EFT is a scam that costs lots of money and provides only placebo effect comfort. It is not scientifically accepted or even possible to test scientifically because it is pseudoscience. It lacks falsifiability, relies on anecdotal evidence, and is most aggressive promoted via the Internet credit card scams. Gary Craig, the originator of EFT, has argued that tapping anywhere on the body will manipulate "energy meridians". Skeptics have asserted that such an argument renders EFT untestable by scientific method, and therefore a pseudoscience. Testing of the EFT hypothesis through the use of a placebo group produced the same positive changes in recipients as following the EFT's standard methodology. A 2007 article in the Guardian suggested that the act of tapping parts of the body in a complicated sequence acts as a distraction, and therefore can appear to alleviate the root distress.
To me it has not worked ever. I tried it many times, but no results. There is much more positive results with mastering energies through conscious meditation, focus, and intention. But since this all EFT experience is ba
I'm not sure how you're defining placebo, but after researching the definition it appears that a placebo effect diminishes over time, a relatively short amount of time at that. Even the American Cancer Society website says, 'Some scientists believe that the effects of many alternative therapies may simply be a placebo effect. If the patient believes in the treatment and wants it to work, it can seem to do so, at least for a while. If this effect worked on an illness that usually would not get better on its own, and it lasted, it would be considered a real cure, not a placebo effect.' I'm thinking in my Sister's case, four years does not a placebo make.
I have successfully used EFT for many things and have had no recurrence of symptoms for most. If there is a return of symptoms, it's not that EFT didn't work, it's that there are more aspects to address. It is absolutely NOT a scam.
There are practitioners who charge the same as couselors and psychotherapists, and the EFT results are quicker and long lasting. Medical practices cost even more, and I'm not aware of any "cure" within the medical profession.
There have been reports of success with EFT and MS, but it's something that an experienced practitioner would need to do, and not self-administered (as many issues can be resolved with EFT). It's not a quick, one session deal, obviously. Even if some of the symptoms were relieved, that would be fantastic. The key is persistence. Do some tapping on your own between EFT sessions. It's about a commitment to yourself.
Try it if your instincts tell you to. You can find a practitioner on the internet and interview them first.
I wish you all the best.
I've read recently an MS article that you may want to peruse.
An Italian doctor named Dr. Zamboni has pioneered a new technique called the liberating procedure. There was a show on a Canadian network about it last week. You can google it for more information. The show was W5 on the CTV network.
I have a MS and trust me, there is nothing that can help us but good doctors, good meds and a good sense of humor.
It's pure bull.
EFT can absolutely reduce or eliminate the symptoms of MS. My Sister was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS seven years ago. She ended up on 7,000 milligrams of meds a day and steadily went down hill. By the time I discovered EFT on the internet and studied the free download (eftuniverse.com) she was using a walker, falling down often, had become incontinent, had no saliva, and experienced severe and constant pain and burning in her legs and feet despite the 7,000 milligrams of drugs a day. I will never forget the day I called her about EFT. She said, "let's do it now because my feet are burning at a 10 (on a scale from 1-10). We started tapping together over the phone and after two rounds, I asked her to reevaluate the burning. There was a long pause and then my Sister said quietly and in disbelief, "it's a two." We tapped again and it was gone. After that I ordered the DVDs and began to study in ernest while working with my Sister. In the course of the next four months we tapped on physical pain and held emotional pain and all symptoms disappeared. At that point I suggested that maybe she didn't the medications any more. My Sister was hesitant and afraid to stop, thinking the pain would return. But shortly after that when it was time for the donut hole in her medicaid to kick in (she was on disability) she decided to wean off the drugs. It's been over four years now that my Sis has been drug and symptom free. She very occasionally has burning but immediately and successfully taps it away. Her neurologist at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St louis, had no explanation (and did not acknowledge EFT even though my Sister continued to tell her it was the reason). This is what I have to say to all of the skeptics out there. You clearly have had no experience with EFT. But if the day ever came when you or someone you love got a diagnosis of incurable MS, I'm pretty sure you would be checking it out and eating your words.
You're absolutely right...only those who have experience with it can speak about results...know what you know and let others do what they want :)
Sorry, but reality doesn't bend to make you happy. Any improvement you saw was placebo.
Recently the "placebo effect" been studied in its own right. Previously it had been dismissed in drug trials because the trial was to test the efficacy of a particular drug and not the placebo. However, more recently scientists have been examining the placebo effect in its own right. They asked, if "a cure is a cure" then what is it that makes the placebo appear to work? They discovered that it appears to work at the metaphysical level. The patient is somehow "healing" themselves from within. If this is the case then we are underestimating the power of the brain and the CNS to both create and to heal illnesses. DON'T underestimate or dismiss the power of the placebo.
EFT has been proven to be "evidence ba