Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is used to treat physical pain and emotional distress. It’s also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure.
EFT works by tapping the body to create a balance in energy system and treat pain. The essence of EFT is that a disruption in energy is the cause of all negative emotions and pain.
EFT tapping: How & Why?
EFT focuses on meridian points or energy hot spots to restore balance to your body’s energy. It’s believed that restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms a negative experience or emotion may have caused.
Based on Chinese medicine, meridian points are thought of as areas the body energy flows through. These pathways help balance energy flow to maintain your health. Any imbalance can influence disease or sickness.
While Acupuncture uses needles to apply pressure to these energy points. EFT uses fingertip tapping to apply pressure.
Tapping helps access your body’s energy and send signals to the part of the brain that controls stress. Stimulating the meridian points through EFT tapping can reduce the stress or negative emotion one feels from an issue, ultimately restoring balance to your disrupted energy.
EFT works very well with children as they are often unable to articulate their issues that may be causing them stress.