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Other Emotional Issues


New Acupressure Discovery Reduces Stress 4 Ways: 80% Success Rate

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated. Please use my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. It is more efficient, more powerful and clearly explained in my free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™.  Best wishes, Gary

PRESS RELEASE: San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) -- Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), a groundbreaking self-healing tool may be the missing link in the battle against the current stress epidemic. EFT enhances any stress management protocol because it balances the body’s energy meridians or chi and addresses unresolved emotional issues quickly and easily. Conventional stress management tools largely ignore this energy-based approach.

This adaptation of acupressure claims an 80% success rate in calming the body and mind’s stress response. It and can be learned freely by downloading the EFT Manual at

Stress is now associated with most serious diseases and illnesses, and according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), job stress is more strongly associated with health complaints than family or financial problems. Furthermore, 80% of workers report feeling job related stress.

These radical levels of stress require innovative interventions so that people can take control of their own health and well-being. However, many people find it a struggle to adhere to some kind of stress management program, and therefore have a difficult time coping with stress.

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, sponsor of the world’s most visited natural health website (, “Suppressed emotions such as anger, fear and sadness that are not fully transformed will severely limit your ability to cope with the normal stresses of life. It is not so much the stress that kills us, but rather our impaired ability to cope with it. Fortunately, the technology now exists to rapidly and effectively transform these emotions. We do it every day in our office with EFT.”

Dr. Mercola, has been using EFT successfully since 2001 to support his patients in achieving optimal health.

In an effort to educate the public about stress reduction, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) makes the following recommendations. EFT has been shown to enhance each of these coping strategies, thereby making them more effective and easier incorporate into an already stressed lifestyle.

1. Reduce Negative Thinking. People with negative attitudes may experience events or emotions as being more stressful than people with positive attitudes. To this end, the NIH simply recommends making an effort to stop negative thinking.

According to EFT theory, unresolved negative emotions and thoughts are caused by a disruption in your body’s subtle energy system. Until that disruption is balanced, willful attempts to change negative thinking will likely be unsuccessful. Thousands of people have successfully used EFT to resolve these disruptions and thus address negative core beliefs, negative self-talk and unproductive thought patterns.

2. Improve Physical Well-being. Poor nutritional habits stress the body, increasing the risk of infection. The NIH recommends making healthy food choices and eating reasonable amounts of food according to a schedule.

This simple directive does not take into account that many people use comfort food to tranquilize stress and may be very resistant to making drastic dietary changes. EFT is one of the only treatment options available to address the deep issue of emotional overeating. Using EFT enhances one’s ability to eat for nutrition rather than comfort.

3. Increase Physical Activity. The NIH indicates that a lack of physical activity can be stressful for the body, and an increase in physical activity can promote a sense of well-being. The NIH recommends engaging in a scheduled exercise routine at least three times per week. However, that advice takes will power and is not often followed.

EFT is successfully used to increase motivation to be physically active, and resolve negative attitudes towards exercise. If exercising is no longer a struggle, its stress fighting qualities will be enhanced.

4. Relax. The NIH recommends that unless people under stress have hobbies, outside interests or means of relaxation, they may have a more difficult time handling stress. Their recommendation is to take “a mini retreat”.

Hundreds of EFT case studies indicate that many people, especially women, have emotional blocks to taking time for themselves. They may feel undeserving, guilty, weak or self-indulgent, and tend to put others’ needs first. Using EFT helps combat feelings of negative self-worth, making relaxing, guilt-free breaks more attainable.

More than 300,000 have downloaded Craig’s free training manual and another 10,000 download it each month. The official EFT Manual has been translated by volunteer practitioners into nine languages.

The EFT Manual explains the basics so that anyone can begin applying EFT right away. It can be freely downloaded at



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