The effect of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on Stress biochemistry: a randomised controlled trial

EFT Tapping Reduces Stress Hormone (Cortisol) Levels in Landmark Study… Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 200(10), 891–896. Click here to view Abstract According to a press release from the Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine, “A study published in the prestigious Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, the oldest peer-reviewed psychology journal in the United States, found that Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) lowered the major stress hormone cortisol significantly more than other interventions tested.  In a randomised controlled trial (the gold standard of scientific research), 83 subjects were randomly assigned to a single hour-long session of either EFT, talk therapy, or rest.  Their cortisol levels were measured via a saliva test before and after the session.  Cortisol is the “master hormone” regulating many aspects of the body’s stress response mechanisms…  The results showed that cortisol levels in the rest and therapy groups declined by an average of 14%, while the EFT group declined 24%.  The decline in this physiological marker of stress was also significantly correlated with a decline in anxiety, depression, and other psychological symptoms as measured by a standard psychological assessment tool.” Our thanks to EFT Tapping Training for providing this article.