How To Overcome Migraines With EFT Tapping?
EFT Tapping For Migraines
Your search for proven techniques on migraines brought you here? In this blog, we’re going to discuss how you can recognize migraines, how to differentiate between ordinary headaches from migraine headaches, and what is the cure for this medical condition.
Do you suffer from migraines?
Do you feel it is more than just a headache?
Headaches are not uncommon, every person will experience at least one headache in their lifetime. However, there’s a thin line separating ordinary headaches from migraine headaches: throbbing pain.
Ordinary headaches do cause pain. They are generally associated with fatigue, insufficient sleep, stress, and allergens. These ordinary headaches that generate pain signals hurting your head can be successfully reduced and treated with medications or rest.
A migraine, on the other hand, is a serious medical disorder generally identified by non-ordinary headaches. Pain is often used as the exemplar symptom of a migraine. It is difficult for non-migraine sufferers to even imagine the intensity of pain a single attack can cause.
“And then a throb hits you on the left side of the head so hard that your head bobs to the right...There's no way that came from inside your head, you think. That's no metaphysical crisis. God just punched you in the face”.
WHAT IS A MIGRAINE?
Migraines are defined as a neurological condition characterized by strong and recurring headaches. They are typically identified by throbbing pain on one side of the head. However, it can also be both.
Being heritable in nature, migraines often run in families. How long a migraine may last varies from person to person. To give you an idea about it, they can last from a few hours to a few days.
The intensity and susceptibility of migraine varies on an individual basis and is most likely determined by the number of genes inherited between families.
BASIC MECHANISM OF A MIGRAINE
There are several theories surrounding the basic mechanisms of migraines.
Migraine attack is known to initiate in the Central Nervous System (CNS) and gets triggered by a combination of genetic and environmental changes that make an individual more sensitive to environmental factors.
One of the hypotheses on how migraines work suggests this complex disorder is caused by an unwanted interaction of nerve impulses, resulting in the release of chemicals that disrupt certain brain areas.
In fact, early PET studies have suggested the involvement of a migraine active region in the brainstem (1).
If these episodic migraines, also known as less frequent headache episodes, are not treated early on, they transform into chronic migraines.
Studies suggest that these more frequent headache patterns are associated with abnormalities in the brainstem that may be progressive in nature.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MIGRAINES
Every disease or medical condition has a general pattern. The same is true for migraines.
The primary symptom of a migraine is headache that can cause moderate to severe pain. But coming back to that question again, how can you distinguish between an ordinary headache and a migraine headache?
There are four phases associated with migraines; each phase consisting of its own set of signs and symptoms. The phases are as follows:
HOW TO CURE MIGRAINES?
Sadly, there is no perfect cure for migraines. Hence, aiming to get rid of it completely is not a healthy perspective to have.
In fact, accurate diagnosis is difficult, especially when symptoms are brain-induced. Let me introduce you to the concept of triggers.
Every individual has some frightening life experiences that start taking a toll on their lives and trigger them every time anything related to those events is discussed or displayed.
Some examples of common triggers are (2):
- The anniversary dates of traumas and losses
- Frightening news events
- Too many tasks to do
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Family friction
- The end of a loving relationship
- Spending too much time alone
- Being judged, criticized, teased, or put down
- Financial problems, unexpected bills
- Physical illness
- Sexual harassment
- Being yelled at
- Aggressive-sounding noises or exposure to anything that makes you feel uncomfortable
- Being around those who have treated you badly
- Certain smells, tastes, or noises
Take a moment to check in with yourself. Are you currently having such feelings about anything or anyone in your life?
You may or may not have such triggers associated with medical conditions. But if you do, it is necessary to heal yourself the right way.
Following steps are advisable:
Does this idea of working on limiting beliefs and convincing yourself for positive outlook excite you? Then I think it's time to introduce you to Emotional Freedom Techniques.
WHAT IS EFT TAPPING?
EFT Tapping is a simple technique based on the principle of clearing negative emotions and liberating the body and mind from pent-up feelings.
It is a form of alternative therapy method involving intentional, gentle tapping with fingertips on acupuncture meridian end-points while speaking out specific statements.
For over 5000 years, humans have known the healing properties of this technique. The extensive use of EFT for treatments can also be understood from the following features:
- Easy to learn
- Flexible enough to use
- Quick technique with long-lasting results
The root cause of the migraine pain could be suppression of emotions and not being able to express yourself authentically.
These stuck emotions disrupt energy in the meridians in our bodies. EFT helps in revealing these emotions that have been buried inside for a long period and also helps in releasing them by tapping on the acupuncture points along with acknowledging the problem.
Common acupuncture points used in EFT are:
- Karate chop point on the hand
- Under the nose
- Under the arm
When tapping on these meridian points while saying out statements aloud, calming responses reverberate through your body, allowing you to reprogram. Soon with EFT, a change in energy is experienced and you start recovering from the trauma faced initially.
As we explore EFT for ourselves, we can become more aware of our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions.
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EFT TAPPING FOR MIGRAINES
If you are a patient yourself, or healing a client, use the following steps:
HOW TO OVERCOME MIGRAINES?
Today, all of our physical pain can be remedied or helped with the consumption of medically prescribed drugs and usage of therapies. Migraines can also be healed or prevented through medication.
We must understand that the relief received from these medications may be temporary. And can turn out to be harmful for us in the long run.
Hence, to avoid a situation of this sort, address your issue/ disease at its root cause. Emotional Freedom Technique is a very powerful alternative healing therapy that helps people heal physical or mental pain they usually experience.
Leading a healthy lifestyle is another way to reduce the frequency and severity of your migraines.
There are various natural ways and hacks to get relief from migraines that also promote healthy living.
Here are some few tips that I would like to suggest to ward off your pain arising from migraines:
Start making healthy choices in your life as much as you can because they will help you deal with migraines effectively.
“Remember this: You are the expert of your body”.
You will gradually find the right combination of treatment/therapy only when you’ll give different combinations a try.
EFT tapping is not a way to force yourself into believing false affirmations. Rather, it is a technique you use to deal with mental issues by accepting yourself the way you are.
In other words, EFT allows your body’s energy to tune itself into a more positive flow and does not let a disease overpower you.
As my students say, EFT tapping is indeed an amazing tool to help you deal with the pain and stress associated with migraines.
Would you also like to learn how to use the EFT technique to help yourself or your loved ones overcome mental trauma?
This is the time to choose between fighting back and letting it beat you.
Continue to learn and explore!
Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD)
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