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I’d like to introduce you to EFT—Emotional Freedom Techniques. It is a simple and effective form of meridian energy therapy. Some call it “emotional acupuncture” but without the needles. You may not have heard of it, and it looks weird. The good news is… it works!
We will be tapping with our fingertips on certain key natural comfort points on the body. While tapping, we will state a truth about how we feel along with a positive affirmation. I call this “The Power of Positive Tapping.” If you are new to EFT, look at the chart below and follow along as I walk you through each point.
We start by tapping on the karate chop point. I use the tips of all four fingers of my right hand to tap the outside of my left hand. Use the same pressure you would use if you were tapping on a table to make a drumming sound. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap. If you have long fingernails, use the pads near the end of your fingers to tap.
Next, we move to the top of the head and then we’ll work down the body, making the points easy to remember.
Use the fingertips on one or both hands to tap the top of the head. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap.
The eyebrow points are located at the beginning of the eyebrow, nearest the center of the face. I use the index and middle fingers together, on both hands, to tap the two eyebrow points. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap.
The side of the eye points are located on the bone at the side of the eye. It’s not so close to the eye that it feels like you’re poking yourself, and not so far away that you are tapping at the temple. Using the index and middle fingers together, tap on both side of the eye points at the same time. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap.
The under the eye points are on the bone located under the eye about even with the pupils. Using the fingertips of the index and middle fingers, gently tap this spot under both eyes. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap.
Now tap under the nose with the index and middle finger of one hand. The spot is roughly midway between the bottom of the nose and the top of the lip. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap.
The chin point is not really on the chin; it is mid-way between the bottom of the lower lip and the chin, in that indentation area. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap.
The collarbone spots are located about one inch down and over towards the outside of where a man would tie his tie. I use four fingers together on each hand to tap the collarbone spots. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap. An alternative is to pat both spots at the same time with the flat of one hand, with about the same pressure as you would pat a baby’s back to help it burp.
The under the arm point is located about 4 inches below the armpit. I lift my left arm and use the four fingers of my right hand to tap under my left arm. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap.
These are the points in the short form of EFT that we will be using.
Additional tip: I often find that returning to the top of the head helps the round feel complete. You can end repeated rounds at any point. You can start at the eyebrow or top of the head. You can leave out points, too. Remember that the energy system is connected; each point you tap resonates throughout the system. I also encourage you to learn to use your intuition early in your use of EFT.
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went for my first tapping eft it was a wonderful experience and my
mind feels sooo much clearer
so do you repeat the same affirmation on each point or does each point get a new affirmation?
You can do it either way, Julia. Whatever feels better for you.
If you do the EFT tapping will this help open the lung meridian? I do not see this listed in the instructions.
Are you looking to open up the LUNGS or the lung meridian? While we tap on the acupoints, the intention of the tapping is different than how the meridians are used in Chinese medicine.
Are there alternative points to tap for someone who is extremely sensitive on the head, especially around the eyes? The tapping gave a 15-year old client a headache, even when done gently. Would welcome your thoughts.
You can try touch and breathe… touch the point and take a breath rather than tapping. And of course there are acupoints everywhere on the body. I sometimes will treat the outside of the foot like the karate chop, and find sensitive places that feel good to tap on the inside and outside of the ankle and knees. -Rick
This is the third day in a row I’ve had a coincidental experience, today that experience is about the EFT technique. In 2010 I first learned about the techniques on television and found it to be very interesting, but I forgot about it.
Yesterday for reasons unknown to me I thought about the techniques, I did not know the name neither did I have any one to refer to about the techniques, still thoughts about the techniques lingered in my mind.
Reading an Ezine article by Madonna Robinson, she discussed EFT techniques as a remedy to reduce stress.
I googled the letters and found your site, very informative and much needed in my life now, I have to put it to use. Thank you very much.
So glad you found us… I love synchronicity, too! After reading our free EFT tapping guide, let us know if you have any questions. Cheers -Rick
Can EFT help you eat better to lose weight?
Many people have found that tapping helps them with the reasons they turn to food, and helps them feel safer in the world without extra weight.
We do not have a call on August 6th at 7pm, so I am not sure what you are referring to. If you want, send me the specifics via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll figure it out. -Rick
FT saved my life from anxitey…love it~
Why in some tapping instructions, the 3rd finger is not tapped. Why is that?
I’m not sure precisely what you’re referring to. You can use as many fingers to tap with as feels comfortable for each point.
For example, I use two fingers on the eyebrow and 4 fingers under the arm.
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