The goal of EFT is to release emotional problems. This therapy is based on a basic principle: old emotional wounds can be stored in the body as emotional blockages (psycho-energetic blockages). If we stimulate certain energy points following the meridians, using a gentle tapping we can remove the disturbance or unbalance in those points, allowing the system mind/body to process the trouble so it can be set free. A neurologist Dr. Candace Pert, discovered that emotions can be in the body as well as in the brain. In fact, there are neurons all over the body and the cells have emotional receptors and are able to store emotions. According to her discoveries, there is a constant intercellular communication between the brain, glands, organs and the immune system that form a great system, a system of systems, the Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immune System, PNEI System. This was an amazing discovery!!!
At energetic level, the meridians and the nerves (at physical level), take the information through micro-electrical impulses to all over the body. Chakras (at energetic level) and glands (at physical one) act as great energy transformers, converting the energy into micro-electrical impulses (information) these ones into chemical substances such as hormones, enzymes and so on to create physiological changes in the body cells. Dr. Candace Pert discovered that there are clusters of cells with emotional receptors in those areas where chakras are supposed to be according to Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine. Therefore it is essential to unblock those chakra areas on regular basis and EFT is an efficient technique to do it so.
Our hands and forehead radiate a very powerful energy. In this therapy we use certain parts of the body to perform the tapping. Negative energies are represented by negative thoughts and emotions that can create an adverse effect in the meridian flow, provoking energetic blockages in the long run. EFT, literally, can dissolve those negative states within the body, promoting the energy flow to be softer and constant.