You may be familiar with the EFT Tapping Process, and how to use it for pain. If you are, you know the process can involve 7 tapping points on up. Here is an extreme short cut using only two points. (Actually three points but only because you mirror points on both sides of the body). Learn the entire process now and you’ll never be without a quick answer for pain again!
Here’s a super quick tapping sequence I have used over and over again to eliminate pain for myself, for students and for clients. It’s great to know because it helps in a pinch, whether you’re just starting to feel the pain, or you have already been doing some tapping and the pain gets stuck.
I learned these tapping points for pain from Dr. Roger Callahan, the grandfather of tapping. Dr. Callahan passed away last month. He left behind hundreds of thousands of people who have benefited from his legacy, and no doubt his contributions will be felt for generations and beyond.
WHY I AM SO THANKFUL FOR ROGER CALLAHAN
Because Dr. Callahan was the pioneer who discovered that tapping on acupuncture points takes away physical pain, emotional upset, and mental anguish. Gary Craig, the developer of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) studied with Dr. Callahan, and streamlined Callahan’s Thought Field Therapy (TFT) process into the popular “tapping” millions worldwide use today. Without Callahan, who knows if I’d still be living with the chronic, burning leg pain that tapping eliminated in minutes?
Dr. Callahan’s TFT involves different tapping “algorithms,” or sequences, for different problems being addressed. While Gary Craig made it a lot easier to learn and remember the tapping points by developing one tapping algorithm to address every problem, some of the TFT tapping sequences are shorter, quicker and just as (and maybe sometimes more) effective.
QUICK TAPPING POINTS FOR PHYSICAL PAIN
First, you want to familiarize yourself with the tapping points called the “Gamut Point” and the “Collarbone Point.” (See the graphic below).
The Gamut Point is a spot on the back of the hand, more easily found when you make a fist. You’ll see the depression on the back of the hand about an inch below the raised knuckles of the ring finger and the baby (little) finger. You’ll find that depression in the middle of a “V” drawn on the back of your hand using the knuckles as the top of the letter. Notice when you open your hand, it’s more difficult to locate this spot.
The Collarbone Points are bilateral – on both sides of the chest. Trace your clavicles, or collarbones, toward the center of your chest until your fingers almost meet in the middle. You’ll notice two nodes before the collarbone dips to form a “V.” You don’t want to tap those nodes on the bone (that’s a bit uncomfortable) so bring your fingers down and out towards each side of your body about an inch, and you’ll find a depression under the collarbones. That’s where you want to tap.
Don’t worry about finding the exact points. Using two fingers to tap will generally have you in the right spot. Remember, these are acupuncture points, so the spot is tiny, and in an area more comfortable to insert a needle. So it’s not a bone you’ll be tapping on, but a depression between bones.
QUICK TAPPING SEQUENCE FOR PHYSICAL PAIN
Here’s the simple steps Callahan developed for physical pain.
1) Focus on your pain. Intentionally think about the physical symptoms, location, and how intense the pain is right now as you are experiencing it. Rate the intensity on the 0-10 scale, with 10 being the most intense pain you can imagine possible.
2) Stay focused in the pain, and tap 50 times on the Gamut Point on the back of one hand, using two fingers of the opposite hand.
3) Tap 5 times on both collarbone points while keeping your mind focused on the physical pain.
Now you want to re-rate the physical symptoms you were focused on in Step #1.
HAS YOUR 0-10 RATING CHANGED?
Here’s how to follow-up on your progress for total relief depending on your new 0-10 rating.
If there is no change, or your rating only dropped a point or two, you’ll want to correct for energy reversals that might be impeding the tapping progress.
Here you’ll use the “Karate Chop” points on the side of the hands under the baby (little) finger. These are the spots you would hit doing a karate chop on the edge of a table.
You can either tap on the Karate Chop point of one hand with two fingers of the opposite hand, or you can supercharge your results by tapping both Karate Chop points together.
Focus again on the pain and tap on the Karate Chop point while saying aloud, “Even though I still have this pain, I accept myself and my body and I allow my body, in it’s infinite wisdom, to heal and release whatever is causing this pain quickly, easily, and in a healthy manner.”
Then repeat the QUICK TAPPING SEQUENCE FOR PHYSICAL PAIN.
If your 0-10 level decreases by more than two points, but is not yet at a zero, tap on the Gamut Point again, but this time perform the following eye movements and humming and counting. This is called the “9 Gamut Exercise.”
While tapping on the Gamut Point and thinking about the pain,
1 – Close your eyes
2 – Open your eyes
3 – Look down to the floor to the right (keep your head steady)
4 – Look down to the floor to the left (keep your head steady)
5 – Roll your eyes around in a circle
6 – Roll your eyes around in a circle in the opposite direction
7 – Hum 5 seconds of a song (such as Happy Birthday)
8 – Count aloud from 1 to 5
9 – Hum 5 seconds of a song again.
The repeat the QUICK TAPPING SEQUENCE FOR PHYSICAL PAIN.
If your pain dissolves to a zero, cement in the results with the Floor-to-Ceiling Eyeroll: Look straight ahead, hold your head level and without moving your head, move your eyes all the way down in their sockets by looking at the floor. Then while tapping on the Gamut Point, keep your head steady, and slowly roll your eyes in a straight line until you are looking at the ceiling and your eyes are all the way up in the eye sockets. Then relax your eyes and take a deep breath.
CHASING THE PAIN
If your pain has moved position in your body, or the physical symptoms have changed sensation (such as from a stabbing to a throbbing), this is a phenomenon known as “Chasing the Pain.” Simply repeat the 3-steps of the tapping process outlined above.
TAPPING THE HEALER WITHIN
I learned the Tapping Points for Pain from Dr. Callahan’s flagship book, “Tapping the Healer Within,” which outlines many other algorithms specifically for trauma, anxiety, addictive urges, phobias, depression, anger and rage, obsessions, guilt, shame and embarrassment, and jet lag.
Especially if you struggle knowing what to say during EFT tapping, you’ll want to grab a copy, because Dr. Callahan solves this problem for you!
LET ME KNOW HOW THIS WORKS FOR YOU!
Try these Two Quick Tapping Points for Pain and let me know how it works for you by leaving a comment below!