EFT is a common term in the alternative health field and it is a fascinating therapy to deal with pain, stress, or difficult emotions.
Also, known as tapping, EFT is a technique that helps to free your stuck emotions. Since emotions are energetic forces, it is common to have negative emotions ingrained in your body.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is rooted in the idea that there are energy lines that run the length of your body. These are called the Meridian lines.
The practice of tapping mimics the acu-pressure points in the body, in the same way that an acupuncturist would place a needle on the body.
While acupuncture uses the pressure of needles, EFT uses the pressure of your fingers.
Through the process of tapping, you begin by thinking of a phrase in your mind that acknowledges the issue you are going through and that you accept yourself despite the problem.
Then, you methodically tap with your fingers on each of the 9 meridian points on the body while repeating this phrase in your mind.
With continual repetition of the tapping, and by repeating your set up phrase, your body is helping the brain to rewire those negative thoughts and emotions. And slowly, the intensity of the stress, anxiety or emotion dissipates.
Over time the attachment to the negative emotion will loosen and you will feel more balanced because your relationship with that emotion has changed.