EFT Spain International

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  • Emotional Freedom is in your hands
  • Einstein said Everything is made of Energy
  • Otzi Ice man
  • Complex system of Energy Circuits or Meridians
  • EFT uses simple acupoints
  • EFT has its roots in Ancient Chinese Medicine
  • Tap with fingers on selected acupoints
  • Gary Craig, Founder of EFT

What is Emotional Freedom Techniques?

 Emotional Freedom Techniques has its roots in Traditional Chinese Methods and dates back over 5,000 years. Emotional Freedom Techniques or

EFT evolved from the same concepts as acupuncture, which uses needles on points on the body along lines or pathways called meridians. This

was combined with focusing on a specific issue or problem and ‘tapping’ with fingers on acupoints. However no needles are used. Emotional

Freedom Techniques is classed as a Cousin to Acupuncture or a DIY (Do It Yourself) Technique

Here is an interesting historical background to EFT and brings us to where we are to-day with EFT.

About 5,000 years ago the Chinese discovered a complex system of energy circuits or meridians that run through the body which historically

acupoints have been used throughout the ages and here are some examples.

Use of the meridians was first described in the book The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, written in China. The ancient Chinese

believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body

along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the

flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur. Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical

procedures throughout the world. We will see how these disruptions along the meridians can be unblocked with EFT allowing the energy to flow

freely,helping to restore normal functions and bringing emotional as well as physical benefits.

Surprisingly, the first physical evidence of acupuncture was found in Europe and not China.

In 1991 "The Ice Man" (named Otzi) was discovered in the Italian Alps along the Austrian border.This was a 5,300-year-old mummified man that

was frozen and amazingly well preserved. On his body were over 50 preserved "tattoos". They were in a complex system of bluish-black marks

along his back, his right knee and left ankle. The locations of many of these "tattoos" are precisely where acupuncture points and meridians are;

notably the 'master point for back pain'. It was thought that this man suffered from back pain, and that was confirmed with multiple x-rays that

showed acute arthritis in the lumbar spine. Overall, he was in very good health, 45 years old, and died suddenly.

Subtle energies were discovered that run through the body and were mapped out all those years ago. These subtle energies are used in

acupuncture resulting in EFT and acupuncture being considered cousins. 

In more recent years Dr Roger Callahan introduced the original procedures known as TFT or the Callahan Technique.

They were then more recently refined by Gary Craig, a student of Callahan's, into the simple version we know as EFT or 'tapping' as it is simply

known nowadays.

EFT can be used by professionals and lay people alike. Imbalances in the body's energy system have profound effects on the personal psychology

and health. When EFT is applied to certain points on the meridian lines, the imbalances are generally corrected ... a balanced body has the ability

to help heal itself.

EFT simply requires tapping on several points on the face, hand & upper torso with fingers to offer relief from a variety of symptoms.

Tapping with  fingers on the acupoints to offer relief on many issues using 'specific' phrases to describe your issue eg: 'this throbbing pain'. Once

tapping has started the meridians or energy/electrical system we have just like our blood system ,nervous system, endocrine system etc.

has the ability to start balancing out any  disruptions or blockages in this system.