Pain, pain, go away!

Migraines! The word alone makes your head hurt……..

I work in a hospital where many employees suffer from these debilitating headaches. Many call in sick but those that do come in, are miserable.
Some have to leave their shift early so they can be in complete darkness at home, coupled with taking strong medications.
These medications are the only way they can tolerate the pain, but leave them unable to function for hours at a time.

Work, family and social lives suffer until the pain subsides.

Medically, we know that the body physically expands and contracts the blood flow to the brain, inducing pain. There are many other things that can also trigger a migraine like allergies, diet, lack of water and sleep, hormonal imbalance etc.

It may come as a surprise to many, that migraines could have an emotional connection. Until an emotional cause is discovered and eliminated, the pain will probably continue.

The most common emotional triggers of migraines are anxiety, anger, stress, guilt and fear.

First we must look at your thoughts and feelings. Are they mostly positive or negative? What is being replayed over and over in your mind? What is being rehashed? Are you having a hard time letting go of something?

The location of the pain could also be a clue. The back of the head may represent the past. The top may represent the present and the front may represent the future.

Here are some questions that can help uncover emotional cause:
  • What event/s do you wish had not happened in your life?
  • What was going on in your life when the migraines first started?
  • Who or what are you most angry with?
  • What is the pain keeping you safe from?
  • Put these 3 negative emotions in order as they apply to you: __fear __guilt __anger
Those are great questions to get started on the journey to a pain free existence!

What would your life look like if you could manage the pain or be completely pain free?

Meridian tapping has had a strong history of reducing and eliminating migraine pain and the medications that go along with them.

I highly encourage you to incorporate the following tapping script in your quest to overcome migraines.

You may be very pleasantly surprised at the results once you tap away the emotional connection to your pain!

If this is your first exposure to tapping, please see the "introduction to tapping" link at the top of this page. It will provide you with everything you need to know to use the tapping script below.

Your situation is very personal, so first tap on the words I provided and change anything that comes up for you. Be descriptive about your pain and its location.

You will be amazed at what your mind will uncover as you start tapping. You may have memories surface that you had pushed deep down and forgotten. But….they were still there, playing subconsciously in the background without you knowing. Pay very close attention to what comes up!

Don’t forget to rate your pain before you start tapping and after the 3 rounds

Karate chop point:

"Even though I have this migraine headache in my right eye and temple, I love and accept my body anyway”

"Even though I can hardly function right now, I promise to pay attention to the message my body is sending me in my pain”

"Even though I feel absolutely horrible, I deeply and completely accept myself without judgment”

Round One:

EB: This awful migraine
SE: The throbbing pain in my eye
UE: I am so worried this won’t go way or it will get worse
UN: I’m so afraid I may have to leave work
CH: I’m so tired of all this pain
CB: All this nausea
UA: I don’t want to take those awful meds again
HD: But I don’t know how I can function without them
WR: This pain is horrible!

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the second round of tapping**

Round Two:

EB: I don’t know what is causing this pain
SE: I am open to the possibility that it is all emotional
UE: There is no way this awful pain could be tied to my thoughts and feelings
UN: But what if it is?
CH: Could it really be that easy?
CB: What if I had control all along and didn’t know it?
UA: I am ready to start feeling better
HD: I have suffered long enough
WR: I don’t need or want these headaches anymore!

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the third round of tapping**

Round Three:

EB: I am ready to kick this pain to the curb
SE: I will start by forgiving myself and anyone else that may have contributed to this pain
UE: I choose to release any emotional or physical ties to this ongoing pain
UN: I have never given myself the loving attention I deserve, but that is going to change today
CH: I am taking control of my life
CB: I choose to chill and relax
UA: I deserve to feel healthy
HD: I can now end my day feeling healthy and whole
WR: I am so proud of myself for turning this around – I have a whole new lease on life now!

Take another deep breath and see if your pain has come down in intensity or moved to another area of your body

Remember to be persistent. Repeat as many times as necessary until the pain subsides

This script is just a start. If the pain does not subside, you must tap on the specifics of any emotional issues that present themselves, including the feelings that arise – guilt, anger, jealousy, etc.

I would be very interested in your results and would love to hear from you. Please comment below


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