Autoimmune Disorders

How to Use Tapping for Autoimmune Disorders

Written by: Nick Ortner

If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and are struggling with the pain, the discomfort and the frustration, know that you are not alone!

To date, there are about 100 known autoimmune illnesses, impacting up to 50 million Americans, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), and that number is on the rise.

Just being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease can be confusing and scary, if not totally overwhelming…

Sadly, according to our current, conventional medical system, there appears to be no cure, so treatment for autoimmune diseases focuses on relieving the symptoms…

But the most commonly used treatments often lead to devastating side effects!

And according to AARDA, it takes an average of nearly five years (and five doctors!) for a patient to receive a diagnosis, and in the meantime they often end up consulting multiple specialists for all their symptoms: a dermatologist, an endocrinologist, an immunologist, a neurologist, a rheumatologist…

Patients are often told by their doctors, “There’s nothing wrong with you,” or, “You’re just a little run down.”

This leads to a lot of frustration, overwhelm and stress that only makes these issues worse.

But here’s the good news: YOU may have more power to improve your health than you realize!

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) there is an emotional component in 85% of all illnesses!

As science has now proven, your thoughts and your patterns of belief produce chemical reactions in your body that affect your nervous system, as well as your digestive and endocrine systems, your hormones, your energy level, even your balance. And they all immediately and directly impact your immune system.

And most of the thoughts and emotions that drive us, roughly 95% of them, are run unconsciously so we’re not even aware of them and the affect they’re having on our body and our health.

In our modern society our high levels of stress, anxiety, overwhelm, and other negative emotions that we deal with on a regular basis put a tremendous strain on our immune system and our health.

And unfortunately our brains weren’t wired to be able to understand and react differently to the stresses of our modern society versus the stresses that our ancestors faced, where there were real and tangible life or deaths threats on a daily basis. You see…

When stress hits us our body goes into what’s known as “fight or flight,” causing large parts of our brain to shut down and causing the chain of chemical reactions to take place that affect our health…

To make matters worse, when you go from “fight or flight” into a “freeze” state your body is effectively storing the stress of that moment.

Dr. Robert Scaer, a neurologist who has researched traumatic stress, has found that the “freeze” response encapsulates stress in our bodies, preventing us from moving on after a stressful event until we’ve found a way to release the stress that’s literally lodged in our bodies, in our muscles, even our cells.

With Tapping, we’ve found a quick and effective way to release this stress…

Here’s how it works…

Something stressful happens, or you start thinking about something stressful, like the the challenges you’re having at work, at home with your kids, with your health or weight, or in your relationship…

Within seconds, the part of your brain called the amygdala, the almond-shaped part of your midbrain, tells your body to release stress hormones.

Adrenaline and cortisol, which is often called “the stress hormone”, floods your body, affecting your digestive and endocrine systems, your hormones, your energy level, even your balance and more.

The functions that are needed for survival are given priority over the functions that are needed for healing. This reaction from the primitive part of our brain was after all, necessary for  survival hundreds of years ago.

In the wild, if you were being chased by a threat like a tiger, bear or other human in the woods, you’d need to be able to run faster, jump higher, and react quicker. The needed processes for healing would take a back seat until the body was once again calm and in a state where the life or death situation was gone.

In “fight or flight”, stress is literally limiting your ability to heal because the resources need to be diverted elsewhere.

The challenge is that in our modern society we have constant stressors that bring the body into fight or flight, just the same as it did hundreds of years ago, except these stressors happen much more frequently, causing us to be stuck in states of chronic stress.

When we’re under chronic stress, ours bodies stay in a state where healing is not the priority, and thus illness oftentimes follows.

If you ask yourself honestly…

“Am I dealing with any stress right now?”

You’ll probably say something like… “Haha… of course I am! Who isn’t?!” 🙂

But here’s the great news…

EFT Tapping has been scientifically proven to rewire the brain to bring both the body and mind back into balance!

When you use Tapping to shift your unconscious beliefs and emotions, you shift the chemicals being released into the body. In doing so, you are literally able to shift your nervous system, as well as your digestive and endocrine systems, your hormones, your energy levels and more!

So far, modern science’s investigations into just why Tapping works have been astounding. The results reveal that Tapping is the perfect bridge between cutting edge Western medicine and ancient healing practices from the East.

Hundreds of studies have been performed that show the effects of using Tapping on health challenges.

