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EFT Tapping - What I would say to the skeptics...

Updated: Nov 16, 2019

EFT or Tapping can be perceived by some as a bit ‘woo’ or alternative. What you might not know is that there has been a great deal of research into EFT, so much so, that it’s now considered an evidence based practice.


Firstly what is EFT Tapping?


EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. It is a powerful stress management tool sometimes referred to as “tapping” or emotional acupuncture without needles. It is based on a combination of principles from ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.


The Science behind Tapping


There are many studies and clinical trials conducted by Bond University, Stanford and Harvard which have validated the science behind it, proving:

  • EFT has a calming effect on the amygdala (the stress centre of the brain) and on cortisol, which is the body’s primary stress hormone;

  • EFT can reduce cortisol by at least 24 % in one hour;

  • Through neurofeedback we know that while tapping you are able to access stored subconscious memories;

  • While tapping the brain goes into Theta waves, which is the same brain wave state as deep meditation, which helps the healing process.

How Tapping Works


EFT is a simple exercise performed by tapping your fingertips on specific meridian endpoints on your face and body while focusing on a negative emotion or physical sensation. This helps to calm the nervous system whilst at the same time rewiring the brain to respond in healthier ways and restore the body’s energy system.



EFT is a phenomenal tool which can help resolve a broad range of issue. It has helped my clients with issues such as workplace stress and anxiety, resistance to exercise, food cravings and break free from emotional eating patterns.


If you are interested, but still think it sounds a bit ‘woo’ or alternative, do your own research and then the true test of EFT is the effect it has on you.


Whilst EFT can be learnt and practiced on your own, there are many other benefits of working with an accredited EFT Practitioner. I would love to teach you the correct techniques whilst providing a safe space to explore and clear your emotions. The true test of EFT tapping is the effect it has on you! Send me a message to find out more!

Disclaimer: The information provided in this email is for informational purposes only. Functional Health Canberra does not treat, diagnose or cure any condition. Information is not intended to replace medical professional advice. Always consult your physician before any significant diet and lifestyle changes.

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