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TOUCH FOR HEALTH
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  • TOUCH FOR HEALTH DESCRIPTION

    This self-help technique developed in the 1970s from Applied Kinesiology, and claims to be a safe and simple way to maintain well-being. Unlike Applied Kinesiology, Touch For Health does not aim to diagnose or treat symptoms, but to "balance energy" in the body. Touch For Health is practiced by over 2 million people around the world and there are many variations.

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Diagnostic Techniques - Applied Kinesiology





    HISTORY

    American chiropractor, John Thie, was a colleague of Dr. Goodheart and found of the ICAK. Despite opposition from Dr. Goodheart, he believed basic Applied Kinesiology techniques could be taught not only to health professionals, but to lay people, to enhance good health. In 1973, he wrote Touch For Health, showing how to adapt Applied Kinesiology for self-help.




    CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL OPINION

    Since most conventional health care providers dismiss the practice of Kinesiology even by professionals, they are not likely to see any benefit in the use of the technique by lay people.




    CONSULTING A PRACTITIONER

    Training is provided by the Touch For Health Foundation, which runs workshops for non-professionals. Students learn to carry out muscle and food-allergy tests, and to balance body systems using simple Kinesiology exercises. These include Emotional Stress Release, in which points on the forehead are lightly pressed, and Cross Crawl, a technique to improve coordination, in which the knees are touched with the opposite elbows.

    Many offshoots have been developed by Touch For Health trainees, who have incorporated personal areas of expertise, such as aromatherapy or nutrition. Education Kinesiology, for example, is chiefly used to improve learning skills. Other offshoots include Systematic, Clinical and Health Kinesiology.


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