Among many different alternative trichotillomania treatment methods, tapping for hair pulling and eyelash pulling is a controversial subject. However, many people have success with it. As with all methods, it is worth trying it to see if it fits in with your personal set of trichotillomania treatments.
What exactly is tapping for hair pulling?
Tapping, otherwise known as EFT or ‘Emotional Freedom Techniques’, is a psychological acupressure technique. It is mostly used in emotional health treatments. Although often overlooked in traditional hair pulling treatments, emotional health is essential to your physical health and healing. No matter what other treatments you may try, you will not succeed in beating trichotillomania if emotional barriers stand in your way.
How does EFT for hair pulling work?
EFT, or tapping is based on the energy meridians that are used in traditional acupuncture. But instead of needles, tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy on specific meridians on the head and chest. Then, while tapping the individual thinks about their hair pulling and voices positive affirmations.
The combination of engaging energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to clear the emotional block. This works to restore mind and body balance, which is essential in the treatment of hair pulling.
While many people are initially wary of using tapping for hair pulling, studies of the electromagnetic energy that flows through the body and regulates our health are becoming increasingly respected in Western medicine.
How can you carry out tapping for hair pulling?
While it may be awkward, and you may even feel silly at first, tapping is actually very easy to carry out.
First you must learn the tapping locations, and then the positive affirmations. There are many websites that have specific instructions for how to do carry out EFT.
What if tapping doesn’t work?
For tough cases of trichotillomania, it might take more sessions. But don’t give up. Sometimes it takes a bit longer to see success. If you feel that you like the method, but need some help, consider a professional. You can find a professional here.
As with all potential hair pulling treatments, we suggest you try all methods to find the treatment, or combination of treatments that will work best for your personal case of trichotillomania.
Have you tried tapping for hair pulling? If so please leave a comment below so we can all share our experiences.