VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves
Meridian Tapping, also known as The Tapping Solution, is a 5,000-year-old Eastern medicine technique for releasing stresses, and now it’s claimed to help with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. That’s a big claim, considering how serious and disabling PTSD can be. It seems simple enough: With the tips of your fingers, you tap certain spots on your face, jaw and head while stating the problem. Supposedly this releases your body’s healing energy. I normally don’t pay much attention to what I call hocus-pocus cures, especially when they’re claimed to works on multiple ailments (weight loss, smoking, chronic back pain and more). But there just might be something to this for PTSD, and I’ll tell you my non-medical theory: By doing the tapping technique, you’re forcing your mind to pay attention to a set of steps you do in a specific order. This gives your mind a few minutes of letting go of the stress caused by your particular trigger. To get an idea how this works, go to www.thetappingsolution.com and watch the four-minute video. On that same webpage on the left is a link to get the free tapping ebook. You’ll need to give your first name (make one up if you like) and an email address (using a throwaway address is a good way to cut down on all spam). If all this technique does is genuinely reduce stress, that’s not bad. If nothing else, send for the free ebook and watch the short video and trailer. Check YouTube.com for more videos and demonstrations. While the Department of Veterans Affairs is quiet on this technique, some VA practitioners do offer tapping therapy. For further exploration, look at the Veterans Stress Project (www.stressproject.org). Under Find Help, you’ll see practitioners in the VA. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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