What is EFT Tapping & How It Can Help You Heal Yourself

What is EFT Tapping & How It Can Help You Heal Yourself

The phrase must be established in a way that it focuses on the following 2 primary goals:

  • Acknowledging the problem/issue
  • Unconditionally accepting yourself regardless of the issue

The standard setup phrase for EFT can usually be said like this:

“Even though I have this (issue), I deeply and completely accept myself.”

You can obviously modify this phrase based on your issues or what you aim to focus on while tapping. Your problem can be absolutely anything but should only be your own personal problem. Tapping doesn’t work if you aim at healing someone else’s issues.

For instance, if your parents are unwell, you can’t say:

“Even though my parents are sick, I deeply and completely accept myself.” 

However, you can address this issue by focusing on how the problem makes you feel personally. Hence, you may address this problem by saying:

“Even though I’m upset my parents are sick, I deeply and completely accept myself.”

4. The sequence

The sequence for EFT tapping involves careful and precise tapping on the ends of 9 different meridian points. According to TCM, there are 12 main meridians which relates to an internal organ and reflects each side of our body. But  EFT primarily focuses only on 9 specific meridians.

These 9 meridians include the following:

  1. Karate Chop (KC): Small intestine meridian
  2. Top of the Head (TOH): Governing vessel
  3. Beginning of the Eyebrow (EB): Bladder meridian
  4. Side of the Eye (SE): Gallbladder meridian
  5. Under the Eye (UE): Stomach meridian
  6. Under the Nose (UN): Governing vessel
  7. Chin Point (CH): Central vessel
  8. Beginning of the Collarbone (CB): Kidney meridian
  9. Under the Arm (UA): Spleen meridian
EFT tapping points

Start by tapping the Karate Chop point as you keep saying the setup phrase simultaneously. Make sure to recite the phrase 3 times. You also need to remember that you must utilize 2 or more fingertips for tapping and tap repeatedly for approximately 7 times on each meridian point.

Once you’re done, perform EFT tapping for the rest of the meridians while going down your body in an ascending order as mentioned below:

  • Beginning of the Eyebrow (EB)
  • Side of the Eye (SE)
  • Under the Eye (UE)
  • Under the Nose (UN)
  • Chin Point (CH)
  • Beginning of the Collarbone (CB)
  • Under the Arm (UA)

After you’ve finished tapping in the under the arm point, complete the sequence by tapping on Top of the Head (TOH) meridian point. When you tap the 9 meridians in an ascending order, make sure to recite a reminder phrase, which is different from your setup phrase. Your reminder phrase should be simple as it only needs to identify your issue with minimum words.

For instance, if your setup phrase is:

“Even though I’m upset my parents are sick, I deeply and completely accept myself.”

Your reminder phrase should be something like this:

 “The sadness I feel for my parents’ sickness.”

Recite the reminder phrase every time you tap each meridian point. Make sure you perform this sequence at least 2 to 3 times.

5. Test the intensity again

Once you’re done with the sequence, assess the intensity level of your issue one more time and rank it on a scale from 0 to 10. Preferably, your practice of EFT will improve your condition and lower the rank from before. Now compare the before and after results of your intensity level. Make sure to practice the process repeatedly until the rank of your intensity comes down to zero or at least plateaus.

Tap away your issues

EFT tapping is a self-healing, psychological acupressure treatment that you can use to improve different physical and emotional conditions. It is an effective therapy-based tool that can help you to restore balance in your body’s disrupted energy flow. 

Several studies have found tapping to be highly beneficial for people suffering from chronic pain, depression, anxiety and even PTSD. Although more research is required to determine its effects on other illnesses and disorders, there is no doubt that Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can help anyone and everyone live a better, healthier and happier life. 

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