Tapping: also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
I began to use tapping during a turbulent time in my life thanks to a dear friend who talked me through a few sessions. After experiencing dramatically positive results in a short time, i began to research, read, take classes and devour everything i could on this topic.
There are several theories about this form of therapy on how it works and which the best way to “tap” is. My condensed version of an explanation is that EFT is a form of acupressure, in which you tap on the same energy meridians used in acupuncture with your fingertips while saying affirmations. This may sound far out and just crazy – but it works. And the best part is you can do it all by yourself once you learn how.
This more detailed explanation of tapping comes from one of leading authorities on the topic, Nick Ortner of the Tapping Solution: “Tapping provides relief from chronic pain, emotional problems, disorders, addictions, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical diseases. While Tapping is newly set to revolutionize the field of health and wellness, the healing concepts that it’s based upon have been in practice in Eastern medicine for over 5,000 years. Like acupuncture and acupressure, Tapping is a set of techniques which utilize the body’s energy meridian points. You can stimulate these meridian points by tapping on them with your fingertips – literally tapping into your body’s own energy and healing power.” http://www.thetappingsolution.com/what-is-eft-tapping/
I like to incorporate tapping sometimes during an acupuncture or auricular therapy session to help treat chronic stress, emotional blocks and weight loss. After one or two sessions, the patient has learned how to tap and where the points are located and can perform this unique therapy on their own when needed.
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Jeanie Mossa M.S., L.Ac. Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 703-299-0500
Old Town, Alexandria VA 22314