Your Online Resource Hub for Tapping Science

The Science of Tapping film was created to introduce and share the science and published research that continues to grow regarding "tapping." This information, while accessible via Pubmed and other research-based resources is not known to many professionals who may be skeptical given its innovative and unique methodologies. The film and website have been designed to be an easy to access resource for health care clinicians, mental health care providers, educators and academics and any other rigorous minded individual who is interested in exploring the validity and efficacy behind this curious stress reduction approach.

What is Tapping?

On the most basic level, tapping is a self-help technique that, over the past 25 years since it was developed, has been steadily growing in popularity. This is due to an ongoing groundswell of success stories by ordinary people trying it out and reporting getting astonishingly quick and effective results - but, more importantly for professionals, its growth and expansion is also due to some pretty impressive clinical research that is not widely published.

Research

A Feasibility Study: Emotional Freedom Techniques for Depression in Australian Adults; Stapleton, et al 2014

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Depression Symptoms Improve after Successful Weight Loss with Emotional Freedom Techniques; Stapleton et al 2013

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Clinical Benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques on Food Cravings at 12-Months Follow-Up

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Assessment of the Emotional Freedom Technique: An Alternative Treatment for Fear; Waite & Holder 2003

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Interventions to Reduce Anxiety for Gifted Children and Adolescents, Gaesser

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Efficacy of EFT in Reducing Public Speaking Anxiety: A Randomized Controlled Trial; Jones, Thornton & Andrews

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Changes on Self-Report Measures of Public Speaking Anxiety Following Treatment with Thought Field Therapy, Schoninger & Hartung

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Preliminary Report of the First Large Scale Study of Energy Psychology with Brain Scans

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The Effect of Two Psychophysiological Techniques (Progressive Muscular Relaxation and Emotional Freedom Techniques) on Test Anxiety in High School Students: A Randomized Blind Controlled Study

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Functional MRI Study Demonstrates that Stimulating Acupuncture Points Reduces Amygdala and Hippocampus Arousal in Normal Subjects

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The Effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for Optimal Test Performance: A Randomized Controlled trial, Jain & Rubino

Articles

Neuroception and What Happens When Our Warning System is Mis-Programmed

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Memory Reconsolidation and EFT. Can You Really Change Your Mind? Bruce Ecker

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Empowering Patients with Emotional Freedom Techniques

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Theories of How EFT Works

Research Supporting the Efficacy of Tapping

Research done in 10 countries, involving 60 researchers, resulting in publication in 20 peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals have demonstrated that EFT is effective for phobias, anxiety, depression, PTSD, pain and numerous other problems. One study, conducted by Harvard Researchers and published in the research journal "Human Brain Mapping" in 2000, found that when the acupoints were stimulated there was reduced arousal in the amygdala which plays a significant role in the body's stress response. Learn more