Brittany Watkins, founder of the Skinny Genes Program and Author of 6-Weeks to Kick your Cravings to the Curb concluded her latest Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) program by tracking the recovery of 54 women with eating disorders, coinciding with Eating Disorder Awareness Month.
According to Jennifer L. Derenne, M.D. of Stanford University Eating Disorders Research Program, ten percent of people diagnosed with eating disorders eventually die from the disorder. Eating disorders include bulimia and anorexia.
Watkins says people can stop compulsive emotional eating and food addiction using the Emotional Freedom Technique tapping therapy. A form of self-applied acupressure, it literally "taps" into the thought field and addresses specific issues and emotional blocks while stimulating specific points on the face and body. Emotional Freedom Technique tapping therapy combines ancient Chinese medicinal theory with modern psychology to reprogram those pathways.
The EFT program is a step-by-step formula people can apply wherever they are when uncontrollable food cravings attack. This natural approach may be worth a try for anyone battling an eating disorder. By clicking on the links, specific information can be found concerning the EFT program and acupressure.
South Carolina Department of Mental Health statistics on eating disorders:
- It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder – seven million women and one million men
- Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
- The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate of ALL causes of death for females 15 – 24 years old.
- Only 1 in 10 people with eating disorders receive treatment
- 95 percent of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25
Health insurance typically does not cover the treatment of eating disorders.