Emotional clearing (EMC) is a form of psychotherapy, developed in the
1980s. It spread mainly in Europe during the 1990s and has been championed
by therapist John Ruskan.
It has been given support by some therapists and clinicians who have
highlighted its use in dealing with conditions such as psychosis, depression,
and anxiety. However, as a technique it has yet to be rigorously tested
in controlled trials and little peer-reviewed data has been put forward
for its effectiveness, with much of its supporting evidence remaining
anecdotal. Its advocates however, stress its benefits, and believe it
to be a new and valuable form of psychotherapy.