Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Ring Finger - To Tap, or Not to Tap?

Hi Everyone,

How time rushes on - I know I am not the only one finding that to be the case this year. What's more, even the younger people I know are saying the same thing, so it's not merely that old chestnut that the older you get the faster time flies.....

I've been spending some time in the garden, getting in touch with Mother Nature again, as things have grown wildly and rompingly away, and also indulging in some play time with my crafting blog. Looking up, I suddenly realised I needed a new blog entry here as well so off we go.

A few days ago I received a question in my email.

Q)   Is it possible to tell me why, whilst tapping, you don't use your ring finger?

My answer:

If the full Basic Recipe using EFT is carried out, which includes tapping on the Gamut Point, (the little hollow on the top of the hand, between the knuckles of the ring and little finger) then effectively you are working on the same meridian that you would if you were to tap on the ring finger.

The Gamut Point is the Triple Warmer 3 acupoint, whereas the ring finger point (incidentally on the opposite side of the finger nail to the other finger points, therefore just a little awkward to tap in the same way) is Triple Wamer 1.


Personally, I don’t always use the whole Basic Recipe for myself, or with clients after initially showing them how to do it, as the short-cut and / or freestyle format often works just as well or even better during a session.

However, there is no reason at all, if you are not including the Gamut in your tapping, that you can’t tap on the ring finger just the same as any of the others.

For example, there are times when I will carry out finger tapping when I prefer to be more discreet about the fact that I am tapping and I will tap with my thumb on each finger in turn for however long it feels necessary.

As is often the case, the best thing to do is to give it a go and see how you get on.

Bright Blessings, 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
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