Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping) is a simple, straightforward and easy to learn technique for approaching stressful problems. It can have profoundly powerful results.
The principles of EFT (which you don’t need to believe a word of for EFT to work for you!) are based on the traditional Chinese Medicine theory of meridians, and chi, or ki. Energy (chi, or ki) is present in every living thing, and its easy flow through our bodies (along pathways known as meridians) ensures our systems are healthy and in balance. If there is a blockage or disruption in the flow of that energy, due to injury, stress, or a variety of other factors, the body is out of balance, and prone to illness, pain and mental and emotional disturbance – phobias, for example.
In EFT, you begin to notice and state the problem, little bit by little bit, and tap a small succession of points on your face and body, to help contact and release the roots in the body of troubling thoughts, emotions and memories.
From EFT Training Scotland