EFT stands for the Emotional Freedom Techniques. It is also referred to as “tapping” as the techniques involve a soft tapping or percussion with the fingertips on the skin. EFT could be called a form of psychological acupressure, based on meridians used in traditional acupuncture. But, Without the needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips on specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem — whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, etc. — and voice positive affirmations.