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Serious Diseases


Simple Acupressure Technique Relieves Huntington's Disease

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PRESS RELEASE: San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) -- While researchers have spent ten years developing a cure for Huntington’s Disease (HD) in mice, people suffering with the disease have gained symptom relief with a simple do-it-yourself acupressure technique. According to the theory behind Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), illness and disease are caused by unresolved emotional issues and a disrupted energy meridian system (Chi or Qi). When emotional issues are resolved using EFT, physical symptoms associated with serious diseases have been shown to clear, sometimes immediately and often permanently.

EFT is a do-it-yourself acupressure technique that anybody can use to provide relief from the physical and emotional symptoms associated with HD. It involves fingertip tapping on select acupressure points while focusing on the symptom in question. EFT claims an 80% success rate in calming symptoms associated with serious diseases. It and can be learned freely by downloading the EFT Manual at

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have found a way to block the enzyme believed to be instrumental in the development of the disease. For the next five years, researchers will focus on developing and testing a drug that will achieve the same results in humans.

In the meantime, EFT is giving HD patients drug-free relief from the symptoms associated with this degenerative brain disease. EFT theory takes a very different approach to addressing symptoms associated with such diseases.

According to Gary Craig, the Stanford-trained engineer who developed EFT, “When EFT Practitioners approach serious diseases such as Huntington’s, we look at the person’s symptoms and the emotions associated with their symptoms. When we address illness-related emotions like fear, frustration, and grief, we repeatedly find that the symptoms subside, even disappear.”

Children of HD patients have a 50% chance of inheriting Huntington’s. If they have inherited the disease, symptoms generally appear later in life. “I can’t help but wonder whether applying EFT could postpone or even suspend the development of symptoms,” says Craig.

Diane Kendrick is an EFT Practitioner in the United Kingdom whose client had Huntington’s disease. The client presented as having a phobia about walking down stairs, but her HD was evidenced in her slurred speech, jerky gait, twitching and labored breathing.

Because of her symptoms, the woman had difficulty tapping the EFT points, so had her husband do it for her. When she returned a week later, Diane was surprised, “I couldn’t believe the changes in her. Her visual symptoms were about 60% improved.” Her jerkiness and twitching had subsided and her communication had improved. Her speech was less slurred and more clear. During the week between appointments, the woman had done EFT tapping every day on her own. It had become increasingly easy to do as her coordination and enthusiasm had improved.

They did a little more EFT for the phobia of stairs and the woman pinpointed having fallen down stairs ten years previously. With five minutes of EFT, she went up and down stairs with no trace of fear or anxiety. The phobia was gone, but more importantly, she had a considerable improvement in several of the symptoms associated with her incurable physical condition.

Craig explains, “We see this repeatedly with EFT, where addressing a specific issue like a phobia has a generalized positive result for the person’s health. We are not claiming that EFT cures diseases, but EFT users all over the world have experienced remarkable results in the reduction of symptoms associated with cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn's disease, lupus, Alzheimer's disease, MS, arthritis and others. Fortunately, an increasing number of health professionals are incorporating EFT into their medical practices.”

There are no known side effects associated with EFT and it often gives symptom relief where nothing else works. “It is my goal,” says Craig, “to encourage the use of EFT to compliment any medical protocol employed to treat serious diseases. To this end, I make the EFT Manual available freely on the EFT website.”

Although most Americans have yet to hear of it, EFT may be the world’s fastest-growing self-help technique. Over 300,000 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 nine languages.

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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