“There is nothing that has been as effective in reducing my physical pain and psycho-emotional discomfort and stress as Tapping.”

Melanie A. Gold, DO, MDQ,
Professor Pediatrics and Population and Family Health, Columbia University
Research Study

Lower Cortisol Levels

A study by Dr. Peta Stapleton, published in 2012 in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, found that EFT Tapping lowered cortisol significantly more than traditional talk therapy or resting. In a randomized, controlled trial, cortisol levels were measured via the saliva of participants before and after treatment. Each group received treatment for 50 minutes and cortisol was measured in their saliva before and after as well as psychological symptoms. The EFT Tapping group had a 24% drop in cortisol, while the non-treatment group and sympathetic listening groups only had a 14% drop in cortisol.

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“It’s crucial that we teach our children that it’s okay to have big feelings. Tapping is a wonderful tool to help them express themselves and find relief from anxiety. The Tapping Solutions App is a great resource for children and parents.”

Dr. Shefali
World-renowned clinical psychologist and author
Research Study

Minimize Test Anxiety

Test anxiety in high school students was reduced significantly after EFT Tapping. In a large study, American researchers examined 312 high school students and identified 70 of them with high-level test anxiety using the Test Anxiety Inventory. They randomly assigned these 70 students to a control group that received progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) techniques or to an experimental group that received EFT Tapping treatment. A statistically significant decrease occurred in the test anxiety scores of both the experimental and control groups. The EFT group had a significantly greater decrease than the PMR group (p < .05). The scores of the EFT group were lower on the Emotionality and Worry subscales (p < .05).

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“I use Tapping on a regular basis and have personally benefited from this powerful method. It's one of the most important practices in my healing arsenal.”

Kris Carr,
New York Times best-selling author and Wellness Advocate
Research Study

Relief for Veterans with PTSD

A Study Shows 90% Drop in PTSD Symptoms after 6 weeks of EFT Treatment In this study, not only did EFT far outperform the effects of standard care for PTSD, but the results were also substantially maintained at the 3- and 6-month marks. A group of veterans meeting the clinical criteria for PTSD were randomly assigned to either EFT treatment (30 in total) or standard care (29 in total). Over the course of 6 weeks, each participant in the EFT treatment group received one 60-minute EFT session per week with a practitioner.

After the 6 weeks, 90% of participants who received EFT no longer met the criteria for PTSD (moreover, they would no longer be diagnosed with PTSD). For the group that received standard care only 4% no longer met the criteria for PTSD, moreover, 96% of that group remained clinically diagnosable with PTSD.

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Tapping saved my life! I had lots of trauma, complicated PTSD, loss, and death, health issues, etc. This helped me and my body get through it and heal. I am a whole different person thanks to tapping!

Angeleen Joy
Research Study

Healthcare Workers Alleviate Pain and Distress

4-hours of EFT Tapping produces a significant reduction in psychological distress, pain, and cravings in health care workers. Immediately before and after a Tapping workshop, participants measured their pain levels, emotional distress, and food cravings. Everyone received a 2-hour workshop on EFT Tapping and then a 2-hour session where they self-applied the technique. After the 4-hours, they reported significant improvements in their pain levels, emotional distress, and food cravings.

90 days later all participants were contacted to see if they had continued to self-apply EFT Tapping once a week, 3 times a week, or not at all. Higher use of EFT Tapping was associated with a steeper decrease in psychological symptoms. The study found EFT Tapping to be effective for immediate and prolonged relief from issues typical in burnout: pain, distress, and cravings.

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“Tapping is a powerful tool I use in my personal and professional work.”

Dr. Iyanla Vanzant,
Host, “Iyanla Fix My Life” and Author of “Get Over It.”
Research Study

EFT Tapping Reduces Food Cravings

After Tapping, fMRI scans prove that those parts of the brain that usually activate cravings and hunger in response to certain foods no longer did. In this study 15 obese adults in total; 10 were allocated to an EFT Tapping treatment, and 5 to a control group (where they received no intervention for their cravings). They were all scanned using fMRI before and after a four-week EFT Tapping treatment phase.

