Meridian Tapping, also known as EFT Tapping or the Emotional Freedom Technique, works to release physical and emotional pain and relieve negative patterns of thought by healing the physical responses our bodies make after we’ve been emotionally hurt or experienced pain. While some people do not carry the effects of these experiences, many of us have bodies that hold onto these memories, which affect the way the body works.
Because Meridian Tapping is an easy and fast technique, even if you are not one hundred percent committed to whether it works or not, it is still worth giving it a shot and seeing if there is any improvement.
Meridian Tapping is about physical connection via tapping, rather than trying to alter your subconscious so even if it is applied with little enthusiasm it still should show results.
Many people use Meridian tapping alongside their Meditation practice to stimulate the body’s energy field whilst Meditating.
How Does Meridian Tapping Work?
You’ll think your body is incredibly brilliant when you begin to understand this tapping technique. Our bodies are made up of energy and have currents and connections all over the place. We conduct and carry electricity all the time. If you’ve ever had an electric shock on a windy day as you’ve touched something metal you’ll know you can carry electricity.
We need these energy flows to live and survive. Illness and lack of well-being occurs when there are imbalances in these flows of energy. Tapping these Meridian points restores the balance and resolves both emotional and physical issues.
Meridian Tapping Points
Tapping is very simple, all you need to do is tap your fingers on all the important meridian points.
You can tap with either hand, using the tips of your index and middle fingers. Each point should be tapped around seven times as you repeat the reminder phrase at each point. Most of the points are in existence on both parts of the body and you can tap on either side, depending on what you most feel comfortable doing.
The meridians that have been selected have their endpoints close to the skin so are the most easily accessible.
The tapping points are as follows:
EB: at the beginning of the eyebrow
SE: at the outer side of the eyebrow on the bone outside the eye socket.
UE: under the eyebrow on the cheekbone, right under the middle of the eye.
UN: Under the nose and before your top lip
CH: Just below the lip and just before your chin begins.
CB: The place between where the breastbone, collarbone and first rib meet.
UA: Under the arm level with where your nipple is (for men) or the top of your bra strap is (for women.)
Research suggests that EFT tapping can be a great treatment method for issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and many others, though more studies are being conducted to confirm this.
Next time you're feeling stressed, sit down and try finding your Meridian points to balance the energy flowing inside you. Who knows… It might just make you feel better!