10th October, 2016
A new study released this week suggests a significant connection between childhood trauma and cellular aging. The length of chromosomal end-caps, called telomeres, are increasingly being found to be related to increased risk of disease and shorter lifespans and were found to be in this study most likely to be affected by the predominance of childhood emotional trauma.
6th October, 2016
In a world first, Dr Peta Stapleton and her team at Bond University Australia will begin fMRI studies of EFT for chronic pain patients and for food cravings in overweight/obese in late 2016. To date, we have only speculated the brain changes which may occur as a result of EFT so these trials will considerably add to our understanding of the neural mechanisms at play.
Donations are being accepted to run ten test individuals, pre and post tapping scans, before the end of the year, which will cost $4000. Grant funding for running the fMRIs on 25 additional people will be applied for in January 2017. Contact Dr. Stapleton if you are able to contribute to make this happen which has the potential to elevate EFT to an entire new level of acceptance.
29th September, 2016
"Among a group of therapies collectively known as Energy Psychology (EP), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is the most widely practiced. Clinical EFT is an evidence-based practice combining elements of cognitive and exposure therapies with the manual stimulation of acupuncture points (acupoints). Lacking is a recent quantitative meta-analysis that enhances understanding of the variability and clinical significance of depression reduction outcomes after Clinical EFT treatment." - from Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, Jerrod A. Nelms, Ph.D., MPH, Liana Castel, Ph.D., MSPH
The Science Behind EFT
Many scientific studies have validated the effectiveness of EFT and continue to shed light on the mechanisms that underlie the process. Additionally, the physical effects of tapping on the body and brain are being measured and documented, as are the psychological benefits.
In this section of AAMETInternational.org, you can explore the latest in scientific EFT research by topic, author, type of research and year published (above). We've also outlined some of the major scientific areas where EFT is being studied and tested, and include brief summaries of some of the findings (below) – together with references and links for further information. The Science and Research archive is updated periodically as new articles and studies are published.
From Dr. Shoshana Garfield, AAMET Training Board: