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Pain

Headaches & Migraines

Working on a migraine also leads to clearing traumas

EFt Tapping Outdated ImageNote: This is one of 3,000 articles written prior to the updated Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tapping Tutorial™. As a result, it is likely outdated. It provides practical uses for EFT Tapping but you should also explore our newest advancement, Optimal EFT, by reading our free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™, and/or get help from a Certified EFT Practitioner.

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Hi Everyone,

Here is evidence that emotional issues and migraines are often linked. A thank you to Frances P. Xavier from the UK for providing it.

Hugs, Gary


By Francis P. Xavier

Trudy (not her real name) was still suffering from the effects of a migraine headache when she phoned me.  She had attempted to tap on herself while she was still in bed, but it had been too painful to continue.  And although it had eased somewhat, the after-effects were causing her a great deal of discomfort.

The pain was located in the base of her skull and she rated the level of intensity at 5-6 on a scale of 0 to 10.  Initially she described the pain as a dull ache, but that changed as we began tapping; it then showed up as a wave of pain on the left side of her head and neck.

As we continued to tap she began to feel nauseous.  This condition persisted even after we had done a couple of rounds, changing the setup and the wording as we tapped.  Then we decided to incorporate the 9 gamut routine (this procedure includes eye movements).

This was effective, but it bought up another factor or aspect.  Trudy noted that as she looked hard down left and circled her eyes to the left a new pain manifested itself in that part of her head.  We talked about this aspect for a few minutes and then she recalled a motor car accident that had occurred many years earlier.  Without going into all the details, it is sufficient to mention she was looking to the left when another car struck her vehicle.  Her spine was severely damaged and may have contributed to the migraine headaches.  As we worked through that issue another trauma emerged.

Trudy was suddenly reminded of the time she was about to give birth.  There had been complications and the contractions came while she was still in the ward.  The hospital staffs’ efforts to get her to the delivery room were slipshod and she asked to be taken off the gurney and put back onto a bed.

When the baby was born it was rushed to intensive care, but it was too late.  She demanded to be allowed to see the child, but that was refused.  At this stage she was weeping uncontrollably. I tapped for her and suggested she tap along as best she could.  It took a long time for her to calm down.  As we tapped I spoke of their relationship.  Even though it had only lasted 9 months, while the baby had been in the womb, she had something to hang onto.  She agreed with that idea.

By this time she had calmed down enough to try a new setup.  We tapped in the idea that there was nothing more she could have done, and that although the nursing staff stopped her seeing the child they were doing the best they could.  We then focused on saying goodbye to the baby as we tapped.

When the tears had stopped flowing she confided to me that she had tapped on that issue many times in the past, but with very little relief.  Now she felt clear.  She was able to let it all go just as she had let her child go.

After a grateful thank you I asked about the migraine headache.  It was nice to learn that all the symptoms that existed when she rang had disappeared.  Her voice sounded different too.  It seemed a good time to stop even though there might have been more work to do on the accident at a future date.

So once again EFT had proven itself.  What had started out as a plea to help overcome the residue of a headache resulted in the release of a deep-seated hurt that had been buried for decades.

Francis P. Xavier

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