“Tap­ping healed years of chronic pain!”

Adri­enne Cerulo had lost all hope that she’d find a so­lu­tion for her chronic back pain, un­til she dis­cov­ered a sim­ple, free ther­apy that com­pletely healed her—in­side and out!

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“I went from feel­ing com­pletely hope­less to look­ing for­ward to the fu­ture!”

As she nav­i­gated the crowds in the train sta­tion on her way home, For two Adri­enne years, she’d Cerulo been winced plagued in by agony. un­re­lent­ing pain be­tween her shoul­der blades. Pain that seemed to get pro­gres­sively worse with each pass­ing day. Sweat beaded on her fore­head as she pushed for­ward. As she waited on the plat­form hold­ing her ortho­pe­dic chair un­der her arm, she was over­come with de­spair as each train passed by. I can’t do this any­more, she thought, tears fill­ing her eyes. I’m never go­ing to have a happy fu­ture like this…what’s the point of go­ing on? Search­ing for re­lief Adri­enne had al­ways been fit and ac­tive, but in 2012, she’d sud­denly be­gun ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a burn­ing sen­sa­tion and se­vere pain in her up­per back. At first, she’d chalked it up to the stress of train­ing for a marathon, but af­ter the race, the pain con­tin­ued to worsen. Soon, Adri­enne’s whole life cen­tered around man­ag­ing her pain. She’d al­ways been an out­go­ing, so­cial per­son, but af­ter sit­ting at a desk all day at work, her back felt like it was on fire. So Adri­enne found her­self avoid­ing din­ners with friends or events where she’d have to stand for a long time. In­stead, she’d go straight home, swal­low ibupro­fen and lie on the couch with ice packs on her back. I can’t go on this way, she’d cry. Des­per­ate for re­lief, Adri­enne be­gan go­ing from doc­tor to doc­tor—seven in

all—and had count­less Mris…but no one could pin­point a rea­son for her pain. Re­fus­ing to give up, Adri­enne spent more than $10,000 on treat­ments, in­clud­ing deep-tis­sue mas­sage, phys­i­cal ther­apy, cran­iosacral ther­apy and platelet-rich plasma ther­apy, a treat­ment in which her blood was rein­jected into her body. She even un­der­went surgery to re­move scar tis­sue from her shoul­der bone that a doc­tor said could be caus­ing the pain, but it did noth­ing to help the burn­ing in her back.

Maybe it is just all in my head, Adri­enne be­gan to won­der. At Adri­enne’s next ap­point­ment with her neu­rol­o­gist, her life started to change when he asked Adri­enne if she’d heard of Dr. John Sarno, a pain-man­age­ment spe­cial­ist. Soon af­ter, she headed to the book­store and read a few of Dr. Sarno’s books. She learned there was a school of thought that sug­gested the brain can some­times pro­duce pain as a way of cop­ing with stresses in our lives. Feel­ing a glim­mer of hope, Adri­enne re­turned to the book­store to find an­other book by Dr. Sarno, but while scan­ning the shelves, a dif­fer­ent ti­tle caught her eye: The Tap­ping So­lu­tion for Pain Man­age­ment, by Nick Ort­ner. Tap­ping? What’s that? Adri­enne’s in­ter­est was piqued, and she be­gan read­ing the book right there in the aisle. She learned that tap­ping is a tech­nique based on acu­pres­sure and acupunc­ture that helps cre­ate a bal­ance of en­ergy in the body. It sounded so sim­ple: Tap­ping cer­tain places on the body opens en­ergy path­ways, clear­ing emo­tional blocks, al­low­ing the body to bet­ter heal it­self. Adri­enne still didn’t un­der­stand how it worked, but de­cided to give it a try. Maybe this is the mir­a­cle I’ve been search­ing for!

An in­cred­i­ble cure

That night, Adri­enne sat in her liv­ing room with the tap­ping book she’d bought on the tech­nique, pulled up a video on­line, and learned where she needed to tap on her body to re­lieve pain. As she tapped, she re­peated pos­i­tive mantras like, “I deeply and com­pletely love my­self and will have a happy fu­ture. This pain is not for­ever.” The first few rounds seemed awk­ward, but af­ter 10 min­utes, Adri­enne felt re­laxed. And the next morn­ing, she re­al­ized the pain had no­tice­ably eased. So she did an­other tap­ping ses­sion. And the next day when she awoke, Adri­enne was amazed to find her pain was com­pletely gone! Adri­enne sailed through her work­day, and she still felt great the next day…and the next. Slowly she eased back into play­ing sports, a new sense of hope fill­ing her heart. Although Adri­enne, now 36, still oc­ca­sion­ally ex­pe­ri­ences ten­sion be­tween her shoul­der blades, she no longer deals with the un­ex­plained agony that plagued her for years. “My whole life has changed be­cause of tap­ping,” beams Adri­enne, who now turns to tap­ping to help with other is­sues that arise such as stom­ach upset or stress. “I went from feel­ing com­pletely hope­less about life to laugh­ing more, liv­ing my life and look­ing for­ward to what the fu­ture holds— it truly works!” — Julie Reve­lant

Adri­enne now uses tap­ping when other health is­sues arise and to ease stress

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