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EFT Clinical Studies

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is clinically proven to lower stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, cravings, exam nerves, depression and any sleep inability to create health, happiness and vitality.

Below are the clinical studies which have been categorised in the following headings:

  • Outcome studies: These studies compare the medical or psychological outcomes of two groups of people with similar symptoms, or the same sample before and after EFT. For instance outcome studies measure changes in pain, depression, or PTSD symptoms.
  • Mechanisms papers: These papers explores how EFT works scientifically and biochemically.
  • Clinical reports: These describe the use of EFT with special groups, such as people with epilepsy, veterans, children, refugees, or prisoners. They may present a single case.
  • Review papers: These systematically gather together all the published evidence about a topic, present it in a structured manner, and evaluate that body of knowledge.

For fair balance there is also a section below that lists papers written by skeptics and opponents of EFT.

Latest Review of all the studies in EFT, included randomised controlled studies in peer reviewed Journals:

NEW: Clinical EFT as an evidence-based practice for the treatment of psychological and physiological conditions: A systematic review

Outcomes Studies

Anxiety

  1. NEW: Breathing therapy and EFT on public speaking anxiety in Turkish nursing students: A randomised controlled study.
  2. NEW: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EFT in reducing anxiety and depression in Indian adults.
  3. NEW: Effect of EFT Tapping on Anxiety and Quality of Life.
  4. NEW: The effect of progressive muscular relaxation and EFT on test anxiety in high school students: A randomized controlled trial
  5. NEW: Effects on Anxiety and Vital Signs of the Emotional Freedom Technique and Music Before Surgery for Lumbar Disc Hernia.
  6. NEW: Effectiveness of music therapy and EFT on test anxiety in Turkish nursing students: A randomised controlled trial.
  7. NEW: Effectiveness of a school-based EFT intervention for promoting student wellbeing.
  8. NEW: Efficacy of EFT and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Short-term Memory, Psychophysiological Coherence and Heart Rate in Indian Adults.
  9. NEW: EFT and breathing awareness to reduce childbirth fear: A randomized controlled study.
  10. NEW: EFT: An alternative therapy in destressing.
  11. NEW: EFT as an Alternative Therapy to Reduce Anxiety Disorders and Depression in People Who Are Positive Covid-19.
  12. NEW: EFT: Stress and anxiety management for students and staff in school settings.
  13. NEW: EFT (tapping) to Improve Wellbeing and Reduce Anxiety in Primary School Classrooms.
  14. NEW:  EFT as a Tool to Resolve Anxiety: A Case Study Approach.
  15. NEW: Dismantling an energy psychology technique for communication apprehension: A randomized mixed methods trial.
  16. NEW: App-based delivery of Clinical EFT: Cross-sectional study of app user self-ratings.
  17. NEW: Group counseling with systematic desensitization and EFT to reduce public speaking anxiety.
  18. NEW: The use of EFT in women with panic disorder: A pilot study.
  19. Tapping your way to success: using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to reduce anxiety and improve communication skills in social work students
  20. Emotional Freedom Techniques for anxiety: A systematic review with meta-analysis.
  21. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to reduce the side effects associated with tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitor use in women with breast cancer.
  22. Reducing mathematics anxiety among students with pseudo-dyscalculia in Ibadan through numerical cognition and Emotional Freedom Techniques: Moderating effect of mathematics efficacy.
  23. Tapping for PEAS: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in reducing Presentation Expression Anxiety Syndrome (PEAS) in University students.*
  24. Efficacy of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in reducing public speaking anxiety: A randomized controlled trial.
  25. Reductions in pain, depression, and anxiety after PTSD symptom remediation in veterans.
  26. Tapping for success: A pilot study to explore if Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can reduce anxiety and enhance academic performance in university students.
  27. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) reduces anxiety among women undergoing surgery.
  28. Is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) generalizable? Comparing effects in sport science students versus complementary therapy students.
  29. The effect of a brief EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) self-intervention on anxiety, depression, pain and cravings in healthcare workers.*
  30. Secondary psychological outcomes in a controlled trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques and cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of food cravings.
  31. The effect of Emotional Freedom Technique on stress and anxiety in nursing students: A pilot study.
  32. The effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques in reducing depression and anxiety among adults: A pilot study.*
  33. Effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques on occupational stress for preschool teachers.
  34. A randomized controlled comparison of Emotional Freedom Technique and cognitive-behavioral therapy to reduce adolescent anxiety: A pilot study.
  35. Interventions to reduce anxiety for gifted children and adolescents.
  36. Pilot study of EFT, WHEE and CBT for treatment of test anxiety in university students.*
  37. Psychological symptom change after group application of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
  38. Psychological and physiological symptoms of psoriasis after group EFT treatment: A pilot study.
  39. Psychological symptom change in veterans after six sessions of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): An observational study.
  40. Reducing anxiety in dental patients using EFT: A pilot study.
  41. The effect of Emotional Freedom Techniques on patients with dental anxiety: A pilot study.
  42. Self-administered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) in individuals with fibromyalgia: A randomized trial.*
  43. Can Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions? Results of a service evaluation in Sandwell.*
  44. Case series of panic disorder patients treated with Oriental Medical treatments and EFT.*
  45. Assessment of the Emotional Freedom Technique: An alternative treatment for fear.
  46. Can Matrix Reimprinting be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions in a public health setting? Results of a U.K. pilot study.
  47. Methodological problems in Waite and Holder (2003) preclude meaningful interpretations about Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
  48. The effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for optimal test performance: A randomized controlled trial.
  49. The effects of EFT on long-term psychological Symptoms.*
  50. The treatment of combat trauma in veterans using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): A pilot protocol.

Athletic Performance

  1. The effect of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on athletic performance: A randomized controlled blind trial.
  2. The effect of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) on soccer performance.
  3. A re-examination of Church’s (2009) study into the effects of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) on basketball free-throw performance.
  4. Preliminary evidence for the treatment of type I ‘yips’: The efficacy of the Emotional Freedom Techniques.*
  5. Sports confidence and critical incident intensity after a brief application of Emotional Freedom Techniques: A pilot study.*
  6. Healing into life after sport: Dealing with student-athlete loss, grief, and transition with EFT.*

Depression

  1. NEW:The effectiveness of EFT on depression of postmenopausal women: A randomized controlled trial.
  2. NEW: Effectiveness of EFT vs Sleep Hygiene Education Group Therapy (SHE) in Management of Sleep Disorders Among Elderly.
  3. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized trials of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for the treatment of depression.
  4. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to reduce the side effects associated with tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitor use in women with breast cancer: A service evaluation.
  5. Brief group intervention using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for depression in college students: A randomized controlled trial.
  6. Reductions in pain, depression, and anxiety after PTSD symptom remediation in veterans.*
  7. Can Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions? Results of a service evaluation in Sandwell.*
  8. Is acupoint stimulation an active ingredient in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)? A controlled trial of teacher burnout.
  9. Depression symptoms improve after successful weight loss with Emotional Freedom Techniques: A randomized controlled trial.
  10. The effect of a brief EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) self-intervention on anxiety, depression, pain and cravings in healthcare workers.*
  11. Secondary psychological outcomes in a controlled trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques and cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of food cravings.
  12. The effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques in reducing depression and anxiety among adults: A pilot study.*
  13. Psychological symptom change after group application of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
  14. Psychological symptom change in veterans after six sessions of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): An observational study.*
  15. Self-administered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) in individuals with fibromyalgia: A randomized trial.*
  16. The effects of EFT on long-term psychological Symptoms.*
  17. The treatment of combat trauma in veterans using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): A pilot protocol.*
  18. A feasibility study: Emotional freedom techniques for depression in Australian adults.*

Pain & Physical Symptoms

  1. NEW: Effect of EFT on perceived stress, quality of life, and cortisol salivary levels in tension-type headache sufferers: A randomized controlled trial.
  2. NEW: Effects of EFT on the reduction of chronic pain in adults: A pilot study.
  3. NEW: EFT Effects on Psychoimmunological Factors of Chemically Pulmonary Injured Veterans.
  4. NEW: The lived experience of chronic pain and the impact of brief EFT group therapy on coping.
  5. NEW: Making sense of chronic disease using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): An existential view of illness.
  6. NEW:  Neural Changes After Emotional Freedom Techniques Treatment for Chronic Pain Sufferers.
  7. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) effects on psychoimmunological factors of chemically pulmonary injured veterans.
  8. Pain, range of motion, and psychological symptoms in a population with frozen shoulder: A randomized controlled dismantling study of Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).*
  9. Investigation on Emotional Freedom Technique effectiveness in diabetic patients’ blood sugar control.
  10. The effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for improving the physical, mental, and emotional health of people with chronic diseases and/or mental health conditions: A systemic review protocol.*
  11. Effects of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) on the reduction of chronic pain in adults: A pilot study.
  12. The lived experience of chronic pain and the impact of brief Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) group therapy on coping.
  13. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to reduce the side effects associated with tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitor use in women with breast cancer: A service evaluation.
  14. TBI symptoms improve after PTSD remediation with Emotional Freedom Techniques.
  15. Effect of the Emotional Freedom Technique on perceived stress, quality of life, and cortisol salivary levels in tension-type headache sufferers: A randomized controlled trial.
  16. Self-administered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) in individuals with fibromyalgia: A randomized trial.*
  17. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) as an effective adjunctive choice in the neurotherapeutic treatment of seizure disorders.
  18. The treatment of combat trauma in veterans using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): A pilot protocol.*
  19. Can Matrix Reimprinting be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions in a public health setting? Results of a U.K. pilot study.
  20. Neurophysiological indicators of EFT treatment of post-traumatic stress.
  21. Reductions in pain, depression, and anxiety after PTSD symptom remediation in veterans.*
  22. Psychological and physiological symptoms of psoriasis after group EFT treatment: A pilot study.
  23. A preliminary study for the evaluation of the effects of EFT for insomnia in the elderly.*
  24. A comparison of Emotional Freedom Techniques–Insomnia (EFT-I) and Sleep Hygiene Education (SHE) in a geriatric population: A randomized controlled trial.
  25. Spiritual Emotional Freedom Technique intervention to reduce pain in cancer patients.
  26. The effectiveness of a training program based on Emotional Freedom Technique in upgrading feelings of happiness for diabetics in Gaza.*
  27. The effect of a brief EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) self-intervention on anxiety, depression, pain and cravings in healthcare workers.*
  28. The effectiveness of emotional freedom technique on the somatic symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Panic Attacks

  1. NEW: Case Series of Panic Disorder Patients Treated with Oriental Medical Treatments and EFT
  2. NEW: The Use of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) In Women with Panic Disorder: A Pilot Study
  3. NEW: Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Improves Multiple Physiological Markers of Health
  4. NEW: The immediate effect of a brief energy psychology intervention (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on specific phobias: a pilot study
  5. NEW: Self-administered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) in Individuals With Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Trial

Phobias

  1. Evaluation of a meridian-based intervention, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), for reducing specific phobias of small animals.*
  2. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) reduces intense fears: A partial replication and extension of Wells et al. (2003).
  3. The immediate effect of a brief energy psychology intervention (EFT) on specific phobias: A randomized controlled trial.*
  4. Physiological and psychological effects of a mind/body therapy on claustrophobia.

PTSD

  1. NEW: Borrowing benefits: Group treatment with Clinical EFT is associated with simultaneous reductions in posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression symptoms.
  2. NEW: 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.
  3. NEW: Does combining EFT and hypnosis have an effect on sexual assault—specific posttraumatic stress disorder.
  4. NEW: EFT remediates PTSD and psychological symptoms in veterans: A randomized controlled replication trial Established and emerging PTSD treatments.
  5. NEW: Guidelines for the treatment of PTSD using Clinical EFT.
  6. NEW: The manual stimulation of acupuncture points in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: A review of Clinical EFT.
  7. NEW: 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.
  8. NEW: Research Review: Psychological and psychosocial treatments for children and young people with post-traumatic stress disorder: A network meta-analysis  The use of Advanced Integrative Therapy with C-PTSD and intergenerational trauma transmission: A case study.
  9. The effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis.*
  10. Emotional Freedom Techniques to treat posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans: Review of the evidence, survey of practitioners, and proposed clinical guidelines.*
  11. A controlled comparison of the effectiveness and efficiency of two psychological therapies for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing vs. Emotional Freedom Techniques.
  12. Psychological trauma symptom improvement in veterans using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): A randomized controlled trial.
  13. CAM and energy psychology techniques remediate PTSD symptoms in veterans and spouses.
  14. Efficacy of two evidence-based therapies, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of gender violence in the Congo: A randomized controlled trial.
  15. Effects of integrative PTSD treatment in a military health setting.
  16. Epigenetic effects of PTSD remediation in veterans using Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques: A randomized controlled pilot study.
  17. Randomized controlled study comparing two psychological therapies for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) vs. Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET).
  18. EFT and resiliency in veterans at risk for PTSD: A randomized controlled trial.
  19. Single session reduction of the intensity of traumatic memories in abused adolescents: A randomized controlled trial.
  20. Efficacy of EFT provided by coaches vs. licensed therapists in veterans with PTSD.
  21. Neurophysiological indicators of EFT treatment of post-traumatic stress.
  22. Post-earthquake rehabilitation of clinical PTSD in Haitian seminarians.*
  23. The impact of EFT and Matrix Reimprinting on the civilian survivors of war in Bosnia: A pilot study.
  24. Psychological symptom change in veterans after six sessions of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): An observational study.
  25. Six trauma imprints treated with combination Intervention: Critical incident stress debriefing and Thought Field Therapy (TFT) or Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
  26. Telephone delivery of EFT remediates PTSD symptoms in veterans.
  27. The treatment of combat trauma in veterans using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): A pilot protocol.
  28. Psychological intervention including Emotional Freedom Techniques for an adult with motor vehicle accident related posttraumatic stress disorder: A case study
  29. The efficacy of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for treating trauma in a female population following an earthquake in Indonesia.

Migraines

  1. NEW:  Psychological trauma symptom improvement in veterans using emotional freedom techniques: a randomized controlled trial
  2. NEW: World Trade Center: A longitudinal case study for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Emotional Freedom Technique and Eye
  3. NEW: Emotional Freedom Techniques for Anxiety: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis

Weight Loss, Cravings, & Addiction

  1. NEW: Naturally thin you: Weight loss and psychological symptoms after a six-week online clinical EFT course.
  2. NEW: Skinny Genes’ Six-week, Online, Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques Program: Durable Weight Loss and Improved Psychological Symptoms.
  3. NEW:  An initial investigation of neural changes in overweight adults with food cravings after EFT.
  4. NEW: Portion perfection and EFT to assist bariatric patients post surgery: A randomised control trial.
  5. NEW: Energy Psychology in the treatment of eating disorders.
  6. NEW: Comparison of the effectiveness of two modalities of group delivery of EFT intervention for food cravings: Online versus in-person.
  7. NEW: Online delivery of emotional freedom techniques in the treatment of food cravings and weight management: Arandomized controlled trial.
  8. NEW: Food for thought: A randomised controlled trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the treatment of food cravings.
  9. NEW: Emotional Freedom Techniques for food cravings in overweight adults: A comparison of treatment length.
  10. NEW: Online delivery of emotional freedom techniques in the treatment of food cravings and weight management: A randomised controlled trial.
  11. Online delivery of Emotional Freedom Techniques for food cravings and weight management: 2-year follow-up.
  12. Food for thought: A controlled trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques and cognitive behavioural therapy in the treatment of food cravings.*
  13. A randomized clinical trial of a meridian-based intervention for food cravings with six month follow-up.
  14. Clinical benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques on food cravings at 12-months follow-up: A randomized controlled trial.
  15. Emotional freedom techniques in the treatment of unhealthy eating behaviors and related psychological constructs in adolescents: A randomized controlled pilot trial.
  16. The effect of a brief EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) self-intervention on anxiety, depression, pain and cravings in healthcare workers. *
  17. Secondary psychological outcomes in a controlled trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques and cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of food cravings.
  18. The effect of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on psychological symptoms in addiction treatment: A pilot study.
  19. Quitting Smoking: How to use Emotional Freedom Techniques.
  20. Practical application of Emotional Freedom Techniques for food cravings.
  21. The effect of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on students’ video game addiction.

