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EFT Tapping Research; The Science of Tapping

EFT, Energy Psychology and Tapping Studies, Abstracts, Papers, and Articles with Editor’s Note Summaries (by Craig Weiner, DC)

This is one of the most comprehensive collection of EFT/Tapping related published research abstracts and full papers in a single location. It is continually updated. Editor’s notes provided by Craig Weiner, DC, provide a brief synopsis of each paper and further details are best obtained by reading the full paper and if unable to obtain, then to review the paper abstract.

Articles/Papers listed may be found in multiple categories, according to relevant subject headings.

Articles/Papers may be available:

  1. As a Free Abstract
  2. As a Free Full Research Paper (Some are downloadable PDFs that require the user to have Adobe Acrobat Reader) or
  3. Commonly it is required that to obtain the full research paper you need to purchase it via the link to the publisher.

Abstracts/Papers appear in a wide variety of publications, many though not all of which are peer reviewed journals, not all of which can be found on PubMed searches.

Each research paper listed is on this Table of Contents Page with a Description of the Paper and its Citation (title, authors and publication information) with a link to a Unique Study Page.

Each Unique Study Page offers a study Description, Citation, Abstract and Editor’s Summary Notes (Based upon Abstracts or Full Papers (when available to this editor reviewer) and Original Papers when available.

Some full papers/PDFs have been made available as slightly revised editions by the author which may vary from the original journal publication rendition.

Does Combining Emotional Freedom Techniques and Hypnosis Have and Effect on Sexual Assault-Specific Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms?

Citation: Anderson, K., Rubik, B., Absenger, W., (2019). Does combining emotinoal freedome techniques and hypnois have an effect on sexual assault specific posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. J. of Energy Psychology, Theory, Research and Treatment. 11(2) p. 31-49 Abstract: Objectives: Postraumatic stres disorder (PTSD) affects approximately eight million American adults per year (US Department of Veterans…

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Traditional Chinese Medicine as a Basis for Treating Psychiatric Disorders: A Review of Theory with Illustrative Cases

Citation: Aung, S. K., Fay, H., & Hobbs, R. F., 3rd (2013). Traditional Chinese Medicine as a Basis for Treating Psychiatric Disorders: A Review of Theory with Illustrative Cases. Medical acupuncture, 25(6), 398–406. doi:10.1089/acu.2013.1007 Full Paper available for free at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3870484/ Abstract: Background: Integrative medicine is becoming increasingly accepted in the global scheme of health…

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Dismantling an Energy Psychology Technique for Communication Apprehension

Citation: Fitch, J. III, Kimmel, K., Fairchild, J., DiGirolamo, J., (2019) Dismantling an Energy Psychology Technique for Communication Apprehension, Energy Psychology Journal, doi 10.9769/EPJ.2019.11.2 Abstract Link Abstract: Reducing communication apprehension (CA) in university public speaking classes has been traditionally achieved by strategies such as skills training, rehearsal, preparation, and repeated performance. Yet, some highly anxious…

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Online Delivery of Emotional Freedom Techniques in the Treatment of Food Cravings and Weight Management: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Citation: Stapleton P, Roos T, Mackintosh G, Sparenburg E, Sabot D, Carter B. Online Delivery of Emotional Freedom Techniques in the Treatment of Food Cravings and Weight Management: A Randomised Controlled Trial. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2019;4(4):31; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904065. Open Access Journal Full Paper: https://www.lidsen.com/journals/icm/icm-04-04-065 Abstract: Background: The combination of dietary restraint and physical exercise…

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Online Delivery of Emotional Freedom Techniques for Food Cravings and Weight Management: 2-Year Follow-Up

Citation: Online Delivery of Emotional Freedom Techniques for Food Cravings and Weight Management: 2-Year Follow-Up Stapleton, P., Lilley-Hale, E., Mackintosh, G., and Sparenburg, E., J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Nov 25. doi: 10.1089/acm.2019.0309 Full PDF of paper available with free 30 day access at http://bit.ly/37G22gT Abstract Background: Growing obesity rates are a problem worldwide. Several…

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Borrowing Benefits: Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) as an Immediate Stress Reduction Skill in the Workplace

CITATION: Church, D. and David, I. (2019) Borrowing Benefits: Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) as an Immediate Stress Reduction Skill in the Workplace. Psychology, 10, 941-952. doi: 10.4236/psych.2019.107061. Full Paper pdf available at https://m.scirp.org/papers/92996 ABSTRACT Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is an evidence-based practice that has demonstrated efficacy for anxiety, depression, and PTSD. While a…

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A Feasibility Study of Emotional Freedom Technique Taught in the Curriculum for Secondary School Students, to Reduce Stress and Test Anxiety and Enhance Coping Skills

Citation: Ledger, K., A feasibility study of emotional freedom technique taught in the curriculum for secondary school students to reduce stress and test anxiety and enhance coping skills. Intl J of Healing and Caring, 11.2019, vol. 19,3. Full pdf available for download at: https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/891f98f6/files/uploaded/Ledger-19-3F.pdf Abstract Objective: This 2008 Feasibility Study explored the impact of teaching…

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Words to Tap By: The Use of Language in Energy Psychology Protocols

Citation: Feinstein, D., Words to Tap By: The Use of Language in Energy Psychology Protocols, Journal of Energy Psychology, Volume 11, Number 1, May 2019, p. 2-16, Abstract Most Energy Psychology protocols include a component in which the client is guided in the use of personally tailored wording related to a target problem or goal.…

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Potential of emotional freedom techniques to improve mood and quality of life in older adults

Citation: Harbottle, L., Potential of emotional freedom techniques to improve mood and quality of life in older adults | British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 24, No. 9, published online 9/7/2019 https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.9.432 Abstract: Emotional freedom techniques (EFTs) are an innovative combined somatic and cognitive therapy. Derived from key principles within traditional Chinese medicine, they incorporate…

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Emotional freedom techniques and breathing awareness to reduce childbirth fear: A randomized controlled study

Citation: Vural P.I., Aslan, E., Emotional freedom techniques and breathing awareness to reduce childbirth fear: A randomized controlled study, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 35, 2019, 224-231, ISSN 1744-3881. Link to original paper and abstract: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.02.011 Abstract Background: Emotional freedom techniques (EFT) and breathing awareness (BA) are applicable during labour. The present study aimed…

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An Initial Investigation of Neural Changes in Overweight Adults with Food Cravings after Emotional Freedom Techniques

Citation: Stapleton P, Buchan C, Mitchell I, McGrath Y, Gorton P, Carter B. An Initial Investigation of Neural Changes in Overweight Adults with Food Cravings after Emotional Freedom Techniques. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2019;4(1):14; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901010. The full paper can be found at: https://bit.ly/2UaSX8H © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article…

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The Effectiveness of Spiritual Qur’anic Emotional Freedom Technique (SQEFT) Intervence Against the Change of Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) on Patient with Schizophrenia

Citation: Rosyanti L., Hadi I., Tanra J., Islam A., The Effectiveness of Spiritual Qur’anic Emotional Freedom Technique (SQEFT) Intervence Against the Change of Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) on Patient with Schizophrenia. Humanistic Network for Science and Technology. Health Notions, Volume 2 Number 8 (August 2018) ISSN 2580-4936. Link to Full Paper: http://heanoti.com/index.php/hn/article/view/hn20815 ABSTRACT Dimension…

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