Also known as Tapping, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a combination of talk therapy and stimulation of acupressure points. Have you ever seen someone self-soothe by rubbing their forehead, wringing their hands, or rubbing the back of their neck? And of course, we pat babies to soothe them when they are upset. Touch is comforting. We’re wired for it. That is the same principle used in Tapping. Tapping is a gentle form of soothing touch. There are some key points where the flow of the body’s energy is more “accessible.” Such points were discovered and documented a long time ago. In fact, the Chinese have been stimulating these points through touch (acupressure) and needles (acupuncture) for over 5000 years! It’s also from traditional Chinese medicine that we learned about the flow of vital energy (chi or qi) along meridian pathways. Since the tapping points are found on these meridians, EFT or Energy Tapping is also known as Meridian Tapping.
The benefits of tapping on the meridian acupoints have been extensively documented. Experience shows that tapping can shift our beliefs and thoughts quickly and with much less pain than conventional therapies. There are lots of theories on how and why it works, but no one can say for sure. (We just see the positive results.) Scientific studies do show that the electrical resistance in the skin at the meridian acupoints is much lower than the rest of the body. Brain wave studies show energy tapping affects the deep subconscious. However it works, tapping seems to activate our body’s innate self-healing intelligence and allows us to transform our lives. Case histories abound showing astounding changes in anxieties, fears, and phobias.
Your body is more powerful than you can imagine…. filled with life, energy, and a compelling ability for self-healing. With Tapping, you can take control of that power.