“How Can EFT Help You Relieve Excruciating Headaches and Neck Pain”

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My husband and I went to the beautiful River Walk in San Antonio, Texas for the weekend.  We had a lot of fun with our sons, and our future daughter-in law while we listened to the live Mexican music that was playing.  The weather was perfect which made our walk more enjoyable, since we don’t like the hot weather that is typical of San Antonio.

The River Walk was crowded, like usual, and I enjoyed all those shops with arts and crafts and goodies along the walk.

What I didn’t like is that I confirmed once again that I can never find our names in the necklaces and bracelets that they sell as souvenirs there.

We could smell the different aromas of the Mexican food mixing with the aromas of the Italian food,  and the sweetness of the bakery and the ice cream shop. We could also hear the sounds of the ducks splashing  in the river while the boats gave people tours alongside the shops and the restaurants.  It was truly an amazing sight!

We had decided to be  there in the evening because we wanted to watch all the lights from the buildings as they reflected on the river.  I really love the lights.

We went home that night and we stopped at the supermarket to buy some supplies.  Of course,  I got some ice cream just to have in the house,  and then we went to sleep.

What does ice cream have to do  with EFT?

Around 4:30 in the morning, I woke up because I heard noises in the kitchen, my  first thought was: “aawrr” my husband is up to no good, and I jumped out of bed to save my  stash of ice cream.

Yes, he was in the kitchen, pacing back and forth and with looks of agony on his face.  I realized then that he really was not interested in the ice cream.

He was experiencing one of the mot excruciating headaches he ever had, and his neck was hurting so much.  I immediately offered him some pain killers, which he refused.  He thought that over the counter medicine was not going to help him.  He said, Oh my God! Where is a good EFT practitioner when you need her?

Well, this EFT practitioner was half awake, half asleep.  My old clients know that I love to start my EFT sessions with a few rounds of the Constricted Breathing Technique, to help bring their awareness into their bodies, breathe deeper and freer and also in some cases, it helps them to remember issues that need clearing.  And you know what?  They love it.

But you guessed it.  I forgot to use it in my sleepy state.  It was obvious to me that on a scale of  0 – 10, my husband’s excruciating pain was a 20.

I asked him to describe the quality of the pain, he said that the pain was  debilitating, excruciating and agonizing and he felt it  on the left side of his head and in his left ear.  He could hardly see straight.  He had been trying to cradle his head in a position where he felt more comfortable, but it was impossible.  He felt his head was going to explode!

There were so many questions coming into my EFT mind by now:

  • Could this pain have an emotional contributor?
  • This acute pain is on his left side.  I learned from Louise Hay that usually pain that you suffer on the left side of your body has to do with unresolved mother issues.  Could this be the case?
  • Could this be a mechanical pain?  This is pain that you suffer because of physical causes, you moved your body kind of weird, you slept in a crooked position, you lifted something  heavy and there goes your back, etc. etc.
  • Could it be stress?
  • Could it be anxiety?
  • Sometimes,   pain equals punishment.  Are we thinking deep inside of us that we need to be in pain to punish ourselves for our mistakes?

Of course, these are just a few of the possibilities that I have to consider when I have a client who is suffering pain.

I was observing my husband’s body, and his shoulders were so scrunched up,  I decided to tackle this physical aspect to bring some relaxation to his body.  I was leaning more on the idea that this excruciating headache was due to mechanical causes.

Rate the intensity of your emotion  on a scale of  0-10  (SUDS  Rating-Subjective Units of Distress)

10 meaning- your highest emotional intensity  (I feel terrible)

0 meaning- no intensity at all  (I feel happy)   Drink water before tapping

While rubbing the sore spot on your chest or tapping the karate chop point of either hand (7-10 times) repeat the following phrases aloud:

EFT SET UP PHRASES

Even though my shoulders are so stiff, and I cannot relax them,  I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself

Even though I might have slept crooked, and my shoulders hurt, I love and approve of myself

Even though my shoulders are so stiff, I accept that I am having this problem

Now tap on the following energy points while repeating your negative reminder phrases: (If possible tap on both sides of the face and body) (Use 3 or 4 fingers of one hand to tap on the energy points)

Crown of head:  My shoulders are so stiff

Beginning of eyebrow:  I can’t relax them

Side of eye:  This stiffness in my shoulders

Under eye:  This inflexibility in my shoulders

Under nose:  My whole body is so stiff

Under mouth: I am so stiff

Collarbone: This stiffness in my shoulders

Under arm: I am so stiff and tensed

Crown of head:  I cannot relax

Beginning of eyebrow:  I probably slept crooked

Side of eye:  I have all this tension in my shoulders

Under eye:  My shoulders are so stiff

Under nose:  My shoulders are so stiff

Under mouth:  I have this tension in my shoulders

Collarbone:  I slept in a weird position

Under arm:  Everything hurts

Crown of head:  My shoulders feel so stiff

I asked my husband to take a slow healing breath in and out and see what changes had occurred.

