Episode from the podcastBen Greenfield Fitness

Tapping & EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique): Pseudoscience, Quackery or Wildly Effective Healing Modality?

Released Saturday, 4th August 2018
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Does tapping really work? Tapping (also known as EFT or "emotional freedom technique") is a practice in which you tap specific parts of your body and simultaneously say an affirmation. It is supposedly a wildly effective healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.
My guest on today's episode - Nicolas Ortner - created and produced the breakthrough documentary film “The Tapping Solution,” which followed ten people who used tapping to overcome significant challenges, including chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, devastating grief and more. He has also authored multiple books on tapping, including The Tapping Solution.
In today's show, I put Nick in the hotseat to explore whether or not tapping really works. During our discussion, you'll discover:
-The fascinating history of tapping...9:40
-A short demonstration of tapping you can do on your own...15:50
-What if you just tap and don't do any affirmations, or vice versa...33:30
-The difference between tapping and acupuncture...38:30
-Who chooses which points are supposed to be tapped, and what happens if you "forget" a point...42:00
-Whether Nick's "style" of tapping is different than other styles, and if so, how...52:30
-How tapping would look for a chronic injury or nagging pain in a joint that won't go away....55:30
-How to tap for insomnia, high cortisol or stress...57:20
-And much more!
Resources from this episode:
-Nick's "Tapping Solution" books on Amazon and his…
-Heal Your Body by Louise Hay
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