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“Tapping is one of the most directed and powerful ways to peel away those layers of chronic stress”

Dr. Mark Hyman
Physician and 13-time New York Times best-selling author
Research Study

Reduce Anxiety in Under 10 Minutes

Brain scans confirm 76% of patients treated with EFT experienced complete remission This study included an inspection of brain changes after treatment for anxiety. It was the first EFT Tapping study to do so and used pre- and post-treatment functional brain imaging (through computerized EEG, evoked potentials, and topographic mapping). The brain scans show a shift toward normal levels of brain activity in patients treated with acupoint (EFT). The images shift from red (highly dysfunctional waves) to blue (calmer state), and this corresponded with a decrease in the frequency and intensity of anxiety symptoms. Patients who received CBT with medication also showed similar changes in their scans, but they took a longer treatment time to achieve this. After 1 year, CBT patients’ scans were more likely to have returned to their higher, pretreatment levels than the acupoint (EFT) patients. The EFT patients were more likely to maintain their improved state of lessened anxiety.

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“I highly recommend this method. I can go from a ‘9’ to a ‘2’ in 10 minutes when I feel stressed out by a coincidental convergence of events. Nothing so simple yet elegant has ever been available to us!”

John Segreto II

The World Health Organization stated that between 1990 and 2013, the number of people suffering from depression and/or anxiety increased by nearly 50%.

Research Study

Fight Depression and Ease the Mind

EFT Tapping demonstrated a very large effect size (Cohen’s d across all studies was 1.31) in the treatment of depression. A meta-analysis study for EFT Tapping and depression examined 20 studies and included outcome studies (with 446 people), as well as randomized clinical trials (a total of 653 people: 306 EFT and 347 control subjects). The outcome was that 90% of the treatment group was above the mean (average) of the control group and there was an 82% chance that a person picked at random from the Tapping treatment group would have a better score than a person picked at random from the control group. The average depression symptom reduction across all studies was 41%.

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“In my 49 years of helping people deal with trauma, EFT is the easiest, quickest, and the surest way through pain to a brighter future. It can happen in minutes!”

Brian Breiling,
Psy.D., MFT, LPC, CAS, NTC
Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist
Research Study

Positively Influence Your DNA

In a pilot study on the physiological effect of EFT Tapping, the genetic expression changed in 72 genes implicated in overall health. Generally, immunity genes were up-regulated while inflammation genes were down-regulated.

This included genes associated with:
  • suppression of cancer tumors
  • protection against ultraviolet radiation
  • regulation of type 2 diabetes
  • insulin resistance
  • immunity from opportunistic infections
  • antiviral activity
  • synaptic connectivity between neurons
  • synthesis of red and white blood cells
  • enhancement of male fertility
  • building white matter in the brain
  • metabolic regulation
  • neural plasticity
  • reinforcement of cell membrane
  • And more

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Scientific Advisory Board


The Tapping Solution App is based on solid science. The form of tapping we use is called Clinical EFT. It’s an “evidence-based” method that has been validated in over 100 clinical trials. If you’d like to find out more about this research, you can see a current list of studies at Research.EFTuniverse.com. The Tapping Solution App has been evaluated in a scientific study and found to produce statistically significant reductions in anxiety and stress.

Our app developers consult regularly with the scientific advisory board members below.


