How to overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with EFT Tapping

How to overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with EFT Tapping

EFT Tapping To Overcome Chronic Fatigue

Have you ever felt constantly tired, even after getting a full night's sleep? This is a common symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CS), a complex and debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Chronic fatigue is a condition that leaves one feeling lethargic, hazy, and in unrelenting pain. This article explores the symptoms, causes and diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome as well as the efficacy of EFT Tapping for those grappling with chronic fatigue.

It’s 6 a.m. and you have already been awake for more than an hour. You spent most of the night tossing and turning, and your mind was racing with thoughts about the day ahead.

You have chronic fatigue syndrome, and every day is a constant struggle to get through the day. As you lay in bed, you once again feel that  deep sense of exhaustion, knowing that you have a long day ahead of you.

With great effort, you get out of bed and head to the kitchen, but even making your morning coffee seems like a monumental task.

You sit down at the table and take a sip of coffee, but the caffeine does little to alleviate your fatigue. You know that the only way you are going to make it through the day is with the help of EFT.

You sit down at your desk and begin tapping. You repeat the phrase "Even though I feel exhausted, I deeply and completely love and accept myself," while tapping on the different meridian points on your body. The tapping helps to alleviate some of the fatigue, and you begin to feel more alert and focused.

As you continue tapping, you think about the challenges of living with chronic fatigue where every day feels like an uphill battle.

Chronic fatigue is like having a constant companion who always drags you down. It's there when you wake up, lurking in the shadows, waiting to pounce as soon as you start your day.

It affects everything - your mood, your motivation, and your ability to function.

Simple tasks that once used to be easy now feel like climbing a mountain. Getting out of bed, taking a shower, getting dressed–all of these require a Herculean effort.

The day looms ahead like an insurmountable challenge, and just the thought of having to face it fills you with dread.

It’s not just physical exhaustion though, as chronic fatigue can be mentally and emotionally draining as well.

It can make you feel like you are living in a fog, unable to concentrate or even remember simple things.

It can also lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, as social activities become too much to handle.

But there is hope. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), can be a powerful tool for people living with chronic fatigue.

EFT can also be helpful in reducing stress and anxiety, which are common contributors to chronic fatigue.

By promoting a sense of calm and relaxation, it can help to increase energy levels, improve sleep and your overall well-being.

With EFT, you can begin to tackle the day-to-day challenges you face and break down the mental barriers that keep you from accomplishing your goals or taking on new challenges.

You can find the strength and motivation to take on tasks that once seemed impossible.

How to overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with EFT Tapping

What Is Chronic Fatigue?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a complex and debilitating illness that affects an estimated 17 million people worldwide (1).

CFS is characterised by profound fatigue that does not improve with rest and is often worsened by physical or mental activity.

In terms of statistics, the prevalence of CFS varies depending on the country and the diagnostic criteria used. In the United States, it is estimated that between 836,000 and 2.5 million people have CFS. In the United Kingdom, it is estimated that up to 250,000 people have CFS.

Despite its prevalence, CFS remains a poorly understood and stigmatised illness, with many people facing challenges in receiving a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Astonishing facts about CFS

Some Astonishing Facts About Chronic Fatigue

Here are some unique facts about CFS:

It is more common in women: CFS is more common in women, with women being diagnosed four times more often than men.

It often goes undiagnosed: Many people with CFS go undiagnosed, as the symptoms are similar to other illnesses, and there is no definitive test for CFS.

It is triggered by a viral infection: CFS can be triggered by a viral infection, such as mononucleosis, which is a common cause of CFS in teenagers and young adults.

It can be a lifelong illness: CFS can be a lifelong illness, with some people experiencing symptoms for many years or even their entire lives.

It is challenging to manage: CFS can be a challenging illness to manage, and there is no cure. Treatment focuses on managing symptoms and improving quality of life.

It impacts multiple systems of the body: CFS can impact multiple systems of the body, including the immune, cardiovascular, and neurological systems.

“Chronic fatigue may be invisible, but the struggle is real.”


Living with Chronic Fatigue

Living with Chronic Fatigue

People with chronic fatigue often face a wide range of daily challenges that can impact their physical, emotional, and social well-being. 

Some of these challenges may include:


Difficulty getting out of bed:

People with chronic fatigue often struggle to get out of bed in the morning, as they may feel exhausted and lacking in energy.


Sleep problems:

Despite feeling extremely tired, people with chronic fatigue syndrome often have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. They may also experience frequent waking, nightmares, or vivid dreams.


