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Using EFT

Using EFT for Menopause, Hot flashes and Chills

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

Typically, menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and chills last anywhere from a few months to a few years. Depending on their severity, they can affect sleep, relationships, job performance and a long list of important life functions. Such was Nancy O'Hanna's experience until she applied EFT to her various symptoms. The symptoms subsided almost immediately and, for the last two months, have appeared only occasionally and with minimal severity. When they do appear, Nancy applies a round or two of EFT and they fade completely.

Update:  I heard from Nancy recently and she said 7 months have passed since this write-up and she has not had any hot flashes, night sweats of chills.

By Nancy O'Hanna

Hello Gary~

I am in the midst of menopause and with it comes the frustration in making the decision on how will I handle these annoying "hot flashes" (hopefully without Hormone Replacement Therapy, if possible).

So I started intuitively tapping and began my journey with globally saying:

"Even though I suffer from these menopausal symptoms, they are a part of the natural aging process, and I accept them because I truly and completely love and accept myself "

I then eventually added the following to the end of the above statement....

"and I want these symptoms to stop now"

I then moved to more specifics:

"Even though I have these ____ (i.e. horrible, annoying, exhausting, tiring, embarrassing, etc.) hot flashes, I truly and completely love and accept myself and I want them to STOP now"

"Even though I am still having some_____ hot flashes I understand this is normal, and I want them to STOP now, because I truly love and accept myself"

Unfortunately, I did not keep track of my intensity levels as my symptoms changed. However, I knew I was getting relief as the hot flashes were diminishing in length and they were becoming less and less frequent. They still were a part of my daily life, but not quite as annoying least not on a conscious level.

I continued tapping and added "remaining" and "residual" to my reminder phrases. All of a sudden I was aware that I did the infamous switch to another aspect. It changed to "night sweats". So I started focusing my phrases specifically addressing the "night sweats".

"Even though I am suffering from these____ (i.e. horrible, annoying, exhausting, tiring, embarrassing, etc.) night sweats, I truly and completely love and accept them because this is a normal phase of life and I love and accept myself, I just want them to STOP now"

Eventually I began to get relief from the night sweats too, but still not able to reach complete success.

Gee, finding core issues sure can be a bit of a challenge!

Anyway, the wonderful news I want to share with you is about an article from Dr. Mercola's eHealthy newsletter at, titled; understanding adrenal function, Within this article there is a list of "common causes of adrenal stress" (23) and a list of "associated symptom and consequences if impaired adrenals" (34)

So, I decided to do one quick round of tapping on each of the items listed. For example, I would just tap the EFT points and say "anger" at each point. Then I would do the same thing for "fear" and so on.

It is with sheer delight that I can say that the night sweats diminished substantially the first night after that one session of tapping. And almost completely gone the second day and second session of tapping on that list. I would say my 0-10 intensity levels are now about 0-1 for both "hot flashes" and the " night sweats" ....Truly remarkable.

An interesting caveat here is that while my hot flashes and night sweats were clearly under control, I was then starting to deal with "chills" . At first I thought I was getting the flu or some illness.... and then I had to laugh, because I realized while I was being very specific about the hot portion of my issues ..... "HOT flashes" .... I neglected the rest of the culprit which is that all of my hot flashes were followed up with a round of the "chills". So while I adequately addressed the hot part I failed to recognize or be specific about the cold or "CHILLS" part.

It has now been 2 months since I first addressed this problem and I am basically without hot flashes or chills. If I do get a "flare-up" I simply do a round or two of EFT and they are history.

I truly appreciate the importance of being specific, and finally found some real relief!


.....Nancy O'Hanna


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