The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a psychological acupressure technique that supports emotional well-being.
EFT is still being studied and used to treat people with anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research shows that tapping can help eliminate food cravings, depression, anxiety, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In 2013, a study published in the Journal of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders showed that veterans who used EFT to treat PTSD significantly reduced their psychological stress compared with a control group. In addition, a 2016 review of 14 feasibility studies reported significantly lower anxiety levels among those who used EFT.
While EFT significantly reduced anxiety, researchers didn't understand how this happened. In 2017, a meta-analysis in the same journal found that EFT reduced symptoms of many anxiety disorders, not just PTSD. In addition, EFT has shown a substantial effect in the treatment of depression.
Proponents of EFT and other similar therapies believe that touching/stimulating acupuncture points provide the basis for a significant improvement in psychological problems.
People who use EFT tapping find that body tapping can create balance in the energy system and relieve pain. Tapping therapy uses a simple yet precise pattern to tap on 9 acupressure points on the body while imagining the object or experience that stimulates your phobic reaction. It is commonly called "tapping" because this technique stimulates acupressure points on the face and body with gentle tapping with two fingers.
Some say that tapping releases blocked energy stuck in our bodies due to trauma. EFT practitioners claim that tapping helps you access your body's energy and sends signals to the part of the brain that controls stress. You can use tapping to release these accumulated anxieties, stress, depression, and emotional trauma and focus on helping you better realize positivity and energy in your life.
According to EFT developer Gary Craig, tapping various body parts helps balance energy and reduce the physical and emotional pain. According to the emotional release technique theory, touching these meridian points with your fingertips can help restore the body's energy balance.
The Emotional Freedom Technique involves activating the points affected by the Emotional Freedom Technique for anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other problems by incorporating focused thinking and specific phrases. The EFT methodology also draws on cognitive-behavioral therapy, combining tapping with thoughts focused on one particular issue or traumatic experience. EFT combines the cognitive benefits of treatment with the physical benefits of acupuncture to restore your energy and heal your emotions. Emotional Freedom Techniques is a counseling intervention based on various alternative medicine theories, including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and thought field therapy (TFT).
EFT tapping exercises combine cognitive restructuring and percussion techniques with acupuncture stimulation. EFT originated in the 1970s when several doctors began stimulating acupuncture points to help their patients cope with stress, fears, and phobias.
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