Cancer And I – How To Make EFT Tapping Carry You Through The Worst

Cancer - EFT Tapping For Cancer Relief

This article talks about my story with cancer, my suffering, and how I overcame it with the help of EFT for Cancer. The EFT Tapping for Cancer has proven to be an effective alternative therapy to help individuals overcome cancer and heal the root cause. 

It was on a sunny wednesday morning in August that cancer came knocking at my door. It came as a complete surprise, an utter outrage! All right, people do get cancer (actually quite a few do) but I had not planned on it! I am a healthy person! I do not smoke, I hardly drink, I am a good girl and I even eat loads of broccoli!

When we hear the words "you have cancer," most of us immediately become concerned about our own mortality. Even if our doctors reassure us and the prognosis is favorable, it will never be enough to put our concerns to rest. Nobody is given a guarantee, and we all want to do everything we can to improve our chances of living a long and healthy life.

But there you go. The universe was of a different opinion, or at least my cells were. They had started multiplying way beyond control. I noticed the lump in my left breast when I was having my morning shower. If I had not been involved in the conversation I had the previous day with a friend talking about their treatment for colon cancer, I probably would not have paid it any attention at all.


But as it was, I did notice and went for a check-up. In the end, I decided on traditional treatment for the tumor that was now lodged in my body.

Every person on the earth is one-of-a-kind in some manner. Even identical siblings have physical and personality characteristics that set them apart. Isn't it reasonable to expect that cancers, no matter how similar their diagnoses, will be distinctive in some way?

Of course, I have been puzzling over why I got cancer. I have lots of theories but they are pure guesswork. The shock of my mother was unexpected death? The end of a love relationship that was very important to me? Radiation from my mobile phone? The wrong kind of food? I will never know for sure. One thing I know, though, is that I was extremely lucky. Lucky to live near a hospital with a very good record of treating cancer patients. Lucky that I had friends and family to support me. And most of all, lucky because I had learned EFT Tapping and became an EFT Trainer through Vitality Living College. 

What’s more, the effect of EFT treatments are quick and long-lasting. When it comes to emotional freedom, EFT tapping is an effective, easy-to-use, simple, and inexpensive technique. EFT tapping helps to free you from emotional baggage and eliminate your root cause. 

For those new to EFT, it is also known as Tapping Therapy, that combines tapping on acupressure points while saying statements out loud to accept situations. For more details, you can download a free booklet on EFT below.

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Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping) is clinically proven to lower stress, tension, anxiety, past-trauma to enable health, happiness and vitality.

I used EFT all through my illness. I remember sitting in the hospital, waiting for the doctor to see me and tell me what was going on. I was tapping and I did not care who saw me. I tapped as the doctor told me that I need an operation. He wondered what I was doing, I told him the tapping helped me stay calm and focused. I even gave him a little account of what happens in the brain when you tap (remember, this is Sweden!) and told him about Tapping for PTSD in Africa and after the tsunami. Interesting, he said, why don't you write a book about it? No, I thought, not another one of these sentimental cancer books! Never!

EFT Tapping is a type of genuine acceptance, it's telling yourself that you're enough just the way you are. Being in a state of radical self-love is believing that you are more than enough. You realise that regardless matter what defects and shortcomings you have as a person, you are worthy and sufficient. You have everything you need within you, when you have self-love. 

I am so grateful for the tapping because it gave me a tool that empowered and helped me through the ordeal of my illness. I tapped when I got home after seeing the doctor, I felt calm, but when I went to bed I realized I was icy cold and shivering with shock. I laid there trembling, talking to myself, giving voice to all my fears, and after about 15 minutes my body felt relaxed and warm. I fell into a deep and restful sleep, and when I woke up in the morning I thought very sensibly: Okay, I have got cancer. So what do I do now?

Tell my kids and my friends? Definitely. They had to know, but oooh, that was scary! But here too, tapping helped me find a way to handle my emotions and process my feelings. I realized and also felt that if I did not tell them and be cheating them out of an opportunity to grow as human beings, however much I wanted to tell the people I love, I could not protect my children from the pain that life bestows on us. And after all, they were not babies anymore but grown-ups with children of their own. Talking to them made me feel so happy I had these fantastic children and amazing friends to support me throughout my journey. 

A cancer diagnosis can be frightening and confusing. It's important to remember that you don't have to face cancer alone, regardless of your diagnosis or the course you take on your cancer journey. You should have a team of love-giving experts on your side, be it family, friends or your loving ones. Furthermore, having a better understanding of what each individual performs may make you feel more at ease as you continue with your care.


I tapped before the operation, knowing that if you are calm before they cut you up, your body heals much better afterwards. I used Emma Roberts' brilliant self-help guide Even Though I Have Cancer as my inspiration. My pre-op scans were very good, better than normal. EFT even gave me the courage to ask the surgeon not to speak about negative things (or football!) during the operation and also to repeat some positive affirmations for me while I was sedated.

I don't know if he did, though, or perhaps it was just pure bad luck but the scar from the surgery got infected and I was left with a nasty hole in my breast, oozing pus. After six weeks, I  had enough and set to tapping with focused energy, using visualizations and intention. After a week, the hole had healed. Why wait so long, you'd probably ask. Because I just didn't think of tapping at first. I was too busy trying to find a way to handle the nausea from the chemo. (Even though I had opted for traditional treatment, I tried to avoid taking all the extra medication they gave me for the side effects.)

