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EFT Brings Relief to Stubborn Sciatica Pain

EFT Brings Relief to Stubborn Sciatica Pain

Dear EFT Community,

Aparna Natarajan writes about how her persistence with EFT brought relief for a “hard to treat” stubborn sciatica pain she always experienced in her hip.


By Aparna Natarajan

This article is on the power of persistence. I started EFT tapping after reading the free manual, but a year later decided to get the DVD training which has stepped up my tapping a notch or two.

I develop hip pain after some types of exercise. The pain is highest right after I wake up in the morning; the pain creeps in while I sleep because my hips are not aligned. I had been to the chiropractor to fix this problem with the twist in my sacral joints 4 or 5 times in the previous year.

I developed a fairly intense hip pain after doing some step-exercises but the chiropractor was on holidays. I then decided to put my recent EFT knowledge to full use.

I started tapping:

Even though I have this hip pain, I deeply and completely accept myself.

The pain was about an 8 on a scale of 0 to 10 and stayed at an 8 out of 10. I did 4 or 5 rounds (full rounds, along with tapping on the Gamut point). There was not much improvement in the pain. I continued intermittently throughout the day. The next day, the pain was down a wee bit, but nothing significant.

I decided to take an afternoon nap on the couch, but before lying down, I did about 6 rounds of tapping –

Even though I have this hip pain, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I want the hip pain to go away, I deeply and completely accept myself.

I concentrated on my sacral joints as I did the tapping. The pain was still there, when I went to sleep out of exhaustion. When I woke up, lo-and-behold, the pain was GONE. This was very surprising, because the pain is generally at the highest when I wake up.

Interestingly, I had placed my fists between my knees while sleeping. I have tried that before, and my hands always slip out while sleeping, but not this time. This may have provided the much needed support my hip joints needed and I was able to do it subconsciously. (Just FYI, a pillow between the knees has never helped, I simply cannot sleep with a pillow).

The pain came back the next morning.

I tapped two or three rounds while working in the kitchen, and it was gone. Then it came back again (same SUD intensity of 8 out of 10) the third morning and I  tapped 2 or 3 times while going about my business and it was gone. It hasn’t come back since then.

I have been exercising, but I must try out something that may cause pain, and see what happens:

a) will there be no pain at all, or

b) if the pain does come back, will it go away with some easy tapping.