Gabrielle Rutten, MD compares the tapping form of EFT with Optimal EFT on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients.

Hi Everyone,

Gratitude to Gabrielle for her efforts here.  She says, "Optimal EFT appears to work faster and easier (which of course is no surprise) and another obvious advantage is that it is easier to do for people who have difficulty tapping physically."

e-Hugs, Gary


Dear Gary,

As promised, a short summary of my findings during my EFT workshop with MS patients. 

This was only a short introduction workshop so I first explained Gold Standard EFT (the tapping form of EFT and we did this with The Movie Technique on a specific recent situation about somebody saying something to the participant that evoked irritation or anger. We needed 6 rounds of EFT to get almost everybody below a 3 (on a 0-10 scale), only one participant arrived at 0 and 2 participants did not shift noticeably.

Than I introduced Optimal EFT as a more meditative form of EFT, using Love to bring peace to the system. The participants selected again a specific recent situation about somebody saying something to the participant that evoked irritation or anger (this was the closest I could come to similar starting points to make comparison possible) and now we needed only 2 rounds to bring all 0-10 intensities down to 0-2, with 3 people at 0. 

We were lacking time to do a similar set up for physical symptoms, but we did one round of Gold Standard EFT on a physical symptom and 3 participants did not shift, the rest went down 1-2 points. Than 1 round of Optimal EFT and everybody went down 2-3 points and 3 ended up with no noticeable symptoms left.

Optimal EFT appears to work faster and easier (which of course is no surprise) and another obvious advantage is that it is easier to do for people who have difficulty tapping physically.

Big hug,

Gabrielle