EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique, is a psychological acupressure technique that reduces negative emotions which can contribute to physical symptoms.
EFT is a holistic approach to emotional health. Its principles are based on Traditional Chinese medicine. This therapy appeals to those struggling with stress, trauma, poor health, and emotional baggage. Unlike antidepressants and other drugs, it’s safe for people of all ages and has no side effects.
This self-help technique uses tapping to stimulate the body’s energy meridian points. For instance, you can focus on a fear, negative thoughts, or phobia. At the same time, use your fingertips to tap five to seven times each on certain acupressure points on the head, face and hands. This helps relieve negative emotions and ease physical symptoms.
EFT is a safe, effective treatment that can help you in all areas of life. Its goal is to restore emotional health and mental well-being.
Practitioners and patients have claimed that its helped with addictions, eating disorders, phobias, anxiety, insomnia, poor mental focus, and pain to sports and education enhancement.
Rens Blom, who won the 2005 World Athletics Championships, believes that EFT contributed to his success.
Is EFT Backed Up by Science?
Though EFT has not been medically validated or accepted by mainstream orthodox medicine, the benefits of EFT are backed up by extensive research. Studies at Harvard Medical School have shown that this therapy helps reduce amygdala activity and cortisol levels, which in turn, decreases the stress response.
Another study conducted by Dr. Dawson Church found that the stress hormone cortisol levels dropped by as much as 50 percent in subjects who used EFT.
Since its incorporation thousands of people worldwide have found relief from trauma and emotional issues thanks to this treatment.