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EFT Tapping: A non-drug therapy to treat migraine, physical pain and mental issues

Written by Longjam Dineshwori |Updated : March 17, 2021 1:40 PM IST

Almost everyone is suffering from one or more health issues, plus the COVID-19 is taking a huge toll on the mental health of many people. Taking medications may help in treating your health condition but that drug can have side effects too. How about a treatment that requires no drug or surgery? Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as EFT Tapping, is one such non-drug therapy that is known to be effective for treating physical pain and mental issues, like anxiety and depression. But what actually is EFT Tapping and how does it work? Learn more about this alternative treatment method from Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri, EFT Master Trainer, and founder of Vitality Living College. In the video above, she also shares her first experince with Emotional Freedom Techniques and how it helped her beat her migraine problem. Watch the full video to know where you can get this treatment done? How much it will cost? ... and more.

Also known as psychological acupressure, EFT Tapping was first introduced by psychotherapist Gary Craig in 1995. It uses a combination of cognitive therapy, exposure therapy and physical touch. The alternative therapy involves using the fingers to gently tap on the body's acupuncture points while the person focuses on a specific issue that he/she wishes to treat. Anyone can learn this technique and used it for treatment of physical pain and emotional distress including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), says Dr Rangana.

Like acupuncture, EFT Tapping also focuses on the meridian points areas of the body through which energy flows. But EFT tapping uses fingertips, instead of needles, to stimulate the meridian points on the body while mentally "tune in" to specific issues. Typically, EFT focuses on these nine meridian points: Karate chop (side of the hand); Eyebrow point (EB); Side of eye (SE); Under eye (UE); Under nose (UN); Chin point (CP); Collarbone point (CB); Underarm (UA); and Top of the head (TH).

According to Gary Craig, a disruption in the body's energy system is the cause of all negative emotions and pain. Tapping on the body' meridian points while concentrating on the negative emotion helps restore this energy balance and relieve distress. "EFT can assist physical healing by resolving underlying energetic or emotional contributors," Craig wrote in his website.

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