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What Is Tapping?
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"Tapping" was discovered in 1980 by Dr. Roger Callahan who called his technique Thought Field Therapy® (TFT). Gary Craig, an engineer by training, streamlined the procedure so that it applies to almost any situation. He called his technique Emotional Freedom Techniques® and it is commonly referred to as EFT®.

Applied Kinesiology is a subtle energy technique considered to be a forerunner of EFT. We acknowledge both Dr. George Goodheart and Dr. John Diamond for their respective contributions to what has become the field of "tapping" and "meridian tapping techniques".

"Eureka Tapping Basics", the tapping application available though this website, is Sue Tarlton's version of an introduction to EFT. It's a great way to start lowering your stress!

Tapping is a technique built on the concept of Chinese medicine. It has been called "acupuncture without needles" because you tap with your fingertips on the points where an acupuncturist might insert needles.

Based on the idea that "the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system,"¹ you can balance your energy by tapping on specific points that can release that disruption.

The effects are quick and usually permanent. (And, if not permanent, you can change your wording and probably get to 'permanent' with just a little more tapping.)

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¹ Gary Craig, The EFT® Manual, Sixth Edition. For more information, go to GaryThink.

An article by David Feinstein, PhD, in Psychotherapy Networker magazine cites studies and research that demonstrate the effectiveness of tapping as a means to clear unwanted emotions.  Click here to view the article.

A good source of information about studies related to tapping and energy psychology is the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology/ACEP.  Click on the Research and Resources tab

A study by Joaquin Andrade, MD, and David Feinstein, PhD, demonstrated the fast and long-lasting results of tapping.  Dr. Andrade provided digitized EEG brain scans showing various brain frequencies.