I believe there is always more than one solution to a problem. There are multiple ways to heal an illness or affliction: you can use a medical procedure, energy healing, or combine both to get the best of both worlds.
Whichever method you choose, it’s important to figure out what works for you. This is one of the best things about Tapping – you can experience it for yourself to know it really works.
You don’t need to spend a lot of time or money; all you have to do is follow simple steps to Tapping. It’s also good to know about the science behind it, especially if you are skeptical about this method.
Though Tapping or EFT is being used more and more both in the energy healing field and professional medical field, the body of science supporting it has only just begun. In this article, I want to share what I have learned about the science of Tapping, including how and why it works.
David Feinstein Explains the Science Behind Tapping Therapy
David Feinstein is an EFT expert, and he often opens the annual Tapping World Summit by introducing the science. He shares about a study done at Harvard Medical School that reveals what happens at the brain when stimulating acupressure points.
The stimulation of acupuncture points has been shown over the course of a ten-year research program at Harvard Medical School to rapidly reduce limbic system arousal (Fang, 2009)
In the study which uses fMRI technology, it’s shown that Tapping on your meridian points decreases arousal in the amygdala. As you know, whenever you are in a state of anxiety, your brain gets stuck in an ON position – which means your body is releasing chemicals that make you feel you are in mortal danger.
Tapping works to return your chemical levels to a natural balance through:
- Mentally recreating the trauma or trigger associated with your anxiety
- When you do this, you put the amygdala in threat response mode
- While in this mode, you do Tapping which sends electric signals on acupressure points that decreases the threat response mode
In other words: you still FEEL the emotion, but your physiology is no longer affected by it. You create a “new normal” where your performance is not affected by your emotions.
A perfect example for this is war veterans that suffer from PTSD. When they return to normal life, everyday sounds such as car tires bursting or other loud sounds can trigger their trauma of gunfire and explosions. By using Tapping, they can reduce their “threat response mode” (which is vital in war but unnecessary in normal civil life) and maintain control of their physiological reaction.
Are You Using Tapping Therapy to Heal Your Anxiety?
The purpose of life is increase, which means that whenever you are sick, the psyche wants to heal to become healthier and happier. There is always a natural tendency to come up again after you fall down, and to clear unhealed wounds from the past.
Tapping is one tool to help you achieve the purpose of life. It brings the body into an energy balance, which can be measured through electric signals in the brain (proof that Tapping works). By releasing the electric blocks in your brain, you activate your body’s natural healing abilities.
This is how Tapping can help you heal without having to use medical procedures if you don’t want to. You can find more ways to heal illnesses and even non-physical issues, particularly money anxiety in the annual Tapping World Summit: