (Greenwing Macaw) with acute and severe breathing problems
Note: 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.
Note: This article assumes you have a working knowledge of EFT. Newcomers can still learn from it but are advised to peruse our Free Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tutorial™ for a more complete understanding.
Ann Castro from Germany is a parrot consultant who has written several books regarding these feathered friends. She uses EFT on her parrot's chronic aspergillosis and says, "It worked marvelously. In less than ten minutes her breathing was back to normal. Compare this to previous occasions where, without EFT, I was sitting for hours with her fighting for her breath." Please consult appropriate medical or veterinarian advice on medical issues.
Scarlett is an eight year old female greenwing macaw. Like many parrots in captivity, she suffers from chronic aspergillosis, a fungal infection of the lungs. Whilst she is being treated with conventional medicines, it is a chronic disease that is unlikely to be cured completely with conventional medicine. All one can do is to attempt to manage the disease.
One of the dangers of aspergillosis is an acute breathing problem attack. These are due to parts of the fungal growth loosening and lodging in the breathing system. A bird with such an acute breathing attack may well die from it by suffocation. A remedy is cortisone, but as this damages the bird;s adrenal glands and may be lethal in the longer term, this is only a measure of last resort. Thus, it should be avoided, if at all possible.
Scarlett was having an acute breathing attack gasping for air. She is quite tame, but like many parrots, she can be rather selective as to how and when she would like to be petted. Nevertheless, on a hunch, I decided to tap on her directly and not to use surrogate tapping. Now, a bird's anatomy is quite different from a human's, so it is difficult to transfer the exact tapping points and spots for the set-up phrase from a human chart. Therefore, some experimentation is called for when working with parrots.
I started by tapping on the top of Scarlett's head with the set-up phrase:
Although (Even though) I am having these breathing problems, I am a great bird.
The top of the head was chosen for accessibility and safety reasons. A distressed bird may bite and inflict a lot of damage. While tapping with one hand on the top of her head, I could gently anchor her beak in the other hand. For those who are not familiar with Greenwing Macaws, Scarlett is able take my wrist into her beak. The beak is powerful enough to crack Macadamia nuts. If she should decide she did not like what I was doing, it would not just be painful, but she could inflict a lot of damage to my hand. Thus, I preferred to be cautious.
After tapping the set-up phrase, I tapped around her eyes and the top of the upper beak while saying "breathing problems." Performing this procedure three times took mere seconds.
As she was visibly relaxing, I decided to try some of Scarlett's spots where she doesn't like to be touched because they correspond more closely to what would be the set-up and tapping points in humans. I thought it worthwhile to try this, because I have experienced with some of my other parrots, that birds who do not usually like to be petted, love to be tapped. Maybe they feel that it helps them or at least, they are noticing my good intent.
So next I rubbed Scarlett's pectoral muscles to the right and left of the top of her keel bone in the spot that would be in approximately the same location as the sore spot in humans:
Although (Even though) I still have some breathing problems, I am a really good bird .
Scarlett usually does not like to be touched, let alone rubbed on her chest, but this time she did not mind. Meanwhile I was cautious because this location put my hand in a very vulnerable spot right next to her powerful beak. But, she had no problem whatsoever with me doing the set-up phrase, thus.
Seeing this, I got a little more daring and on the next round I tapped her head, the eye spots and upper beak, as well as under her beak, along her keel bone and even her feet.
It worked marvelously. In less than ten minutes her breathing was back to normal. Compare this to previous occasions where, without EFT, I was sitting for hours with her fighting for her breath.
Scarlett and I are sending a big thank you for EFT.
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