Tooth Abscess Pain And
Root Canal Treatment Dread
I have a tooth abscess for which I am on antibiotics and have been told I will need root canal treatment shortly.
I am dreading this and read a story on Gary Craig's website about someone who healed the same and was told they wouldn't need the root canal, using EFT via borrowing benefits in a group workshop!
This gave me hope that it could help me too, and would be grateful for an EFT tapping suggestion on this.
Many thanks for your interesting website and all best wishes,
You can tap for the pain of the tooth abscess (remembering to take an intensity level first) with a set-up statement such as: "Even though I have this tooth abscess (where e.g. bottom right side of jaw) and it's so painful, sore and swollen, but I'm open to the possibility of my body being able to heal it and I deeply and completely love, accept and forgive myself for any contribution I may have made to this problem"
Say that 3 times as you tap continuously on the karate chop point and then tap through all the EFT tapping points as you repeat the reminder phrase "tooth abscess"
at every point.
When you're back to the eyebrow point just say whatever comes to mind at every point e.g. "why me, it's so painful, this tooth abscess, I just want it gone, it's swollen, it's inflamed, and it's sore, this tooth abscess, I'm asking my body to heal this, this painful tooth abscess
Continue until nothing else comes to mind.
Take a deep breath and reassess how intense the pain/feeling is now. Has anything changed and did anything come to mind as you were tapping?
Make a note of anything and assess / reassess your intensity before doing another round on "remaining tooth abscess"
. Just change the setup statements and reminder phrases to address the remainder
of the problem.
Now as far as your fear and dread is concerned around root canal you can use a setup statement similar to the above but as most people have a fear of the dentist that stems from childhood or some other bad experience(s), I would suggest you also look there.
Is there a bad experience(s) that comes to mind? If there is give it a name. Be aware there can be a lot of aspects here --
What do you hate the most about the dentist...
(anticipation of what's going to happen, sitting in the chair, the needle, sound of the drill, the white coat etc)
So write everything down and then form a set up statement to suit your particular circumstance e.g."Even though I have this fear and dread when I think about having root canal, I'm terrified of the dentist and remember what happened when name incident, but I deeply and completely love and accept myself and my feelings.
Repeat this setup statement 3 times while continuously tapping on the karate chop point.
Then tap through the EFT points repeating the reminder phrase "dentist fear and dread"
or change it to something that resonates with you.
When you get back to the eyebrow point say whatever thoughts, feelings or emotions come to mind and continue tapping until you feel a shift.
I don't know whether or not you will be able to avoid root canal, Josephine, but these suggestions are worth a try. I'm sure EFT will help you with your fear and dread reaction if nothing else and make you feel calmer.
This is just somewhere to start, so I hope it helps. I would love to hear how you go.
And thank you for your question -- I've discovered a few things I need to tap on too! I so avoid the dentist :)
Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of EFT.