Energetics of EFT Tapping Points
Energetics of EFT Tapping Points
Tapping creates a vibration which dissipates energy, like waves going out in ripples from a drip. This is a very different technique as compared to the pressing down in Acupressure, or the forceful command of an inserted Acupuncture needle. The tapping is gentle, encouraging, yet nurturing at the same time. It feels safe and non-threatening, so it doesn’t challenge strong emotions as much as it allows them – directly along with the language that acknowledges them.
This article assumes you have some knowledge of EFT Tapping. To learn more, I’ve provided some links at the end.
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SI-3 Hou Xi (Karate Chop Point)
Significantly, this is the Master Point of Du Mai. As one of the 8-Extraordinary Meridians, Du Mai energetically relates to carrying all the Events/Facts of our life story. In addition, as a Fire Element point SI-3 calms the Spirit and can help subdue anxiety. By tapping this point while holding our attention on a precise event tied to strong emotions, we send an energetic message that sets a tone (resonance) to find THIS event and corresponding energy in our system, while at the same time quieting our Spirit.
BL-2 Zan Zhu (Inner Eyebrow)
GB-1 Tong Zi Liao (Outside of Eye)
ST-2 Si Bai (Bottom of Eye)
These 3 points surround the eyes – a strong organ of perception (for those who have eyesight). Think “How do I see this situation?” Our eyes correspond to both seeing our external world, and we also relate them to our “Inner Vision”, which can become clouded by strong emotions. The meridians involved with these points completely surround our body, from head to feet. The Bladder Meridian covers our back, the Gall Bladder Meridian covers our sides, and the Stomach Meridian covers our front. Like 3 Grandfather Trees, this invokes strong protective energy to surround us on all sides.
DU-GV-26 Shui Gu, Ghost Palace (Under Nose)
REN-CV-24 Cheng Jiang, Ghost Market (Chin)
The 2 points that surround the mouth have a dual significance in that they are both Ghost Points that deal with things that ‘haunt’ us, or emotions – thoughts - situations that seem to have control over us, and they also activate the Ren and Du Channels. Remember the Du Channel, which is also activated in the beginning via the Karate Chop Point, is related to all of the events/facts in our life story. The Ren Channel relates to the meaning and emotions we associate with all of the corresponding events in our story. Because these points surround the mouth, think “How do I speak about this situation – what words do I use?” Our words apply to what we verbally say, the internal words we think but don’t speak, and our on-going back-of-the-mind chatter.
KI-27 Shu Fu (Collar Bone/Sternum)
As part of the Water Element, the Kidney Meridian has associations with Fear. It’s said that everything can be simplified to being based in either Love or Fear. When we use this point with strong emotions, it calls the Water energy to carry the Fear aspect of the energy involved through the channel. KI-27 is found at the end of the pathway that cleanses energy by carrying it directly over the Heart Center. It must be cleansed before it enters the next channel in the natural flow of Qi, the Protector of the Heart, the energy in charge of Gratitude and Appreciation.
SP-21 Da Bao (Under Armpit)
This is the Master Point that opens the connecting grid of Qi flow throughout the entire body. If energy is stuck anywhere – including emotional energy blocks – this point will create a surge to get the energy to dislodge and merge back into the overall flow. Once moving it can be transformed and harmonized into something either more beneficial to our system, or at least neutralized so it’s not causing more lingering pain or suffering. It is also of significance that this point is on the sides of the Heart Center.
GV-20 Bai Hui (Top of Head)
100 Yang Energies converge at this point, which is also the opening of our Crown Chakra. This point clears the mind and allows for our Higher Self to influence our way of thinking into more positive and inspiring meanings. When used as the last point in tapping, this point can help us finalize our NEW story that started as emotional upset, and has now morphed into a calm, confident, empowering sense of reality.
To learn more about Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT Tapping, I recommend one of the following websites:
What To Do With Rosehips
Q: I harvested some rosehips off my rosebushes but I’m not sure what to do with them. Can you give me an idea?