Children in schools

  1. Emotional Freedom Techniques in the Treatment of Unhealthy Eating Behaviors and Related Psychological Constructs in Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial.

Communication & Public Speaking

  1. Tapping your way to success: using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to reduce anxiety and improve communication skills in social work students

Clinical Reports

  1. NEW: Anxiety and Depression Among Parents of Children with Intellectual Disability in Pakistan.
  2. NEW: Borrowing benefits: Clinical EFT as an immediate stress reduction skill in the workplace.
  3. NEW: Determining highly desirable traits of an effective EFT practitioner: A Delphi study.
  4. NEW: Developing and Evaluating a Participatory Arts Programme for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers.
  5. NEW: Effect of EFT on anger symptoms in Hwabyung patients: A comparison with the progressive muscle relaxation technique in a pilot randomized controlled trial.
  6. NEW: The Effect of EFT on Fatigue Among Women with Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
  7. NEW: The effect of EFT on nurses’ stress, anxiety, and burnout levels during the COVID-19 pandemic: A randomized controlled study.
  8. NEW: Effect of EFT on Psychological Symptoms and Cravings Among Patients with Substance Related Disorders.
  9. NEW: The Effect of EFT to the Self Esteem Among Nurses.
  10. NEW:  Effects of EFT on Academic Stress in Korean Medical Students: A Single-group Pre-post Study.
  11. NEW: The Effects of EFT on Coping with Premenstrual Syndrome: A Randomized Control Trial.
  12. NEW:  Effectiveness of EFT on Suicidal Ideation Among Young Adults.
  13. NEW:  EFT for Stroke Rehabilitation: A Single Case Study EFT–how to make it mainstream; a thematic analysis of practitioners’ views.
  14. NEW: Is online treatment as effective as in-person treatment?: Psychological change in two relationship skills groups.
  15. NEW: It helps me to love my work: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the senior therapist experience of using Energy Psychology in psychotherapy for trauma.
  16. NEW: P-173 A Role for Emotional Freedom Technique in Palliative Patients? Three Case Reports.
  17. NEW: Psychological and medical applications of certain innovative therapies in correctional settings: Clinician, staff, and client observations from three institutions.
  18. NEW: A Randomised Wait-list Controlled Trial to Evaluate EFT for Self-reported Cancer-related Cognitive Impairment in Cancer Survivors.
  19. NEW: Reports of Recovered Memories in Therapy in Undergraduate Students.
  20. NEW: Six sessions of EFT remediate one veteran’s combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder.
  21. NEW: Trauma-based energy psychology treatment is associated with client rehabilitation at an addiction clinic.
  22. NEW: Words to tap by: The use of language in Energy Psychology protocols.
  23. NEW: World trade center: A longitudinal case study for treating post traumatic stress disorder with EFT and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.
  24. Energy Psychology—practices and theories of new combinations of psychotherapy.*
  25. Supporting chronic disease healthcare through remote Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) treatment and self-care: An evaluation using the WHO Determinants of Health.
  26. Emotional Freedom Techniques, Sage Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy.*
  27. A virtual emotional freedom practitioner to deliver physical and emotional therapy.
