EFT is also referred to as Psychological Acupressure. It is a painless, drug-free technique to lessen negative emotions, food cravings, chronic pain, phobias, addictions, and fears. It works by releasing the energy blockages that are thought to be the source of emotional distress which is also a key factor in physical symptoms and disease. EFT involves the use of fingertips to tap on the end points of specific energy meridians while focusing on the specific problem and expressing the negative feelings followed by voicing positive affirmations. The technique has shown a significant reduction in cortisol (a hormone secreted by the body when it undergoes stress).