I read up on the theory of nausea and found that tapping really helps. I also continued eating my favourite food, although I was advised not to. But before eating, I tapped. Even though I feel a bit nauseous, there is nothing wrong with this food. It is just my brain playing tricks on me. Tap, Tap, Tap. And I have never had any problems with what I ate during my illness, my brain just did not seem to remember that I felt ill when I ate certain foods.

Cancer has a way of altering your personality. Many cancer patients are attempting to figure out what "the new normal" is for their lives while battling the disease or after it has gone into remission. You may suffer hair loss or your hair is changed after surgery, and your nails, mouth, and other body parts are not as they were.

And so it went. I tapped during the chemo and during the radiation therapy that followed. I tapped for losing my hair. I tapped for tiredness, sadness, and worry. I tapped for anything that came my way that needed to be dealt with. And I also tapped on other people, people I met during my visits to the hospital and who needed relief from their pain, suffering, aching and anxiety.

There was actually only two things I could not tap for: one was the overwhelming and mind-blowing fear of death that attacked me while I was waiting for the lab results telling me how seriously ill I was. I would have needed someone to tap with me then and reassure me that death comes to us all and that right now, right then, I was still alive. Instead of tapping, I wrote, and that was also a good thing.

The second thing I never got very far with on my own was the frustration I felt at having so little energy when the treatments were over. I had finally decided to write the book about how EFT and mindfulness can help during cancer but I never seemed to get around to it. Take it easy, my friends told me. Be kind to yourself! You have been ill, remember? But is it being kind to yourself to not listen to your inner voice telling you what is really important? I guess my tendency to be so hard on myself is wired into me since my childhood. I have worked a lot on it and here a helping hand would have been great, but I never got around to it. Shame and tiredness colluded to keep me stuck. My most important decision was to love myself more fully. Is it true that I love myself enough to fight for what I want?

But I did other things that were good for me. I was out cycling a lot. I danced the Five Rhythms every morning. I meditated. I exercised. I read, I wrote. I cut out sugar and red meat from my diet and added other, healthier things. I kept going to my barbershop chorus practice every week. I did things that were fun and engaging and kept me active and joyful.

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"

cayla mills

So the energy returned and the book materialized: my own story, followed by an introduction to EFT and how to use it for cancer. Through Facebook, I found women who were willing to try EFT, and I found that Skype sessions were a super way to do it. These women kindly allowed me to tell their stories in the book. Emma Roberts also gave me much support and shared her wide experience from working with cancer patients.


An empowering way to fight cancer is to allow your emotions to be expressed instead of suppressing them, and to uncover the root cause of the cancer with a clinically proven technique like EFT, which involves tapping on energy points to release stressful emotions and past situations associated with cancer. 

Letting out the bottled-up emotions is vital, not only in cancer, but also in wiping off the disease in your body. Feeling lonely, unsupported, unacknowledged, and other limiting emotional baggage might be some of the causes.

So, making it a daily habit to release them through EFT or other practices, works like magic, in the long run.

With cancer in mind, EFT therapy makes use of tapping on different energy points in your body to:

  • Let go of the suffering
  • Root out the surface level emotions that triggers, for example : anxiety
  • Uncover the memories associated with the surface level emotions
  • Discover and make peace with the root memories 

The best way to help yourself and others eliminate their cravings is to attend EFT Practitioner Training or work with a skilled EFT Practitioner who is trained to identify and root out the main cause.

After tapping you feel a relief and a calm sensation within yourself.

So how does EFT tapping work?

EFT works on the body’s energy system. Disruptions in the energy system can result in negative emotions and behaviors, coupled with physical discomforts.

Suppressing these emotions  make you feel good at that moment. However, the key is tapping on specific points along the meridians.

By tapping, you release the suppressed energy and also make way to balance the energy flow in the body.

As you tap on specific points on your body, and repeat specific phrases loudly, it directs kinetic energy through all the blocked meridians and clears the energy system to give relief from distress.

It was clear to me how mere tapping on these points can alter the distress in a memory and take you miles away from stressing over your well-being just to constantly get worried about oneself. 


Discover how EFT can help you to self heal or to become professionally qualified as a Certified EFT Practitioner. Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping) is clinically proven to lower stress, tension, anxiety, past-trauma to enable health, happiness and vitality.

The doctors say I am cured of my cancer now but that does not mean anything to me. After all, I was healthy when I got my diagnosis five years ago. What is important though, is that EFT helped me go through this ordeal and come out the other end feeling enriched, and not broken by my experience. I am grateful that I am still around, being able to enjoy the wonders of life and love. Every minute, here and now.


Dr. Rangana Rupavi Choudhari (PhD)

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Irene Ãdmark-Hall is a EFT Master Trainer having completed her Trainers Training with Vitality Living College & Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD) and accredited by AAMET as an EFT Master Trainer. She is also a Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner and Zen Coach. Irene specializes in sleep problems, fear of public speaking and cancer. As a practitioner, she is intuitive, gentle, creative and grounded.   +46 70 35 24 115,,

In summary, trying various alternatives to eliminate cancer, worrying about yourself, questioning your ability to stay strong can make you exhausted, but pause and relax. All you need to do is breathe and take baby steps in uncovering the root cause of your cancer to free yourself. EFT Tapping for Cancer will allow you to unpeel the surface craving, associated emotions, and the root cause to free you from cancer.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is purely for educational purposes and does not in any way replace the requirement for medical and psychological diagnosis and treatment. Please do seek professional medical and psychological diagnosis and advice for all medical and mental health conditions. It is advised to always book any consultations with qualified professionals.

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