The Science Behind Energy Psychology
The following article is from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) Copyright 2016.
Over 100 research studies, review articles and meta-analyses have been published in professional, peer-reviewed journals.
• 43 randomised controlled trials
• 39 outcome studies
(98% of the above 82 studies show positive results)
• 3 meta-analyses
• 4 systematic reviews
• Hundreds of case studies
• 2 more meta-analyses studies, published in 2016. They analyse a series of studies documenting the efficacy of EFT for anxiety, depression and PTSD
The pace of research on energy psychology has accelerated and the quality of research has improved.
• 2000 – 2012 18 randomised control trials
• As of 2016 47 randomised control trials
• 2014 – 2016 3 meta-analyses show strong support for energy psychology. 2 more studies will be published in 2016
• 2 randomised control trials using biologic or genetic outcome measures show positive effects for energy psychology.
And here is more good news
Earlier in 2016, TFT (Thought Field Therapy) was validated by NREPP (the National Repertory of Evidence-Based Practices and Procedures, a division of SAMHSA in the U.S.) as an evidence-based treatment. You can read more about it on our blog.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is currently under review by NREPP in the U.S., and by NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) in the UK. We expect to receive the results of their reviews soon.
There are over 400 identified forms of psychotherapy, most of which have little or no research to validate them. Energy psychology is both evidence-based and in the top 10% in terms of research for psychotherapy modalities.
Visit energypsych.org/research to view and access a comprehensive list of studies.