EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), also known as “tapping”, is a acupressure technique based on the same energy meridians used in acupuncture, but instead of stimulating the pathways with needles, EFT uses tapping with your fingertips on the meridian endpoints while focusing on a negative emotion at hand – a fear, worry, bad memory, or anything that’s bothering you at the moment.
Through tapping, we’re able to calm the nervous system, rewire the brain to respond in healthier ways, and restore the body’s balance of energy.
While maintaining your mental focus on a particular issue, you use your fingertips to tap on specific meridian points of the body. Tapping on these meridian endpoints, while verbally or mentally addressing the root cause of distress, sends a calming signal from the body to the brain, allowing you to feel relaxed and in control.
EFT offers a wide variety of physical and mental benefits, along with helping you to reach your ideal weight by reducing food cravings and by helping you resolve the emotional issues that may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts. By tapping on the food craving itself, in the moment it occurs, you can reduce your stress and release some of the emotions behind the cravings.
Once you do that, the craving diminishes. On an emotional level, negative emotions like fear, feeling anxious, depressing moments and guilt can make it difficult to make healthy lifestyle choices that can result in weight loss, while excess levels of cortisol may drive up belly fat. This is why tending to your emotional health is essential for long-term weight loss success.
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EFT Tapping Points