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What is EFT Tapping and How It Can Help You Heal

what is eft tapping

Do you know about EFT tapping? It can help you self heal and improve different physical and emotional conditions.

Is your life riddled with emotional baggage and unhealthy lifestyle choices? Are you settling for a life full of chronic physical pain, trauma, addictions, and emotional emptiness? Do you struggle to experience mental peace, joy, and happiness? Then it’s time for you to ditch those pills and try EFT tapping to heal your trauma.

Most of us are trapped in a life of feeling anxious, sad, depressed, and generally unwell. We are tired of relying on expensive doctors, psychologists & ineffective treatments to feel relief from physical pain and experience happiness. The fact is our physical body and our emotions are paradoxical allies. And this is where tapping comes in. 

It can enable us to experience emotional wholeness and relief from physical pain. Tapping is a simple, free and effective technique that anyone can utilize to boost their overall well-being.

What Is EFT Tapping?

Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT is a practical self-help healing tool that can help you treat issues related to emotional distress, physical pain, and performance. Also known as Tapping, it is universally used as psychological acupressure. Developed by Gary Craig, author and Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, EFT is an alternative treatment that helps to treat anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) & other conditions.

EFT tapping requires that you use your fingers and tap gently on the acupuncture points on your body. However, this should be done along with the meridian lines of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The method involves tapping different points on our body, mainly on the face and the head, in a specific sequence. While tapping, you need to focus on a particular issue that you want to heal. 

Tapping is a revolutionary form of acupuncture that helps to heal physical and emotional pain by using fingertips to tap and stimulate our body’s energy points. EFT is a simple technique that can be practiced almost anywhere and mastered easily.

This therapeutic technique can help you treat –

  • Chronic pain
  • Soreness
  • High blood pressure
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Weight loss issues
  • Insomnia
  • Depression 
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Addictions, compulsions & phobias
  • Other physical & emotional conditions

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Can Tapping Help You?

“The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” – Gary Craig

According to the above EFT discovery statement, our negative energy develops with difficult emotions, thoughts, and memories. Tapping our body can allow us to tune into this energy and find a balance to treat various emotional and physical issues. All we need to do is tap the body on precise pressure points while being aware of our negative patterns. The objective is to promote emotional & physical healing and achieve relief from issues that affect us.

According to Gary Craig’s official website, the entire healing technique is based on the premise that regardless of which aspect of your life needs to be treated, you first need to address the unresolved emotional issues that are blocking the way. This includes chronic pain, physical issues, and even diagnosed conditions. Craig believes that emotional stress can seriously affect our body’s natural healing potential.

“EFT can be applied directly to physical symptoms for relief without exploring any emotional contributors. However, for the most powerful, longest-lasting results with EFT, we do expect to identify and target related emotional issues…. EFT can be an ongoing process that we use to clear out the old traumas.” Gary Craig (

But is this all just a claim of a well-meaning person? Or is there any science behind it? 

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Theo Harrison

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