Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a form of counseling that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming and Thought Field Therapy. During an EFT session, the client will focus on a specific issue while tapping on hypothesized acupuncture points. There is no plausible mechanism to explain how EFT could work and the specifics of EFT have been described as unfalsifiable and therefore pseudoscientific. There is no evidence that acupuncture points, meridans or other concepts involved in traditional Chinese medicine exist.A controlled study of EFT suggested that its benefits were due to placebo effects, desensitization and distraction rather than the mechanisms proposed by its practitioners.