How to Tackle Autoimmune Illness With EFT Tapping?
EFT Tapping for Autoimmune diseases
In this article, you will learn about autoimmune diseases - their types and symptoms along with how to tackle them with an alternative therapy called Emotional Freedom Techniques (also known as EFT Tapping technique.)
An autoimmune disease is like this dark space that drains you of your physical and mental energy so much that you can even lose hope of ever coming out of the proverbial storm.
If you have an autoimmune disorder, chances are that you have already drained your finances heavily by having tried every known ‘cure’ including medicines, herbs, organic foods, juices, various diets, therapies and counselling.
You would have already tried all the latest pioneering treatments in place since traditional medicines are not working or helpful, while you desperately pursue an alternative therapy.
You are finally willing to test any non-conventional way of treatment, any crazy idea that would just make you feel ‘normal’ again.
If this defines you or your clients, I have got you covered. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a customised solution for autoimmune disorders. It will quickly make you realise that there are no answers on the outside. The only answers are on the inside that you can seek by connecting with your inner guidance and wisdom. By the end of this blog post, you will know how to transition yourself or your clients from self-hatred to self-love.
WHAT ARE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES?
Autoimmune diseases refer to problems with the acquired immune system's reactions. The body becomes its own enemy.
Normally immune cells are the cells that the body produces to fight foreign substances that enter the body or are no longer needed, for example, viruses and bacteria.
Trillions of these tiniest immune cells are working all the time to help keep you healthy and guard you against foreign invaders. However in autoimmune, the immune cells mistakenly target the body’s own healthy tissues, signalling the body to attack them and cause harm.
In autoimmune diseases mainly type 1 diabetes, lupus and psoriasis, the immune cell itself is found to attack the body. People fighting rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS) and type 1 diabetes, have in common a malfunctioning immune system.
On average, autoimmune diseases take up to five years to be diagnosed. Some of the symptoms indicating a possible autoimmune illness are as follows:
- Body pain
- Skin challenges
- Inability to digest food
- Bloating and gas issues
However, these symptoms do not suggest a chronic autoimmune illness but rather exhibit that currently your defence system senses trouble where none exists. Hence, your defence system becomes your own enemy and ends up harming you.
As a Practitioner, it is important to note that autoimmune diseases can target the following:
- Digestive system
- Blood vessels
TYPES OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
In the US, one in every five people has an autoimmune illness.
In part, it is diet-related. The western diet increases the risk of autoimmune diseases; therefore, these diseases are more prevalent in the West than east.
Today, the medical world has recognised more than 80 autoimmune diseases. The list of some of the fatal autoimmune diseases is as follows:
SYMPTOMS OF AUTOIMMUNE ILLNESS
Autoimmune disorders can affect any part of the body, mostly resulting in inflammation that produces redness, heat, pain and swelling. The sooner an autoimmune disease is detected and brought to the attention of doctors, the better the chances are for reversing some of the damage caused to various organs.
Many autoimmune diseases affect more than one part of the body:
- For joints they cause joint pain, stiffness and loss of function.
- For thyroid they cause weight gain, muscle aches and tiredness.
- For skin they cause rashes, blisters, and colour changes.
Symptoms can vary depending on the type of autoimmune disorder. The disease may manifest itself as weight loss for some patients, or skin rashes for others.
The symptoms of the joints and muscle diseases are as follows:
- Muscle aches and pains
- Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
- Muscle weakness
The symptoms of digestive tract diseases are as follows:
- Abdominal pain
- Acid reflux
- Food sensitivities
- Blood or mucus in the stool (poop)
The symptoms of the skin diseases are as follows:
- Dry eyes
- Dry mouth
- Hair loss
- Dry skin
The symptoms of the nervous system diseases are as follows:
- Anxiety and depression
- Confusion and difficulty in thinking
- Blurry vision
- Memory issues
- Numbness and tingling
There could be other diseases as well. Some of their symptoms may be:
- Chest pain
- Swollen glands
- Weight gain or loss
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Temperature sensitivity
The symptoms and effects of autoimmune diseases vary from person to person. Being able to recognise these patterns is key to correct diagnosis.
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND ITS EMOTIONAL CONNECTION
Do you know that your immune system is affected by your emotions?
Candace Pert in her landmark work, “Molecules of emotion” shared how when you have a bad feeling, you put in place a cascade of biochemical triggers in the body that are harmful to the body. But when you reverse your feelings and switch on a positive emotion naturally and organically, you put in place a cascade of neuron chemicals that are more supportive to the body within a millisecond. It is actually that quick.
With the emotional connection, when you are working with yourself or a client with the autoimmune label, the idea is to shift the energy system to being back in balance. It might be a continual process.
When I work with a client with the label autoimmune, I have a very honest conversation with them. My preference is always to use Inner Child Matrix. Inner Child Matrix is not for all. It is practised by certified trainers to create empowering beliefs and a compelling future.
