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Tapping Qigong for Healing

Updated: Jul 14, 2022

In this post, I will talk about another "new technique" called EFT, but in fact, it is an ancient Qigong technique called Li Da or Tapping which means tapping with fire.

Shifu doing Li Da or Tapping Technique.
Li Da or Tapping Technique.

EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique is a healing technique published in the late 1990s. It uses tapping by stimulating energy points taken from the body's meridian system according to Chinese medicine.

EFT focuses on releasing the emotions accumulated in our physical bodies.


So when you hear about EFT, we're talking about Li Da. Li Da is like acupuncture but without needles.

The Tapping or Li Da Qigong technique has 5,000 years of history and was used to stimulate the body's energy system.

Tapping exercise to stimulate the lymphatic system and creates happiness.
Tapping exercise to stimulate the lymphatic system and creates happiness.

What is Li Da or Tapping?


Tapping is similar to acupuncture but without needles, Li Da uses fingertip tapping to apply pressure, and it is a technique usually used to restore balance to your disrupted energy.

Once we find those energy disruptions, we use the tapping process to correct them.

Tapping can helps release anxiety, depression symptoms, physical pain, and insomnia.


According to Traditional Chinese medicine, the human body is crisscrossed by invisible lines of energy.

These pathways help balance energy flow to maintain your health. Any imbalance can influence disease or sickness.


Meridian points are thought of as areas of the body energy flows through.

There are 12 major meridians that mirror each side of the body and each meridian pathway is connected to a specific body organ (kidney, stomach, spleen, etc.) and emotions (anger, fear, sadness, etc.)


It’s believed that restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms a negative experience or emotion may have caused.


My first experience with Tapping


My first experience with Tapping or Li Da was in 1989 with my first Taoist mentor Shifu Lau Laos.

He used this technique not only with the fingertip and the palm of his hand but also used small round river stones and bamboo sticks to touch the meridians.


In my Qigong classes, I teach this ancient technique and I add healing sounds to activate the body's energy that the Chinese call "Qi".


In fact, I have used the Tapping technique during our Sound Bath Meditation to help the participants to relax and be ready to receive the healing frequency of the Sacred instruments.

By the way, our monthly meditation is this Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 am. ;) Grab your spot now! Curious about our Sound Bath Meditation? Click here to learn more.

The jaw is connected to the spleen, when we tap the jaw we are releasing excess negative thoughts.
The jaw is connected to the spleen, when we tap the jaw we are releasing excess negative thoughts.

The above picture shows one of our Sound Bath Meditations where I taught tapping exercises. One of the exercises was tapping their jaws. The jaw is connected to the spleen, when we tap the jaw we are releasing excess negative thoughts.


Tapping Technique Benefits


The benefits and results have been excellent with people who have a lot of stress, and anxiety and also with people with cancer.


For the past 20 years, I have been teaching this ancient technique in my classes and workshops because it is a powerful tool for healing negative and darkness emotions that are the root of all physical illnesses.


Let's demonstrate Li Da Tapping in a video.


In the next video, I am showing a Tapping exercise to stimulate the meridian of the heart and create joy. The Tapping is done with two or more fingertips. You tap approximately 5 times on each point. No need to count the taps. The video will walk you through this Tapping process so you can memorize it easily.


You can practice it in the morning before starting your day.

Repeat 3 times. Happy Tapping!

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Stay tuned for our next post where I will talk about the Lao Gong, an acupuncture point and minor chakra in the center of the palm that calms the spirit and resolves fatigue.

I will teach you how to stimulate it, with a video included!.


Love & Qi healing!

Shifu Orlando Schiaffino


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