The previous Great NEWS post shared how to be Pain Free – The Egoscue Method and now we explain Tapping on Acupressure Points…TAP.  The original post on Maintaining Alignment, Muscles and Posture evolved into a ten part series with expanded content to help educate and empower more people.  Maintaining Alignment, Muscles and Posture is essential for your long term happiness, health and harmony so this week we discuss the many benefits of Tapping on Acupressure Points…TAP.


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

The top ten tips to tap into peak performance physiology for life is just the tip of the iceberg to get you started. Starting with simple suggestions and short summaries is great helping with Maintaining Alignment, Muscles and Posture to prevent physical problems from becoming permanent. Because a few short sentences are not enough to influence, inform, and inspire you to alter old behaviors and take massive action this post is offering a detailed explanation and reminder of one simple strategy that will help improve the quality of your life now and even more in the future.

Categories and chaining of common contributors such as: bad posture, car accidents, chair design, child birth delivery issues, computer monitor placement, couches, ergonomics, falls, high heels, imbalanced muscle development, improperly fitting shoes, injuries, low quality shoe inserts and support, mattress/ sleep problems, military service injuries, overdeveloped muscles, pillow size, poor alignment, posture, sports injuries, stress, tight muscles and tendons, underdeveloped muscles, unnatural gait running and walking and many more.   Terrible or tiny things can directly and indirectly cause annoying pains and problems to persist.

Tapping on Acupressure Points

In Maintaining Alignment, Muscles and Posture Tip 8 we suggest Tapping on Acupressure Points…TAP to help deal with emotional issues, pains, problems and peak performance. When you begin to fully notice your overall emotional, mental and physical conditions more it will soon be apparent how integrated and interconnected all three are. Energy Psychology is the general category that covers many different aspects of dealing with the complex nature of our biological, chemical, electrical, energetic, mechanical and thought processes.

Energy Psychology addresses the various relationships of our complex energy systems of behavior, cognition, emotion and overall health. These systems include chemical and electrical activity of the biophotons, brain, endocrine glands, energy meridians, heart, nervous system, organs and more. Our systems are extremely complex and interconnected to the point that a process affecting any one area may well have an effect on all the other areas.

Energy Systems

Human functioning involves biological, chemical, emotional, environmental, heretical, neurological and psychological aspects at a core foundational level.

Although human functioning involves biological, chemical, emotional, environmental, heretical, neurological and psychological aspects at a core foundational level it is essential to understand a bio-energetic field is involved. In the same way that a computer hard drive, SD card or VHS tape contains information stored in a digital (electromagnetic field) our body and brain functions, operates and sorts choices via conscious and unconscious electromagnetic fields.

Many forms of modern energy psychology have been developed, promoted and used since the mid 1980s. Regardless of the label, method or name all their roots are based on the strong foundation of proven principles of Eastern medicine that has been written about for over 5000 years and practiced even longer. Acupuncture, acupressure, Ayurveda, Chi life force, energy chakras, energy meridians, martial arts, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and yoga are the basis of today’s energy psychology evolution. The newer fields of quantum energy and quantum physics have also contributed to a deeper understanding of why these techniques are so effective and efficient.

Energy psychology is interconnected to a wide range of therapeutic modalities including biofeedback, coaching, counseling, education, guided imagery, mental conditioning, mental health, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Nero-association conditioning, Neuro Strategies, relaxation, pain management, peak performance, physical health, psychotherapy, sports, stress reduction and Time Line Therapy.

For our discussion on Energy Psychology we will focus on specific modalities that deal with acupressure points, energy fields and energy meridians Some of the most common energy tapping and tuning systems are Applied Kinesiology, Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Heart Math, Meridian Tapping, Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) and Thought Field Therapy (TFT).

Anxiety, emotional issues, stress and trauma are widely recognized as the major contributors to disease and health issues. Any disruption to our emotional system, endocrine system and homeostasis resulting from stress and tension is known to cause a chain reaction. Our glands and organs send signals and secrete hormones that trigger the “fight of flight” syndrome. Our muscles and tendons also tighten up and restrict our blood flow, biorhythms and breathing. This chain reaction causes changes to occur which usually have serious consequences when it happens too frequently and without strategies for effectively releasing and resetting the neurological systems.

Energy Psychology in general and acupressure points tapping specifically has been found to help release the emotional stress and tension and resetting the neurological systems. Reducing and releasing the emotional blockage, sensitivity and turbulence frees the body from the “fight or flight” consequences and allows you to be more energized, enthusiastic and excited about life.

EFT…Easy Fast Terrific

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is an easy and fast way to deal with any disruptive behavior, emotional drain or physical challenge. By tuning into the specific emotional circumstance, issues and reactions while tapping on specific acupressure points a person is able to release the disruptive influence and resolve the negative impact on the body. In addition to doing EFT for specific events or memories it is also recognized and recommended to use EFT on a regular basis for anything and everything that may be limiting the quality of your life. Practicing EFT on a daily basis, like exercise, is a great way to reduce stress and increase progress for peak performance.

Walking as Exercise

Practicing EFT on a daily basis, like exercise, is a great way to reduce stress and increase progress for peak performance.

Tapping in the morning to jump start your day, before a meal focus on the fuel and right before bed time to release the stuff and calm the mind is incredibly beneficial. When we do this consistently for at least 21 to 28 days we will begin to see, hear and feel a shift in our physiology, programming and psychology that benefit many areas of our life.

You may be wondering how specifically to do tapping…and that is a great question. Since it is best to apply, learn and practice the basics with some coaching and guidance it is highly recommended to learn from a great teacher and there are many great resources and teachers depending on your primary learning styles.

This Great NEWS post focused on Tapping on Acupressure Points…TAP as a self growth, therapeutic and peak performance resource. As part of the ongoing series on Maintaining Alignment, Muscles and Posture you now have even more resources to add to your rituals and routines for health. My outcome is to educate, empower and energize you to apply the top ten tip series inspired from Maintaining Alignment, Muscles and Posture to help you to be healthier by Tapping on Acupressure Points…TAP.

What is your current Gap?

What is your weakest link?  How effective are you with Maintaining Alignment, Muscles and Posture?  Whether you are feeling sad, sick, stressed or tired or experiencing physical pain there is a link between your emotional, mental and physical state of being.

Mastery Action Plan (MAP)

EFT is an easy, fast and terrific technique to learn and apply anytime you need to improve your emotional, mental or physical condition.  Gary Craig is the founder of EFT and has fantastic information and a great website to help you learn the basics. Go to now for more details.

Call to Action

What comments, commitments or questions do you have regarding your alignment, muscles or posture and the benefits of EFT and tapping?

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