Using EFT for Parkinson's Disease

Using EFT for Parkinson's Disease

Dear EFT Community,

Here a newcomer to EFT used it with a Parkinson's patient, with immediate results. However, the client does not follow through with further sessions. In another article, "Why Do People Resist EFT?" by EFT expert Patricia Carrington, PhD, provides  insights as to why some people don't persist after initial success.

-Dawson Church

By Henry Davies

I have been a care worker in England for the past 2 years. I have started studying EFT and exploring its uses mostly on myself. I am still a relative beginner.

However, I recently tried EFT on a 83 year old man who is totally paralyzed and unable to speak as a result of Parkinson's Disease. I had been hesitating suggesting that we try EFT as I felt intimidated by the severity of his condition. After having explained the basic principles of EFT to him I left it up to him to decide whether he wanted to try it. A few days later he indicated that he wanted me to proceed.

I then felt quite overwhelmed as to where to begin. Should I start with his lack of speech or the loss of the use of his limbs or his inability to swallow easily, etc. Eventually I decided to focus on the grip of his right hand with a view to eventually getting him to hold a pen to write. As an improvisation for the intensity barometer I decided to ask him to grip a glass thereby, if EFT was effective, it would be patently obvious.

I had to do the tapping on him using the affirmation statement: "although I cannot hold a glass....."

After 2 rounds of tapping he was able to open his hand completely and grip the glass as well as raise it to about the height of his chin. He then placed the glass back on the table without faltering in the slightest. We were both completely astonished at this result.

We then proceeded with holding a pen. Another 2 rounds of tapping and several attempts at writing, he was able to write his name in perfectly formed characters. His wife confirmed that for years he had only been able to scribble lines.

We were all amazed and enormously encouraged.

However, the sad news is that he has lost the will to persist. I understand that this is known as "intention interruption" and is a phenomena of Parkinson's Disease. Several days have now passed and he has still not regained his willingness to resume where we had left off.

It would seem that I have no alternative but to be ready for when the door opens again...


0 #2 Hemant 2014-09-20 11:56
EFT can do miracles. Great attempt. I have had a similar response on a PD person. Thanks
+1 #1 Elaina 2013-02-18 18:26
First, I'd like to correct something in the next to the last paragraph in this article. Parkinson's is characterized by a "resting tremor" not an "intention tremor". (I know, I have Parkinson's). Second, I'd love to see some videos of EMT being used with people with Parkinson's. Thank you.

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