Nancy O’Hanna is going through menopause, and she wants to control her hot flashes without the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Sheand describes the successful tapping approaches she used to get some relief:
I started intuitively tapping and began my journey with globally saying:
“Even though I suffer from these menopausal symptoms, they are a part of the natural aging process, and I accept them because I truly and completely love and accept myself “
I then eventually added the following to the end of the above statement…
“…and I want these symptoms to stop now”
I then moved to more specifics:
“Even though I have these ____ (i.e. horrible, annoying, exhausting, tiring, embarrassing, etc.) hot flashes, I truly and completely love and accept myself and I want them to STOP now”
“Even though I am still having some_____ hot flashes I understand this is normal, and I want them to STOP now, because I truly love and accept myself”
Unfortunately, I did not keep track of my intensity levels as my symptoms changed. However, I knew I was getting relief as the hot flashes were diminishing in length and they were becoming less and less frequent. They still were a part of my daily life, but not quite as annoying ….at least not on a conscious level.
I continued tapping and added “remaining” and “residual” to my reminder phrases. All of a sudden I was aware that I did the infamous switch to another aspect. It changed to “night sweats”. So I started focusing my phrases specifically addressing the “night sweats”.
“Even though I am suffering from these____ (i.e. horrible, annoying, exhausting, tiring, embarrassing, etc.) night sweats, I truly and completely love and accept them because this is a normal phase of life and I love and accept myself, I just want them to STOP now”
Eventually I began to get relief from the night sweats too, but still not able to reach complete success.
Gee, finding core issues sure can be a bit of a challenge!
Anyway, the wonderful news I want to share with you is about an article from Dr. Mercola’s eHealthy newsletter at mercola.com, titled; Understanding Adrenal Function, Within this article there is a list of “common causes of adrenal stress” (23) and a list of “associated symptom and consequences if impaired adrenals” (34):
Anger, Fear, Worry/anxiety, Depression, Guilt, Overwork/ physical or mental strain, Excessive exercise, Sleep deprivation, Light-cycle disruption, Going to sleep late, Surgery, Trauma/injury, Chronic inflammation, Chronic infection, Chronic pain, Temperature extremes, Toxic exposure, Malabsorption, Maldigestion, Chronic illness, Chronic-severe allergies, Hypogycemia, Nutritional deficiencies
Associated Symptoms And Consequences Of Impaired Adrenals
Low body temperature, Weakness, Unexplained hair loss, Nervousness, Difficulty building muscle, Irritability, Mental depression, Difficulty gaining weight, Apprehension, Hypoglycemia, Inability to concentrate, Excessive hunger, Tendency towards inflammation, Moments of confusion, Indigestion, Poor memory, Feelings of frustration, Alternating diarrhea and constipation, Osteoporosis, Auto-immune hepatitis, Auto-immune diseases, Lightheadedness, Palpitations [heart fluttering], Dizziness that occurs upon standing, Poor resistance to infections, Low blood pressure, Insomnia, Food and/or inhalant allergies, PMS, Craving for sweets, Dry and thin skin, Headaches, Scanty perspiration, Alcohol intolerance
So, I decided to do one quick round of tapping on each of the items listed. For example, I would just tap the EFT points and say “anger” at each point. Then I would do the same thing for “fear” and so on.
It is with sheer delight that I can say that the night sweats diminished substantially the first night after that one session of tapping. And almost completely gone the second day and second session of tapping on that list. I would say my 0-10 intensity levels are now about 0-1 for both “hot flashes” and the ” night sweats” ….Truly remarkable.
An interesting caveat here is that while my hot flashes and night sweats were clearly under control, I was then starting to deal with “chills” . At first I thought I was getting the flu or some illness…. and then I had to laugh, because I realized while I was being very specific about the hot portion of my issues ….. “HOT flashes” …. I neglected the rest of the culprit which is that all of my hot flashes were followed up with a round of the “chills”. So while I adequately addressed the hot part I failed to recognize or be specific about the cold or “CHILLS” part.
It has now been 2 months since I first addressed this problem and I am basically without hot flashes or chills. If I do get a “flare-up” I simply do a round or two of EFT and they are history.
I truly appreciate the importance of being specific, and finally found some real relief! —Nancy
If you are experiencing hot flashes and other menopause symptoms, notice that Nancy used EFT persistently. She was pleased when she got some relief, yet continued to “chase the pain” to get relief from the night sweats and cold chills, not just the hot flashes. Her use of a list of different symptoms allowed her to hit different aspects in a comprehensive way. Surely Nancy didn’t think she was experiencing all those different emotions, symptoms, and consequences. Yet it only takes a few moments to address one of them with EFT; by covering them all, Nancy was able to find significant relief.
As you tap through the list, your intuition may say, “That one.” If it does, I would encourage both using EFT on it as well as seeking out additional information and professional medical support, as appropriate. Often times as we use EFT, our noise level diminishes, allowing our intuition to speak more clearly. It’s one of the free extra benefits.