The scientific evidence

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Matrix Reimprinting and Tension Release Exercises (TRE) are relatively new therapies, which involve working with the body, emotions and thoughts in a unique and novel way.

In Western culture there is a strong belief in pharmaceutical therapies, so it is quite difficult to receive funding for research into non-drug treatments. Once results are available, it can be equally hard to publish the outcomes relating to new therapies in reputable journals.

Despite these limitations good scientific evidence in favour of these new approaches is emerging.

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Book recommendations

There are now many books on Emotional Freedom Technique available on the market, ranging from simple ‘how to’ instructions and general introductions, to detailed descriptions of the use of EFT in a number of different specialist areas.

They can be a great way for self-help with simple issues, for exploring EFT in more depth, or for continuing work in between consultations.

However, if you are experiencing severe, complex or long-standing issues it is always advisable to seek professional help to support you and guide you safely through the process and to avoid complications.

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Further reading

Most of the following books are written by medical doctors or scientists and are based on the findings of research and recent discoveries. I highly recommend reading them. They have the power to challenge your worldview and change your life…

Dr Bruce Lipton: The Biology of Belief

Epigenetics and the influence of our beliefs on our cells and our body explained.

Dr Candace Pert: Molecules of Emotion

A book on the discovery of emotion receptors in the body.

Dr Lissa Rankin: Mind over Medicine

An interesting book listing examples of how the mind works in the placebo effect.

Dr David D. Clarke:... moreread more