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The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an innovative therapy. It provides relief from physical and emotional pain and illness. This type of acupuncture, which does not use needles, stimulates energy points on the body using the fingertips. Tapping or psychological acupressure are its other names.

This technique's practitioners believe that tapping the body might help to balance your energy system and relieve pain. According to Gary Craig, the creator of EFT, tapping on various spots of the body helps balance energy and relieves physical and emotional suffering. People can seek treatment from an EFT practitioner or use this approach to treat themselves.

It includes tapping particular points on the body in a specific sequence, particularly on the head and face.


This therapy may be beneficial for persons suffering from: {1,2}

  1. Anxiety 
  2. Depression 
  3. Chronic pain 
  4. Stress
  5. Weight loss problems
  6. PTSD


Follow these five steps to use EFT tapping:

1. Identify The Problem:

During this step, the participant focuses on the problem that they intend to address. They should only concentrate on one problem at a time.

2. Determine The Initial Intensity:

A person should rate the severity of the problem on a scale of 0–10, with 10 representing the worst the problem has ever been.

3. The Setup:

Before starting each cycle of tapping, choose a simple reminder phrase to repeat while tapping the karate chop location. It is present in the middle of the fleshy portion of the outer hand.

4. The Sequence:

During this phase, the participant taps on certain locations on the body while reciting the chosen word. The methodical tapping on the endpoints of nine meridian points is known as the EFT tapping sequence.

5. Repeat The Intensity Test:

Again, rate the severity of the problem on a scale of 0–10. This should have improved by now. Repeat the method until the intensity reaches zero or hits a plateau.


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  2. Donna. (n.d.). “Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Improves Multiple Physiological Markers Of Health”. Retrieved from 
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