A: Yes! Rosehips are little Vitamin C powerhouses that have nice benefit to our immune system, are great for our skin, and have an energetic affinity to deep internal wisdom nourishing our Heartmind (via Jing in Water connecting to the Fire Element).
FIRST: Rinse them in clean water, then dry them in a flat layer either in a food dehydrator, on paper towels in the sun, or in the oven set to 200 degrees until they look leathery.
Once dried, you can either store them whole in a glass jar or Ziploc bag, or you can chop them in a food processor first then store in a glass jar.
ROSEHIP SEED TEA FOR FALL:
In 2 cups of water, add 1 Tbsp Rosehip Seeds, 1 Tbsp Goji Berries, and 1 Cinnamon Stick. Simmer 10-20 minutes covered, strain. Garnish with a thin slice of Orange for a beautiful hot cup of tea. Sweeten with a little honey if desired.
ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND TO ENJOY WITH YOUR TEA:
To compliment the delicious tea, make yourself an essential oil blend to diffuse or dilute and apply topically. Try Juniper Berry, Australian Balm Mint, and a touch of either Clove or Ginger. (If someone applies this to your feet while you’re sipping your tea you get extra bonus points!)
ROSEHIP SEED HERBAL INFUSED OIL:
Chop completely dried Rosehip Seeds in the food processor. Add to a mason jar. Cover completely with Olive Oil, plus extra oil at the top. Place jar in the sun. Turn it every day for 3-6 weeks. The oil should pick up a gorgeous pink hue but won’t have much of a smell. Strain the oil and keep in a clean jar. With quality Olive Oil as a base, shelf life will be about 18-24 months.
- Use the herbal infused oil to drizzle on veggies or make salad dressing.
- Use it as 20-25% of the carrier oil base in homemade creams, balms, salves, or essential oil blends. It’s excellent for face, body, massage, and after-shower body moisturizer.
Make Easy Essential Oil Blends for the Holidays
#1: Diffuse a festive blend in the air. Use these in an electric diffuser, or simply in a bowl with boiled water poured on top.
NOTE: The amounts below make 1 use in the diffuser which will last 1-3 hours. To make a larger amount for multiple use or to make stocking stuffers, multiply the drops of oil by 10 or less. For example, 3 drops of Peppermint x 10 = 30 drops.
(recipe via Kathryn Sharp, White Sage Landing)
1d Nutmeg - or substitute Allspice
3d Green Mandarin (or any Orange oil)
1d Vanilla – if you’re doing this in a bowl with boiled water, you can substitute 1/8 tsp cooking vanilla for the essential oil.
3d Douglas Fir
Note this blend works best in a bowl with boiled water as the resin quality of Myrrh tends to clog an electric diffuser.
|Make stocking stuffers by getting some bulk quantity Sample Vials and filling them with your blend. Print a label on your computer, and wrap it around. Each vial will last for several uses of the blend.|
In a bowl, mix together:
1 cup coarse sea salt + a little extra if needed
1/2 cup carrier oil such as jojoba, liquid coconut, sweet almond, or a mixture of these
Optional if you have it: 1 Tsp Cucumber Seed Botanical Oil
10-20 drops total Essential Oils.
© For a tropical Thai aroma I use Lime, Massoia, Plai, Lawang, & Lemongrass
© For a luxurious romantic bath try Ginger Lily and Cardamom together
© To relax and get away from it all combine Rose Geranium, Lavender, & Bergamot
|There are all kinds of jars available in a variety of sizes that you can use to package up your Foot Spa Salt Scrub for the special people on your list. This makes a great gift for Massage Therapists to give to your regular clients too!|
|Spritzer Tops (aka Finger Misters) can be ordered to fit different bottle sizes. This one shown is a small size that fits a 1 or 2 oz glass bottle. Then use either plain water or a beautiful Aromatic Hydrosol as the base you add essential oils to.|
Use plain water or an Aromatic Hydrosol such as Spruce, Pine, or another type of Tree as the carrier base.
