Emotional Freedom Technique for Anxiety

Emotional Freedom Tapping is an alternative type of psychotherapy that works for many mental health issues including anxiety. Anxiety affects over 40 million people in the U.S. many of which prescription medication to reduce their anxiety.

EFT works to calm the mind and body and restore the body’s bio energy system. The technique combines two different common scientific understandings: the mind-body connection and acupuncture.

Many of those who try EFT for their anxiety get almost instant relief without the use of medications.

The idea behind EFT is that negative emotions are caused by problems in the body’s energy field. The same meridians are used with EFT as are used in acupuncture. While acupuncture uses needs to put pressure on these points EFT uses tapping with the fingers on different pressure points.

Emotional Freedom Technique usually only takes a few minutes to learn and then they can perform it on themselves anytime. To try the technique you will use two fingers to tap on different areas on the head and neck while thinking about your anxieties or other issues that are bothering you. While doing this you also say positive affirmations to clear the emotional block.