Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an emotional therapy described by Gary Craig’s EFT Handbook, published in the late 1990s.
On the contrary of western medicine that mostly works on the chemical nature of our body, EFT focuses on our inner energy that the ancient Chinese called Chi. It is an emotional version of acupuncture, but instead of using needles, it uses fingers and a tapping procedure. It incorporates an emotional element to the healing process that involves the Chinese meridian system, or energy circuits that run through our body.

Our body has a profound electrical nature. It sends electrical messages to keep us informed on what is going on. It runs by our nerves and makes us feel, smell, hear, taste and see. Negative emotions can cause energy disruption. When the energy in our body doesn’t flow smoothly, we are in trouble. By tapping on specific points on our bodies, we can improve our emotional and physical health. It’s quick, simple and can be done alone.

The points are on the top of our head, at the beginning of our eyebrow (by the nose), on the side of the eye (before the temple), under the eyes(on the bone), under the nose, on the chin (just in below the lips). The body points are on the collarbone and under the arm.
According to http://www.emofree.com, the web site that host Gary Craig’s technique, EFT can help on a large scale those that suffe not only from physical pain, migraines or chronic fatigue, but also emotional issues such as depression, insomnia and anxiety. It can be used on adults, kids and even pets.

There are some people who are skeptical about the possibilities of EFT, like here on the skeptic dictionary, http://www.skepdic.com/eft.html. and those who consider positive testimonies as the result of placebo effect and the power of suggestion. We dared to try the technique and see how it worked on our frustration. You can read our experience during the Buoy Journey here.

Kathleen and Florence
The Buoy Bloggers