By Alwyn Beikoff
Wayne, a termite control man came to inspect and treat termites in our house. He was in terrible pain because the previous afternoon he’d put his back out.
He could not get up from a squat without holding something or pushing on his knees. He walked upright and stiff, holding himself very protectively from movement pain and turned his whole body rather than twist at the waist.
After the termite treatment I asked if he’d like to try something that might fix his pain or relieve it a little. He was willing to try anything.
Initial SUD pain intensity on a 0-10 scale was 9.
We used the following EFT Set up statement using the karate chop point (KC).
Even though I have this terrible low back pain, I deeply and completely accept myself.
Then did a full round of tapping.
Intensity went to a 6. Again using the Karate Chop point we set up with:
Even though I still have some low back pain, I deeply and completely accept myself.
And did another full round of tapping.
Intensity went to a 3. This time we did no setup and tapped on “This remaining pain.”
He was now squatting, bending and walking around and said the pain was still a 3. I could see he was much more mobile than before so I asked him to stand still and rate it and he gave it “maybe a 1”. So moving around was another aspect.
Then we tapped on “This remaining pain”, with the setup:
“Even though I still have some pain walking around and standing, I deeply and completely accept myself.”
After one round it went to a 1 (from 3) while walking.
We finished with a floor to ceiling eye roll.
He was then able to walk out and get into his car as though he’d never hurt his back at all.