Watch this video to learn how tapping can be used as a desensitization technique for people living with Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS).
Tapping Desensitization for Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome
For this self desensitization technique, no equipment is required other than your hand. It's recommended to cup your hands and firmly pat the affected areas. You should be able to hear the tapping sound. This is the correct way. This is the incorrect technique. You should not be tapping so forcefully that you are leaving marks on your skin. Try to perform audible taps for about 3 to 5 minutes consecutively each time, or in other words, the length of your favorite social media video.
It's easier to remember to do it when you incorporate it into your everyday routine.
Great job! You've completed one of the four to five recommended desensitization techniques per day. Try another one! Remember, this can take some time to work so don't give up.
Topics Covered: Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS)
Related Centers and Programs: Center for Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome