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Touch for Health

Touch for Health (TFH) is the most widely used system of kinesiology in the world. Millions of people have experienced and benefited from TFH. It’s recognized as the fundamental training for other kinesiology systems as well as a healing modality in its own right. It’s also a key source for the emergence of Energy Medicine, Brain Gym, Energy Kinesiology, and even Energy Psychology.

In TFH we use muscle testing as a method of biofeedback to identify imbalances in the body’s energy system. Using a holistic approach, we rebalance the body’s energies and activate the body’s intrinsic healing process so the body can better heal itself.

The TFH system can also assist individuals achieve their life goals and full potential with goal specific balancing.

TFH is a system of balancing posture, attitude and life energy for greater comfort, vitality and enjoyment of life.

Touch for Health doesn’t treat or diagnose, but works with the energy, lifestyle and goals of the client. This offers a safe and effective way to maintain health, increase well-being and improve performance.


  • Develop personal awareness and clarify your personal goals & motivation.
  • Clear mental / emotional / physical and energetic blocks.
  • Increase energy & vitality and counteract fatigue.
  • Relieve pain & release tension – headaches, back aches, stomach aches,arm, shoulder, leg & knee pain.
  • Release mental & emotional stress
  • Enhance health & wellness and help prevent disease and injury.
  • Accelerate recovery from illness & injuries
  • Improve performance at work, school and at home; in sports and in relationships.
  • Identify foods which enhance your energy and ones that don’t!
  • Balance your energy flow to enhance your personal bests, achieve more consistent and frequent peak performance, reach your life goals, and enjoy life to the fullest.

Touch for Health has been safely used since 1973 in over 100 countries.. TFH encourages proactive and timely consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to determine if you have a medical condition, and whether balancing the posture, emotions & energy is appropriate for your condition. We rely on the individual being healthy enough to determine for themselves if TFH is beneficial and whether they need to seek expert care. For serious illness, injury, or continuing, worsening or severe symptoms, always seek the services of a health care professional.


Touch for Health is a fusion of ancient knowledge of the Chinese acupuncture meridians and techniques derived from chiropractic, naturopathy, osteopathy, and counseling. Also including acupressure, touch reflexes, meridian tracing, nutrition and a variety of mind-body techniques for balancing the subtle energies while focusing on meaningful, personal goals.

Touch For Health Kinesiology has its roots in the work of Detroit chiropractor, George Goodheart. Dr Goodheart began using muscle testing to evaluate muscle strength or injury in relation to postural imbalances, but soon found that muscles dramatically improve function in response to a variety of touch reflexes, including acupuncture points and meridians. Goodheart developed a system called Applied Kinesiology which he shared with physicians who were licensed to diagnose (medical doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths, dentists, etc.) and assistants under their supervision.

John Thie, D.C., one of the early promoters of Goodheart’s work and the founding chairman of Goodheart’s International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) had the vision of sharing this information with the wider population so they could learn to help themselves. Dr. Thie released the book Touch for Health in 1973, and developed the Touch for Health training program which has been administered by the IKC since 1990.

Purposes of Touch for Health:

(From John Thie’s, Touch for Health, the Complete Edition (2005))

  • Increase Vitality- Energy, Balance and Resiliency.
  • Discover Your Telos- A sense of meaning and purpose in your daily life.
  • Increase Optimum Performance and Personal best
  • Enhance your experience of life and recognize & celebrate your peak performances.
  • Enhance Healing & Accelerate recovery Optimize the function of the natural, innate healing system of the human body.
  • Discover & Develop your Natural Healing ability We can ALL help each other feel better through human touch (for health!). Some of us have a natural healing gift that will become a joyous life path of service and fulfillment
  • Augment your Self-Care – Increase awareness & effectiveness of how you take care of yourself.
  • A New Level of Health Control- There is always SOME HOPE. When facing disease, stress, pain, challenges or limitations of any kind, we can experience subtle and dramatic improvements immediately and spontaneously through balancing.