The History of Touch for Health

Touch For Health involves a specific series of tests with each limb in different positions, to ascertain how well each of the organ systems is communicating with the brain. It also involves balancing energy flow in meridians that are deficient, by holding pairs of points on the body content>nd working lymphatic massage points.

of Dr. John Thie, a young chiropractor, with Dr. George Goodheart, a chiropractor and applied kinesiologist. Dr. Goodheart had made the connection between certain muscles of the body and the Chinese energy pathways known as meridians. He was developing a system of healthcare for chiropractors and other health professionals, which married the energy work of Chinese Medicine with modern chiropractic practice, using manual muscle monitoring as the evaluation technique.

Touch for Health came from the fusion of knowledge and ideas created though the meeting, in the 1960’s, Dr. Thie realised that a great many of the techniques could be safely used by everyone to improve posture, increase well-being and reduce physical and mental discomfort. He set about organising these techniques into a series of protocols which became the Touch for Health Synthesis, now taught in over 50 countries around the globe.

Understanding the link between muscles and meridians allowed us to balance qi with our hands and restore harmony between yin and yang. This is the Way of the Tao. Touch for Health falls under the branch of alternative and complementary therapy known as kinesiology – systems of healing that use manual muscle bio-feedback to determine which stimuli stress the body and how that stress can be decreased.