By Jacob Gorban
I only recently received the EFT videotapes, but I have already applied and seen its effect.
Two days ago I was watching the instructional video and then the videos from the second DVD of the basic course set. Seeing how amazingly complex problems are treated so simply is almost unbelievable. But the very next day I had my own opportunity to apply EFT.
Yesterday my wife got her “next” migraine attack. This time it was very severe, much stronger than the usual ones. So she called me at work and I left to help her. She’d begun getting migraines less than a year ago, but they are very annoying and several times we’ve found ourselves in a medical center where she was injected with a drug to ease the pain.
When I arrived home, I found her vomiting in the bathroom. She often vomits when she has strong migraines. She couldn’t stand on her feet, so I took her into our room and laid her down on the bed. After getting her attention, I told her that I’d try something new with her this time and that it may seem a bit unusual.
So I started to apply EFT on her. I asked her what was the most problematic symptom at the time. She said it’s the headache. In EFT I should ask to rate her problem on the scale of 0 (no problem at all) to 10 (as bad as it can be). She was definitely at 10 (if not more).
I started by rubbing her Sore Spot and saying the Setup phrase: “Although I have this migraine, I fully accept myself” and she repeated after me three times. Then I started tapping on all the points and saying the Reminder Phrase, which she repeated. Then I continued with the procedure to the end of the first round.
After the first round, I asked her how she was on the scale of 0 to 10. She said that she was at 9 and it was just a little bit better. She still almost couldn’t open her eyes. So I did another round, rephrasing the Setup phrase to “Although I still have some of this migraine left…”
After the second round, I could see the difference myself. She became somewhat more aware and her eyes got a little better. She also said that she was about 5-6, which I found incredible. So we went on to some additional rounds, addressing “heaviness in the head” and “headache.”
After about three more rounds, she told me that she was at about 2. She could lift her head and began to feel how thirsty and hungry she was. I wanted to continue with some more rounds of EFT, but she asked me to make tea for her.
The whole procedure took less than 15 minutes and her intense migraine attack had receded to much lower levels. She could stand up on her own now. The problem was that she had already vomited a lot and, after sipping some of the tea, she started throwing up again. She was obviously dehydrated beyond the point where I could help her at home, since she couldn’t drink without vomiting it all back.
So we ended up in a medical center once again to get her an infusion, but at least she was able to carry on until that moment without much headache, only very weak because of the dehydration and previous pain.
We were very positively surprised by the fast and noticeable improvement of her migraine attack, getting it from a very high peak to a reasonable level. I believe that if I could have helped her about two hours earlier, before she started throwing up, I might have stopped the attack completely and she wouldn’t be dehydrated.
A week later my wife got a strong migraine headache again. She didn’t want to do anything about it until it hit her really hard and she laid down. At that time, I started applying EFT once again on her. We’ did about 10 rounds of EFT, applying it every time on what she felt was worse at that time (headache, nausea, and, in the end, overall fatigue). After 10 minutes, she was totally fine. It amazed me once again, since it brought her from a severe migraine attack to a complete 0 in 10 minutes.
Two weeks later when she started to get another headache, she came to me and asked to tap on her again. This time, I had been after watching some EFT Part 2 videos, so I used shortcuts (less Setup, less tapping on finger, and less Gamut Procedure). The relief was faster. It took less than 10 minutes.
Since then, three weeks has gone by and she has had no migraine attack. EFT proved to be extremely effective in relieving her migraine headache attacks, where medications and some other alternative techniques were less effective.
Big thanks to EFT.