Acupuncture & Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

The practice of acupuncture has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific points of the body. The theory behind the technique is that energy flows through the body along channels (meridians). When these channels become blocked, the body’s energy cannot flow freely and this in turn can manifest in the form of illness. The placement of fine needles at specific points along the body’s meridians is thought to allow energy to flow freely once more and in turn is believed to alleviate symptoms such as chronic pain. While the scientific explanation for the benefits of acupuncture is unclear, it has been speculated that the placement of the needles may stimulate nervous and muscular tissue, providing relief to the patient.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is sometimes called “psychological acupressure,” and consists of tapping specific acupuncture points on the body. While acupressure is applied, the patient is asked to verbalize negative emotional experiences.

One of the leading applications of acupuncture is in the treatment and alleviation of pain, including chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis. While we do not fully understand the mechanisms through which acupuncture brings its benefits, it serves as a safe alternative therapy that can be offered to the patient in additional to traditional treatment modalities.

What is EFT and how does it work?
How might EFT and acupuncture be of benefit to women with endometriosis?
Should EFT be combined with acupuncture?

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Dr. Nancy Lowe works with patients on an individual basis using the Emotional Freedom Technique.

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Acupuncture & Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is sometimes called “psychological acupressure,” and consists of tapping specific acupuncture points on the body.

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Summary
Article Name
Acupuncture & Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Description
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is sometimes called “psychological acupressure,” and consists of tapping specific acupuncture points on the body.