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The Basics of Emotional Freedom Techniques

arwa(arif walid) Rabu, 03 November 2010
There’s a lot of information out there about emotional freedom techniques. Some of the information is good, but a lot of it is either poorly written or just plain misleading. The mainstream medical industry, in particular, always has trouble dealing with medical practices that are typically labeled “alternative.” As a result, EFT has been the victim of many smear campaigns. That’s why, to clear the air, I’m going to explain EFT in simple terms. Here are the basics of Emotional Freedom Techniques.
The Basics
Emotional freedom techniques combine two centuries-old fields of medicine—acupuncture and mind-body medicine. Basically, you can describe it as a form of acupuncture without the needles. Of course, there’s much more to it than that, but this is how it appears in practice.
Emotional freedom technique therapists address people’s emotional problems by lightly stimulating meridian points throughout the body. This directly addresses the root causes of emotional issues within your body, which results in a dramatic improvement in your emotional state. It reduces stress, depression, and anxiety, and it can even heal many types of physical ailments.
The process is simple: First, you enter the office of an EFT practitioner for a brief consultation. The expert will determine the form and intensity of the treatment you need, and you may even have your first session then and there. In general, EFT treatment involves several sessions over an extended period of time.
Used alone or in combination with other types of therapy, emotional freedom techniques have worked wonders for thousands of people worldwide.
Who’s Eligible for EFT?
Practically everyone can benefit from at least some form of EFT treatment. There are no specific eligibility requirements, and anyone who enters an emotional freedom techniques clinic is welcomed with open arms. Here are just some of the afflictions that have been treated with EFT:
* Anxiety disorders, including agoraphobia, fear of flying, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
* Obsessive compulsive disorder.
* Drug addiction, smoking, and alcoholism.
* Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia.
* Anger management problems.
* High blood pressure.
* Diabetes.
* Depression and other mood disorders.
* Chronic pain.
With many of these issues, you may even find that your EFT practitioner takes your problem more seriously than your licensed medical professional. While the mainstream health industry may at times treat things like OCD, eating disorders, or anxiety as non-serious issues, EFT practitioners understand that these emotional problems can have seriously damaging effects on one’s quality of life, and they’ll work with you to address these problems directly.
The Downside?
Of course, like any therapeutic technique, emotional freedom techniques are not 100%. They have tremendous effects on the vast majority of the people who participate, but there are always going to be a few cases where the results are less than spectacular. This mainly has to do with the seriousness of the individual’s affliction.

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