He said that there was a very small change in the stiffness  in his shoulders and the pain was still unbearable.  He described this pain like as if a sharp needle was stuck in his eardrum.

While rubbing the sore spot on your chest or tapping the karate chop point of either hand (7-10 times) repeat the following phrases aloud:

EFT SET UP PHRASES

Even though I have this excruciating pain in my neck and cervical vertebrae, and my head is going to explode, I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself

Even though it feels like I have a sharp needle stuck in my eardrum,  I deeply and completely accept myself and I accept that I am having all this excruciating pain in my head and ear

Even though I have this unbearable pain in the left side of my head and my left ear,  I deeply approve of myself and I accept that I am having this excruciating pain

Now tap on the following energy points while repeating your negative reminder phrases: (If possible tap on both sides of the face and body) (Use 3 or 4 fingers of one hand to tap on the energy points)

Crown of head: I have this excruciating pain in my neck

Beginning of eyebrow: My cervical vertebrae hurt

Side of eye: My head is going to explode

Under eye:  The pain in my head is unbearable

Under nose: The left side of my head really hurts

Under mouth:  It feels like I have a sharp needle stuck in my eardrum

Collarbone: The left side of my head hurts so much

Under arm:  The pain in my left ear is excruciating

Crown of head:  It is agony!

Beginning of eyebrow:  I feel like I am having a sharp needle stuck in my eardrum

Side of eye:  This sharp pain in the left side of my head

Under eye:  This debilitating pain in the left side of my head

Under nose:  This sharp needle stuck in my eardrum

Under mouth:  This debilitating pain in the left side of my head

Collarbone:  This pain in my neck and cervical vertebrae is excruciating

Under arm:  This sharp needle stuck in my left ear

Crown of head:  My headache is debilitating

I told him to take a slow healing breath in and out  and release the excruciating pain from the left side of his head, his left ear and his neck!

My husband said that he was beginning to feel relaxed, but the pain was  still around a 7.

I thought about trying something different…I was thinking that sometimes we have an inner child that needs attention and he is tired that everybody is always telling him/her   “stop it”  “don’t do it”  “don’t talk” etc. etc.

Frankly, didn’t you ever get tired of hearing those phrases  when you were a little kid?

While rubbing the sore spot on your chest or tapping the karate chop point of either hand (7-10 times) repeat the following phrases aloud:

EFT SET UP PHRASES

Even though I am refusing to release this pain from the left side of my head, I deeply love and accept myself

Even though I don’t want to let go of the pain from my left ear,  I love and accept myself

Even though I won’t clear this pain from my neck, I am O.K. and I deeply and completely love and accept myself

Now tap on the following energy points while repeating your negative reminder phrases: (If possible tap on both sides of the face and body) (Use 3 or 4 fingers of one hand to tap on the energy points)

Crown of head:  I am refusing to release this pain from the left side of my head

Beginning of eyebrow:  I don’t want to let go of the pain from my left ear

Side of eye:  I don’t want to clear this pain from my neck

Under eye:  I refuse to be pain free

Under nose:  I must need this pain for something

Under mouth:  I don’t want to clear the pain from the left side of my head

Collarbone:  I don’t want to be pain free

Under arm:  I really don’t want to relax

Crown of head:  I am refusing to release this pain from the left side of my head

Beginning of eyebrow:  I really don’t want to be pain free

Side of eye:  What if I can relax now?

Under eye:  Why is it getting easier and easier to be headache free?

Under nose:  I deserve to be completely pain free

Under mouth:  What if I allow my left ear to be completely pain free?

Collarbone:  I really deserve to have a pain free body

Under arm:  I deserve peace in my head and in my left ear

Crown of head:  I prefer peace in my head, my left ear and my neck

My husband reported that his pain had decreased considerably and now it was around a 4.

