What is EFT?
There is a world of difference with clinical EFT
Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) commonly called “tapping” is an Evidence-Based Practice that combines elements of exposure and cognitive therapies with the manual stimulation of acupuncture points. EFT therapy is highly effective with emotional and somatic conditions for psychological and physical healing.
EFT therapy is a simple process, proven in keeping your mind focused on a negative emotion, while with the use of your fingertips to stimulate the body’s meridians, this increases the energy flow, which releases the negative blocks and allows the body to heal. EFT therapy also activates both the emotional part of the brain by increasing energy flow and by using words, we simultaneously engage the left side of the brain to heal psychological traumas and emotional blocks, while teaching the body to respond with calm, rather than stress, when faced with a negative experience. “The hormones of stress, in the long term, push the genetic buttons that create disease.” (Dr. Joe Dispenza).
It has been stated that the major cause of all diseases is a disruption in the body’s energy system and/or unresolved emotional issues. When the energy flow is restored, the body can return to health and be at ease. EFT therapy techniques make it possible
Scientific explanation of EFT
EFT treatment focuses on the meridian points — or energy hot spots — to restore balance to your body’s energy. 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 of the body energy flows through. These pathways can help balance energy flow to maintain your health. Any imbalance can influence your physical and emotional well-being.
EFT Tapping is designed to help you access your body’s energy and send signals to the part of the brain that controls stress (amygdala). Stimulating the meridian points through EFT tapping can reduce the stress or negative emotion you feel from your issue, ultimately restoring balance to your disrupted energy.
One study, conducted by Harvard Researchers and published in the research journal “Human Brain Mapping” in 2000, found that when the acupoints were stimulated there was reduced arousal in the amygdala which plays a significant role in the body’s stress response
EFT Tapping Chart
SOH – (Side of the hand): is located at the center of the fleshy part of the outside of your hand between the wrist and the baby finger
The top of head point: is located on the center top of head
EY – (Eyebrow): is located at the beginning of the eyebrow.
OE – (Outer Eye) : is located on the bone bordering the outside corner of the eye
BE – (Below the eye): is located on the bone under an eye about 3 cm below your pupil.
BN – (Below the nose): is located on the small area between the bottom of your nose and the top of your upper lip.
AB – (Above the chin): is located midway between the point of your chin and the bottom of your lower lip.
CB – (Collar bone point): is located on the junction where the breastbone (collar bone) and the first rib meet.
BA – (Below the arm): is located on the side of the body, at a point even with the nipple (for men) or in the middle of the bra strap (for women).