I am tapping, stretching, and doing remedial exercises for an injury I exacerbated when I ran my half-marathon. It consisted of my left knee and right hip. My left knee is almost back to normal function and no longer hurts. My right hip feels much better but still needs work. Three weeks ago, I was sitting in my Cape Town clinic in-between clients and decided to muscle-test for which muscles, bones, tendons, or ligaments were involved. I started with just around my right hip and from my left knee down. If you are new to muscle-testing, it is a technique from Kinesiology and involves using a muscle for bio-feedback of what is wrong. I used my anatomy and physiology book and a simple finger muscle to test. The following is a list of what came up, which I decided to tap on until all symptoms went, or until I felt like testing again to see what remains and what else needs healing.
- Sacrum and coccyx
- Gluteus maximus
- Gluteus minimus
- Obturator exrernus
- Deep transverse perineus
From the left knee down:
- Poplitial fossa
- Tibialis posterior
- Patellar ligament
- Extensor hallucis longus
- Extensor hallucis brevis
- Extensor digitorium brevis
I am tapping now on this list, one by one. Whenever I tapped on it before, I ended up falling asleep. This is what tapping on physical root causes does to me. It’s a good sign, as it only happens to me when there has been a shift. I am using this simple tapping procedure.
“Even though I have this challenge with ………., I deeply love and accept myself.”
The ……………. is the body part above. I am also getting my anatomy and physiology book open in front of me, so I can see where this body part is and connect to it better.
Two hours later, I am now finished! I had to take a break in the middle. My legs jumped about when I got to the toes and their muscles. And I can feel my backside relaxed on the right like it has not been for months. This is the first time that I have lasted the whole list. Interestingly, I can see from my anatomy and physiology book what improvements I have made that are related to this tapping over the last 3 weeks, and it is very encouraging.
When you have a chronic physical condition, anything that either emotionally or physically has a negative impact on you can make the condition worse. EFT is one way of throwing away the emotional rubbish collecting in your system. In the same way that we dispose of our household rubbish regularly for home cleanliness and hygiene, I use EFT to dispose of negative emotions for my optimal physical health. I call an emotion anything that your mind or body says to you, from fear to constricted airways. My health was not always as good as this. Please go back to around 2005 on this blog to get to the worst postings (when I was often bed-ridden, unable to breathe enough to get out of bed), if you are looking for how to tap for those really bad days of health.
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