Reexamining the Effect of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) on Stress Biochemistry
The present results indicated the EFT group experienced a significant decrease in cortisol greater than the original study (43.24%, p.05), but these results were no mirrored by subjective reports of psychological distress. The EFT group reduction in cortisol was significantly different from that of the PE group (19.67%), and as expected, the post-treatment cortisol level detected among the EFT group was lower than that of the NT group (2.02%); however, there was not a statistically significant difference between the 2 groups.
Conclusions: Findings support the original study indicating EFT to be an efficient and effective brief treatment for reducing biological
markers of stress.