Emotional Freedom Techniques/EFT or “Tapping"
Easing stress and anxiety, naturally
Sometimes referred to as “Emotional Acupuncture,” EFT involves tapping on acu-points on the body’s energy meridian points in order to ease illness, pain, stress, anxiety and subconscious beliefs.
The goal of tapping on these meridian points is to get to the emotional and energetic root of the problem and restore the balance of energy to resolve physical and emotional issues and create a space for healing.
Tapping can also work in a similar way to mindfulness, as it can draw the attention to the body and breath, calming the nervous system and serving as a mental distraction.
EFT is suitable for all of our patients – fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, pediatric, and the whole family.
Commonly Asked Questions About EFT / Tapping
During your session we will begin by talking about the issue you want to explore to get clear about what the intent is behind your session that day. Then you will be shown where the tapping points are on your body and you will go through each point tapping very gently with your fingertips on these Acu-points, while saying key phrases and statements. Tapping combines very gentle acupressure with cognitive restructuring. You literally tap into your body’s healing power with your own fingertips and most people feel the results immediately. You will be supported and guided throughout the entire process.
Tapping is an effective and gentle technique that can be used for any of the following:
- Chronic Pain and Disease
- Fertility Challenges
- Experiences of Trauma
- Heavily Charged Emotional
- Birth Preparation
- Changing Direction in Life:
- Career and Lifestyle changes
Studies conducted by The Harvard Medical School revealed that Tapping/EFT significantly reduces stress in the amygdala (the part of the brain that drives the fight-or-flight response). Dawson Church, one of the leading experts on energy psychology and founder of the EFT Universe, conducted a study which revealed up to 50% reduction in cortisol (stress hormone) levels after Tapping/EFT. Overall, there is a growing body of reach including many randomized control trials published in peer reviewed journals. Check out the following links to learn more.
Postpartum acupuncture has many benefits for our postpartum patients. However, it’s important to get the green-light from your physician or midwife before receiving your first postnatal acupuncture treatment. Some of our patients can have acupuncture 1-2 weeks after having a baby, while others may be advised to wait longer.
No, acupuncture shouldn’t hurt. In fact, when we are using it to affect the hormonal system, it needs to be gentle in order to be most effective.
The most useful points on the body are below the elbows and below the knees and often we only use a few points in a treatment.
No, acupuncture will work whether you are a true believer, a skeptic or anywhere in between. Acupuncture may be new to you, but it’s an old medicine with a long history of safety and effectiveness.
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