How does EFT work?
EFT works by gently tapping on specific points within the meridian system, which is a network of energy flowing through the body. The meridian system has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and is used in acupuncture. Actually, EFT has been likened to acupuncture without needles. Gentle tapping on specific points known as acupoints helps release blocked energy. Along with the tapping the problem or issue is focused upon. This combination allows the body to move towards balancing it’s energy system and negative emotions are released.
According to Dawson Church “ acupoint tapping sends signals directly to the stress centres of the mid brain, not mediated by the frontal lobes (the thinking part, active in talk therapy)”. Tapping is believed to access the amygdala part of your brain, which is responsible for emotions, survival, instincts and memory and is responsible for the stress response. This response can significantly influence and even cause problems for you when in overdrive as so many of us experience in our lives today.