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Co-author of Your Hands Can Heal you.
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Author of Molecules of Emotion.
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|Bessel Van der Kolk
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
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author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
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|Norm Shealy, MD
Author of Soul Medicine.
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|Deepak Chopra, MD
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Author of The Biology of Belief.
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A randomized clinical trial of a meridian-based intervention for food cravings with six month follow-up
Citation (APA Style): Stapleton, P., Sheldon, T., Porter, B., Whitty, J. (2011). A randomized clinical trial of a meridian-based intervention for food cravings with six month follow-up. Behavior Change, 28(1), p 1-16.
This randomised, clinical trial tested whether The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) reduced food cravings. This study involved 96 overweight or obese adults who were allocated to the EFT treatment or 4-week waitlist condition. Degree of food craving, perceived power of food, restraint capabilities and psychological symptoms were assessed pre- and post- a 4-week treatment program (mixed method ANOVA comparative analysis), and at 6-month follow-up (repeated measure ANOVA with group data collapsed). EFT was associated with a significantly greater improvement in food cravings, the subjective power of food and craving restraint than waitlist from pre- to immediately post-test (p < .05). Across collapsed groups, an improvement in food cravings and the subjective power of food after active EFT treatment was maintained at 6 months, and a delayed effect was seen for craving restraint. Although there was a significant reduction in measures of psychological distress immediately after treatment (p < .05), there was no between-group difference. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that EFT can have an immediate effect on reducing food cravings and can result in maintaining reduced cravings over time.
Keywords: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), food cravings, weight, energy psychology, subjective power of food