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How to Use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to Tap Away Stress: A Beginner's Guide

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as "tapping," is a self-help therapeutic technique that involves tapping on specific points on the body to address emotional and psychological issues. While it doesn't target anatomical landmarks in the traditional sense, it does involve tapping on specific energy meridian points. These points are part of the body's energy system, according to traditional Chinese medicine, and are believed to be connected to emotions and well-being.

Here are the main EFT tapping points, along with their general locations:

  1. Karate Chop Point (KC): This is located on the fleshy part of the hand's outer edge, between the base of the pinkie finger and the wrist. It's typically tapped with the fingers of the opposite hand. This is the Small Intestine Meridian

  2. Top of the Head (TH): This point is found on the crown of the head, near the center. Du 20 Top of the head is convergence point for many points including Governing meridian and the crown chakra

  3. Eyebrow Point (EB): It's at the beginning of the eyebrow, near the bridge of the nose, related to the bladder meridian

  4. Side of the Eye (SE): This point is on the bony orbit of the eye, just to the side of the eye itself, associated with the Gallbladder

  5. Under the Eye (UE): Located just below the center of the eye, on the bony area of the eye socket. Stomach meridian

  6. Under the Nose (UN): It's the area between the nose and upper lip. Governing Vessel Meridian

  7. Chin Point (CP): This is the point on the chin, just below the lower lip. Central conception Meridian

  8. Collarbone Point (CB): Found just below the collarbone, about an inch to each side of the center of the chest. It's often tapped using all four fingers. Kidney meridian (organ where store fear)

  9. Under the Arm (UA): This point is located on the side of the body, about 4 inches below the armpit. Spleen Meridian

  10. Wrists (WR): Some EFT practitioners include the wrists as a tapping point. You can tap the inside of one wrist with the fingers of the opposite hand.

During an EFT session, The idea is that by tapping on these energy points while focusing on releasing and let go of the issue, and exchanging for a positive affirmation of love, compassion and acceptance, they can release emotional blocks and promote emotional healing.



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