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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

‘Tapping,’ commonly known as Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) is a therapeutic tool that combines the principles of western psychotherapy with Chinese acupuncture.
Some of the acupuncture points on the face or the upper body of the patient will be gently tapped while he / she thinks of specific psychological concern such as a trigger, distressing memory etc. This concern will be rated by the patient using the ‘subjective unit of distress’ (SUD) score system from 0-10 where ‘0’ indicates no distress and ‘10’ indicates high dress.

Tapping transfers kinetic energy to the acupuncture points. While the tapping process is ongoing, the patient will be asked to voice positive statements. This process will be repeated until the SUD score is lowered. EFT has shown to be a highly useful therapeutic tool for anxiety, depression and PTSD symptoms.