How Successful is EFT for Treating Anxiety
Updated: Feb 26
EFT for Anxiety
The following is an extract from research and studies done on EFTs effectiveness as a treatment.
Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques. Improves Multiple Physiological Markers of Health
"EFT has been extensively investigated for anxiety and depression. In the first large-scale study of 5000 patients seeking treatment for anxiety across 11 clinics over a 5.5-year period, patients received either traditional anxiety treatment in the form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), with medication if needed, or acupoint tapping with no medication. An improvement was found in 90% of patients who received acupoint tapping therapy compared to 63% of the CBT participants. Only 3 acupoint tapping sessions were needed before an individual’s anxiety reduced, while an average of 15 was needed for CBT to show results. Complete relief of symptoms was seen in 76% of people in the acupoint taping group compared with 51% of people in the CBT group. One year later, the improvements seen were maintained by 78% of the acupoint group compared with 69% of the CBT group. Other studies also indicate equivalence or superiority to CBT."
Selecting an EFT Practitioner
If is important when selecting an EFT practitioner that they are experienced and you feel comfortable with them, otherwise keep looking. It may also be worthwhile to ask if the practitioner provides a complimentary introductory call this will help to determine if you feel comfortable to work with them.
Keep in mind that complex issues may require more than one session
Unfortunately, many people have gotten the misconception that EFT works miracles in seconds. There are a percentage of issues that collapse rather quickly however this is not always the case. However, that isn’t the norm. Beware of anyone who promises to resolve your issue in one session. No one has a crystal ball and can give you a guarantee, no one. If you are experiencing progress along the way, have the patience and persistence knowing that you are achieving results.
"EFT Tapping helps to access the body’s energy and send signals to the part of the brain that controls stress. Through stimulating the meridian points by tapping on these specific points, one can reduce the stress or negative emotion that you feel from an issue, restoring balance to a person’s disrupted energy. "
Health-line [Internet]. San Francisco, Ca. Anthony, Kiara. EFT Tapping; 2018 Sept 18 [cited 2 April 2021]. Available from: https://www.healthline.com/health/eft-tapping#technique
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