Tapping Points and How to Tap
To begin, figure out what the problem is that you want to tap on (what is bothering you or the most pressing problem) and then we rate the intensity of the problem. If you don’t know make your best guess. So, from a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being the most severe that is currently right now, rate the intensity and write it down.
Using your dominant hand start tapping (tap solidly) with at least 2 fingers on your karate chop (KC) point of your non dominant hand. If you are right handed, for example, tap on your left (KC) point. The KC point is on the side of your hand, halfway between your pinkie and your wrist on the fleshy part. Tap on your non dominant hand (k) with your dominant hand using at least 2 finger tips and say the following phrase at least 1 time up to 2 times:
“Even though I have this ___________(put in problem), I deeply and completely accept myself.” Now for some of you who are uncomfortable to say this you may substitute something else. For example, “I would like to think that I deeply and completely accept myself”.
The idea here is to state what your current truth is right now and to accept yourself in spite of it.
Then tap through the following Meridian Points for 1 to 3 rounds:
Inner Eye Brow (EB) – This point is on the bony part on the beginning of the eye brow. It is not in the center between the eyes. Begin to tap on this point using your index and your middle fingers with either hand. It doesn’t matter which side as there are Meridian Points on both sides. However it is easier to tap with your dominant hand. Since I am right handed I use my index and middle fingers on my right hand. But each of you will have a preference. You may also tap with 4 fingers between the eyebrows where you will be touching both sides.
Eyebrow (EB) – This point is the beginning of the eyebrow. Tap using the index and the middle fingers with either hand.
Side of Eye (SE) – This point is the bony part on the outside of the eye. Again tap using the index and the middle fingers with either hand.
Under Eye (UE) – This point is the bony part under the eye about 1 inch below the pupil. Again tap using your index and your middle fingers with either hand.
Under nose (UN) – This point is under the nose between the nose and the upper lip. Again tap using your index and your middle fingers with either hand.
Under Lip (UL) – This point is under the lip in the indented part of the chin. Again use your index and your middle fingers with either hand.
Collarbone (CB) – This point is under the u-shaped notch at the top of the breastbone. Move down about an inch and then go over an inch or two. Use two or more fingers to tap with either hand.
Under Arm (UA) – This point is about 4 inches below the arm pit on the side of your body.
Top of Head (TH) – This point is on the top of the head, about 1″ back from center at the apex of your ears.
Tap around 7 times on each point.
Then re-evaluate the intensity you still have, using the (0-10) intensity scale.
If there is any remaining intensity, just repeat the process by doing another round.
Sometimes, the original feeling or memory shifts or changes.
If this happens, then do the next tapping round with the new feeling or thought, using the above process.
Adding the finger points
Many times when the Intensity level gets to a 1 or a 2, I may do rounds and add finger points that are on the side of the thumb, index finger, middle finger, pinkie finger and end tapping on the side of the hand. The finger points are tapped at the side of the fingers at the side of the cuticles. I then also add the 9 Gamut that I have explained below. The 9 Gamut is good for when there is resistance to releasing the issue.
How to tap the 9 Gamut
Tap on the back of the hand on the groove between the little and ring fingers. Keep tapping while doing the below exercises.
1. Eyes open 2. Eyes closed 3. Eyes down left 4. Eyes down right 5. Circle eyes clockwise 6. Circle eyes counter-clockwise 7. Hum a tune 8. Count to 5 9. Hum a tune