Emotional Freedom Techniques & Explanations Provided by Acupunture
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a healing tool founded on the theory that our emotions and bodily symptoms are associateded with the underlying energy network of the body. That energy system is the acupuncture meridian system recognized to the Chinese for thousands of years.
EFT was developed by Stanford Engineer Gary Craig, who identified the fundamental theory in 1991 and continues to the to develop and improve on EFT applications.
The underpinning theory of EFT is simple, yet sheds a whole new explanation on our emotional experiences and how we interpret them.
Gary Craig’s EFT discovery statement asserts that: “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” He concludes that, “our unresolved negative emotions are major contributors to most physical pains and diseases”.
How Does EFT Work?
Chinese Medicine and the traditional Indian Science of Ayurveda both uphold the principle that our emotional experiences, particularly bitterness, hurts and anger, advance significantly the development of disease in the human body.
Even when the EFT theory that all negative emotions are caused by a disruption in the energy system of the body may appear odd at first, the suggestion is far from new. In fact, it’s 5,000 years old and was more recently enforced by Albert Einstein who taught that everything is comprised of energy.
The reason why EFT works so well is purely because it embraces the secrets of Eastern healing practices that have been overlooked by the Western world.
Traditional chinese medicine is finally attracting interest, and research has been conducted to try and identify how and why it works. Yet that experimentation will always seek to put acupuncture in a box that makes sense to what conforms in the West. The impressive results of acupuncture have been called a placebo effect, when, in truth, they are due to an ancient comprehending of meridian energy circuitry which runs throughout all living creatures.
EFT & Acupuncture
In acupuncture, points are carefully selected by practitioners trained to read the maps of the meridian system. EFT is based on a select few of these types of potent points known to excel in giving emotional and physical relief to anyone who simply learns where they are and just how to use them. EFT doesn’t require expert expertise, or the use of needles, the points are simply energized by tapping on them with the fingertips.
We need only look to the fact that in China hundreds of people every day undergo heart surgery using nothing but acupuncture for anaesthesia, to realize that anything based on the solid healing foundation that acupuncture has to offer is worth exploring further.
Gary Craig developed EFT as an incredibly user friendly access point to the benefits of acupuncture and the healing potential latent within us all to deal with our physical and emotional pain. EFT’s track record for relieving negative emotions, anxiety and trauma has earned it the descriptive title of “acupuncture for the emotions, but without the needles.”.
The EFT Challenge.
There’s an old saying that we should judge a tree by it’s fruits. The fruits of EFT can be quickly and easily tasted by learning the basics and setting EFT to work on dissolving any negative emotion. EFT takes just 5 minutes to learn, and then you can put it to the test of your own direct experience. We use EFT as a treatment modality and are also available to offer EFT training seminars to small groups.