History of Meridian Tapping
The first developed meridian tapping technique in modern western therapy was TFT , Thought Field Therapy. It was founded by Dr. Roger Callahan. Gary Craig, who studied with Dr. Callahan, created a more streamlined and user-friendly version called EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique. It is now more widely used, and it is employed with great effectiveness.
Unlike acupuncture, EFT tapping is needle-free! You simply tap or touch very lightly on specific points, mostly around the upper body and face. This tapping sends impulses throughout the corresponding meridians. By performing this systematic stimulation/ tapping (there are 14 points in all) while addressing a specific problem, the nervous system is calmed and opens the way to address underlying emotional issues.
This simple process balances and re-energizes the meridian system, often in a matter of minutes. EFT addresses both physical as well as emotional discomfort, including: anger, frustration, stress, anxiety, fear, grief etc. It is highly effective in recent upset as well as chronic conditions such as PTSD.