What is the best, most user-friendly holistic healing technique?

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Answered by: Seattle, An Expert in the Mind-Body Connection Category
The body-mind connection is more powerful than most of us realize. Our beliefs about our health and what's possible are just as significant (and in some cases more important) than a pill or medical procedure. If you're interested in holistic healing, you'll be happy to know that one of the most potent alternative healing techniques around is one that can be self-administered for free.

If you're looking for a holistic healing technique without high costs or side effects, EFT just could be for you. If you've never heard of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), you've been missing out on a powerful alternative healing modality that just might change your life. Whether your issues are physical, emotional or spiritual, EFT can offer deep healing benefits to anyone who is open to learning its simple process.

What is EFT?

Emotional Freedom Technique is a self-administered tapping process that uses the same meridian system as acupuncture. However, instead of using needles, specific points on the face and body are tapped gently with the fingertips to balance and regulate the flow of energy, or "chi," within them. This tapping and balancing process can offer lasting relief on many of the same issues that acupuncture treats. EFT's motto is "try it on everything," because there seems to be no limit to the issues it can help. Some of the most popular applications for EFT include:

• Healing traumas

• Reducing anxiety and depression

• Relief from PTSD

• Anger management

• Processing grief and sadness

• Reducing cravings and addictions

• Weight loss

• Changing your limiting beliefs

• Empowering goals and intentions

• And much more.

How Does EFT Work?

The EFT tapping sequence uses the following basic meridian points:

• "Karate chop" (fleshy side of hand)

• Inner eyebrow

• Side of eye

• Under eye

• Under nose

• Chin

• Collar bone

• Under arm (about 4 inches below the armpit)

• Top of head

1. Start by thinking about the issue from which you'd like relief, then rate its intensity/discomfort level from 0 to 10. Now tap the karate chop point continually while stating, "Even though I have this issue, I deeply love and accept myself." Repeat three times.

2. Tap all of the rest of the points on the list five to seven times each while thinking about your issue or stating it out loud at each point. You may tap just one side of the body, or both. You can even "vent" about the issue as you tap; the important thing is to feel the emotion while you're tapping.

3. After tapping through the entire sequence, re-rate your intensity level. Repeat the process as needed until your discomfort level is at a 0.

It may sound too simple or too good to be true, but many who have tried EFT have been amazed at the results. If a self-administered version of acupuncture without the needles sounds appealing, EFT just might be the holistic healing technique you've been searching for.

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