Nurturing your emotional and mental wellness is an integral part of experiencing your best overall health. John R. Toth, of Concord, California, takes a holistic approach to health care and uses Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFTs) to support wellness for the whole family. For treatment of emotional and physical pain, and to support healing from disease using EFT, call or schedule an appointment online today.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Q & A

What are Emotional Freedom Techniques?

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), or EFT tapping, are a variation of acupuncture. Without needles, EFT uses the same principles as acupuncture by tapping into the flow of energy through the body.

 Sometimes referred to as psychological acupuncture, EFT uses words of affirmation and light tapping with fingers to stimulate the lines of meridian. Meridian lines are continuous lines that run the full length of your body, reflecting the flow of life energy through the body.

For about 5,000 years, health practitioners have recognized how a proper balance of life energy influences emotional, mental, and physical health. 

Those who practice EFT believe that illness is rooted in a disruption of energy and that by stimulating and releasing the flow of energy, you can improve your overall health and wellness.

EFT can help heal emotional and mental health so that your overall wellness can reach its fullest potential.

What conditions respond well to EFT?

EFT is a simple but effective way to stimulate healing in many areas. EFT is used to treat:

  • Food cravings
  • Chronic pain
  • Negative emotions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Anger and resentment
  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Emotional trauma 

EFT tapping explores the emotions or thoughts that underlie the problems preventing you from being as healthy as possible. The goal of EFT is to rebalance your body so you can let go of the things that cause your symptoms and move toward healing. 

What does EFT tapping entail?

EFT tapping is a simple process that you can actually learn to perform yourself and use whenever negative feelings or thoughts arise. This process involves two key elements: tapping on specific locations of the body and verbal affirmations.


Using fingertips, your or your practitioner lightly tap on specific points along your meridian lines. Depending on your emotional, mental, or physical ailment, tapping focuses on different areas of the body.


While tapping, you speak out loud the problem you struggle with, along with a verbal declaration about self-acceptance. There are many variations of these affirmation statements, and your EFT specialist shares one that fits your needs the best.

During an EFT session, you identify the problem, speak an affirmation, tap the appropriate area, release the flow of your life energy, and restore balance to your emotional, mental, and physical health.

Your EFT practitioner works closely with you to give you the tools you need to perform this valuable technique on your own.

For a consultation about how Emotional Freedom Techniques can help you, call or schedule an appointment with Dr. John R. Toth today.