Bill is part of my extended family. Though 89, he has remained quite active.
He loves taking care of the exotic tropical plants in his yard. They remind him
of the years he and his wife lived in Hawaii. He also enjoys getting out and
walking their two little dogs in the park.
My mother told me that Bill had recently fallen and fractured his pelvis.
This came after back surgery. Confined to crutches and a walker for two months,
Bill needed a lot of help from his wife, Bettie. As a result, my mom and Bettie
hadn't been able to play the penny slots at the casinos. Besides taking care of
Bill, Bettie had to do all the chores as well as the grocery shopping—which she
During my recent trip to visit my mother, we were able to spend some time
with Bettie and Bill. We enjoyed the shade from their tropical plants as we
chatted in their courtyard. After catching up, I told them about EFT and how I
thought it could benefit them. My mother didn't want to stay long, so I
explained how EFT worked as quickly as I could. Bettie mentioned a chronic pain
in her knee with an intensity level of "4". Bill was on painkillers,
so reported no pain. He showed us his swollen leg, a result of his
diabetes, which I didn't even know he had. He told us that he had a doctor's
appointment the next morning because of his concern with his leg.
Pressed for time, we were still able to squeeze in one round of EFT. Though
somewhat skeptical, both Bettie and Bill tapped with me for the first time.
After we finished, Bettie was astonished to find that the pain in her knee had
disappeared. Bill commented that his ankle felt less stiff.
The next morning, as I packed my suitcase to come home, my mother walked in
and handed me the phone. It was Bill. He said, "I think you are really on
to something." He went on to tell me that the swelling had decreased in
his legs. They were so much better that he had just cancelled his doctor's
I spoke with him again several days later the swelling had not returned. He
said that he is sold on the tapping and has done some by himself, too. How cool
that is, I thought; another success for EFT.