One such study showed that using Tapping for Fibromyalgia improved variables such as pain, anxiety, depression, vitality, social function, mental health, performance problems involving work or other activities due to physical as well as emotional reasons, stress symptoms and more.

Another study showed that using Tapping for Psoriasis often brought immediate and sustained relief, and continued to improve over time. Participants from this study experienced significant improvement in functioning and psychological, emotional, and physical symptoms.

In another double-blind study conducted by Dawson Church, PhD, cortisol, know as the “stress hormone” was measured as it is a key indicator in how our bodies are responding to stress.

Tapping was shown to produce, on average, a 24 percent drop in cortisol after just one hour of tapping. During that same hour of talk therapy without tapping, participants showed a much smaller drop in cortisol levels. This powerful research study showed that tapping significantly increases the ability to eliminate the the hormones causes by stress, allowing the body to go into a state of healing.

Study after study show that when you deal with the underlying emotional issues, the body is brought back into balance, and immune system function improves!

How to Start Using Tapping to Eliminate Negative Emotions and Chronic Stress to Bring Your Body Back into a Place of Balance and Healing…

Here are a few great resources that can help you in getting started using Tapping for Autoimmune Disorders:

Resource #1 – Free Tapping Meditation on Befriending Your Body

This is a powerful meditation designed specifically to help your body get out of fight or flight. Through this soothing and balancing meditation you’ll:

  • Understand the importance of creating a powerful relationship with your body that will lead you to quickly experience extraordinary results.
  • Experience how your patterns of thinking and believing produce chemical reactions that affect the health of your body.
  • Realize how you can quickly and painlessly shift your emotions, and create a powerful point of leverage to release the imbalance in your immune system.

To learn more and get immediate access to this free meditation go here.

Resource #2 – The Tapping Solution for Autoimmune Disorders Program with Dr. Kim D’Eramo

If you’re serious about wanting to eliminate your autoimmune disorder than this program is a must!

We teamed up with Dr. Kim D’Eramo, a physician, speaker, bestselling author and expert on using Tapping for Autoimmune Disorders to bring you the most effective protocol possible.

With this program you get:

5 Powerful Audio Presentations that you can stream or download.

  • Introduction and Overview of the Autoimmune Disorder Program
  • Module 1: Breaking Free From the Vicious Cycle of Anger, Frustration and Hopelessness
  • Module 2: Family Patterns Contribute to Your Health, Just Not In The Ways You’ve Been Told.
  • Module 3: The Impact That Being Sensitive To Other People’s Energies And Emotions Can Have On Your Immune System.
  • Module 4: A Whole New Way of Looking at Improving Your Health Through Nutrition and Exercise

5 Tapping Meditation Audios: These soothing Tapping Meditations will not only work to rewire the causes of the issues in your brain and body, they’ll also help you to instantly release anxiety, re-center yourself, and bring you to a place of peace and balance.

10 PDF Transcripts so that you can read the information of the audio presentations.

Digital Workbook to go along with the introduction and 4 modules. This digital workbook will help guide you in the process.

To learn more about this program and how you can get immediate access to it, go here.


I hope you take advantage of these two resources. I know they can help you.

If you have questions at any time please don’t hesitate to ask. Just send me an email by clicking here. Or join me on Facebook here.

Until next time…

Keep Tapping!

Nick Ortner

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  1. Jackie says:

    Hi sayali. Tapping can really help you move through your diagnosis and heal underlying emotions. I was diagnosed MS 20 years ago and I urge you to heal your gut issues through functional medicine. very important. Also stay out of stress. Tapping can support that really well . You can get better!

  2. Vicky Nutbrown says:

    Can any autoimmune disorder be helped with tapping?

    • Nick Ortner says:

      Yes, indeed, Vicky. Autoimmune disorders is literally your body attacking itself as a result of a belief of self-punishment or guilt. While the manifestation of the disorder may be different, they can be addressed through the emotional system, which Tapping can do. 🙂

      • Sayali says:

        Can MS be treated with tapping?

        • Nick Ortner says:

          Hi Sayali! One thing we try to be careful of is categorizing Tapping as a “treatment” for any physical illness. Tapping removes the blocks and releases the emotional components around any physical issue, allowing the body to relax into such a state that encourages self-healing. That’s why we always say, “Try it on everything!”

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