Epi means "on top of" or "in addition to", so epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene function that occur without a change in the DNA sequence. Bruce Lipton PhD, is a cell biologist, who is the author of "The Biology of Belief", an award winning book, and states that our beliefs can change the expression of our genes. This is where Science does meet Spirit. This means we are not a victim to our genes, as previously believed, we are responsible for our health. Not only our health but the health of generations to come. BBC Horizon programme featured this topic, have a look at this article that explains how studies have been done around the world showing how this is true.
As a geneticist myself, I found this revolutionary, as we are no longer a victim to our genes, we control them by the beliefs we hold. These beliefs can be ours or from our ancestors, passed on to us. Bruce Lipton, says that a child between the ages of one and six is in a hypnogogic state, that means they absorb everything we tell them. Even the negative, for example "You are stupid", and this becomes embedded in their unconscious. This will continue to affect the way he or she will think for the rest of his or her life. Of course, this is a simple example, but sometimes it is that simple, and it is all it takes. So even what a woman thinks and feels during pregnancy, affects the genetic expression of her baby.
So using the tools of EFT, hypnotherapy, one can change their beliefs, and lead a healthier life. These beliefs, are in our unconscious and we may not even be aware that they are running. But when you find yourself, living a life where you are not in a state of peace, then there are usually belief programmes running in the unconscious. It is like when we use a computer, and only when something goes wrong, do we realise that something is not right, otherwise we continue to use it in a peaceful state.