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Migraine

The Emotional Cause of Her Migraine Headaches

Dear Readers,

In this article, Jessica Chavez tells about exploring the emotional causes behind the migraines that afflicted her every weekend. What she discovered provides another amazing example of the body-mind connection.

-Stephanie M


By Jessica Chavez

For three years, I have been experiencing intense migraines that leave me pretty much useless. I started doing EFT for my headaches about a year ago. At first, I would tap on the pain without much headway. Eventually, as I was doing this, thoughts would pop into my head. I realized then that there was something more to the problem than just a migraine.

Note: This is often the case. When you aim EFT at the physical symptom and get little or no result, it is time to look for emotional causes.

My migraines had developed at the same time I moved into an apartment with my boyfriend. I am a messy person; I don't like cleaning and my clothes are often strewn about our apartment. My boyfriend, Louis, is very neat and we often argue about how messy I am. The migraines developed as a way to feed my laziness. I got them every weekend, with such an intensity that I was bedridden. This was my "excuse" for not doing any housework. With this new knowledge of where my migraines were coming from, I started tapping with these Setup phrases:

Even though it's not fair that I have to spend my weekends cleaning...
Even though Louie hates me because of my messiness...
Even though I feel useless because I don't want to clean...
Even though these headaches give me an excuse not to clean...
Even though I feel guilty for not cleaning...

After tapping on these Setup phrases, the migraines have dwindled down from every weekend to a few times a year. Now I only get them when I spend a Saturday or Sunday lying around the house, so I tap on the "guilty feeling" and the intensity goes from a 10 to a 0 in one or two applications. It has been a great relief to have my weekends to myself again! And I'm still messy (maybe I should tap on that!).

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