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Non-Invasive Treatment for Stress Reduction

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping heals anxiety and calms the nervous system. Anxiety can develop for a multitude of reasons, such as physical or emotional abuse, neglect, being bullied, social isolation, parental anxiety, substance abuse, traumatic events or having a lack of loving support growing up. Many people in today’s culture struggle with anxiety, making daily life difficult. It can also lead to other health problems such as high blood pressure, weight gain, weakened immunity, headaches and stomach problems.

            EFT tapping has shown to greatly reduce anxiety in a single session. It calms and regulates the nervous system, allowing a person to think of an event or trigger without the physiologic stress response. According to Forbes, “While researchers aren’t sure exactly how tapping moderates stress, they have observed a decrease in cortisol, the ‘stress hormone’, showing that a physiological change is occurring.” This reduction in cortisol benefits overall health and creates a feeling of well-being.

            A study done over a four-day training workshop using EFT showed significant reduction in participants anxiety, depression, PTSD, pain and cravings. According to a 2016 meta-analysis in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, tapping significantly reduced anxiety amongst study participants with anxiety. Another study comparing EFT to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) Found 90 percent of those that received EFT had significant improvement in symptoms compared to 63 percent of those receiving CBT.

            EFT tapping is also used for quitting bad habits, stopping cravings, losing weight and lessening symptoms of chronic illness. Working with a practitioner increases effectiveness and helps find the root of the issues.

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