Dawson Church, Ph.D. Dawson is an award-winning author and researcher who has edited and written a number of books in the fields of health, psychology, and spirituality. His best-selling book The Genie in Your Genes has been hailed by reviewers as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics. Earning his doctorate in Integrative Healthcare and postgraduate Ph.D. in Natural Medicine, Dawson founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare, a leading-edge 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution dedicated to education and research on evidence-based healing modalities. His groundbreaking research has been published in prestigious scientific peer-reviewed journals. He is the editor of the professional journal Energy Psychology and a blogger for the Huffington Post. His website, EFT Universe, is one of the largest alternative medicine resources on the web, through which he provides EFT learning opportunities, training, certifications, and a host of articles supporting the effectiveness and advancement of Tapping. Reference: The Science behind Tapping by Dr. Peta Stapleton © 2020 THE TAPPING SOLUTION, LLC THE TAPPING SOLUTION RESEARCH STUDIES
DAVID FEINSTEIN, Ph.D. David is a clinical psychologist and a pioneer in developing innovative therapeutic approaches, leading to nine national awards for his books on consciousness and healing. He and his wife, Donna Eden, have built the world’s largest and most vibrant organization teaching energy medicine. Their latest award-winning book, The Energies of Love, achieved best-seller status on the NY Times Relationship List. David has served on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Antioch College, and the California School of Professional Psychology. David received the 2002 “Outstanding Contribution” Award from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (and again in 2012), the U.S. Book News Award for the Best Psychology/Mental Health Book of 2007, the 2015 “Outstanding Leadership” Award from the Canadian Association for Integrative and Energy Therapies, and the Infinity Foundation’s 2013 “Spirit Award” (with Donna) for their contribution to “the evolution of consciousness” and its “impact on society.” A licensed psychologist (Oregon), he has contributed more than 100 articles to the professional literature.
KIM D’ERAMO, D.O. Dr. Kim D’Eramo is a physician, bestselling author of The MindBody Toolkit, and founder of The American Institution of MindBody Medicine. She completed a residency at Emory University in Atlanta, received board-certification in Emergency Medicine, and completed a fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine. After healing herself from a chronic illness using MindBody Medicine, she has empowered thousands of patients to ignite their body’s healing capacity and transform their health and life. Dr. D’Eramo assists clients all over the world to incorporate MindBody Medicine for healing through online programs and live retreats. Receive your complimentary MindBody tools now at DrKimD.com Reference: The Science behind Tapping by Dr. Peta Stapleton © 2020 THE TAPPING SOLUTION, LLC THE TAPPING SOLUTION RESEARCH STUDIES LARRY BURK, MD, CEHP
LARRY BURK, MD, CEHP, Larry Burk is a holistic radiologist and dream tapping coach, trained in hypnosis, acupuncture, and EFT. He was the co-founder of Duke Integrative Medicine, a founding board member of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition and former board president of the Rhine Research Center. He is author of Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist and Dreams that Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases. His many articles, video blogs, and newsletters can be found at letmagichappen.com.
PETA STAPLETON, Ph.D., MAPS, MCCLP, MCHP Dr Peta Stapleton has 20 years of experience as a registered Clinical and Health Psychologist in the State of Queensland, Australia and has completed a Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy. She is a member of the APS Clinical College and Health College. Peta clinically specializes in Eating Disorders; Obesity; Binge Eating Disorder; Food Cravings; women’s health; adolescence; lap-band (bariatric) surgery; Complementary and alternative medicine/integrative medicine; energy psychology; and health psychology. She is active in researching the effectiveness of energy psychology techniques for food cravings. Peta has been awarded many honors including the Australian Psychological Society Elaine Dignan Award for research into women’s issues, and the 2014 Harvey Baker Award for excellence in Energy Medicine Research. She has served as the President of the Eating Disorders Association of Queensland numerous times and is a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Timeline Therapy, and the Emotional Freedom Technique. Peta is the founder of the Gold Coast Eating Disorders Association Inc. and facilitated the support groups for 8 years. Prior to her position at Bond University, Peta spent 14 years as an academic for Griffith University. Reference: The Science behind Tapping by Dr. Peta Stapleton © 2020 THE TAPPING SOLUTION, LLC THE TAPPING SOLUTION RESEARCH STUDIES
MELANIE A. GOLD, DO, DABMA, DMQ, FAAP Professor of Pediatrics and of Population and Family Health, CUMC Medical Director, School-Based Health Centers, NY Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center Over the past three decades, Dr. Gold has enhanced her patients’ access to integrative medicine by developing and expanding her skills in osteopathic manipulation, hypnotherapy, Reiki, medical acupuncture, aromatherapy, mindfulness, Iyengar yoga, Ayuverdic Medicine and Transcendental Meditation. She is board certified by the American Board of Medical Acupuncture since 2014. She completed a Doctorate in Medical Qi Gong in January 2017. She is a Reiki Master since 2008. She has been gradually expanding the use of integrative health care modalities in the school-based health centers (SBHCs) at the New York Presbyterian Hospital by adding aromatherapy, acupressure, mindfulness, and self-hypnosis to the range of services offered by the SBHC staff. She completed the Foundations in Integrative Health Course, a 45-hour online course sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Integrative Medicine and the National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare (NCIPH).

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