Here’s What Happens When You Tap These Points On Your Body
By physically using your fingers to tap certain energy points on your body, you can alleviate emotional distress, ease pain and possibly even lose weight.Tapping is an easy, self-help technique that you can do almost anywhere when you are having a moment of anxiety or minor pain to feel better fast.
The science behind tapping is twofold. The first is that you are basically performing acupressure on yourself. The second is that you are using a self-help psychology technique to express your problems.
WHAT ACUPRESSURE DOES FOR YOU
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique for healing by using the fingers to press on key points in the body, which stimulates the body to heal itself. Acupressure originated around 5000 years ago in Asia and has been adopted by many Western clinicians who want to offer their patients non-traditional medical options.
The pressure and rhythm applied to the body in acupressure can vary from vigorous shiatsu massage to slow kneading of larger muscles. Tapping is usually used for the face and head since these are sensitive areas with many nerve endings. By tapping your body rhythmically, you are also activating a calming response in your body to reduce stress.
ENERGY MERIDIANS IN THE BODY
By touching the surface of the skin you activate energy centers under the skin. Energy gets blocked due to trauma that we have experienced. These can be from both physical and emotional traumas. Tapping activates the flow of energy to eliminate the blockage and restore balance to your body.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, There are twelve energy meridians in the body. Tapping along these meridians releases energy which travels throughout your body. The energy flow is necessary for blood circulation and all important bodily functions.
SELF TALK TO EXPRESS FEELINGS
An important part of EFT therapy is expressing the feelings that are creating the blockage of energy. In addition to tapping, you are verbally stating what is bugging you. Getting it off your chest by saying it aloud can create an immediate release of tension.
After saying what is causing you to be stressed, angry or
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