Where To Tap

Knowing where to tap can help you to get better results. So we have included a comprehensive list of the tapping points that your EFT Tapping practitioner may use.  You don’t need to memorize this page or know all of these points. Your practitioner will guide you as you go through the tapping. But we wanted to create this helpful guide to help you familiarize yourself with the points and what they do. 

Main Tapping Points

Side of the Hand, also known as the Karate Chop Point

The side of the hand point is used first while you are stating the issue to be addressed. It is located in the soft area on the side of the hand (it can be either hand) at the same point where you would do a karate chop. 

Often people tap this point with all four fingers. 

This point is located on the small intestine meridian.

Top of the Head

The top of the head point is located, um, at the top of the head! Some people will tap directly on top while others may tap in a circular motion here. Both ways will work. 

The Top of the Head point is where all of the ying channels of the body come together, making it an exceptionally powerful point. 

Eyebrow

The eyebrow point is located at the very beginning of the eyebrow where the nose and the bridge of the brow meet.  You can tap on either side of the body or on both sides at the same time. 

This point is related to the bladder meridian.

Side of the Eye

The Side of the Eye point is located on the side of the eye just where the eye meets the eye socket. Be careful not to stray too far away from the eye! 

You may also choose to tap on this bilaterally at the same time. 

This point is related to the gall bladder meridian.

Under the Eye

The Under the Eye point is located in the soft spot just under the eye. Don’t stray down onto the cheek bone! You may also choose to tap on both sides of the body at the same time with this one too. 

This point is related to the stomach meridian.

Under the Nose

You can’t get this one wrong! The Nose point is located in the center under the nose and above the lip. 

This point is related to the governing vessel meridian.

Chin

The chin point is also called the Under The Lip point. It is located in the indent under the lip and above the chin.

This point is related to the central vessel meridian.

Collarbone

The Collarbone point is located on the clavicular knob. Follow your collarbone done until you reach the end. You will feel a little knob there. That is where you tap. The actual point is in the soft indent just below that but you can tap on the knob itself and the tapping will reverberate out to reach the point.

This point is related to the kidney meridian.

Under the Arm

The Under the Arm point is located on the side of your body about 4 inches below the armpit. It is located at more or less the same point as a woman’s bra strap will go. This point tends to be quite tender for many people. 

Most people reach across the body to reach this point while others will bend the arm and tap below. If you do this, the physics of the body will generally put the tapping at exactly the right point. 

You can tap on either side of the body. 

This point is related to the spleen meridian.

Optional Tapping Points

Your tapping professional may choose to lead you through tapping on just the main points or they may choose to include alternate points. Different practitioners may have different approaches to the tapping points, and some will use specific tapping points for specific purposes as they guide you through the tapping. 

Back of the Neck

The Back of the Neck Point is located at the point where the neck and the shoulders come together. The point is located directly on the spine. 

This point is considered an alternate point and may not be used by all practitioners. Some practitioners even use it twice during the basic tapping recipe. 

This point is where all of the yang points of the body come together. 

Thymus

The Thymus point is located in the center of your chest.  It is often referred to as the “George of the Jungle” point as it is where George of the jungle famously beat his chest to feel powerful. In fact, many people tap on this point by using their fist.

This is an alternate point. Some people will use it and others will not. It is used to strengthen the immune system.

Thumb

The thumb point is located on the outside corner of the nail bed. Hold your hand out as if you are about to shake hands with someone then tap on the side of the nail. 

This point is included in the original basic tapping recipe but has since become an alternate point. Some people will use finger points and others will not. 

This point is related to the lung meridian.

Pointer Finger

The Pointer Finger point is located on the outside corner of the nail bed on the first finger. Hold your hand out as if you are about to shake hands with someone then tap on the side of the nail. 

This point is included in the original basic tapping recipe but has since become an alternate point. Some people will use finger points and others will not. 

This point is related to the Large Intestine Meridian.

Middle Finger

The Middle Finger point is located on the outside corner of the nail bed on the middle finger. Hold your hand out as if you are about to shake hands with someone then tap on the side of the nail. 

This point is included in the original basic tapping recipe but has since become an alternate point. Some people will use finger points and others will not. 

This point is included in the original basic tapping recipe but has since become an alternate point. Some people will use finger points and others will not. 

This point is located on the circulation/sex meridian.

Ring Finger

The Ring Finger point is located on the outside corner of the nail bed on the ring finger. Hold your hand out as if you are about to shake hands with someone then tap on the side of the nail. 

This point was skipped in the original basic recipe as it was covered by other tapping points. It is often added back in when the other tapping points are not used. It is now considered to be an alternate tapping point. 

This point is related to the triple warmer meridian.

Pinkie Finger

The Ring Finger point is located on the outside corner of the nail bed on the little finger. Hold your hand out as if you are about to shake hands with someone then tap on the side of the nail. 

This point is included in the original basic tapping recipe but has since become an alternate point. Some people will use finger points and others will not. 

This point is positioned on the Heart Meridian.

 

Wrist Points

Some practitioners will opt to trade the finger points with the wrist points. You do this by crossing the wrists and tapping the wrists together. 

This point is a catch-all for the meridians addressed by the finger points. 

 

Nine Gamut Point

The nine-gamut point is located in an indent about 1 inch back on the hand between the pinkie and the ring fingers. Follow the ridge until you find the indent.

The nine-gamut point is part of the original tapping recipe and actually involves a little process of it’s own. In this process, you close your eyes, open your eyes, look down hard right, then down hard left. Then you hum a tune for 5 seconds, often Happy Birthday, then count to 5, then hum again. 

This procedure is now considered an alternate procedure. Your tapping practitioner will guide you if and when it is of particular use for you. 

 

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