Kinesio Taping and Its Benefits
According to Chinese medicine, stress — both physical and emotional — is associated with blocked energy. To help balance the energy system, mild pressure is applied to specific points on the body. This is often done using needles during acupuncture treatments. Another way to achieve a similar effect is with emotional freedom technique (EFT) tapping.
At Price Chiropractic in West Allis, serving Hales Corners, New Berlin, Milwaukee, and the surrounding area — Dr. Kenneth Price and his staff take a holistic approach to health, including noninvasive therapeutic techniques like EFT tapping to help relieve stress and manage pain. Here’s a look at EFT tapping and how it can help you.
For many people, energy in the body doesn’t flow naturally and there are blockages, sometimes caused by emotional trauma or other negative experiences. With EFT tapping, meridian points are stimulated to help unblock energy. At the same time, a positive affirmation phrase is used. Therefore, EFT tapping addresses both the mind and body. This self-help technique has also been shown to lower levels of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that is released by the adrenal glands during fight-or-flight situations.
EFT Tapping Technique
First, you must identify the emotional or physical issues you want to target. Next, it is important to determine the intensity of the problem you’re facing, on a scale from 1 to 10. An intensity of 10 would be the highest level of discomfort or significance the issue is causing and 1 is the lowest. You then come up with a short reminder phrase that identifies your issue and neutralizes negative beliefs, such as “I lost my job, but I completely love and accept myself." This phrase serves as an affirmation.
While repeating your reminder phrase, begin a tapping sequence on nine meridian points that correspond to internal organs in the body. While tapping, you state your affirmation phrase and move along the body in a specific sequence. You then test your intensity level and continue with the tapping sequence until you reach a low-intensity rating.
Benefits of Tapping
EFT tapping has been shown to significantly reduce psychological stress, even among people such as war victims who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
EFT tapping is a beneficial treatment for a range of health issues, including:
- Tension headaches
- Muscular pain
- Pain from fibromyalgia
Tapping can also help to manage fatigue, improve mental focus and even enhance athletic performance.
At Price Chiropractic in West Allis, serving Hales Corners, New Berlin, Milwaukee, and the surrounding area — Dr. Kenneth Price understands the importance of providing pain management in a holistic way while enhancing the overall well-being of his patients. To learn more about the services we offer or contact us at 414-763-4673 today!