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Pain Management

A one minute wonder by a physical therapist brings dramatic relief to intense pain

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

Hi Everyone,

Burton Moon, a physical therapist in Michigan, brings us this reminder of EFT's use with very intense pain.

Hugs, Gary

By Burton Moon

Dear Gary,

I'm a physical therapist working at Port Huron Hospital in Michigan in what is called acute care. Most of the people that I'm asked to see are in a great deal of distress and pain. The case I am reporting was a very dramatic one minute wonder.

I was on a medical floor when a nurse by the name of Jayne came rushing up to me because another nurse, Debby, was in a great deal of distress and pain. She was writhing in another room and crying from the pain. I've worked with Debby for a number of years and know that she can take a lot. But she obviously wasn't taking it now. She was in sharp, acute pain that she reported to be a level 10 in intensity. Anyone seeing her behavior would readily agree.

After a quick assessment as to onset, location and severity, I decided that I would try to help her decrease her pain first before sending her to ER for further investigation. She reported that her pain was in her lower rib cage immediately under her left breast. There were no other signs of heart attack and it was in an unlikely location for a kidney stone attack. She was moving too well for me to think this was a muscle spasm.

She had been coughing prior to her attack, so I suspected the physical origin or her problem was with her diaphragm. I had her lay down in order to maximize her physical support and positioned her so that as little physical stress as possible would be exerted. I wanted to be assured that her body had no external challenges. Her pain, her crying continued unabated. I didn't explain anything about tapping to her, I simply directed her to focus upon her pain as I tapped on her.

"Even though I have this piercing pain in my lower rib cage, and I've never experienced anything as bad as this ever before, I choose for this whole region to be calm and comfortable."

I did a round. She obviously relaxed. She reported that her pain went down to a two. We did another round for remaining pain. Her pain went to zero.

She profusely thanked me. All the nurses prostrated themselves before me, hugged me and thanked me. I responded that it wasn't me, it was 'emotional freedom techniques.'

I have followed up with Debby and she has had no return or hint of a return in symptoms.

Burton Moon

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