Are you living your life to full capacity? And when I say full capacity I mean being at peace, being happy, being healthy, being free from mental and physical pain or problems. So often we live through traumas and carry emotional baggage with us throughout our existence, baggage which in actual fact we could leave behind and feel a great deal lighter for it. To know how to achieve the life we desire is the key, to realise that we don’t have to accept and live with issues such as pain, restlessness, stress and anxiety, depression, illness, etc. That we can take control of our own life, to refrain from taking medication to mask or deal with issues but rather to solve the problems and rid them from ourselves for good.
So if you don’t feel like ‘settling’, and you want to be the master of your own universe then how about tapping in to your meridians? Discover your emotional and physical wholeness and feel the relief of revealing the best you.
Meridian tapping can promote countless health benefits such as reducing emotional distress, relieving physical illness, helping reduce symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relieving stress and anxiety, addictions, phobias and disorders. It has been practiced in eastern medicine for thousands of years yet it’s one of the lesser-known natural health therapies in the west. It is fast becoming more popular in the world of medicine, wellness and holistic healing.
How does it work?
Similar to acupuncture, but without the needles, tapping works exactly how it is described, you literally ‘tap in’ to your body’s incredible energy and self-healing power by using a set of techniques which utilise the body’s meridian points. These points are stimulated by literally tapping on them with fingertips.
If we recognise that any negativity we may experience is actually an interference of our energy, that physical issues are directly connected to that negativity, that physical and emotional problems have a reciprocal relationship; one causes the other and vice versa, that we need to focus on the cause of such issues rather than simply address the symptoms, and that our health must be approached as a ‘whole’, then we can begin to use our meridians to allow our body to restore its balance – to allow the energy to flow freely and without disruption. Once we restore this energy balance we can conquer that negativity and allow ourselves to be free from it and any emotional disturbance we may have been experiencing.
How to do it…
You first need to identify the issue. It may be a deep-rooted, personal, traumatic experience that was never addressed, it might be a sad memory that you can’t shake, it could even be something that upset you at work yesterday, whatever the problem is, it is one that is unresolved and that is what needs to be focussed on. Zone in on this and, using two fingertips you need to tap between 6-8 times on all twelve of the meridian points. During the tapping your mind needs to allow the negative energy to be released, to overcome the emotion, to accept it, and to let it go. By doing this we can allow our energy to flow freely and restore balance. It sounds so simple but it takes practice and faith in the practice. It may feel more comforting to seek out a professional in the field or even take a therapy course to understand the process correctly (see our course on Meridian Psychotherapy course for more in-depth knowledge of the theory).
The meridian points…
The meridian points located throughout the body:
- Lung (grey)
- Large Intestine (grey)
- Stomach (orange)
- Spleen (orange)
- Heart (red)
- Small Intestine (red)
- Bladder (blue)
- Kidney (blue)
- Heart Governor (red)
- Triple Heater (orange)
- Gall Bladder (green)
- Liver (green)
Meridians are an amazing tool to help us understand our body yet there are plenty of sceptics who would dismiss the therapy of tapping and so it helps to acknowledge the science behind it. There have been many studies which support and prove that this treatment can significantly improve or resolve physical conditions. Research from Harvard Medical School shows that the amygdala (the part of the brain which controls our reaction to stress) can be positively affected by meridian tapping, as well as acupuncture and acupressure. Cortisol, the hormone secreted when we are under stress, has been shown to be greatly reduced in patients undergoing an hour long session of meridian tapping. In some subjects the reduction was up to 50% which is an incredible result. The therapy has also been an incredible aid to war veterans by significantly reducing their symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.
I personally feel that this is a therapy worth exploring, it has excellent success stories and if there is something which is blocked, if there is suffering and distress, then why not give a non-invasive, natural therapy a try?
Online Meridian Psychotherapy Course
Here at the School of Natural Health Sciences we offer a Meridian Psychotherapy Course integrates the teachings of meridian interventions with traditional psychotherapy. Meridian Psychotherapists teach their clients how to interact with their own meridians. The course focuses upon practical meridian therapy applications that can be learned and practised by the student, either as a stand alone therapy in its own right or as part of a practicing therapist’s “tool kit” of effective techniques.