Science & Research

Science & Research

It’s an exciting time to be working with EFT. Although the technique is almost 30 years old now, we’re beginning to see more and more research that explains just why it’s so effective. It’s important not just for our own understanding, but also for those who are doubtful about the efficiency of this amazing technique.

As with many other healing modalities that draw on ancient wisdom and/or cutting edge insights into mind and body health, EFT has been overlooked and even ridiculed by many in the world of modern Western medicine. To them, it’s a sham that’s simply too good to be true. Even thousands of stories from people around the world about just how tapping has changed their lives have not been enough to prompt the skeptics to reconsider.

That’s why this research is so very important.

Dr. Church is one of the pioneers in the field of epigenetics, which explores how our DNA is modified by outside stimuli. His book, The Genie in Your Genes, is a modern classic that highlights dozens of studies that show how our emotions impact our growth and health. He continues to perform and document similar research into Emotional Freedom Techniques at his immensely popular website, EFT Universe.

Dr. Feinstein is a noted clinical psychologist who has served on the faculty of The John Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to his numerous groundbreaking books in the fields of energy medicine and psychology, he continues to explore breakthrough research into EFT through his Energy Psychology website

Science and Research links


Tapping to combat food cravings study


The effect of tapping on anxiety and depression


Destressing with EFT


How CBT and EFT effectively reduces anxiety amongst adults


How EFT helps to reduce anxiety amongst adolescents

How EFT treats fear


EFT and the treatment of depression


How EFT treats long-term psychological conditions


An exploration of EFT practitioners


How emotions affect red blood cells


EFT improves athlete performance study


Boost the libido with EFT


How mindfulness and EFT helps adolescent depression and anxiety


How EFT intervention helps schizophrenia patients


EFT is just as important as DNA


EFT combats binge eating disorders


Beat performance anxiety with EFT


Manage stress with new techniques via EFT


A history, theory, and research into EFT


A study of the application of EFT


How EFT supports chronic diseases – from the perspective of a clinician


Meta-analysis of pressure point stimulation


EFT for anxiety

A randomised trial of EFT on stress biochemistry

EFT in midwifery and pregnancy

EFT and traumatic brain injuries

Beat dental fear with EFT

A study of emotional acupuncture


EFT and trauma based issues

The effect of EFT on student video game addiction


Quitting smoking using EFT


EFT for food cravings


EFT and food craving intervention with six month follow up


EFT and food craving intervention with twelve month follow up


CBT and EFT in the treatment of food cravings


Established and emerging PTSD treatments




EFT and the treatment of claustrophobia


How EFT works with helping to control fibromyalgia


Using EFT to reduce pain in cancer patients


EFT and the treatment of diabetes