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Emergency uses for EFT

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By Tony Lipanovic

Dear List,

There has been reference recently to application of EFT outside the "norm" and I want to share these two experiences with you from yesterday.

Background: I work one day a week, Saturday, in an outpatient emergency clinic set up by a group of some 50 General Practitioners in Papakura, South Auckland, New Zealand. I see a range of patients and as I specialise in trauma recovery they are generally traumatised. I am a consulting psychologist and in private practice for two years.

Clinical case 1

Around 9.30 am just finished a session. In one of the emergency consulting rooms a baby has been screaming its lungs out for at least 15 minutes. I went to the Charge nurse and asked it I could help. THIS WAS A HUGE STRETCH FOR ME AS THIS IS IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OUTPATIENTS SETTING. She was great and took me to the room. A mother was endeavoring to keep an oxygen mask on a 15 month old boy. The child was hyperventilating and extremely distressed. I asked if I could assist the mother and she agreed. The mask was taken off and the machine turned off. I tapped on the child's collarbone and held his foot at the same time (just coincidence as I thought this may help ground). Within 30 seconds he was normal and happy and gurgling away. I then asked for the machine to be switched on and immediately the anxiety symptoms began. I tapped on the same spot for about 20 seconds and he settled to the noise.

I then asked the nurse to bring the mask into visual range. Anxiety again rose. Unbeknown to me, the doctor was watching from behind me. He suggested we take the mask off the hose and put this on the child's chest as I tapped. The child accepted this and I then asked the mother to bring the mask without fumes gradually over the child's face as I tapped. It worked. We then connected the tube and baby breathed away quite happily.

The emergency staff were most impressed!

Clinical Case 2

Approx 3:45 pm same day. Same charge nurse, different doctor. Child, also about 18 months, pulled hot cup coffee off table at home onto chest resulting in scalded burns on chest. It was impossible to dress the burns so I asked if I could assist. There was agreement. I tried tapping on the child but this did not reduce the discomfort probably due to pain, high stress levels and the incident happened 1.5 hours before. I took a real stretch here.

I asked if I could tap on the mother while she held her child and asked her to say ...Even though my child has this pain he deeply and completely accepts himself....Well the staff thought I was woo woo.

Guess what..... the child settled enough to apply burn dressings and although there was still distress it reduced enough to allow the doctor and nurses to apply the dressings.

It is Sunday and I am still high on the buzz I got from my stretch.


Tony Lipanovic
Consulting Psychologist


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