  28. Emotional Freedom Techniques: Finally, a unifying theory for the practice of holistic nursing, or too good to be true?
  29. Application of Emotional Freedom Techniques.*
  30. Change is possible: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) with life-sentence and veteran prisoners at San Quentin State Prison.
  31. Emotional Freedom Techniques: A safe treatment intervention for many trauma based issues.
  32. A survey of energy psychology practitioners: Who they are, what they do, who they help.
  33. Emotional acupuncture.
  34. Energy psychology and psychotherapy: A study of the use of energy psychology in psychotherapy practice.*
  35. Subjective dimensions of meaning in the clinical encounter: Unifying personhood and disease.
  36. Stress management for the treatment of sleep disorders in lawyers: Pilot experimental study in Athens, Hellas.
  37. A virtual emotional freedom therapy practitioner (Demonstration).
  38. The effect of emotional freedom technique (EFT) therapy on the reduction of aggression in single mothers.
  39. Qualitative analysis of the influence of an Emotion Freedom Techniques (EFT) group treatment program for Hwa-Byung (suppressed anger) patients.
  40. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) remediates dental fear: A case series.
  41. Clinical story of a 6-year-old boy’s eating phobia: An integrated approach.
  42. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for traumatic brain injury.*
  43. Treating trauma using shamanic and non-local methods: Theory, mechanisms, and relevance to current clinical practice.
  44. Emotional Freedom Technique, in Practising Midwifejournal.*
  45. Emotional freedom technique: Energy psychology integration in the workplace setting.
  46. Energy Psychology treatment for orphan heads of households in Rwanda: An observational study.
  47. Energy Psychology treatment for posttraumatic stress in genocide survivors in a Rwandan orphanage: A pilot investigation.
  48. Integrating Energy Psychology into treatment for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
  49. Preliminary evidence for the treatment of type I ‘yips’: The efficacy of the Emotional Freedom Techniques.
  50. Single session EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for stress-related symptoms after motor vehicle accidents.
  51. It helps me to love my work: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the senior therapist experience of using Energy Psychology in Psychotherapy for Trauma.*
  52. Energy for healing trauma: Energy Psychology and the efficient treatment of trauma and PTSD.*
  53. Six trauma imprints treated with combination Intervention: Critical incident stress debriefing and Thought Field Therapy (TFT) or Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
  54. Psychological intervention including Emotional Freedom Techniques for an adult with motor vehicle accident related posttraumatic stress disorder: A case study.*
  55. A case report of schizophreniform disorder treated by Oriental medical treatment and Emotional Freedom Techniques.
  56. A case report of a somatization disorder patient with histrionic personality disorder.
  57. A case report of a patient with weakness of heart and gall bladder type somatization disorder induced by stress.
  58. A case study of Tourette’s Syndrome with adjunct neurofeedback treatment.
  59. Veterans: Finding their way home with EFT.*
  60. Working with military service members and veterans: A field report of obstacles and opportunities.
  61.  Effect of trance techniques on emotion and pain: Utilizing NLP and EFT.

