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Why am I so honored to write regularly for UPG? It is because of this site’s willingness to look “outside the box” when it comes to evidence-based research that shows how natural modalities such as cannabis can significantly aid in healing disease. Another healing modality that most conventional sources dismiss is called Energy Medicine; one of the strongest modalities in this broad range of techniques (and the easiest to learn) is Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT. EFT can be a great compliment to any natural healing protocol, including medical cannabis.
What is Energy Medicine?
Practitioners of energy medicine (EM) look at health in terms of energy channels in the body. EM is based on ancient knowledge, mostly coming from Chinese medicine and the Ayurvedic traditions, although many modern energy medicine practitioners may also speak in terms of quantum physics when explaining what it is that they do and how their methods can lead to healing in the body.
The basic concepts of energy medicine are the same: whether you call it Energy Meridians (Chinese medicine), chakra channels (Ayurvedic), neurons and neuro-cardiac pathways and the chemical hormones that travel through them (modern science) or even as part of the endocannabinoid system (cannabinoid research). Everybody who has a body also has a subtle body or an energy body which is comprised of subtle energies that cannot be seen with the “naked eye.”
Nevertheless, the energy system is just as real and just as relevant to healing as any other system or function in the body.
In fact, science is now able to measure the health and vitality of the body’s subtle energy system through the use of technology. Dr. Konstantin G. Korotkov is a pioneering bio-physicist, director of the Saint-Petersburg Federal Research Institute of Physical Culture and Professor of Computer Science and Biophysics at Saint-Petersburg Federal University of Informational Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He is also the creator of new technologies that use electrophotonics. Electrophotonics allows for real-time viewing of the energy fields of both living beings and inanimate objects.
When a electrophotonic device is used on a human being by a medical professional, that professional can gain real insights into the root cause of a particular problem by looking at the imbalances and blockages that may occur in the subtle body. Energy medicine works with the energy body in order to clear blockages and heal the body and mind. EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique, is a very effective modality towards this end.
How EFT Works
Healing Your Emotional Wounds and Balancing Your Energy, which are Essentials #3 and 4 of my 7 Essentials System ™, are absolutely vital in healing the whole body of disease such as cancer. Over two decades ago, modern scientists discovered that acute or chronic stress can lead directly to DNA damage. One of the pioneers of what later became known as psycho-oncology, Dr. R.G. Hamer, said:
“I searched for cancer in the cell and I have found it in the brain.”
Emotional Freedom Technique uses gentle tapping along the Chinese Meridian points and simultaneous verbal phrases and affirmations to heal the emotional causes of disease (or any kind of distress). In healing “emotional wounds,” we allow for more space for the body to do what it is naturally designed to do: heal itself.
Tapping has been shown in clinical studies as well as by mounting anecdotal evidence to be especially effective on:
- PTSD and Trauma
- Anxiety and Depression
- Food Cravings
- Physical Pain, including chronic pain and fibromyalgia
- Chemotherapy side effects
How EFT Works with Your Brain Chemistry
Emotional Freedom Technique can have a profound effect on the limbic system, especially when it is done consistently every day or used at the moment a crisis occurs. Modern tapping techniques rely on “tapping” 8-9 specific points between your chest and the top of your head. At the same time, a person vocalizes phrases pertaining to, first the negative issue at hand, then a perspective on the issue that is markedly more positive. The combination of meridian tapping and honest vocalization helps to “reprogram” the subconscious parts of the brain, clear energy blocks, stabilize stress hormones such as cortisol and calm the amygdalae (that part of our brain that is intricately linked to the “fight or flight” system).
Unfortunately, most individuals living in the modern world operate with their “fight or flight” systems turned on most or all of the time. EFT helps to calm the body so that beneficial hormones can work with the parasympathetic nervous system for true healing.
For a simple tutorial on how to do EFT for Breast Cancer, check out this short YouTube video.
PTSD and Cancer: How EFT Can Help
The ways in which EFT can help with PTSD is exciting, especially when it comes to PTSD’s link to cancer. The relationship between cancer and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome can be a two-way street. The chronic secretion of cortisol that comes with PTSD can cause cancer. At the same time, according to Cancer.net, one in four women who are diagnosed with breast cancer will also experience PTSD in some way.
One impressive clinical trial published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease found that after 6 weeks of using EFT, 90% of veterans being treated for PTSD no longer met the criteria for someone who has the condition. What is more, the percentage remained fairly consistent over time, at 86% no longer fitting the criteria after 3 months and 80% after 6 months.
The connection between emotions, energy and physical health is being proven without a doubt within the halls of modern science. You CAN heal from disease and lead a vibrant and pain-free life the natural way. Practicing Emotional Freedom Technique, or Tapping, just five to ten minutes a day can help your body turn off stress and turn on healing!
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, is the founder of the 7 Essentials System ™, a step-by-step guide that teaches you exactly how to prevent and heal Breast Cancer Naturally. To get your F.R.E.E. 7 day mini e-course, and to receive her weekly action steps and inspiring articles on the power of Natural Medicine, visit http://breastcancerconqueror.com/