Can Body Tapping relieve Worry and Anxiety?

Can Body Tapping relieve Worry and Anxiety?
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It is also known as Tapping or psychological acupressure.  Similar to acupressure, EFT is based on Chinese medicine.  It restores balance to your body's energy via meridian points. These pathways are where the body's energy flow through. 
But what exactly is body tapping beyond that? Well, it’s an easy and simple way to boost your circulation, which promises to reap a whole heap of other health benefits.
Founded in 1995 by Gary Craig, EFT is used to help both physical and emotional pain. That’s because tapping strengthens your ‘Wei Qi’, or your body’s defence mechanisms. 
The benefits of daily body tapping include:
  • Releases tension
  • Instant energy boost
  • Massages the entire body
  • Energising yet deeply relaxing
  • Instant energy hit
  • Improves circulation
  • Boosts lymphatic drainage
  • Energising yet deeply relaxing
  • Releases tension
  • Nourishes skin
  • Improves the appearance of skin
  • Releases connective tissue and fascia
  • Facilitates energy flow
  • Supports immunity
  • Tapping reduces cortisol, which in layman’s terms means it can help you to feel more relaxed, can reduce emotional imbalance, and can lower internal stress.”
Ready to do it yourself? ​Let's begin!

Your Step-By-Step Guide

1. Identify the matter you wish to address

Firstly, identify the matter that you wish to address. Use this as your focal point throughout your practice. Making sure you are clear, concise and focus on one point at a time.

2. Rate your distress

Using a scale of 1 – 10, identify how much distress the issue is causing you and be honest with yourself. This will serve as a means to monitor progress over time.

3. Set up your phrase

Set up your phrase but keep it short and sweet as you will be repeating it often. For example: “Even though this situation/problem is present, I accept positivity and change.”

4. Focus on each meridian awareness

There are 12 in total:
  • Lungs
  • Large intestine
  • Stomach
  • Spleen
  • Heart
  • Small intestine
  • Bladder
  • Kidneys
  • Heart 
  • Triple heater (there is no equivalent for this set of organs in western medicine, but think of them as a set beginning with your thorax and ending below your abdomen)
  • Gall bladder
  • Liver

5. Begin tapping

Using the second and third finger begin by tapping under the arm below the armpit while repeating your phrase out loud. You should repeat the phrase three times. Moving down the body, tap the following points seven times while reciting your phrase that you have set up.
  • Eyebrow
  • Side of the eye
  • Under the eye
  • Under the nose
  • Chin
  • Beginning of the collarbone
  • Under the arm
Finish back at the beginning (under the arm). End your sequence by rating your distress once again. You may like to repeat the entire process later on in the day and see the difference from the first time.  If you find any blocks, little changes or deep emotional reactions, tap on these also with a new set up phrase ( e.g., 'even though I feel this block/sadness/anxiety,/worry, I deeply love and respect self') - to reach a deeper unblocking or release. 
You can tap on anything that comes up!. And, breathe.

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