In October of '09, our Fibromyalgia Support Group proudly hosted Dr. Kevin Hancock, a very special Chiropractor in the Mishawaka area, who is so very dedicated to helping his patients that he has incorporated a few very helpful and somewhat unique methods of treatment into his repetoire.
One treatment is Oxygen therapy, which incorporates the intake of oxygen through a nasal tube as the patient exerts her muscles. This adds oxygen to the blood flow which in turn oxygenates the muscles helping to relieve muscle pain. Very Healing, indeed. Kudos Dr. Hancock!
Another Kudo comes from his use of EFT, as a very effective adjunct to his chiropractic and oxygen therapies. EFT is being used by a number of professionals, including psychologists, ministers, Osteopaths, Medical Doctors and social workers, all over the world. Anyone can use EFT. Even you.
What is EFT? Well, simply stated it is "an emotional, needle free version of acupuncture...." where one uses the tips of the fingers to tap on specific accupuncture meridian points, while reciting a specific statement, or affirmation, regarding your particular emotional dilema of the moment.
It has become common knowledge that our emotions (particularly stress) affect our well-being, indeed our overall health, especialy in the case of Fibromyalgia. When overwhelmed with specific stressful events, one can become ill almost instantly - ulcers, stroke or heart attacks are the most talked about, but headaches, backaches, intestinal issues and so on are also common. Using EFT, one can literally release the emotional hold on these specific acupuncture points, freeing the blockage that occurrs at these key sites.
This is a gross oversimplification, but the correct process and usage of this "tapping" has helped thousands of people with a wide range of issues, including cravings for smoking, soft drinks, sugar, and overeating in general, also for helping headaches, backaches, migraines, mild depression, anxiety, phobias such as fear of spiders, fear of flying, and much more.
This treatment method may not cure Fibromyalgia, but it can certainly help stresses that can aggravate symptoms. It may help recurrent headaches, sinus blockages, backaches, or stress when dealing with family members, or the boss at work, or calming the mind before going to sleep, or any number of things that crop up in a-day-in-the-life-of-a-Fibromyalgic.
Dr. Hancock's presentation provided us with a new and valuable tool. One that he uses for his patients when necessary, and one that we can also learn to use for ourselves. We really appreciated his insight and demonstration of this wonderful treatment method.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or "Tapping" is a remarkable Mind-Body method of treatment. Find out more at www.Emofree.com or Google "Emotional Freedom Technique" or "EFT." You can even download a free training manual at some of these sites! It's easy to learn and may help immeasurably!
I am finding every day that there are more things in heaven and earth that are out there just for our use...we need only find them and apply them. One or more of them is bound to help our particular style of Fibromyalgia...The more we learn, the better we can choose.
Keep Smiling Everyone! It's Important! *:)