Stress is a common part of most of our lives right now. We don’t all have to live with anxiety and fear, though. In fact, experts say that there’s a form of alternative medicine — referred to as EFT tapping — that can help us all manage anxiety.
What Is EFT Tapping?
Emotional freedom technique (EFT), also called “tapping” or “psychological acupressure,” is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. EFT is based on the same Chinese medicine as acupuncture and uses meridian points — or energy hot spots — to restore your body’s energy balance.
Proponents of these alternative treatments believe that imbalances in the flow of energy within the body lead to ill health. Acupuncturists use needles to apply specific pressure to the meridian points. This pressure helps clear up blockages and restores balance. Instead of using needles, though, EFT tapping encourages fingertip tapping to apply pressure to these meridian points.
According to EFT advocates, tapping on these meridian points with the fingertips resolves physical and emotional issues. Others believe that it may work in a similar way to mindfulness, meaning it helps the person focus on their breathing and distracts them from the anxiety or pain they’re experiencing.
What Do People Commonly Use EFT Tapping For?
The human body possesses natural healing properties, but oftentimes stress and emotional distress wear us down. Through EFT, though, you can reduce physical tension and promote a deeper mind-body connection. According to chiropractor and clinical nutritionist Dr. Josh Axe, tapping can help with numerous physical and psychological conditions including:
- Chronic pain
- Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
- Phobias and social anxiety
- Muscular tension and joint pain
- Fatigue and insomnia
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Food cravings and disordered eating
- Problems with focus and coordination
Furthermore, Jessica Ortner, co-founder of The Tapping Solution, says that the current pandemic is the perfect time to use EFT tapping to relieve stress. “Stress can become dangerous when we find ourselves constantly feeling overwhelmed and anxious,” Ortner says. “This kind of stress can lead to heart disease, muscle tension, chronic pain, diabetes, weight gain, stomach issues and sleep problems.”
Ortner says that we can all avoid these serious health complications along with the overwhelming stress many of us experience by engaging in EFT tapping on a regular basis.
The Tapping Solution
In 2009, Tapping Solution co-founder Jessica Ortner experienced the benefits of EFT firsthand: “I was skeptical until one day I had a bad cold and began to tap on these acupressure end points while giving a voice to how frustrated and stuck I felt in my life. In just a few minutes I felt a weight lift off my chest and I was able to breathe deeply. My sinuses cleared up and I was in shock.”
Ortner, along with her brothers, decided to share the benefits of EFT tapping with the world through a documentary titled “The Tapping Solution,” then later created a business of the same name to help spread the word about this life-changing alternative medicine approach to physical and mental health.
Today, The Tapping Solution offers specific EFT tapping approaches to help people with a wide array of common ailments and concerns. On the website, the company advertises tapping solutions for weight loss, chronic pain, auto-immune disorders, anxiety, and personal fulfillment. They also offer personalized tapping meditations for people going through divorce, fertility issues, digestive problems, and many other common barriers adults and children face.
What’s more, the Tapping Solution app is available on all mobile devices and is filled with Tapping Meditations that have been played over 1.6 million times. These meditations help people all around the world release stress and find balance within their bodies.
For more information, you can visit https://www.thetappingsolution.com/ or download The Tapping Solution app.
There’s no denying that we’re all experiencing an increase in anxiety lately thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. While kids are not immune to anxiety and fear, we can actually do a lot to help them one solution being trying out EFT tapping as a family.
Final Thoughts On Tapping
Still skeptical? The Tapping Solution’s Jessica Ortner offers this final word. “EFT Tapping has been clinically proven to reduce cortisol levels, even during this worldwide pandemic. In fact, our coronavirus stress relief offering has received over 37,000 plays. Most people note a 45-50% decrease of anxiety in 10 minutes. The results speak for themselves. Spend 10 minutes Tapping along to a free Tapping meditation and notice your stress begin to subside firsthand.”
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