Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) centres on the theory that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system. Practitioners use their fingertips to stimulate certain meridian energy points, on the face, hands and upper torso, while the patient is "tuned in" to the problem.
In EFT, the subtle energies that circulate throughout the body are considered to be the front running cause of emotional upsets. EFT can therefore aid in healing victims of trauma and abuse, people with fears and phobias, panic and anxiety, depression, addictions and compulsions. As well as being a spiritual and emotional healer, EFT provides relief for a wide range of physical symptoms including headaches, pain management and weight.
EFT is usually quite gentle and substantial relief is often achieved with little or no pain. The practitioner sometimes teaches simple "tapping" sequences that the client can use on their own to better handle emotional issues when they arise.