This was not the focus of the session, so we went on to work on some painful feelings in her relationship.
At the end of the session, she said, “Wow, my thumb pain is gone!”
When I checked in with her a few months later, her thumb pain was still completely gone, and had never returned.
No matter what you think causes the pain, it is almost always helped by tapping. Physical pain is the natural (unwanted) side effect of the stress and tension that build up in the body.
This wonderful story from Danilo Baltodano in Montreal:
My grandma, an 85 years old lady who suffers from arthritis was complaining about huge pain on the back. She could not move her neck and could not sleep due to the pain.
I proposed her to massage her back to release a bit of stress so she can relax. I started by pinching the skin to warm up the upper back by stimulating blood circulation. To my surprise she got calm and stopped complaining (I thought she was sleeping.)
Five minutes later she told me she was feeling better and asked me to stop. She sat on the bed and told me that she was not able to move her neck, due to the pain.
So while massaging the neck area I also started to massage the sore spot and started to repeat mentally the affirmation “Even though this pain is killing me I decide to simply relax and let it go.”
I did that at least 3 times and then to my surprise she said “I’m feeling well now.” She stood up and started to walk down the stairs. I try to apply EFT to every thing that involves emotions and it’s amazing how effective it is when practiced properly.
Me too, Danilo!