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EFT-The Healing Modality You Probably Don’t Know About

Have you ever heard of EFT? It stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. Some people know it as “tapping”. Tapping is an alternative treatment for anxiety, physical pain, trauma, PTSD and other afflictions.

What is it?

EFT is rooted in Chinese medicine and is a form of acupressure. It’s based in the belief that there is blocked or unbalanced energy in the body, accessible through meridian points.

Similar to acupuncture, a person uses tapping on the meridian points to rebalance the flow of energy and bring the body back to equilibrium. Instead of inserting needles in those areas, you apply pressure by tapping with the fingertips. The belief is that by tapping on the meridians you release the blocked energy and relieve the pain caused by the energy block.

How does it work?

As stated above, the practice works by release blocked energy thereby relieving the physical or emotional pain caused by a physical emotional trauma. Unbalanced or blocked energy increases the likelihood of illness or a lack of well-being.

EFT practitioners believe tapping sends signals to the part of the brain that manages stress. When you access the energy, you can relieve the negative emotion or stress associated with the problem you want to alleviate.

But is it effective?

EFT is being used to effectively treat PTSD in returning war veterans and active service personnel. In a study, a group of veterans suffering from PTSD were taught EFT instead of using traditional care.  Within a month, the subjects who learned EFT showed remarkable progress. In fact, more than half of them no longer showed signs of PTSD.

An associate of mine worked with families who were affected by the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting to help them through the devastating trauma associated with that event.

There are studies under way to determine the effectiveness of EFT on anxiety symptoms. The preliminary results are promising compared to traditional care; however, more research is needed.

If you are interested pursuing EFT, I strongly recommend you find a practitioner who can help you learn the proper technique. There is a lot to learn in alternative modalities. Not everything requires a prescription. Let me know if I can help you.

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  1. Doug Jarvie on January 25, 2020 at 12:52 am

    Yes, I have known about EFT for about ten years. I am wondering how important the phrases are that are used with the tapping. They are tailored to the energy blocks that are being addressed, however in many cases the actual issues causing the blocks have not yet been revealed.

    • Karen on January 25, 2020 at 8:54 am

      I do’t know a whole lot about EFT Doug but the phrases are probably not as important as the meaning. In other words, I think your intention is more important. It’s about releasing the emotion attached to the block.

  2. Martha on January 25, 2020 at 1:05 am

    How interesting! What we learn from blogs.

    • Karen on January 25, 2020 at 8:52 am

      Thank you Martha

  3. Lily Leung on January 25, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Hi Karen. I have read and listened to Nick Ortner and others about EFT quite a bit. I have tried tapping and saying the phrases. It was quite effective one time when I was in acute anxiety. I do use accuppressure and practice qigong which involves that. I have found them all beneficial.

    • Karen on January 25, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      Self medication doesn’t have to involve pharmaceuticals. I’m happy you found something that helps you Lily. It’s good to have an open mind about such things.

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