Scientific Research on EFT

Scientific Research


EFT has been researched in more than seven countries by more than fifty researchers.  Their results have been published in more than fifteen peer-reviewed journals, including top-tier journals such as the Journal of Clinical Psychology and the APA journal Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training.




EFT researchers include investigators affiliated with many different institutions such as:

  • Harvard Medical School (USA)
  • University of California at Berkeley (USA)
  • City University of New York (USA)
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center (USUHS) (USA)
  • Texas A&M University (USA)
  • Lund University (Sweden)
  • Ankara University (Turkey)
  • Santo Thomas University (Philippines)
  • Lister Hospital (England)
  • Cesar Vallejo University (Peru)
  • Griffith University (Australia)

EFT Universe has compiled quite a comprehensive list of research being done on EFT.  To view their research page CLICK HERE.

The National Institute for Integrative Healthcare has sponsored several studies in the field, including several Randomized Clinical Trials and Outcome Studies of veterans with PTSD.

To view the outcome tables and graphs of a study showing the successful treatment of PTSD with EFT published in the peer-reviewed journal Traumatology CLICK HERE. To see the full study, CLICK HERE.

To view a summary of the Successful Treatment of PSTD with EFT presented at the USUHS Research Week 2010 CLICK HERE.

To view an EFT Vets study on Psychological Symptom Change in Veterans After Six Sessions of EFT: An Observational Study CLICK HERE  (This was also published on the website of and can be viewed HERE) 

To read the review paper on the Physiological Mechanisms of Action of Energy Psychology CLICK HERE.

To read The Rapid Treatment of PTSD: Why Psychological Exposure with Acupoint Tapping May Be Effective CLICK HERE.

To read The Neurophysiological Indicators of EFT Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress CLICK HERE.

To read an abstract on A Controlled Comparison of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Two Psychological Therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing vs. Emotional Freedom Techniques published on the website of the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease CLICK HERE.

To read an abstract on CAM and Energy Psychology Techniques Remediate PTSD Symptoms in Veterans and Spouses published on the website of The Journal of Science and Healing CLICK HERE





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