Can a One-Minute Anger Management Technique Reduce Injury Risk and Chronic Illness?
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB)--Anger contributes to accidents that cause injury. That sounds obvious, but no one tested the connection until researchers at the University of Missouri - Columbia found that anger doubles the risk of injury. Their study of emergency room patients was published in last week's Annals of Family Medicine.
What surprised researchers was the high level of irritability, anger, and hostility in their control group. 'We live in a very angry society,' observes Professor Dan Vinson, the study's primary author.
'Most physicians and psychiatrists use drugs to calm the anger and hostility that can lead to injury,' says Gary Craig, founder of a self-help procedure called Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT. 'But it's possible, without drugs, to defuse most destructive emotions quickly and efficiently by tapping on key acupuncture points while focusing on whatever you're upset about. In most cases, the anger simply disappears.'
According to hundreds of EFT practitioners, the technique works quickly and permanently - in other words, far more effectively than conventional anger management or drug therapies. The tapping procedure takes less than a minute to complete, and even when it has to be repeated, it works far faster than conventional methods. It's also easy to learn and can be done anywhere.
That's good news, for anger does more than increase the risk of injury. It can literally make you sick.
Eric Robins, MD, a Los Angeles urologist, teaches EFT to his patients. 'Stress and negative emotions aren't just in our heads,' he says. 'They are stored in the body. If you think about the last time you were angry or anxious or depressed, you'll notice where you physically felt those emotions. Emotional issues block the body's flow of healing energy wherever they're stored. In the office, whenever I see someone with a chronic condition, pain, or problem that doesn't respond to conventional therapies, I ask about past traumas or things that the patient feels angry about.'
In 70 to 75 percent of cases, he says, EFT significantly improves symptoms. 'And not just temporarily,' he says. 'In most cases, the anger permanently disappears, and so do the physical symptoms that were attached to it.'
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'I'm not surprised by the University of Missouri findings,' says Dr. Robins. 'Learning and using EFT can help anyone avoid the kind of injury and chronic illness that can result from impatience, anger, and losing one's temper, or from suppressing those same emotions.'