Persistent fatigue:

The most common symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome is a feeling of extreme exhaustion that lasts for six months or more. This fatigue can be so severe that it interferes with daily activities and makes it difficult to work or enjoy social activities.


Lack of energy:

Chronic fatigue can lead to a constant feeling of exhaustion, making it difficult to perform daily activities.


Brain fog:

People with chronic fatigue may experience difficulties with concentration and memory, which can affect their ability to work, study, or engage in social activities.


Sensitivity to light and noise:

Some people with chronic fatigue may become sensitive to light and noise, which can make it difficult to work or perform daily activities.


Chronic pain:

Many people with chronic fatigue may also experience chronic pain, which can make it difficult to move around and perform daily activities.


Muscle and joint pain:

Many people with chronic fatigue syndrome also experience muscle and joint pain. This pain can be widespread or localised, and may be accompanied by stiffness or soreness.



Chronic fatigue syndrome can cause frequent or severe headaches, which can be dull or sharp, and can last for hours or days.


Depression and anxiety:

Chronic fatigue can also contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety, which can further impact a person's overall well-being.


Sore throat:

Some people with chronic fatigue syndrome also experience a sore throat or swollen lymph nodes.


Social isolation:

Chronic fatigue can make it difficult to engage in social activities, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness.

These challenges can make it difficult for people with chronic fatigue to perform day-to-day activities and can impact their overall quality of life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention to rule out other potential causes.

Causes of chronic fatigue

Causes of Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue is a complex condition that can have a variety of contributing factors.

Here are some of the most common factors that may contribute to chronic fatigue:


Medical conditions

Chronic fatigue can be a symptom of several underlying medical conditions, including fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, thyroid disorders, sleep disorders, and viral infections.


Psychological factors 

Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and stress can all contribute to feelings of fatigue and exhaustion.


Lifestyle factors

Poor sleep habits, lack of exercise, and an unhealthy diet can all contribute to chronic fatigue.


Environmental factors

Exposure to toxins, such as heavy metals and mould, can contribute to chronic fatigue.



There may be a genetic component to chronic fatigue, as it tends to run in families.


Hormonal imbalances:

Imbalances in hormones, such as cortisol and thyroid hormones, can contribute to chronic fatigue.



Certain medications, such as antidepressants and sedatives, can cause fatigue as a side effect.


Mitochondrial Dysfunction:

Mitochondria are the structures within cells that produce energy. Some researchers have suggested that CFS may be caused by dysfunction in the mitochondria, leading to a lack of energy production and the symptoms of fatigue.

Overall, the origins of CFS remain unclear, and the illness is likely caused by a combination of factors.

Researchers continue to investigate the underlying causes of CFS in order to develop effective treatments.

Among the new treatments, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a type of energy psychology that is gaining popularity for treating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It has been shown to help manage the symptoms and improve the quality of life for people living with the condition (2).

How to overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with EFT Tapping
EFT Manages Chronic Fatigue Symptoms Effectively

EFT involves tapping on specific points on the body while focusing on the emotions or feelings associated with a particular issue.

This process is thought to help release blockages in the body's energy system, thereby reducing symptoms of stress, anxiety, and other negative emotions that may contribute to chronic fatigue.

A woman named Joanne who had been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) for more than 10 years had tried various treatments and therapies, but none of them had provided lasting relief from her symptoms (3).

She started using the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to address her negative emotions and limiting beliefs that she felt were contributing to her chronic fatigue. With the help of a trained EFT practitioner, she identified and addressed underlying emotional issues such as her feelings of inadequacy and lack of self-worth.

After several sessions of EFT, Joanne reported significant improvements in her energy levels and overall well-being. She was able to return to work, socialise more, and engage in physical activities that she had previously been unable to do.

The case study emphasises the importance of addressing the emotional aspects of chronic fatigue syndrome, and how EFT can be an effective tool for doing so.

Another woman reported significant improvements in her energy levels and reduced pain after just one session of EFT (4).

Sejal Mehta, one of our ace trainers and therapists, experienced healing of her acute pain within a day after attending two days of EFT Tapping training.

 A research study was conducted on 86 women with fibromyalgia who were on sick leave for at least three months. The study found that after an eight-week EFT Tapping treatment program administered via the Internet, significant improvements were observed in the treatment group compared to the waiting list group for issues such as pain, anxiety, depression, social function, mental health, performance problems, and stress symptoms [5].