One of the things I noticed with Inner Child Matrix is that it makes a connection with the soul’s energy. What is even more significant is that you reset the past memories and emotions associated with it. Right there, the biochemical reactions (that are more supportive to your body) start to happen.
“Emotions are the glue that holds the cells of the organism together.”
WHAT CAUSES AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE?
There is no particular cause that results in the malfunctioning of the immune system.
Researchers believe that a combination of genes and environmental factors play a crucial role.
Some factors that make a person more prone to autoimmune are as follows:
- Being female; 78% of people who have an autoimmune disease are women.
- Having parents or first-degree relatives with a history of autoimmune diseases.
- Exposure to toxins
- Having body weight above average or being obese.
- History of contagious infections.
- The practice of smoking, lack of proper nutrition, and an unhealthy lifestyle.
- Certain medications or drugs, such as some blood pressure medications, statins and antibiotics also trigger autoimmune diseases (talk to your doctor before stopping any medication)
Those who already have one autoimmune disease are at a higher risk of developing another. It is important to get examined by a medical practitioner or get a professional medical diagnosis.
HOW TO TREAT AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES NATURALLY
In order to suppress an overactive immune system, patients who have autoimmune diseases are treated with medication. However, these medications are to be taken with care. A high dose can weaken your immune system and make you susceptible to infections and viruses.
The onset of autoimmune diseases involves the immune system and emotions, so psychotherapy is very helpful. A clinical psychologist ensures proper diagnosis so that patients with autoimmune diseases can recover at the earliest without medication.
Here are some techniques that you can practice regularly to support your immune system naturally:
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STEPS TO TACKLE AUTOIMMUNE CONDITION WITH EFT TAPPING TECHNIQUE
If you are a patient yourself or healing a client, the following is a sample procedure to overcome an autoimmune condition:
It is always better to reach out to a certified Practitioner to tackle your autoimmune condition. They know the drill and the techniques to effectively help you eliminate the past root cause, clean up remaining conflict with past traumas and install new beliefs.
HOW TO WORK WITH AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: EFT PRACTITIONER 101
Autoimmune is nothing but self-harming. As a practitioner, work on memories of the times when they harmed themselves, or when they were harmed. It might be the reason why they are unconsciously commanding their body to harm themselves. Ask them questions like how they feel about safety and protection.
The first step to healing autoimmune diseases is to be compassionate and reconnect with the body. This is because in the label of autoimmune, the body attacks the body and there is a major conflict going on between the body and its capabilities. As a practitioner, it is very important to be gentle and kind with a client who has autoimmune, labels and failures.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Can having emotions like anger and fear lead to autoimmune?
There is so much deeper than these emotions. These emotions are just surface emotions. Whereas autoimmune conditions are majorly caused due to a misalignment with self.
2. Why is it important to do your personal peace before working with a client with autoimmune?
It is very easy to judge yourself as a practitioner because it can be a very frustrating journey of working with someone who has autoimmune. Sometimes, it can feel like no matter what you do, it is not working for them. There are also chances that you may mirror their emotional state. So, while working with clients who have any kind of chronic illness, you must do your own personal peace.
3. How does surrogate tapping help someone with autoimmune?
Surrogate tapping is found to be very powerful when working with someone who has autoimmune. This is because sometimes they are not able to understand well what is going on. After all, they are in so much pain and there is hardly any room for acceptance. They are not yet ready to meet themselves.
4. What could be the alternative to “I love and accept myself”?
Some of the variations you could do are:
- “I am open to the possibility of loving and accepting myself anyway.”
- “Suppose somehow, I could love and accept myself.”
- “What if I could accept where I am now.”
5. A child does not have any negative or suppressed emotions. In fact, they are too young to experience the emotions of an adult. Thus, I do not understand how a little child can have an autoimmune disease.
A child probably has thoughts and emotions, but you are not able to understand them because the child is not able to verbalise what he or she is experiencing.
You can connect directly with the energy system of the child and command the energy system to change it. The next thing you can do is surrogate tapping, but make sure you step out of the child’s body afterwards. Moreover, try to know the emotional state of the person who wants to do the work with the child. This is to know the underlying driver from them to work with the child in mind. If their emotional state is cloudy, it needs to be worked on first.
More than 80 autoimmune diseases affect people worldwide.
They often run in families and can affect any part of the body, including the joints, skin and internal organs (kidneys and brain). Use the aforementioned tapping sequence to free yourself of an autoimmune disease.
EFT tapping is not a way to bind yourself into believing false affirmations. It is a technique that complements your efforts in fighting back a condition and winning it over.
You can also learn EFT Tapping professionally and become a qualified EFT practitioner to help yourself and others tackle autoimmune conditions.
Continue to learn and explore!
Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD)
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