Touch for Health is a system of Specialised or Applied Kinesiology. The first Touch for Health manual was published in 1973 by John Thie who wanted to develop a system that could be used by laymen to improve their health and the health of friends and family. It combines Eastern and Western theories using specific muscles tests as indicators for how energy is moving with the meridians (the same energy conduits that are accessed through acupuncture, acupressure and shiatsu). It is a simple and powerful tool for balancing energy, reducing pain, facilitating muscles and reducing emotional stress.
A Window into the Body’s Internal Condition
Applied Kinesiology is the language of the body. It has been described as a ‘biofeedback mechanism’. Through muscle testing, we gain information about our body’s internal condition. When we have energy imbalances, we are not able to function at or feel our best. Touch for Health combines various techniques (acupressure, spinal reflexes, neurolympthatic massage points, neurovascular holding points, meridian tracing, origin and insertion muscle stimulation and cranial reflexes) to promote balance in the body, energy system and emotions. The result of being balanced on all these levels gives us more energy, the ability to think more clearly, helps us to feel calmer emotionally, experience less physical pain, more flexibility and a stronger immune system.
How Does Muscle Testing Work?
Muscle testing uses specific muscles to monitor or observe the energy moving through the body. When the body is in balance, energy is moving properly throughout. When there is an imbalance, it pops the circuit and changes the energy flow. You can tell if there is a problem with the electricity in your house if you flip the switch in the kitchen and the lights stay off. Similarly, you can tell if there is a problem with the body’s ‘electricity’ (or energy) if there is a difficulty maintaining certain muscle positions.
Every person, place, food, vitamin, event, memory etc. that you can think of affects the electrical flow in your body, so we can use your muscles to see whether these aspects of your life are supporting you, or whether they are causing stress. Sometimes, positive or happy life events can cause stress – a wedding, for example, is a joyous occasion but is ranked as one of the most stressful events of a person’s life! Once we figure out where the stress is in your life, we can help you deal with it more efficiently so you don’t have negative symptoms.
Get in touch with Robyn, professional Kinesiologist & trained Touch for Health practitioner to book an appointment!