With so many alternative healing methods out there, how do we know which ones really work? The truth is that the power of living well is dependent on many modalities working together for our greatest good. Our bodies are designed to heal and regenerate. Our physical, chemical and emotional well being work together daily to create stability in our lives.
Physical health comes from strengthening our bodies, getting proper rest and avoiding harm. The first component to our chemical health is optimized by avoiding junk foods, pollution, and drugs. The second is supporting our body with good whole food nutrition and constant detoxification. Our emotional well being often hinges on our stress levels which affect everything about the way our bodies work.
Emotional stress varies daily. Be aware that emotional stress plays a huge role in a variety of health issues including, pain, a lowered immune system, blood pressure, heart issues and inflammation to name a few.
There is a method to stress relief we will focus on today which is called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or tapping. This method is a form of acupressure that helps reduce stress and neutralize negative emotions. The tapping is done with the fingertips and is used to put energy into specific meridians on the body. When I do tapping I also reinforce the exercise with positive affirmations.
Tapping is easy to learn. It works to clear the mind and emotional centers creating mindfulness around our thoughts and feelings. Some of the points on the body are: the side of the hand, top of the head, top of the eyebrows, side of the eye, below the eye, below the nose, chin, collar bone and underarm.
This exercise of EFT tapping is one the easiest and most powerful ways to bring balance to our daily level of energy. The best part is you can do it anywhere. There are many books to explain in more detail the benefits of taping. One I would suggest is by Nick Ortner called The Tapping Solution.
Now it is your turn to try tapping. Follow this instructional video.