How Does EFT (tapping) work?

EFT research to date shows that by a mechanism not yet fully understood, EFT (tapping) works by interrupting the way thoughts and emotions are chemically recorded in the body while you are finger-tapping on acupuncture meridian points and speaking about core issues and memories…it’s not the events that happen to us – it’s the meaning we give to them that colors and shapes our lives. Re-framing the meaning is life-changing and freeing. That’s why Gary Craig called his technique “Emotional Freedom Techniques™”.  Dr. Drewry uses EFT effectively and holistically.  She teaches her clients how to understand and clear their physical, emotional, and spiritual issues using EFT during and in between sessions.

While tapping on acupuncture meridians, your words combined with a clear picture of a past event, can quickly change your body and the neural pathways in your brain. (A neural pathway is the way we repeatedly think about anything.)

When you are tapping and speaking with a clear intent you have the power to transform your life by clearing emotional baggage that makes you ill – right down to the cellular level.

EFT is endorsed by many physicians and scientists including Drs. Mercola, Hyman, Candace Pert, Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Robert Scaer, and many more.

EFT, also known as TAPPING,  is based on using only fingertips on specific acupuncture meridian points – but no needles are used.  Easy and Painless!

karate_chopAn overload of energy in the form of strong emotions and trauma can block the flow of energy through the body. It is like a surge of electricity going to your TV and causing an interruption in the circuit. Tapping on meridians causes a tiny electrical impulse to travel through the meridians to the brain and areas of the body where a specific memory you are talking about is held. Tapping with both hands while using precise language to reframe decisions made during traumatic events – is immediately transformational!

Karate Chop Point – Small Intestine Meridian.

EFT_TAPPING_POINTS_smallerTop of Head – Governing Meridian

Above Eyebrows – start point of the Bladder Meridian, Stomach Meridian

Side of Eyes – end point of the Triple Warmer Meridian, beginning point of the Gall Bladder Meridian, Small Intestine Meridian

On Top of Cheekbones – Stomach Meridian

Under Nose Point –  Large Intestine Meridian

Chin Point –  Stomach Meridian

Collarbone Points – Kidney Meridian

Under Arm Points –  Spleen Meridian
Listed below are the twelve primary energy meridians, and the main emotions linked with them:

1. LUNG MERIDIAN – grief, intolerance
2. LARGE INTESTINE MERIDIAN – holding on too tightly
3. STOMACH MERIDIAN – disgust, greed
4. SPLEEN MERIDIAN – worry, anxiety about the future
5. HEART MERIDIAN – joy, anger
6. SMALL INTESTINE MERIDIAN – insecurity, sadness
7. BLADDER MERIDIAN – fear, impatience, restlessness
8. KIDNEY MERIDIAN – fear, indecision
9. PERICARDIUM/CIRCULATION-SEX – hurt, extreme joy, jealousy, regret
10. TRIPLE WARMER/THYROID MERIDIAN- hopelessness, depression, despair
11. GALL BLADDER MERIDIAN – rage, wrath
12. LIVER MERIDIAN – anger, unhappiness


Click here to read more articles and research studies about EFT.


The video clip above is taken from the documentary film “Emotional Freedom” by Eric Huurre.  The documentary follows the progress of several combat veterans and their families using EFT to eliminate PTSD issues.

Gary CraigGary Craig, founder of EFT, sent out 5 of Dr. Drewry’s success stories including SLEEP APNEA in his newsletter between 2002 and 2009.

Click here to read about Dr. Drewry’s 2008 discovery about trauma-based central nervous system apnea published by Gary Craig.