Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) combines two well known therapies so as to benefit from both at the same time:
- Mind Body Medicine
- Acupuncture (without needles).
In essence, EFT is another version of acupressure. Certain meridian points are stimulated by tapping on them with our fingertips (instead of inserting a needle – acupuncture, or applying pressure – acupressure). This addresses unbalanced energy meridians, a cause for emotional issues, including fear, trauma, depression, grief and schizophrenia. And, since emotional stress can contribute to pain, disease and physical ailments, it is often found that EFT provides physical relief. Headaches, back pains and other discomforts often tend to improve or vanish as emotional issues improve (this is the essence of Mind Body Medicine). Vision may become clearer and everyday stress may take less toll on the system.
Introduced in other emotional therapy processes, EFT frequently reduces the therapeutic process from months or years down to a few sessions or hours.
Possible EFT limitations
As with all therapies, EFT is not perfect. It usually works well, and the results are sometimes spectacular. EFT is usually quite gentle and you can often achieve substantial relief with little or no pain.
This is not true for everyone, however. Some people’s issues are so intense that the mere mention of them causes emotional or physical pain. These cases can be treated with time, and often with more than one therapy. A small percentage of the population (best estimate is less than 3%) have serious emotional and physical disabilities and thus newcomers to EFT are advised to exercise common sense in this regard. While you can use EFT to experience impressive relief, please consult qualified health practitioners where appropriate.