Traumatic experiences can cause a drastic disturbance in a person’s energy system, leading to long-term psychological, physical, and emotional consequences if left untreated. Post traumatic stress disorder can develop in someone who has experienced a traumatic event such as war, natural disaster, rape, kidnapping, physical abuse, torture, or serious accident, and those who have witnessed death or acts of violence towards others. The energy disturbance results in a variety of physical and psychological symptoms accompanied by uncontrollable emotions.
Some of the symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive memories, emotional numbing, behavioral changes, insomnia, and depression. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) using meridian tapping eases deep-seated negative emotions by unblocking energy with the simple method of tapping two fingers on strategic points in the body.
How Does Meridian Tapping for PTSD Work?
People with PTSD such as war vets, rape victims and other victims of violence can benefit from energy healing methods such as EFT. Tapping is a technique that anyone can easily learn and self-apply. This healing method has been used successfully countless times to cure or manage phobias, fears, negative thoughts, and traumatic memories.
Trauma creates stress which blocks the body’s energy, causing emotional and behavioral problems that can linger long after the trauma event has taken place. The blockage can be removed by stimulating acupressure points in the body through finger tapping.
Meridian tapping is based on the ancient healing method of acupuncture used by the Chinese. Acupuncture uses needles in certain points of the body to correct the flow and restore balance to the life energy or Chi. Instead of using needles, tapping uses the fingers to apply pressure on specific meridian points in the body to eliminate the negative side effects of PTSD.
Meridian tapping is an effective energy healing method for the treatment of PTSD symptoms. The technique is easy to learn and you can apply it on yourself to eliminate negative emotions and behavioral issues.
EFT involves tapping on a sequence of meridian points while focusing on the symptom that you wish to eliminate. It takes practice to do this effectively, but even beginners can experience positive results immediately. As you tap on each point, you should also say key words and phrases to help you focus on your specific problem.
How Effective is Tapping for PTSD?
A recent study conducted by the Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine revealed that Emotional Freedom Techniques using meridian tapping therapy is highly effective in treating post traumatic stress disorder and related psychological problems. The study involved 59 US military veterans with PTSD. The test subjects were split into two groups with one group receiving tapping therapy and the other group receiving standard treatment.
The result of the study showed that 90% of those who received EFT treatment no longer met the clinical criteria for PTSD. In comparison, only 4% of those receiving standard treatment were able to overcome their psychological disorder. The official report was published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. It confirms that EFT is an effective treatment method for post traumatic stress disorder.
Beneficial for PTSD
EFT as a treatment for PTSD has very promising results. Tapping releases negative emotions that disrupt the body’s energy system and can provide instant relief. The rounds of sequential tapping has been shown to completely discharge the intense negative emotion associated with the memory of the traumatic experience. The memories remain, but they no longer carry the negative feelings.
One advantage of EFT is that once the core issue is resolved, the problem does not come back. Another advantage is that it is drug-free and works without exposing the patient to another traumatic or uncomfortable experience.
There are hundreds of recorded cases where EFT using meridian tapping has effectively treated war vets, firemen, paramedics, policemen, survivors of horrific accidents and natural disasters, and victims of rape and childhood abuse. Given its track record, this new and “alternative” therapy could be the best and most effective treatment for PTSD sufferers.