I have done EFT and alot of other emotional healing techniques! I worked in the Alternative Medical Field and have done many different modalities. In my opinion, everything does a little something, shifts the energy and if nothing else releases some of the hidden emotions and denials that happen in our lives!
If you feel better or emotionally notice an improvement then its probably working for you!
What works for one may not work for someone else! You can sign up on Gary Craigs site to receive his newsletters and do this technique yourself!
Hope you find relief!
Everything you said is correct, very good explanation!!! EFT is basically using a tapping techique vs. accupuncture needles on specific meridians. The theory is every incident good or bad is a stored memory somewhere in our body. An example that was given to me years ago that may help you understand is:
You experienced a broken arm way way back with that injury you experienced an emotional memory as well. Your physical injury has healed, you move forward BUT the emotional memory is still stored in the body, tissues, muscles, organs etc (unknown to you).....as you go along in life you'll experience another episode that may have the same emotional memory as the one you experienced when you broke your arm.....(does not have to be from another physical injury) soooo when you do any type of body/mind work, you start to release emotional and physical memories....sort of like a domino effect the broken arm memory may be the same as a memory you experienced when you lost your favorite doll (grief) etc etc. Once you start the release techniques it may stir memories you never realized you held onto. Sometimes you remember sometimes you don't but most times you feel lighter, more energetic or calm. Not sure if this is confusing or helping.
Homeopathy also works like this, they say if you are given the right remedy it is like turning back the clock, sometimes you relive symptoms from top to bottom, inside to outside, by organ of importance and so on. Sometimes you cry for no known reason or you may have a dream or a fleeting memory. It is said that once that occurs the problem usually has left. I had the opportunity to see this happen time an time again when I worked. I've also had the experience myself. I had Rolfing done a long time ago and during a few sessions (if you know what Rolfing is its pretty intense body release) I would suddenly start sobbing or laughing. I felt like a real wacko but was assured this was emotional stuff being released that was stored in the muscles for who knows how long! Made sense and boy after 12 sessions, I was like a new person for many many years! I was so fortunate while working because of my job I was given Professional courtesy! Either very small fees and alot were free to me! I was very lucky now most are unaffordable!!
I do the meds I need to for my situation, but I do many other modalities in an effort to detox my body as well. I feel it is working if I don't have to increase the pain med dose or strength. There are lots of things and people out there that are hocus but just as many that are truly helpful!
Like PA says if its too good to be true.....be wary. Every practitioner I have been to has NEVER promised complete relief, if someone does that.....dig deeper. I have found many supplements, remedies and treatments that have helped enough to make the pain more tolerable. I still hold out hope for the day when there will be an answer for all of us till then more tolerable is good enough for me!
Hope what I said makes sense!
Well said PALady!!