A woman named Julie, who was diagnosed with both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome experienced symptoms such as pain, fatigue, depression, and anxiety, which significantly impacted her daily life.

Julie was treated with a comprehensive approach that included a combination of medication, physical therapy, counselling, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage. She also made lifestyle changes such as improving her sleep habits, incorporating gentle exercise into her routine, and adopting a healthy diet.

Through this comprehensive approach, Julie experienced significant improvement in her symptoms. She reported feeling less pain, increased energy, improved mood, and better overall health. She also learned coping mechanisms and strategies to manage her condition and maintain her progress over time.

The case study highlights the importance of a comprehensive approach to treating fibromyalgia and CFS, as well as the potential benefits of incorporating alternative therapies into treatment plans. It also emphasises the importance of making lifestyle changes and learning coping strategies to manage these conditions over the long term (6).

These studies suggest that EFT may be a valuable addition to the treatment options for chronic fatigue, and further research is needed to explore its potential benefits.

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EFT Steps for Managing Chronic Fatigue

EFT can be used as a complementary therapy to help manage the symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Here are some general steps to follow when using EFT for chronic fatigue:

Identify specific symptoms: Start by identifying the specific symptoms you are experiencing, such as fatigue, brain fog, or pain. This will help you to focus on the specific issues you want to address during your EFT session.

Rate the intensity of each symptom: Once you have identified the symptoms you want to work on, rate the intensity of each symptom on a scale of 0 to 10. This will give you a baseline to work from and help you to measure your progress.

Tap on the specific issues: Using the EFT tapping technique, focus on tapping on the specific issues you want to address. For example, if you are experiencing fatigue, you might tap on the points while saying, "Even though I am so tired, I deeply and completely accept myself."

Re-rate the intensity of each symptom: After tapping on each specific issue, re-rate the intensity of the symptom to see if it has decreased. If it hasn't, continue to tap on the specific issue until you feel a sense of relief.

Repeat as necessary: You can repeat this process for each symptom you want to address. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may need to repeat the tapping process several times over several days or weeks.

It is important to note that EFT can be a helpful complement to traditional medical treatment, and may help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can contribute to chronic fatigue symptoms.

EFT Tapping Sequence for Chronic Fatigue

The basic EFT tapping sequence involves tapping on a series of acupressure points on the body while focusing on a specific issue. Here is a basic EFT tapping sequence that can be used for chronic fatigue:


Karate Chop

Tap firmly while repeating a setup phrase "Even though I feel exhausted, drained of energy and weighed down, I deeply and completely accept myself." Repeat three times.



Feeling energised


Side of the Eye:

Like I can take on anything


Under Eye

Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated


Under Nose:

Loving this energy



Allowing myself to feel on top of the world



Living freely without chronic fatigue


Under the arm:

Living freely without the exhaustion



Living freely without the constant tiredness


Index Finger:

Living freely without the headaches


Middle Finger:

Living freely without the throbbing pain in my body


Little Finger:

I love feeling alive


Karate Chop:

Even though I'm exhausted, I choose to feel energised now.

Repeat the above sequence several times, focusing on the specific issues and symptoms you want to address. Remember to rate the intensity of the symptom before and after tapping, and to adjust the language of the setup and reminder phrases to suit your specific needs.

Living with Chronic Fatigue

Living with chronic fatigue can be a never-ending cycle of exhaustion, frustration, and hopelessness. It's a feeling of being trapped in your own body, unable to do the things you want and need to do.

But what if there was a way to break free from that cycle? What if you could regain control of your life and start living again?

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can be that lifeline for those who suffer from chronic fatigue.

Through the simple act of tapping on specific acupressure points while focusing on your symptoms and emotions, you can begin to reduce stress, calm your nervous system, and improve your sleep, energy, and general health.

I know this because I've seen the incredible transformation that EFT can bring first-hand.

A client of mine was struggling with chronic fatigue for years, and nothing seemed to help. But after just a few weeks of EFT tapping, she began to feel more energised, more alive, and more like herself again. It was as if a weight had been lifted, and she could finally see a way forward.

Take the first step towards a brighter future with EFT tapping. It may just be the missing piece you have been looking for.

Continue to learn and explore!


Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD)

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In summary, while CFS can seem to take over one's life and inhibit one's ability to live a normal life one can overcome it with techniques like EFT. Emotional Freedom Techniques can help you by improving your energy levels.

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 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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