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For many of us today, there are things in our life that we just can’t get over, pesky obstacles to our progress and happiness that holds us back and won’t go away no matter what we try.
It might be a constant barrage of stress and overwhelm that you feel from having too much to do and not enough time, or maybe you have the feeling that you are stuck and not living the satisfying and deeply fulfilling life that you’d like to live.
Whatever “it” is, that’s holding you back, wouldn’t life would be so much easier if you had a surefire way to deal with it? This is where EFT Tapping can make all the difference in the world!
This revolutionary healing modality is based on ancient medical principles drawn from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as well as the profound insights of modern Western psychotherapy. It’s further bolstered by incredible leading-edge medical research about the body-mind connection.
The most beautiful thing about this incredible technique is how simple and quick it is. It doesn’t take much time to learn or use it, and quite often the results are immediate. There are instances in which it’s advisable to see a practitioner, but for the most part, it’s a fast and easy technique you can perform by yourself to get the relief that you’re so desperately want.
When you use EFT, you’re literally “tapping” into your body’s natural ability to right itself. In short, it’s an amazing healing tool that combines both the history and future of healing around the world and puts this power in your hands.
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What is EFT or Tapping?
EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique is a revolutionary healing modality based on ancient medical principles drawn from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as well as the profound insights of modern Western psychotherapy.
It’s further bolstered by incredible cutting-edge medical research about the body-mind connection.
EFT is based on the premise that unresolved emotions can compromise our potential for happiness, by causing disruptions in the body’s subtle energy systems. These disruptions inhibit our natural ability to heal and can block us from successfully achieving our desired goals in many different area’s of our lives.
EFT is sometimes called “acupuncture without needles” and generates its results by balancing the body’s energy meridians while the client “tunes in” to their problem. In this way an important link is established between mind and body. It parallels acupuncture, except that needles are not used. Instead, certain meridian points are stimulated by tapping with the fingertips while the client focuses on the issue they wish to resolve.
A simple way to explain how the EFT strategies work is to use the analogy of a circuit breaker in your kitchen. Once the circuit is over-powered you cannot turn the lights on or get the refrigerator to work until the circuit breaker has been reset. EFT resets the circuits in a person’s body and mind.
EFT works because it heals disruptions in the body’s energy system. By tuning into the problem and tapping on multiple acupuncture points, EFT stimulates the energy meridians, sending pulses of energy down the channels that heal the negative emotions that are blocking the energy flow in the channels.
This clears the conflicting beliefs that are keeping you from creating the vibrant, healthy, balanced abundant, successful and fulfilling life that we all where born to live!
In short, it’s an amazing healing tool that combines both the history and future of healing around the world and puts this power in your hands.
The Science Behind Tapping
There’s nothing mystical or magical about tapping, although the results are often so astounding that it’s understandable why some people come to this conclusion. That said, the grounded science behind it is just as wondrous.
Tapping is so effective thanks to an almond-shaped part of your brain called the amygdala. It’s responsible for determining and activating your body’s response when you’re faced with excessive stress of any sort. When threatened, it signals your body to release hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol – commonly known as “the stress hormone” – that prepare you for danger. This is what’s commonly called the ‘fight or flight’ response, and it’s responsible for nothing less than our evolution as a species. It’s what would have alerted our ancient ancestors to run for their lives when confronted by carnivorous predators!
There’s just one problem: in our modern world, we are faced with external stressors on a daily basis. And if that weren’t enough to contend with, we’re often poorly prepared to deal with it all – we eat food that isn’t good for us, work much harder than we’re supposed to, and don’t rest nearly as much as we should. With this being the case, our amygdala is often on high-alert mode quite a bit more than it should be, trapping us in a lingering, low-grade fight-or-flight mode every day. Studies have shown that this type of stress can lead to a weakened immune system, emotional dysfunction, weight gain and a whole host of other problems.
In short, stress can make you very, very sick.
So where does tapping come into the picture?
In ancient Chinese medicine, it’s long been known that you can reduce the body’s stress response and many of the problems it gives rise to by manipulating the body’s meridian points. This is what acupuncturists do to this day. Thanks to modern science, we now have proof that this is indeed the case.
Studies done at Harvard Medical School in recent years have found that the amygdala’s reaction to external stressors and our body’s resulting stress response can be reduced by stimulating these very same meridian points that Traditional Chinese Medicine speaks of.
These studies focused specifically on acupuncture, but follow-up, double-blind research proved that the needles were not necessary, and that light pressure – as we use in tapping – was enough to produce these results.
Another study conducted by Dr. Dawson Church provided similar revelations regarding Tapping and stress relief. In a randomized controlled trial, Church and his team studied the cortisol levels of 83 subjects who underwent an hour-long tapping session, traditional talk therapy, or no treatment at all. The results were eye opening. For those who experienced a Tapping session, the average level of cortisol reduction was 24%, with a whopping reduction of almost 50% in some subjects! However, those who sat for an hour of traditional talk therapy experienced no significant cortisol reduction.
With each passing year, there are more and more studies revealing just how effective EFT can be. They go a long way towards establishing the technique’s legitimacy for those who question the efficacy of alternative or holistic healing modalities. For thousands of dedicated tappers around the world however, it simply confirms what we already knew to be true – that Tapping is the most effective way to reduce the effects of stress, pain and illness, so you can live a bountiful, fulfilling life!
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