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EFT; Hypermobility & Pain

Updated: Jun 4, 2021

Hypermobility syndrome is part of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome family. Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is an inherited (it runs in my family) connective tissue disorder that is caused by defects in a protein called collagen. It is generally considered the least severe form of EDS although significant complications can occur.

The signs and symptoms of hEDS syndrome vary but may include joint hypermobility, frequent dislocations and/ or subluxations, soft, smooth skin that may be stretchy and bruises easily, gastrointestinal issues, painful menstruation and many other symptoms. You may be hypermobile but only enough to be 'bendy', without it causing you any issues. To work out whether you are, you can check your Beighton Score online which assesses the range of movement in the knuckle of both little/ fifth/ pinky fingers, base of both thumbs, elbows, knees and spine

In today’s society, we have been conditioned to believe that the only way to manage pain effectively is to take pharmaceutical medications but those who suffer with this syndrome will usually find that this type of treatment often doesn't work for chronic or neuralgic pain or heal the underlying cause of it. EFT is under the umbrella of mind sciences, techniques which re-wire the brain to experience less pain by modifying the way you think, lowering your stress response and helping you to adapt your lifestyle if necessary.

People who use EFT to reduce pain and other symptoms of hEDS have found that their pain can be greatly reduced or even eliminated. Dr P Stapleton has conducted clinical research and found that EFT reduces pain by up to 57%.

Jo has successfully used EFT to significantly lessen - and sometimes eliminate - clients' pain altogether. By using EFT to delve into the original emotional trigger for the pain, the client is able to devalue the emotion around the memory and thus reduce the pain. In cases of hypermobility it is quite often an inherent feeling of anxiety and clients can often struggle to process their emotions which can present to the outside world as 'stressed', 'angry' and 'unable to cope'. EFT can be used on all kinds of pain, from chronic pain, old injuries, acute pain and generalised aches and pains!


"Just wanted to let you know, I've had NO hip pain and back pain ... Thank you."


If this is something you are dealing with, then please do get in touch for a free consultation to discuss how EFT and working with Jo can help you.

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