The bottom line. EFT tapping is an alternative acupressure therapy treatment used to restore balance to your disrupted energy. It’s been an authorized treatment for war veterans with PTSD, and it’s demonstrated some benefits as a treatment for anxiety, depression, physical pain, and insomnia. Dec 1, 2017
Acupoint Stimulation: The Tapping Cure
The most intensively researched of the new energy therapies is the group of treatment methods referred to as acupoint stimulation, also known as tapping treatments. Interestingly, these techniques, though usually administered by a mental health professional, can also be self-administered as in the several teaching videos you can find with an internet search for EFT tapping.
Psychologist David Feinstein PhD conducted an excellent broad meta-study of acupoint tapping (EFT) research reviewing 3000 studies of tapping techniques. Published in the Review of General Psychology (August 12, 2012), this excellent article focused on the 50 or so studies that met Dr. Feinstein’s criteria for presenting clinical outcomes and having undergone peer review.
Dr. Feinstein concluded that EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and other similar protocols for tapping with fingers on acupuncture points successfully released the emotional pain associated with traumatic memories. It did so faster, with less secondary trauma, with longer-lasting results, and more comprehensively than most traditional treatment methods:
These studies consistently demonstrated strong effect sizes and other positive statistical results even after only just one or several treatment sessions. Investigations in more than a dozen countries by independent research teams have all produced similar results.