Have you been looking for an in-depth guide on how you can use the Gamut Point to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and address deeper emotional issues?
Then you have come to the right place.
I have written an in-depth guide to answer all your questions on the Gamut point. The Gamut point is part of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a practice that incorporates tapping acupressure points for pain and emotional relief.
This comprehensive guide will tell you everything you need to know from finding your Gamut point to mastering the 9 Gamut Procedure. Once you’ve learned the procedure, you can incorporate it into your daily life to keep your energy pathways clear.
In this article we’ll explore:
- What is the Gamut point?
- Where is the Gamut point on the hand?
- 9 Gamut Procedure
- What is the function of the Gamut point in EFT therapy?
Are you ready to learn more about this technique?
Then, let’s begin.
What is the Gamut Point?
In this chapter, I will explain exactly what the Gamut point is and where you can locate it. Practice finding it so that it becomes second nature.
The Gamut point is one of the 23 acupressure points along the Triple Warmer meridian and is associated with various different energy meridians in your body, including the Spleen meridian. If something is wrong with one of those meridians, stimulating the gamut point may help to correct it.
Where is the gamut point on the hand?
In this chapter, I will explain where the Gamut point is and how tapping the Gamut point affects the Triple Warmer Meridian and the Spleen Meridian.
Finding your Gamut point is relatively easy. Look at the back of either hand and imagine lines coming from your ring finger and pinky and making a V about one inch down from the base of your fingers. Where the two lines meet, you will feel a slight indentation. That is your Gamut point
The Effect of the Gamut Point on the Triple Warmer Meridian
The Triple Warmer meridian is one of the body’s major energy, or qi, pathways. It is responsible for regulating many of our bodily functions. It is also believed to play a role in our emotional well-being.
When this pathway along the Triple Warmer meridian is blocked or out of balance, we may experience feelings of anxiety, stress, or insecurity. On a physical level, imbalances are thought to be responsible for a variety of health problems, including headaches, insomnia, and digestive issues.
Due to our harried lifestyles, most people find themselves in a state of constant stress and anxiety. The Triple Warmer meridian needs to draw energy from other meridians, and its first choice is the Spleen meridian.
Our spleen filters our blood and produces white blood cells, which are essential for fighting infections. When the Triple Warmer meridian pulls from the spleen meridian it lowers our spleen energy leaving us feeling tired and bloated and experiencing digestive issues.
Emotionally, we may be anxious, worried, and depressed. We are also left feeling blah, unorganized, and unfocused.
According to Donna Eden, author of several books, including “Energy Medicine,” many physical, mental, and emotional problems arise because of imbalances in the Triple Warmer and Spleen meridians.
By tapping our Gamut point we can lower our stress response, allowing both the Triple Warmer and Spleen meridians to stay balanced.
9 Gamut Procedure
In this chapter I will instruct you on the steps of the 9 Gamut procedure and when it might be beneficial.
There are several situations where using the 9 Gamut procedure is helpful, including:
- You feel disconcerted but are unsure why
- You experienced trauma when you were very young but have no memory of it
- Repetitive childhood trauma
- Recurrence of “healed” issues
It can also be used as part of an overall EFT exercise or at the end of an EFT therapy session to bring balance back to the brain’s hemispheres.
How does the 9 gamut procedure work
Here are the steps of the 9 Gamut Procedure if you want to give it a try.
First, locate your Gamut spot and begin tapping. While tapping, complete the following sequence.
- Close your eyes
- Open your eyes
- Without moving your head, look down towards the right
- Keeping your head still, look down towards the left
- Imagine you are looking at an imaginary clock and slowly roll your eyes in a clockwise direction
- Roll your eyes in a counterclockwise direction
- Hum a simple tune, such as “Happy Birthday” or “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” for two seconds
- Count to 5
- Hum again for two seconds.
Which hemisphere of the brain is accessing
The humming and the eye movements are essential to the 9 Gamut Procedure due to their impact on the brain’s hemispheres.
The brain is divided into the left and right hemispheres. Although both sides of the brain are responsible for many of the same functions, there are important differences between them.
In general, the left hemisphere is responsible for logical thinking, while the right hemisphere is more creative. The left hemisphere is also responsible for language and speech, while the right hemisphere controls nonverbal communication, such as facial expressions and body language.
Additionally, the two hemispheres are responsible for different types of movement. The left hemisphere controls movements on the right side of the body, while the right hemisphere controls actions on the left side of the body.
The sequence of the 9 gamut procedure allows you to use both hemispheres:
- Looking to the right engages the left side.
- Looking to the left engages the right side.
- Humming takes you back to the left.
- Counting moves you back to the right.
Bilateral brain stimulation is effective for reprocessing memories for those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Furthermore, research shows that making the eye movements part of the 9 gamut procedure allows our brains to access traumatic memories and re-imagine them with a better outcome, thus providing them with resolution when other techniques have failed.
When Can I Practice the 9 Gamut Procedure
If you are considering adding the 9 Gamut Procedure to your EFT toolkit, you should take the time to memorize the sequence and spend time practicing. Then, you will be prepared to go through the procedure when you feel overwhelmed or stressed. This is a great way to release some of that tension and feel more relaxed.
You can also practice the procedure before bed to help you to fall asleep more easily and have a more restful night’s sleep.
What is the function of Gamut point in EFT therapy?
In this chapter, I will explain how the Gamut point can be part of your EFT therapy and the benefits of using the Gamut point in your practice.
While EFT techniques are relatively simple to learn and use, many practitioners believe tapping the Gamut point can provide even more benefits.
The Benefits of Using the Gamut Point
Many EFT practitioners use tapping on the Gamut point to release emotions trapped in the body. It calms the nervous system and clears the mind, allowing people to focus on positive thoughts and feelings, which can help to promote healing.
The therapist will tap on the Gamut point while the client focuses on the emotion they want to release. The tapping helps break up the emotion’s energy and allows it to flow out of the body. We can also press or tap the Gamut point to help release other emotions, such as fear, anger, and sadness.
Disadvantages of Using the Gamut Point
There are numerous benefits derived from tapping on the Gamut point, but some practitioners prefer not to use it for the following reasons:
- Several steps are involved with using the Gamut point, and it takes longer when incorporated into a full round of EFT.
- The 9 Gamut Procedure looks strange, and patients may feel uncomfortable using it, especially around other people.
- Patients may find the sequence challenging to remember.
This article discusses the importance of the Gamut point in relation to the Triple Warmer meridian and the Spleen meridian. We have also shown you how to use the 9 Gamut Procedure to free yourself from negative emotions. Research has demonstrated bilateral brain stimulation, and eye movements can help you re-imagine traumatic events for a better outcome.
Have you tried the 9 Gamut Procedure? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.