With all the questions about what I do and what I offer in the Touch for Health realm of my practice, I figured I would share what the Canadian Association of Specialized Kinesiology says
” Touch for Health™
Touch for Health™ is a system of balancing posture, attitude, and life energy to relieve stress, aches and pains, feel and function better, be more effective, clarify and achieve your goals and enjoy your life!
In a Touch for Health™ session, muscles become monitors of stress and imbalance within the body. The concept of “muscle testing” becomes a very effective and versatile tool for detecting and correcting various imbalances in the body which may relate to stress, nutrition, learning problems, and injuries.
Touch for Health™ (TFH) was originated by Dr. John Thie, DC, a chiropractor in Pasadena, California. Dr. Thie had studied with Dr. George Goodheart, DC, the developer of Applied Kinesiology.
Dr. Goodheart had taken the study of movement (kinesiology) and added to it corrections to strengthen muscles and improve function (practical application). His system was taught to chiropractors and other professionals.
Dr. John Thie realized that these methods were extremely useful, and also simple enough for anyone to learn. He developed TFH as a program for the lay person. He wrote the book: ‘Touch for Health™’, and began teaching courses.
In the past thirty five years Touch for Health™ has experienced phenomenal growth. The book has been translated into 15 languages, and courses have been taught in 50 countries. Local groups and associations exist in many parts of the globe.
Many people have joined in developing the Touch for Health™ synthesis. New programs and systems are continually evolving. Work on nutrition, emotions, education and muscle re-education have lead to the development of many related disciplines. ”
Touch for Health came into my life over 5 years ago, I started off seeing a practitioner and love it from the start! Not only, did I feel better but I felt that someone could really help me with my inner feelings and how they were showing up in my body.
Once I figured out how I could attend weekend workshops to learn how to do it too…. I was hooked even more! I have watched my children benefit greatly from me having the skill set and always keeping my book handy for referencing as I worked with them….. some of things that stand out most as benefits for having these tools is the prevention, having little spots on the body to hold for seconds to minutes to relieve temper tantrums with my toddlers to helping my older sons to read better and see the letters in the right order. I could spend the whole day here sharing more as the list grows. I can honestly say that since I have gained Touch for Health tools over 4 years ago, there hasn’t been a day that I haven’t used them for myself or for others.
Thanks for checking out this article about Touch for Health, What is it ?
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Please keep in mind though I am a practitioner and instructor of Touch for Health, I don’t prescribe or diagnose.