Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT for short is a stress relief method that is sure to help you relax and unwind and give you plenty of Ahs. It was created in the 1990’s by Stanford Engineer and Peak Performance Coach, Gary Craig. EFT is often described as a psychological needle-free ouchless version of acupuncture.

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Ah_iStock_000010775815XSmall Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT for short is a stress relief method that was created in the 1990’s by Stanford Engineer and Peak Performance Coach, Gary Craig. EFT is often described as a psychological needle-free ouchless version of acupuncture.

Ancient Healing Art of Acupuncture: The Source of EFT’s Humble Beginnings

Acupuncture is the 5000 year old science invented by the ancient Chinese. They were the first to research and discover the presence of a network of channels of electrically charged energy particles throughout the body. Today advances in the field of modern science and the emerging field of mind/body medicine continue to demonstrate evidence that our bodies are a low level electro-magnetically charged system and by harnessing the power of our thoughts we can either create health or manifest illness in our bodies.

Acupuncturists say there are circuits in our body where these floating bits of electrically charged energy particles are constantly passing along and travelling. When these channels of energy, also called meridians get blocked up and congested by our emotional conflicts, fears and negative beliefs we experience mental, emotional, physical discomfort and pain.

E=MC2: The Science Behind EFT

The founding principle of Emotional Freedom Technique is based on Einstein’s discovery that E=MC2, which simply stated means that everything is composed of energy. A desk, chair, your house, your breasts, even your thoughts and memories are all made up of particles of floating bits of energy. This is best known asThe Energy Model which explains that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be changed.

Gary Craig – “The Cause of All Negative Emotions is a Disruption in the Body’s Energy System.”

Scientists in the field of mind/body medicine are only now just beginning to understand the degree to which our bodies are complex and capable. Like two sides of the same coin, your mind and body are connected. This means that your emotions, thoughts and beliefs ultimately determine your health. When your energy is flowing freely, you feel good. And when your energy is blocked, you feel terrible.

Founder of EFT, Gary Craig says, “the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. This means that whenever you experience pain, disease, cravings, urges, obsessive thoughts, or any negative emotion, the underlying cause is a block in your energy system. In order to clear the distortions that are the source of the negative emotions in your body, EFT works on the basis of tuning into the problem while at the same time gently tapping with your fingertips on different ‘comfort spots’ on your body.

These are the endpoints of the blocked meridians. By using this gentle tapping motion, it is possible to activate a flooding effect that relaxes muscles, releases stored toxins and initiates a chain reaction of chemical and neurological changes throughout the body. Think of this tapping technique as giving you the power to wipe your mental and emotional slate clean and start over.

Andrea Amador, The Juicy Woman, Lovin’ the Skin You’re In, Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT, stress relief,

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