Epilepsy

Another study by Dr. Swingle used EFT as a treatment for children diagnosed with epilepsy. The children were administered EFT by their parents every time each day that the parents suspected a seizure might occur. Swingle found significant reductions in seizure frequency among these very young children, as well as extensive clinical improvement in the children’s EEG readings after exposure to two weeks of daily in-home EFT treatment, an impressive result. This study has not yet been written up but can be cited as follows: Swingle, P. (May, 2000). Effects of the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) method on seizure frequency in children diagnosed with epilepsy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Mechanisms Papers

  1. NEW: Associations of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with Sleep Duration and Quality: The BCOPS Study.
  2. NEW: A Cartography of Energy Medicine: From Subtle Anatomy to Energy Physiology.
  3. NEW: A Central Alarm System that Gates Multi-sensory Innate Threat Cues to the Amygdala.
  4. NEW:  Clinical EFT improves multiple physiological markers of health.
  5. NEW: Compassion Focused Therapy and the Body: How Physiological Underpinnings of Prosociality Inform Clinical Practice.
  6. NEW: Do noncoding RNAs mediate the efficacy of Energy Psychology?
  7. NEW: EcoMeditation and EFT produce elevated brain-wave patterns and states of consciousness.
  8. NEW: Emotion regulation through bifocal processing of fear inducing and disgust inducing stimuli.
  9. NEW: The Energy of Energy Psychology.
  10. NEW: Energy healing at the frontier of genomics Integrating the Complementary Therapies of Energy.
  11. NEW: Psychology and Dreamwork – the Dream to Freedom Method.
  12. NEW: First Impressions Count! The Role of the Human’s Emotional State on Rapport Established with an Empathic Versus Neutral Virtual Therapist.
  13. NEW: How therapeutic tapping can alter neural correlates of emotional prosody processing in anxiety.
  14. NEW: Reexamining the effect of emotional freedom techniques on stress biochemistry: A randomized controlled trial.
  15. The effect of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) on stress biochemistry: A randomized controlled trial.
  16. Epigenetic effects of PTSD remediation in veterans using Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques: A randomized controlled pilot study.
  17. Pain, range of motion, and psychological symptoms in a population with frozen shoulder: A randomized controlled dismantling study of Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).*
  18. Differential gene expression after Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) treatment: A novel pilot protocol for salivary mRNA assessment.
  19. Neurophysiological indicators of EFT treatment of post-traumatic stress.
  20. Modulating gene expression through psychotherapy: The contribution of non-invasive somatic interventions.
  21. Taming the amygdala: An EEG analysis of exposure therapy for the traumatized.
  22. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) as an effective adjunctive choice in the neurotherapeutic treatment of seizure disorders.
  23. Is acupoint tapping an active ingredient or an inert placebo in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)? A randomized controlled dismantling study.
  24. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for stress in students: A randomized controlled dismantling study.
  25. Influence of Spiritual Therapy Emotional Freedom Technique (SEFT) on cortisol levels and immunoglobulin E (study of anxiety in pregnant women in independent practice midwives Semarang).
  26. Energy healing at the frontier of genomics.
  27. How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) may be utilizing memory reconsolidation mechanisms for therapeutic change in neuropsychiatric disorders such as PTSD and phobia: A proposed model.*
  28. Energy psychology in rehabilitation: Origins, clinical applications, and theory.
  29. The neurochemistry of counterconditioning: Acupressure desensitization in psychotherapy.
  30. A neurobiological basis for the observed peripheral sensory modulation of emotional responses.
  31. Evidence and potential mechanisms for mindfulness practices and Energy Psychology for obesity and binge eating disorder.
  32. The Dream to Freedom Technique, a methodology for integrating the complementary therapies of Energy Psychology and dreamwork.

