Tapping therapy helps patients with depression
15 January 2014 Last updated at 10:50 GMT
Patients with depression or psychosis are benefiting from a therapy called emotional freedom technique.
It involves tapping with fingers on acupuncture pressure points whilst giving a positive message.
Tony Stewart, a specialist in public health, became interested in tapping and persuaded doctors in Sandwell in the West Midlands to pilot the technique.
BBC Midlands Today health correspondent Michele Paduano reports.