He really was looking better and his shoulders were relaxed.  So we continued:

While rubbing the sore spot on your chest or tapping the karate chop point of either hand (7-10 times) repeat the following phrases aloud:

EFT SET UP PHRASES

Even though I still have some of this pain in the left side of my head,  I accept myself and I accept that this pain has really been excruciating

Even though I still had some pain in my left ear,  I accept myself and I forgive myself for anything I could have done to contribute to this problem

Even though my neck still hurts,  I approve of myself and I forgive myself for anything I could have done to contribute to my debilitating pain

Now tap on the following energy points while repeating your negative reminder phrases: (If possible tap on both sides of the face and body) (Use 3 or 4 fingers of one hand to tap on the energy points)

Crown of head:  I still have some pain in the left side of my head

Beginning of eyebrow:  I have this remaining pain in my left ear

Side of eye:  My neck still hurts

Under eye:  I forgive myself for anything I did to contribute to my headache

Under nose:  I forgive myself for anything I did to contribute to the pain in my left ear

Under mouth:  I forgive myself for anything I did to contribute to the pain in my neck

Collarbone:  I am allowing myself to be completely pain free

Under arm: I give my head permission to be pain free

Crown of head:  My head, my left ear and my neck deserves to be relaxed and free from pain

By this time, he could hardly stay awake.  I knew that he was completely pain free.  But just to make sure I asked him to scan his head, his neck and his ear and see how he was feeling.

My husband moved his head from side to side several times,  (looking for the pain).  His neck was completely pain free.  He said his head and left shoulder  were free from pain also.  He immediately went to sleep, a few hours later he woke up and he was really relaxed.  His shoulders were not scrunched anymore and he has noticed more flexibility in his neck in the days that followed.

This EFT process took us around 70 minutes,

Ah…the magic of EFT!

So my questions for you today are:

Have you ever suffered pain that was so excruciating and debilitating?

What kind of pain or condition would you like to alleviate?

How long have you suffered this pain or condition?

We appreciate your comments below.

If you are ready to heal your pain and transform yourself, click here: https://eftmindandbody.com/services/

Much love,

Edith Howell,  EFT Practitioner Certified by Gary Craig,  The Creator of EFT.  Emotional Freedom Techniques

6 Comments

  1. This was a wonderful article, and so useful, Edith. Thank you for providing the phrases you used on each of the tapping points. So sorry for the painful experience, Patrick; thank you for going through that so we can benefit from it!

  2. Dear Kathryn:
    I am happy that you found Patrick’s EFT experience helpful. We never know when we are going to suffer excruciating pain like his. So to make it work best for you, you just need to modify the EFT Phrases to suit your needs. I appreciate your reading our articles.
    Much love, Edith Howell

  3. Hello Edith, I just stumbled on you and your site while looking for some EFT info. I’m also a Certified EFT Practitioner. I’m from Chicago and I live in Italy. Last year my husband and I also enjoyed the River Walk in San Antonio, much as you described it in the article about your husband’s headache! (small world) I’m writing to thank you for your site and to congratulate you for being a really terrific Practitioner. Your articles are super. Hope to meet you some day. Big EFT hugs and lots of love, Judy xoxoxo
    Judith Rivera Rosso
    eft-italy@libero.it
    http://www.eftitalia.com
    http://www.cascinarosso.info

  4. Hi Judith:
    I am so grateful for your kind words. I am so happy that you liked our EFT articles, we write them from the heart to help our readers. Yes, The River Walk is a very unique place, we like it very much, it doesn’t matter when you go, it is always fun and popular.
    My brother in-law and his wife just visited Italy and they loved it! They said Italians are so friendly. They really did not want to come back. Do you like living there?
    What do you like most about Italy?
    And I too share the hope that we can meet in person some day!

    Much love, Edith Howell
    http://www.eftmindandbody.com

  5. For The last 2 day I’ve been developing an acute pain and neck stiffness up to the point that I can’t turn my head to either side. I have done various rounds of this but I still find myself in between 3-4 out of 10. Been thinking of the emotion associated to it but could not find the precise one.
    Thank you for the article it has helped me to feel better.

  6. Hi Adib:
    I am very happy this article and EFT exercise helped you to feel better. It also helped my husband to release his excruciating pain.

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