EFT Tapping Points

Image of woman pointing to the side of her hand

The EFT Tapping points are significant acupuncture points on the body's energy system. 

It is not important to know the function of each point but there are reasons why we use the ones we do.

Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) makes use of a vast network of acupuncture points distributed along so-called energy channels* or energy meridians*.

The EFT Tapping points are a small sub-group of these points that are positioned at either the start or the end of the energy meridians.

These start-points and end-points are like gateways to the meridians, and tapping them can either boost energy flow, or release energy blockages - a definite plus when it comes to self care!

(*I am reliably informed that the terms energy and channels/meridians are Western translations that completely miss the point when it comes to how CCM really works, but that's for another discussion!)

Finding the EFT Tapping Points

In the EFT Basic Recipe, we tap on nine acupuncture points.

The first (Side of the Hand) is used during the Setup, and the remaining eight make up the Sequence.

Here's how to locate them.........

Image of finger tapping on side of opposite handSide of Hand

Side of the Hand (SH)

This point is found in the middle of the outside of either hand between the top of the wrist and the bottom of the little finger.

Image of man tapping on top of his headTop of Head

Top of Head (TOH)

This point (also known as the Crown (CR) point) is in the middle of the top of the head. 

If you imagine drawing a line across the top of your head from one ear to the other,  TOH is the mid-point of that line.

Image of man tapping on the start of his eyebrowEyebrow

Eyebrow (EB)

The Eyebrow point is situated at the beginning of the eyebrow. 

Find the mid-point between your eyebrows, directly above your nose, then move your fingers to the start of the brow bone on one side.

Image of woman tapping the side of her eyeSide of Eye

Side of Eye (SE)

The SE point is on the bone at the outside corner of the eye. 

From the EB point above, follow the brow bone around the eye to the point where the eye narrows.

Image of woman tapping under her eyeUnder Eye

Under Eye (UE)

To find the UE point, look straight ahead and tap on the  bone directly under the pupil.

Image of man tapping under his noseUnder Nose

Under Nose (UN)

The Under Nose point is in the middle of the philtrum, the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip.

Image of woman tapping the midpoint of her chinChin

Chin (Ch)

We refer to this as the Chin point even though it's not actually on the chin. 

Instead it is halfway between the point of your chin and the border of the lower lip.

Image of man tapping on his collarbone pointCollarbone

Collarbone (CB)

This is another point that doesn't actually lie where its common name might suggest!

First find the U-shape at the top of the breastbone (roughly where a man would knot his tie).  Now move down an inch, and then across an inch on either side.

Image of woman tapping under her armUnder Arm

Under Arm (UA)

Despite its name, this point isn't in the arm pit but is located about 4 inches below. 

It's actually on the side of the body, roughly in the middle of the bra strap (for women) or level with the nipple (for men).


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Holistic Therapist  - Stirling, Scotland

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