Thursday, 6 March 2014


A tap may be described as a slight touch with the tip of a finger or the tips of several fingers, excluding he thumb. In a geographical sense a meridian represents a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth’s surface and the poles. There are similar points of connected energy terminals within the body, which when remain intact provide a fully functioning whole.

 “You may be wondering about these meridians. Put simply, energy circulates through your body along a specific network of channels. You can tap into this energy at any point along the system.”

To give a brief historical perspective, meridian tapping developed out of the ancient Chinese acupuncture techniques. The Chinese had discovered around 100 meridian points in the body and found that these could lead to healing. Out of this came the practice of putting needles along specific meridians to initiate healing.
“It was not until the latter part of the 20th century, however, that western scientists began taking a serious look at Chinese medicine and the benefits of acupuncture.”  Thereafter several scientists and practitioners experimented on meridian points without the use of needles and developed what is now called EFT-Emotional Freedom Techniques, of which Meridian Tapping forms a part.

Practitioners have now narrowed down these meridians to nine specific body points for a tapping sequence. Tapping is done with the tip of the fingers, two or four(excluding the thumb). The particular tapping point determines whether two or four fingers are used. Each tapping sequence starts with a 'set-up statement' relating to the problem. This statement is said aloud as you tap the meridian points. The 'set-up' statements; such as: Even though I feel this stress and anxiety in my body, I deeply and completely accept myself.

The tapping points

1.   The karate chop point-found on the side of the hand from the base of the little finger to the base of the palm.(Tap this with four fingers)

2.   The top or crown of the head.(Tap this with four fingers)

3.   The inner edge where the eyebrow ends, closest to the nose.(Tap with two fingers)

4.   The corner where the ridge of the eye ends to the side of the head. Slightly move your fingers to feel the bony area. (Tap with two fingers)

5.   The bony area just below the eye.(Tap with two fingers)

6.   Midway between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip.(Tap with two fingers)

7.   Midway between the bottom of the lower lip and the chin. (Tap with two fingers)

8.   Below the hard ridge of the collar bone.(Tap with four fingers)

9.   On your side about four inches beneath the armpit.(Tap with four fingers)

 For more details on tapping please visit: The Tapping Solution Home Page 

Tapping works on the premise that general anxiety, emotional baggage and emotional trauma disturbs the body’s central energy core or meridians and creates an imbalance in the body’s energy. In this sense our emotions can make us ill or prevent from achieving certain goals and desires. Tapping therefore works for everything. I have discovered during my experimentation that the key is to get to the precise emotional baggage, tension, anxiety or stress that is causing the problem. Once tapping is done on this, the issue usually is resolved. 

Source:   Ortner,Nick and Ortner Jessica- The Tapping Solution eBook- taken form The tapping Solution website.