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To Physicians: New Discoveries in Acupressure Promise Everything From Alertness to Pain and Stress Management

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PRESS RELEASE: San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) -- According to University of Michigan researchers, do-it-yourself acupressure can keep students awake in class without caffeine or high-sugar snacks. Their results, reported in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, agree with what acupuncturists have been saying for millennia – that stimulating key acupuncture points improves the body’s flow of energy for optimum health.

But the student alertness study used only physical stimulation. Students tapped on the tops of their heads and on their legs, feet, and hands for several minutes at a time. Practitioners of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), which combines acupressure tapping with focused thought, report significant results for not only mental alertness but relief from pain, stress, anxiety, phobias, and other problems. Anyone can learn EFT by downloading the free EFT Manual at

“It’s always good to see modern science examine ancient healing techniques like acupuncture or acupressure,” says Los Angeles physician Eric Robins, MD, “because these techniques do work. But when you add intention or focused thought, they work even better.”

Dr. Robins, a urologist, teaches EFT to patients who suffer from chronic infections and other problems that don’t respond to conventional treatment. “Western medicine ignores the mind-body connection,” he explains, “but our emotions are at the root of almost every illness. Past traumas can be stored in the body, and if you don’t have a way to release them, they can cause all kinds of symptoms.”

Dr. Robins’ patients respond so well to EFT, which he teaches them in five to ten minutes, that in some cases their scheduled surgery gets cancelled or they no longer need medication.

EFT’s basic premise is that the underlying cause of every negative emotion and almost every physical symptom is a disruption of the body’s energy flow along the same meridians that were mapped over 4,000 years ago by Chinese physicians.

“Acupuncturists use needles to stimulate key points along the meridians,” says EFT’s founder, Gary Craig, “but in EFT, we tap on these points. Tapping requires less precision, so it’s easy for almost anyone, including children, to get good results.”

Craig, a Stanford-trained engineer, has collected thousands of reports from EFT practitioners around the world. In most cases, he says, people using it for the first time for pain, impaired range of motion, stress, phobias, physical symptoms, test anxiety, sports performance problems, or other conditions report significant improvement.

“EFT is one of my favorite healing tools,” says Dr. Robins. “It’s the perfect complement to conventional medicine, and I strongly recommend it for everyone.”

Complete instructions are provided in the free EFT Manual, which over 300,000 have downloaded from the EFT website. Another 10,000 download it each month. The manual, which has been translated by volunteer practitioners into nine languages, explains everything one needs to know in order to try EFT. It can be freely downloaded at



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