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Other Physical Issues

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A Carpal Tunnel "one minute wonder"

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

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Hi Everyone,

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is usually treated with everything from wrist braces to surgery. With EFT, however, it often improves using nothing but a round or two of the EFT Basic Recipe. Often, however, we need to resolve possible emotional contributors to do the job thoroughlyl.  Carole Gledhill from England validates this by sharing this case wherein her client went from extreme pain down to nothing with one round of tapping. Note, however, that she handles an important emotional issue first.

Hugs, Gary

By Carole Gledhill

Hello Gary,

I have been tapping my friends and myself for about a year now with lots of surprises and wonderful exciting experiences. Recently a friend came to me describing herself as being a mess. She was at a critical point in a relationship crisis and was having a make or break meeting with her partner that evening. She was meeting him in a public place and wanted my help because she didn't want to collapse in a puddle of tears.

We started tapping but she wasn’t shifting. Then it occurred to me to ask how she felt when she said, “I accept myself.” She said, "Well, it feels as though I'm lying.” I asked her to think of something positive about herself that she would be comfortable saying and she came up with, "I'm a nice person."

We tapped through lots of aspects and lots of tears and tissues and after a while it came to me that we could have a go at "I accept myself" in the setup. What an incredible and unexpected result. She said, "oh, that feels better … it feels like a weight has come off me." After about a minute she was crying with joy. It brings a tear to my eye remembering it.

GC COMMENT: Many people have difficulty with the "I accept myself" portion of the EFT Tapping Basic Recipe.  While clients often feel better by doing a few rounds of EFT on this issue, the results tend to be temporary and thus deeper work is often necessary.  See The Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tapping Tutorial for the newer, higher quality approaches.

She had mentioned along the way that she had carpal tunnel syndrome in her right hand and the previous night it was so painful that she had wanted to chop her whole arm off. We had a bit of time left so I suggested we have a go at it. She rated it at a 12 out of 10.  We did one round of tapping and halfway through she noticed that her hand felt lovely and warm.

As we got to the end I told her it probably wouldn’t go in one session but that I would give her a tapping map so she could tap every day.  I then asked her what the carpal tunnel pain had come down to. It was gone … completely gone.  I know EFT works but still sometimes I can't believe it. We were both sitting there with jaws hanging, and then jumping up and down like kids, it was so exciting.

I have a feeling that because her energy was still rushing around it helped to make releasing the pain in her hand so effortless. I have occasionally had sessions with myself when issues start to drop away with just the setup. Her evening went well and I haven't heard from her since. I love EFT and thank you so much for putting it into the world.

Yours gratefully, Carole


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