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Other Emotional Issues

Anger Management

New Technique Helps Avoid Heart Damage by Diffusing Anger Within Marital Arguments

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PRESS RELEASE: San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) -- Researchers report that hostile marital disputes do more than cause stress, they nearly double the risk of atherosclerosis, or coronary artery calcification. Meanwhile, nearly half of all new marriages in the United States end in divorce. Fortunately, arguing spouses can improve their health and change their fighting habits with a simple do-it-yourself acupressure technique called EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).

"There is a direct connection between emotions and physical health," says best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola, "so it's not surprising that marital discord can trigger all sorts of heart-damaging problems. But people don't have to keep hurting themselves and each other. I've found EFT to be very effective in reducing stress and helping people lead happier, healthier lives."

In EFT, the goal is to clear energy blocks from the body's meridians, the same energy pathways charted thousands of years ago by Chinese acupuncturists. The technique combines gentle fingertip tapping of key acupuncture points along with focused thought.

According to Gary Craig, the Stanford-trained engineer who developed EFT, "Conventional coping strategies tend to be ineffective because they fail to balance these vital pathways. No matter how angry someone might be, as soon as tapping balances the body's energy, the anger literally disappears."

EFT practitioners around the world report a 50 to 80 percent success rate in treating physical symptoms, such as high blood pressure, as well as emotional symptoms like anger.

This is excellent news for those in unhappy marriages and at risk of heart disease. According to organizations like, there are more than 10 million divorces in the U.S. each year, and their fallout costs taxpayers $30 billion annually. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S., and its estimated annual cost exceeds $350 billion in health care and lost productivity. From every perspective, marital discord and heart disease are an expensive and damaging combination.

Personal coaches Layne and Paul Cutright use EFT in their relationship training because, as they say, "EFT is the fastest, easiest, and most readily accessible of all our tools. It can be used over the telephone and is easily taught to anyone willing to learn."

Gary Craig and other EFT practitioners have documented thousands of cases in which physical and emotional stress symptoms disappeared in a few minutes or a few sessions.

"When their energy meridians are balanced," Craig explains, "even people in an unhappy marriage can resume their discussion without experiencing the same habitual stress responses. EFT has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce heart palpitations, and help people think and speak calmly and rationally. It's a highly effective technique for marriage counselors, psychologists, and health care practitioners."

Over 1,000,000 have downloaded Craig's free training manual and another 10,000 download it each month. The official EFT Manual has been translated by volunteer practitioners into twenty languages. The EFT website is the sixth most actively visited natural health site in the world.

The EFT Manual explains the basics so that anyone can begin applying EFT right away. It can be freely downloaded at


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