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Traditional chinese medicine and eft


Published on Simulation of key points along these meridians via tapping, which is the case in EFT, stimulates the flow of positive energy. The flow of positive energy overrides the negative energy associated with negative emotions and reduces the intensity of the distress felt.

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Traditional chinese medicine and eft

  2. 2. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine,there are 12 meridians in the body relating to physical systems and eight “extraordinary” meridians that are more related to spiritual/emotional/mental systems.
  3. 3. EFT involves a very specialised application of acupuncture. You may have heard theterm Chi or Qi being used in another field,that of feng shui, and in that field, you will find mention of “bad Chi” or “negative energy”.
  4. 4. EFT also knows about the principle ofnegative energy, and considers that negativeemotions are manifestations of bad energy in the system.
  5. 5. Of course, one could argue about which iscause and which is the effect: do the negativeemotions produce the bad energy or does the bad energy produce the negative emotions?
  6. 6. In some ways, it doesn’t really matter. Allthat matters is to fix the problem and get everything working as it should be.
  7. 7. The areas tapped during EFT have beenchosen because it is believed that they help to stimulate the Qi – the positive Qi – andthus displace or dispel the negative energy, thus soothing and calming the negative emotions.
  8. 8. EFT is used in conjunction with a scale of emotional intensity that is used to gaugehow negative or positive a person feels about a certain situation, and the combination ofaffirmations and tapping on the key pressure points is designed to move the emotions along the scale into the neutral or positive parts of the emotional spectrum.
  9. 9. However, it is important to state here thatnot all emotions perceived as negative are actually bad. Some of these feelings are supposed to be there.
  10. 10. Take grief, for example. Grief might not feel very pleasant but it is necessary during atime of loss or trauma, and we need to giveourselves permission to grieve (a number ofpeople come for hypnotherapy because they have had trouble expressing or releasing grief).
  11. 11. Similarly, guilt or remorse may be a negative emotion or feeling, but this is your conscience – your innate sense of right and wrong – telling you that you have hurt another person or done something that you shouldn’t.
  12. 12. The uncomfortable feelings of guilt andremorse are designed to make you apologise, improve your behaviour and make amends.
  13. 13. Even fear and anger have their place at the right time – healthy fear is what keeps youfrom facing unnecessary danger and healthyanger is provoked when you or someone youcare about is subjected to injustice or unfairtreatment, and can drive you to face justice.
  14. 14. Bearing this in mind, it would be a mistake to try to use EFT to stimulate positive Qi in attempt to block grief, silence your conscience when you really ought to beapologising the person you have wronged, orto soothe your fears if you are about to swim in a tank full of hungry great white sharks.
  15. 15. But you can use it to ground yourself duringtimes of distress, unhealthy fear, stress and anxiety. That’s what it’s designed to do.
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