4d May Chang or Lemon Tea Tree
3d Palo Santo
3d White Sage
3d Douglas Fir
Some of my favorite RESOURCES:
White Sage Landing - beautiful organic essential oils - the ones I use - and a small variety of hydrosols. Use code CMCM when ordering.
SKS Bottles - huge variety of bottles and jars, spritz tops, droppers, in bulk quantity only.
Mountain Rose Herbs - smaller quantities of bottles and jars, spritz tops, droppers, essential oils and hydrosols. Also a nice selection of salt scrub supplies.
Original Swiss Aromatics - organic essential oils and hydrosols.
Oshadhi - I love their organic hydrosols, huge selection!
Natural Therapies for Anxiety
Acupuncture & Herbs
Meditation – QiGong – Tai Chi
Practiced for over 2,500 years, acupuncture is a branch of Chinese medicine that treats the energetic level of the human body/mind. Did you know acupuncture is usually a profoundly relaxing experience that establishes a deep quality of restoration and balance to the central nervous system? Many people report a pleasant feeling of an altered mind state, floaty, dreamy, or sleepy after treatment. This feeling tends to stick around for a few hours after the treatment and becomes a more continuous experience with repetitive treatment.
Acupuncture works by balancing the flow of Qi, or internal life force, in the body. Energetically, anxiety is considered a byproduct of weakened Qi in the heart or kidneys. Other symptoms such as low back pain, heart palpitations, insomnia, irritability, or nightmares commonly accompany the anxiety and are naturally included as part of the treatment.
Chinese & Western Herbs
There are a number of Chinese herbal formulas that can work wonders for anxiety disorders. Here is a brief list of formulas an acupuncturist may use to treat anxiety followed by several common Western herbs that can be easily found at your local health food store:
- Peaceful (or Calm) Spirit
- Salvia and Amber
- Heavenly Emperor's classic formula
- Free and Easy Wanderer – one of our favorites!
- Suan Zao Ren Tang
- lemon balm
- passion flower
Many people have found Massage Therapy to have a wonderful effect in relaxing the body-mind and re-integrating a sense of peace and calm into the nervous system. Regular massage, which we suggest either once a week or every other week for about one season, trains our body to attain and maintain a strongly serene state. It can become much easier to avoid or release the feelings that anxiety brings on.
Many people find light touch/no touch energy healing helps them to reach a mind state that is so relaxed it becomes a mentally transformative experience. In this altered state, it can feel like floating, energetic sensations throughout the body or in focused areas, and simultaneously being in a deep sleep while being aware of not being asleep. Medical QiGong Energy Healing uses the same energy pathways as acupuncture, and externally re-balances energy (Qi) flow to assist in healing symptoms. The therapist helps the energy of your heart and kidneys communicate harmoniously again so that deep healing can occur.
Meditation – QiGong – Tai Chi
Many people find meditation, qigong, and tai chi to be their most powerful allies in healing anxiety. With regular practice of various breathing techniques and tai chi postures, people often feel that they have much more control over their anxiety and that it need not run their life anymore. These practices can be direct gateways to the rest and restore mode of the nervous system. On a deeper level, they can help us forge a spiritual connection with our lives that instills an unshakable sense of trust and safety in the workings of the universe.
From a holistic perspective, our symptoms are never random. There is always a reason why they creep up. In the case of anxiety, it is helpful to disengage from our personal feelings about it and look at the bigger picture. What is the anxiety telling us about ourselves and where we are at in life? Is it a warning sign that something is amiss and needs to be acknowledged or changed? In any regard, the practices mentioned here can offer a profound level of support in getting to the root of the problem and inducing a gentle course in a new direction of calmness and insight.
Natural Therapies for Insomnia
Acupuncture & Herbs
Meditation / QiGong
Essential Oils & Ear Reflexology
Sleep disorders plague millions of Americans and can be attributed to a variety of causes. Perhaps the main cause of insomnia and restless sleep is the whirlwind pace that most modern people live with day in and day out. Our society emphasizes ‘doing’ much more than ‘being’.
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