EFT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
There are hundreds of case studies on this site of people who have recovered from a wide variety of physical and psychological challenges using EFT. This anecdotal evidence is consistent with rigorous scientific research showing that EFT is an “evidence-based” method. Studies show that EFT is effective as a self-help tool, while it is also used in many healthcare settings by medical and mental health professionals.
This EFT research bibliography lists more than 100 papers published in peer-reviewed professional journals. To provide a context for this research, which has been shaped by the criteria for evidence-based treatments defined by the American Psychological Association’s Division 12 Task Force on Empirically Validated Treatments, we begin with on overview of the criteria.
The abstracts are organized into a number of categories. These include Outcome Studies, Clinical Reports, Mechanisms Papers, Review Articles and Meta-Analyses, and Skeptical and Opposing Viewpoints. Outcome studies are further divided by condition, such as anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). From the links at the top of this page you can jump to any of these sections immediately.
Outcome studies compare outcomes, e.g., levels of anxiety, degree of engagement or apathy, either between two groups, or between the same people before and after EFT.
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EFT Tapping Scientific Research on Anxiety
EFT Tapping Scientific Research on Pain & Physical Problems
EFT Tapping Scientific Research on Phobias
EFT Tapping Scientific Research on PTSD
Comparison of Effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique in Reducing Anxiety in Patients with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
An Observational Study on Acupuncture for Earthquake-related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: The Experience of the Lombard Association of Medical Acupuncturists/Acupuncture in the World, in Amatrice, Central Italy