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By Guest Blogger – Melanie Bowen

The key to effectiveness in using Emotional Freedom Techniques is to be specific and get to the root causes of an issue whenever possible. It has been estimated that 90% of physical issues have their roots in emotional issues. Unresolved trauma and past pain can get trapped in the body and register within the meridian system as blockages. If these blockages are not addressed and cleared at the level of the emotional issue, they can eventually manifest in the body as a physical disease or illness.

The most common emotional causes related to cancer are unresolved anger, resentment and the refusal to forgive. Holding a grudge has a tremendous negative emotional charge, and, ironically, does far more damage to the person holding the grudge than to the target of the resentment. The feeling of anger produces a clenching sensation in the body and a contractive energy at a cellular level. Cells can only be in either contraction or growth, and emotional negativity shuts down the cell’s ability to grow and thrive. This constricted posture causes the body to be much more vulnerable to disharmony and disease.

Emotional Freedom Techniques can help address the roots of cancer at a deep and cellular level and within the body’s meridian system. Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers—this is a good example to use because it can be considered an unpreventable form of cancer. Mesothelioma life expectancy is eighteen months or less, but with the help of Emotional Freedom Techniques, in this time a person can make tremendous progress in releasing anger and resentment. The result can be a longer life expectancy and better quality of life in their remaining time.

Another emotional contributor to cancer is prolonged exposure to conditions of stress and anxiety. From an article on the Alternative Cancer Care website: “Prolonged inner stress causes a chain reaction process within the body’s cells that leads to the breaking of the cell’s oxygen krebs cycle leading to cancer cell mutations. And it is the continued holding onto stress within the body that keeps the cancer cells alive. If you can remove the internal stress from the body, stress hormone cortisol levels and adrenaline levels will return to normal. This will restore the cell’s oxygen krebs cycle, meaning normal cells will no longer mutate into cancer cells within the body.”

Emotional Freedom Techniques is tremendously effective in reducing anger and anxiety levels. Becoming aware of the source of resentment or the cause of stress is the first step. EFT can then be applied to every aspect of an issue until there is no longer a “charge.” No matter what the issue, with some diligence and detective work, EFT tapping can address the causes of disease at the root, making healing and recovery much more likely.

Melanie Bowen melanielbowen@gmail.com

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From Diane Holliday