The Power of Tapping
By Joanne Marszal
Anxiety and depression can be challenging for anyone especially for people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The good thing is that there’s more than one solution to this disorder, so people can find the one that works best for them. One of those solutions is EFT Tapping Therapy. According to thetappingsolution.com this therapy gives people a release from chronic pain, emotional problems, disorders, addictions, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical diseases. This type of therapy is similar to acupuncture and acupressure.
The therapy works when people concentrate on whatever is bothering them as they use their fingertips to tap 5-7 times on each of 12 meridian points on their body. Tapping these meridian points and focusing on what’s troubling them can help clear the frustration. Where are these meridian points? Drivingpeace.com has a diagram illustrating every location. The website also explains each point:
- Karate chop point: Start by tapping the “karate chop” point on the side of your hand. It’s on the side of your hand opposite your thumb, about mid-way between your wrist and the base of your little finger. It’s the spot you’d use to “karate chop” something. Tap this point gently with the first two fingers of your other hand.
- Top of the head: Imagine a pole running vertically through the center of your body. The point you tap on the top of the head is where the pole would exit through your skull. Tap gently in the direct center of that point. You’ll know when you’ve got it because it will just “feel right.”
- Eyebrow: Tap directly on the end of the eyebrow nearest your eye on the same side of your body as your tapping hand. The point is right where the eyebrow meets the bone that forms the bridge of your nose.
- Side of the eye: This point is located on the bone at the outside of the eye. It’s at the opposite end of the eyebrow but before the soft area that forms the temple.
- Under the eye: Tap on the bone right under your eye, horizontally even with your pupil. Be very gentle here as this point is often sensitive.
- Under the nose: This tapping spot is between the bottom of your nose and your upper lip. Gently tap it about three to seven times.
- Chin: Tap this point that’s right in the indentation of your chin, between the point of your chin and your lower lip.
- Collarbone: The collarbone tapping point is directly on your collarbone, and inch or two from the hollow of your throat.
- Under the arm: Located approximately four inches below the armpit, about mid-bra line for a woman. You can reach across to tap the opposite side of your body (for example, lift your left arm and use the fingers of your right hand to tap under your left arm), or lift your arm up and use the hand on the same side to tap. Do whichever feels more comfortable for you.
Two people share their tapping experience:
Marti Murphy (martimurphy.com) – My personal results tell me that “tapping” works. My life is headed in the direction I desire which I believe is largely due to the fact that I have a tool that assists in making my journey easier to manage.
Jodie Hebbard (the mastershift.com) – Since I have started tapping, I have become more aware of the debilitating emotions a lot quicker and I’m rapidly able to identify them and tap on them, which allows me to move forward more freely and openly.
Having anxiety or depression is no way to live. Tapping therapy can help people put their minds at ease so they can go through life enjoying it.
I live in West Palm Beach Florida and I have a Multimedia Journalism degree from Florida Atlantic University. Writing is my passion. I love helping people with information they need to know.