The Mind Body Connection

To understand both the power and efficacy of Faster EFT, and it’s ability to effect both physical and emotional healing, we need to consider the continual growth of knowledge and evidence in mind/ body medicine.

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The mind, body and emotions are intricately connected and inter-related, and can be studied from different perspectives. These perspectives include the following, each of which can help us to understand how Faster EFT works so well;

The Scientific Basis of Acupuncture & Acupressure

New research has established an observable scientific basis for the subtle energy system upon which Meridian Energy Therapies, including Faster EFT, are based. Controlled studies have shown that acupoint stimulation, with or without needles, can produce pain relief beyond that achieved by medication. Further studies have found that radioactive tracers injected at known acupoints followed the meridian lines precisely, whereas tracers injected at non-acupoints spread out concentrically with no lines evident. In addition to this, the discovery of tiny threadlike anatomical structures called Bonghan channels has recently established a physical mechanism corresponding to the acupuncture meridians.

Chinese medicine has recognized for millennia that our bodies are an energy configuration. As Western Medicine begins to acknowledge the truth of this, and scientific studies in this area increase, the mechanisms by which Faster EFT works will be further revealed.


Traditionally, science has believed that our genes are fixed and that nothing can change genetic determinism. But the new biology of epigenetics is proving that cells are responsive to their environment and that these responses reach deep into the internal structure of the cell, including the DNA. The cells of our body are dynamic: Certain genes are being turned on and turned off based on environmental factors. Recent discoveries now show that cells are responding to the internal environment of our thoughts, beliefs and feelings. When we change our beliefs and our emotions, this literally produces biological changes — on the cellular level. Dr. Bruce Lipton, a pioneer in the field of epigenetics and author of The Biology of Belief, says that we have an immense power to influence our health and wellbeing on the biological and physical levels by consciously turning our energy towards more positive thoughts and feelings. The Faster EFT philosophy and practices are perfectly placed to enable us to both reduce negative thoughts and feelings, and increase positive thoughts and feelings, so influencing both our biological and physical health. Dr. Bruce Lipton himself is a proponent of EFT.

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)

This new branch of science has emerged in the last 40 or so years. It is the study of how psychological processes (our thoughts and emotions) affect the nervous and immune systems of the human body.

Dr. Candace Pert has made groundbreaking discoveries concerning the way the emotions act directly upon the immune system through neuropeptide-specific receptors, and is another scientist who advocates EFT.

A major focus of PNI has been the study of stress and how the body’s stress reponses — linked to the emotions of anxiety, fear, tension, anger and sadness — weaken the immune system, cause disease, and interfere with healing. For physical health and wellbeing, we need to be able to effectively release stressful emotions from the body and cultivate a more balanced state. This is precisely what Faster EFT accomplishes.

Brain Plasticity

Brain plasticity refers to the capacity of the human brain to generate new neural pathways and change its own structure. Through most of the 20th Century it was believed that many parts of the brain become fixed during childhood. However, recent discoveries have shown that thinking, feeling, learning and acting literally change the brain’s physical structure and organization.

When we say that Faster EFT helps us change the patterns of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, make new connections or shift perspectives — this is literally true on the physical level with regard to how the brain is processing the issue at hand. Faster EFT allows us to literally create cognitive shifts which exist observably as new neural pathways in the brain.

With more and more sophisticated means of measurement and experimentation, a new era of scientific validation is opening up. Recent discoveries in each of these fields point to scientific evidence around what we see consistently happening both during — and as a consequence of — the Faster EFT process.

Eric B. Robins, MD, is a board-certified urologist and surgeon in private practice and affiliated with a major hospital in Los Angeles. He is co-author of two books – 'Your hands can heal you' and ‘Unlearn your pain’.

“I have incorporated mind-body healing techniques into my practice for the past 15 years.

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Up to 80% of the patients who go to their primary care provider have either functional medical problems or chronic pain issues. Even as a surgical sub-specialist, I still see plenty of patients with these diagnoses... the vast majority of these diagnoses are related to how patients handle and perceive emotional issues, stressors and past traumas. This means that the body represents physically and neurologically what we are feeling emotionally, and there is plenty of science to back this up. It has been extremely fulfilling to me to be able to help these patients actually clear their emotional issues in the office so they walk out the door feeling PHYSICALLY better, and it’s easier than you think.

For the past few months I have been considered a regional "expert" in chronic pelvic pain, and see patients from all over southern California. The way that I am able to get such amazing shifts isn't always because I come up with some magic pill that they haven't tried before. Rather, I have a good understanding of an emotional "mind-body" model that is different than many of you may be aware of. For the past year I have been using a healing system called FasterEFT. This technique is a combination of NLP, hypnosis, and emotional acupressure. By using FasterEFT, you will be able to obtain emotional shifts and physical healing…. that you would have previously thought to be almost miraculous. You will be treating medical conditions at the level of their cause rather than their effect”.

Eric Robins talking about his experience of Faster EFT

Dr. Howard Schubiner; ‘Unlearn your pain’.

"Both physical and mental pain are handled the same way in the brain and cause real pain... when we experience difficult or stressful situations, especially if we have had significant stressors earlier in life and if we are unable to express and show how we feel, we will be at risk for our bodies to experience pain”

Dr. Schubiner’s website which contains a full explanation of Mind Body syndrome; this makes clearer the mind body connection. Also check you tube for videos.

John Sarno; ‘The Mind Body Prescription’.

“Growing up in a stressful and fearful environment causes animals to have abnormal autonomic nervous system responses for the rest of their lives. They are conditioned to ‘over-react’ to stressors with an exaggerated flight/ fight response. This pattern of response can cause Mind Body Syndrome”

Dr. Bruce Lipton, Phd; ‘The Biology of Belief’.

“You control your biology with your thoughts, beliefs and perceptions; the vibrancy of your health depends on a ‘clear’ internal energy system”.

Dr. Bruce Lipton is an American developmental biologist, who is best known for promoting the idea that genes and DNA can be manipulated by a person's beliefs.

In research for Stanford University Medical School he has shown that 90 to 95% of all illness and disease is caused or exacerbated by physiological stress.

Dr. Bruce Lipton's website can be found here.

Also check you tube for his videos.

David R Hamilton, Phd. ‘How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body’

A scientist, speaker and author, Dr. David Hamilton is considered to be an expert in Mind – Body medicine.

His website contains a number of resources, including MP3 downloads, e-books and videos.

David Hamilton talking about the power of the mind and the ‘placebo effect’.

Dr. Candace Pert. ‘Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine’

Dr Pert is an internationally recognized pharmacologist. Her pioneering research has demonstrated how our internal chemicals are the actual biological underpinnings of our awareness, manifesting themselves as our emotions, beliefs and expectations, and profoundly influencing how we respond to and experience our world.

The research of Candace Pert summarised, particularly in relation to cancer.

Candace Pert speaking about Miraculous Healings (part one).

© Kim Castle 2012