EFT is the acronym for the Emotional Freedom Techniques (it is also known as Tapping). EFT is “an emotional version of acupuncture without the needles.” Instead, we stimulate these acupuncture points by tapping on them with our fingertips. It is based in the knowing that all illness has an emotional component and that emotions are “energy in motion.” When the energy gets stuck in the body, symptoms appear. By moving the energy through the body’s meridian system by tapping while tuning into the source of the blockage, the symptoms (which can be negative emotions, limiting beliefs, or physical pain for example), diminish or disappear. 

EFT "Discovery Statement" 

According to EFT founder Gary Craig, “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system.” This is the core idea behind EFT. Essentially when the body experiences an energy blockage, it experiences a negative emotion and vice versa. Thus the negative emotions are both the clue and the consequence to/of trauma hidden in the body. By tapping on the body’s meridian systems while tuning into the problem (in much the same way someone opens a relevant file on the computer to scan for viruses), we are able to bring the body back into balance and eliminate the negative emotion. 

How Does EFT Work?

Many experts claim that stress is the primary cause of illness. If stress is represented in the body as energetic blockages or resistance, it makes sense that by reducing that energy resistance (by rebalancing the body’s energy system with tapping), we therefore reduce stress and subsequently reduce pain or other symptoms. When the body's energy system is rebalanced, symptoms often just disappear. 

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