Review Articles & Meta-Analyses

  1. NEW: Applications of Energy Psychology in Addressing the Psychological Roots of Illness.
  2. NEW: Disaster Mental Health Community Planning: A Manual for Trauma-informed Collaboration.
  3. NEW: Does Reiki Benefit Mental Health Above Placebo?
  4. NEW: The Effectiveness of EFT on Public Speaking, Anxiety in University Student: An Integrated Review.
  5. NEW: EFT to Prevent Preeclampsia: Literature Review.
  6. NEW: EFT Scope and Practice Areas.
  7. NEW:  Energy Psychology: Efficacy, Speed, Mechanisms Established and Emerging PTSD Treatments.
  8. NEW:  Is Tapping on Acupuncture Points an Active Ingredient in EFT? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Comparative Studies.
  9. NEW: Is There Scientific Evidence for Chakras? Mental Health Wellness and Biofield Therapies: An Integrative Review.
  10. NEW: Post-acute Sequelae of COVID-19 and Adverse Psychiatric Outcomes: An Etiology and Risk, Systematic Review Protocol.
  11. NEW:  Protocol for Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis of Interventions for Post-traumatic Stress.
  12. NEW: Psychological Effects of Online-based Mindfulness Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.
  13. NEW: Research Review: Psychological and Psychosocial Treatments for Children and Young People with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Network Meta-analysis.
  14. NEW: Sleep Management in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
  15. NEW: Uses of Energy Psychology Following Catastrophic Events.
  16. NEW: What’s the Point of Tapping? A Review.
  17. Emotional Freedom Techniques for anxiety: A systematic review with meta-analysis.
  18. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized trials of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for the treatment of depression.
  19. The effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis.
  20. Empirically Supported Psychological Treatments: The Challenge of Evaluating Clinical Innovations.
  21. Acupoint Stimulation in Treating Psychological Disorders: Evidence of Efficacy.
  22. Emotional Freedom Techniques to treat posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans: Review of the evidence, survey of practitioners, and proposed clinical guidelines.
  23. Clinical EFT as an evidence-based practice for the treatment of psychological and physiological conditions.*
  24. Emotional freedom techniques (EFT) as a practice for supporting chronic disease healthcare: A practitioners’ perspective.
  25. The efficacy of acupoint stimulation in the treatment of psychological distress: A meta-analysis.
  26. Rapid treatment of PTSD: Why psychological exposure with acupoint tapping may be effective.
  27. A narrative systematic review of the effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
  28. A narrative systematic review of the effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
  29. Stress management techniques: Evidence-based procedures that reduce stress and promote health.
  30. Trends in meridian-based psychotherapy—a review of research on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
  31. Clinical EFT as single session therapy: Cases, research, indications, and cautions.
  32. Mindful energy psychology: History, theory, research, and practice.
  33. Efficacy of 15 emerging interventions for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review.
  34. State-of-the-art prevention and treatment of PTSD: Pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and nonpharmacological somatic therapies.
  35. Application of Emotional Freedom Techniques.*
  36. Energy psychology in the treatment of PTSD: Psychobiology and clinical principles.
  37. A review of select CAM modalities for the prevention and treatment of PTSD.
  38. Emerging trauma therapies: Critical analysis and discussion of three novel approaches.
  39. Complementary and alternative medicine in VA specialized PTSD treatment programs.
  40. Traditional Chinese medicine as a basis for treating psychiatric disorders: A review of theory with illustrative cases.
  41. Stress and health: Symptoms and techniques of psychotherapeutic management.*
  42. Performance anxiety.
  43. Controversies in Energy Psychology.
  44. Attachment and Energy Psychology: Explorations at the interface of bodily, mental, relational, and transpersonal aspects of human behavior and experience.
  45. Energy Psychology: A review of the preliminary dvidence.
  46. Energy psychology in disaster relief.
  47. Oriental medical interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder: A model of Oriental medicine for disaster mental health.
  48. Energy psychology (special issue of New Jersey Psychologistdevoted to EFT and energy psychology).*
  49. Energy Psychology: Time for a second look.
  50. Energy Psychology—practices and theories of new combinations of psychotherapy.
  51. Evidence and potential mechanisms for mindfulness practices and Energy Psychology for obesity and binge eating disorder.
  52. Theoretical and methodological problems in research on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and other meridian based therapies.
  53. Thought Field Therapy and its derivatives: Rapid relief of mental health problems through tapping on the body.
  54. Your DNA is not your destiny: Behavioral epigenetics and the role of emotions in health.*

Skeptical and Opposing Viewpoints

  1. NEW: Calling an avalanche a swamp: Comments on Bakker (2014).
  2. Some Comments on “Energy Psychology: A Review of the Evidence”: Premature Conclusions Based on Incomplete Evidence?
  3. A review of efficacy claims in energy psychology.
  4. Power Therapies and possible threats to the science of psychology and psychiatry.
  5. The current status of energy psychology: Extraordinary claims with less than ordinary evidence.
  6. Tapping their Patients’ Problems Away?Characteristics of Psychotherapists Using Energy Meridian Techniques.
  7. A Bigger Swamp Is Still a Swamp: Comments on Feinstein.

Rebuttals to Critics

  1. Critical Thinking in the Energy Therapies: Comments on Gaudiano.
  2. Comment on “The Current Status of Energy Psychology”: Growing Evidence for Extraordinary Claims.
  3. Facts, Paradigms, and Anomalies in the Acceptance of Energy Psychology.
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