New research by Bond University on the Gold Coast has found that psychological acupuncture, also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), is effective in reducing food cravings and anxiety, even more so than Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is the standard treatment for overweight adults…
Psychological Acupuncture or EFT simply involves using two fingers to tap rapidly on specific acupuncture pressure points on the face and body while focusing on a problem or issue. While the technique is based on acupuncture, the therapy doesn’t need to be administered by a practitioner or therapist, and is needle free. Making it accessible and achievable for everyone.
The technique has been proven by Associate Prof Stapleton to be a superior method for reducing food cravings, “The latest research showed that EFT led to long-term benefits with those involved in the study able to decrease their food cravings and anxiety symptoms over a 12-month period” Said Stapleton.
We are noticing more and more the growing trend to use traditional methods of medicine, such as TCM, homeopathy, acupuncture, medicinal herbs to treat modern illnesses that were once considered in the domain of modern medicine. The transition of these conditions from a ‘modern’ approach, to a more traditional treatment method is signalling the shift in thinking of both the patient, and the doctor.