Doctors Use New Acupressure Technique to Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels:
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) -- A new drug-free treatment option is available for the 107 million Americans currently diagnosed with high cholesterol. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) was initially designed to accelerate and improve the psychotherapy process and it quickly became a popular stress reduction tool. As people reduced their stress levels with EFT, many reported a reduction in their cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Excessive levels of these fatty blood deposits are medically linked to high levels of stress, poor diet and inactivity. All three risk factors can be managed with this universal acupressure tool.
High cholesterol and triglyceride levels significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, America’s leading cause of death. Most doctors recommend a low-fat diet and exercise as the first step in lowering cholesterol, with the next step being medication. More than 30 million prescriptions for cholesterol lowering drugs are prescribed each year as people struggle to overcome this significant health challenge.
But more and more people are searching for a natural way to reduce cholesterol levels, and many are focusing on stress reduction tools like Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
Dr. Joseph Mercola, best-selling author and natural health advocate maintains, “Stress likely causes more heart attack deaths than high cholesterol and smoking combined. Yet our country spends many tens of billions of dollars on drugs to lower their cholesterol and virtually ignores stress management tools. There are certainly many effective ways to address this stress. My experience though is that bioenergetic normalization is the easiest, most effective and consistently effective. I have settled on EFT as my way of facilitating that improvement.”
EFT balances the acupuncture meridian system by combining gentle fingertip tapping on key points while focusing on physical or emotional issues. Gary Craig, the Stanford-trained engineer who developed EFT explains, “balancing and unblocking the energy meridian system has been the function of acupuncture for five thousand years. When balance is achieved, physical and emotional healing can take place. EFT allows an individual to target his or her own healing with this do-it-yourself technique as there are no needles involved. Even children can do EFT.”
Routine blood tests indicated that retired optometrist, Dr. C.E. Johnson, had elevated cholesterol levels, especially the triglycerides, that put him in a high risk category for cardiovascular disease. Before prescribing medication, his physician recommended a month on a low fat die with plenty of exercise. In an effort to avoid being put on medication Dr. Johnson said, “I decided instead to experiment with Tapping.”
After just one month of EFT, his follow-up blood tests indicated that his harmful LDL cholesterol dropped 17 points, from 112 to 95 and his beneficial HDL cholesterol increased 4 points from 47 to 51. Dr. Johnson’s high risk triglyceride levels dropped 58 points; from 237 to 179 after EFT. Overall, his total cholesterol score fell 33 points from 206 to 182. His medical doctor wanted to speak with him about his method (EFT) for lowering his cholesterol and triglycerides.
“We are not advocating the use of EFT instead of following a healthy diet and lifestyle,” says Craig. “EFT cannot be expected to continually neutralize the effects of high stress situations or a poor diet but it is a complement to any positive health regime. When people are faced with the challenge of making significant lifestyle changes, EFT is a versatile support tool that anybody can use. We receive reports from people all over the world who are using EFT as a tool to remove the emotional blocks that impair their ability to make positive health choices. For example, if someone is stuck in an emotional eating behavior, it will be difficult for them to change their diet. EFT consistently helps people combat food cravings and focus on positive health goals like increasing exercise.”
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for $393.5 billion in costs annually. The amount of money Americans spent on cholesterol lowering drugs rose nearly 24 percent in 2003. “To some, EFT may be a surprising treatment option for people with high cholesterol”, says Craig. “But an increasing number of physicians are acknowledging the link between stress and illness and are using EFT as a viable tool for eliciting lasting change.”
Over 300,000 have downloaded Craig’s free training manual and another 10,000 download it each month. The official EFT Manual has been translated by volunteer practitioners into nine languages.
The EFT Manual explains the basics so that anyone can begin applying EFT right away. It can be freely downloaded at http://www.emofree.com/downloadeftmanual.asp