Tapping Therapy For Back Pain
Tapping therapy for back pain is an effective, holistic solution to relieve chronic and acute discomfort. Furthermore, this technique has been known to improve mental wellbeing as well as boost immunity levels.
Tapping is a psychological acupressure technique that stimulates points on energy meridians within the body. Like acupuncture, tapping helps restore equilibrium to your energy system while relieving physical pain and emotional turmoil.
Licensed mental health professionals can instruct people how to perform tapping independently or as part of a group session, and the technique has been known to treat conditions from anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tapping is often combined with other mind-body therapies like hypnosis and mindfulness meditation, making it suitable for individuals dealing with issues like depression, stress, anxiety, phobias or trauma.
According to its developer, Gary Craig, EFT is based on the theory that all emotions and physical pain stem from disruptions in energy flow.
It is an effective yet simple technique that works to release blocked emotional energy from both your body and brain. The technique can be used anywhere at anytime for a gentle yet powerful way to clear your mind, relax your body, and reduce stress levels.
Before you can begin to address your problems, identify what emotion is at the core of them and take note of its source. Doing this is key in uncovering core feelings which will ultimately help you identify and address what’s causing your discomfort.
Next, tap on the specific acupoints associated with emotion or physical pain you are feeling. Focus on these emotions or sensations without judgment or criticism of yourself; the process may take as little as five minutes or up to an hour, depending on how severe your symptoms are.
Once you’ve identified the emotions or physical pain preventing you from moving forward, simply repeat tapping on acupoints until you feel their effects. Results may not be immediate, but consistent practice can yield long-lasting gains.
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How long will it take for my pain to go away?” The answer to this varies depending on how much time you invest into tapping and how often you do it. Generally, four to six rounds are sufficient for long-lasting results with low intensity problems; for more serious cases, 10 or 12 sessions may be recommended.
If you’re experiencing back pain, it is wise to consult a physical therapist and/or doctor for diagnosis and treatment. A healthcare provider can then suggest an integrated treatment plan.
Stress can often cause back pain and other physical discomfort, making the symptoms even worse. Studies have even demonstrated that high cortisol levels contribute to chronic and severe pain as well as other illnesses.
Traditional methods for dealing with pain and stress are effective, but often miss the underlying issue. Fortunately, Emotional Freedom Techniques – commonly referred to as tapping therapy – offer a newer solution that can help pinpoint and eliminate your discomfort once and for all.