I am one of those people who has had a large number of moles scattered over my body since childhood. As I have grown older, other skin conditions have emerged, including a few warts, skin tags around my neck and chest, and most recently, a few seborrheic cysts.
None of these is life-threatening, of course. Not long ago I discovered that a skin tag that had somehow grown into a very large dark brown mole (but still retaining the characteristic “neck” of a skin tag connecting it to my neck) had suddenly changed colour. A few months earlier, a skin specialist had given me a bookmark with photographs of various skin cancers, including a dark brown mole with black splotches on it. This “skin tag-mole” of mine looked exactly like that photograph. I asked a friend to verify my identification, and it was confirmed.
I called the skin specialist to have him look at it, but when I called - in January – I was told that my appointment would be in September. Since I suspected this was cancer, it was not acceptable to wait that long, so I decided I would have to see what I could do with EFT, not knowing if anything might happen.
I began by using set-up statements such as,
Even though my immune system is weak and it is allowing this growth at the base of my neck that looks like it might be cancer, but I don't really know if it is, I ask my body to shrink and release this growth and heal itself.
Then I did a few rounds of tapping on "weak immune system" followed by "I ask my body to shrink and release this growth and heal itself" for a couple of rounds.
It is now roughly six months since I began doing this routine. I have to say I didn't always remember to do it every day, but I probably did it at least 4 - 5 times a week for this sustained period of time.
I was gratified to see changes in this growth. The first thing that happened was that the dark brown faded to a soft brown. The black spots began to fade. It got itchy - I thought this was a good sign, and declined to scratch it most of the time, as much as I could resist doing this. Bits of it actually fell away from time to time, to my amazement. At these times, there was perhaps a drop of blood underneath the area that had come away, but no sustained bleeding. It definitely didn’t hurt.
And it shrank, it shrank, and it shrank. I can't tell you it is gone. But it is much reduced, less than 25% of the original, and no longer a skin tag formation. It looks like most of the other growths on my neck and upper chest area. Every time I look at it, it seems to be ever so much more innocuous, and locating it is becoming more and more difficult as it recedes. Was it skin cancer? Perhaps but I will never know, of course, since no medically trained professional had inspected it. I am just happy that right now it has no resemblance to the photograph on the bookmark that the doctor gave me and that in the end, I didn’t require any sort of medical intervention to deal with the problem.
From the EFTfree Archives, which are now a part of EFT International .
Originally published on March 6, 2010.