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Serious Diseases


An MD uses EFT for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

Below are examples from two MD's regarding the benefits of approaching physical ailments by taking aim at their emotional causes.

First, Raul Vergini, MD from Italy describes the substantial progress of his Rheumatoid Arthritis patient by using EFT on her EMOTIONAL ISSUES ONLY (this includes a follow-up). Dr. Vergini says....

"At the end of the session we had a very big improvement (always without addressing the physical part of the illness). A pain in the jaw that she had everyday for months after the jaw operation (diagnosed as neuralgia) disappeared. She walked much better, and for the first time her legs moved "correctly" during walking without the usual robot-like motion. She was much less stiff than usual and she was able to quickly raise from the seat without using the hands as support."

Seasoned EFT'ers have observed this striking phenomenon repeatedly. By now it should be plainly obvious to even the most casual observer that EFT should be considered as an important tool for almost any illness. If you need some convincing, just compare the EFT progress made by Dr. Vergini (his client provides a list) with any other method for such a severe disorder.

So....thank you Dr. Vergini for your contribution to the healing of the world (he asks that we excuse his English because it is not his first language).

After Dr. Vergini's contribution comes a humorous, but important message from Dan Benor, MD. It emphasizes the idea that many physical illnesses have emotional causes.


By Raul Vergini, MD

Hi all,

I am glad to report to you that I'm having great results with EFT in a very severe case of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a 42 year old woman.

She began to suffer from RA about 5 years ago. The illness developed very quickly, and very soon she had to take everyday cortisone or anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) to be able to raise from bed and to eat something. She lost weight and often she has some fever.

She has a very high rheumatoid factor in her lab exams. Her hands and feet are already deformed and painful, and the jaw was deformed too (she had a surgical correction for it). She walks with some difficulty (she is rather stiff) and moves her legs in a "robot-like" (or goose-like) fashion during walking. She has to keep her hands on the legs to help herself when rising from a sitting.

This illness began in a period when she was very stressed by her father and then by the chief of a group where she took a course of 'pranic healing' (some kind of 'pranotherapy'). I investigated a bit and discovered that her father always humiliated her since her childhood and always told her that she was no good at anything, and that outside of his "circle" (she worked with him) she never would have had any future. And she told me that actually she never succeeded in anything of what she tried to do by herself (very big writings on her walls!).

When she decided to take that course of 'pranic healing' she went in big troubles with her father that wanted her to continue to work with him and not to lose time in such a stupid and useless thing.

She took the course anyway. Then she discovered that the chief of this group (a woman) was very similar to her father (humiliating her, etc.) but in spite of this she remained in the group for 5 years.

During these years the illness quickly worsened, and the doctors said that hers was a very severe case that usually progressively worsens.

Summing up she has very serious issues with self-evaluation, lack of confidence in herself, abuses, etc. To make a long story short, the first time I saw her we tapped on the father issue, and without treating anything directly related to her illness (pain, stiffness, etc) she was much less stiff and she walked decisively better (she said about a 50% amelioration).

She remained rather well for about three days, then after a phone call by her father and a small argument with him, she had some worsening of her condition. Moreover she didn't do correctly the "homework" I gave to her for that week.

Yesterday she came for the second time, she was better than when I first saw her, but not as good as she was when she left my office after the first treatment. We worked for an hour and half on several problems and aspects (father, chief of the group, other failures she had, etc.) and she was even able to laugh at some of them after the tapping (when they made her cry some minutes before!).

At the end of the session we had a very big improvement (always without touching the physical part of the illness). A pain in the jaw that she had everyday for months after the jaw operation (diagnosed as neuralgia) disappeared. She walked much better, and for the first time her legs moved "correctly" during walking without the usual robot-like motion. She was much less stiff than usual and she was able to quickly raise from the seat without using the hands as support.

The friend that accompanied her to my office, when she saw her after the treatment, was shocked and said: "it's a miracle!". However I can say that when she walked out from my office she was really transformed. She was full with joy and she embraced and kissed me to thank. I too was surprised of the great improvement, and I had the confirmation of how much our emotions can influence our physical health, and of how powerful EFT can be, even in these very severe physical diseases.

Of course she is not cured, and there is still a lot of work to do with her, but for the first time she knows that there can be hope for her condition, and this is the first step in her journey to a better emotional and physical health.


Raul Vergini, MD

P.S. sorry for my english

Followup by Dr. Raul Vergini

Hi Gary,

Yesterday I saw again the woman with RA. She was better, not much loss of benefit during this past week. She told me she was very fine on Thursday, so she decided to not take her usual anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and went out with a friend for a walk.

Along the way she unexpectedly saw the funeral of a young boy that was killed in a car crash. This emotion made her immediately worse, so that she walked much worse when coming back home and she had to take her drug for pain. This demonstrates that her psychological/emotional equilibrium is still very, very delicate.

However, she was rather good yesterday. Not much improvement on arms yet, but they are better than at the beginning of the EFT sessions. We worked for over an hour and a half yesterday on some mother's issues that came to her mind, and on the fact that she doesn't accept her deformed hands. When I asked her if she thinks to really deserve the healing, she said "I don't know". So there still is some strong low-confidence and guilt issues underlying her illness.

When I asked her to sum up her improvements to date, from the beginning of our treatments, she said:

- much less pain during night (now she can sleep well)

- no fever

- a small increase in body weight

- no more need to bandage the wrists (she used these bandages to reduce pain)

- a bit less swelling and maybe a little less deformation in fingers (these can be moved more freely now also in the "right" direction)

- less swelling in feet (no more pain for a "growing bone" into the heel, it seems to have stopped its growth)

- much improvement in stiffness and mobility in the pelvis (now she walks in a nearly normal way)

- no more pains and neuralgia in the jaw (they appeared after the dentistry and surgical work to fix the deformed jaw)

Summing up she estimates the overall improvement at least 50% better. Of course she still cannot avoid the two doses/day of her NSAI drugs, but I am confident that we can begin to reduce them soon.



By Dan Benor, MD

A woman suffered for several years from arthritis of the hands, and had come for over a year for spiritual healing - in England - with modest symptomatic relief but no lasting cure. I was observing healers at work and happened to be there for one of her sessions.

She sat with her fists clenched as she updated the healer on her progress since the pervious session. I interrupted to ask, "What do you think your hands might be saying?"

She raised her hands, opening them and looking at her palms, and said, "I don't know what you mean!"

I shrugged, and continued to observe. Within minutes, her fists were again clenched, and I repeated my question, with the same response.

The third time her hands clenched and I asked the question, she asked (in a very angry tone of voice!) "Are you saying I'm angry?"

All three of us burst out laughing, as her tone of voice was so obviously angry. This simple intervention opened the doors to her exploring and releasing many pent up angers, over a period of several months, during her healing sessions.

A year later, she was free of arthritis, and felt that the releases of anger had been crucial to her improvements.


Daniel J. Benor, MD


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