What is Touch For Health?
Touch For Health Kinesiology is a system of natural health care which combines
muscle monitoring with the principles of Chinese medicine to assess energy and body function.
It applies a range of gentle yet effective techniques to enhance health, well-being and vitality.
Since 1974, Touch For Health has been taught in over 55 countries and has positively affected
millions of people worldwide.
In 1990, Dr. John Thie, D.C., the founder of TFH made the International Kinesiology College
(IKC) the custodian for the Touch For Health Synthesis and its faculty the administrators for
its teaching internationally.
Using muscle monitoring, Touch For Health Kinesiology addresses the structural,
nutritional and emotional stresses common in our everyday life to create balance
within the meridian system of the body.
The Touch For Health Synthesis Programme
The Touch For Health Synthesis is an amazing modality, which has already reached
millions of people worldwide and is the forefront of complementary holistic therapy.
Anyone can learn Touch For Health. The basic course is usually taught in four modules of 15 hours each.
These fun exciting and specialised group of
workshop seminars are presented by our professionally trained and registered
Touch For Health Instructors.
Included in these programmes you will learn about the different energy systems
that are in our bodies and specific muscles that are related to them.
These systems help us to maintain balance and harmony within the body.
There are no pre-requisites to learning Touch For Health or for existing
healthcare practitioners to use in conjunction with their own therapies.
Module 1: 15 Hours
This is the introductory training to Kinesiology, providing techniques to balance the
14 muscle/meridian/ organ relationships - for improved postural balance, and improved health and performance.
This course provides practical everyday applications of Touch For Health Kinesiology for increased
well-being on all levels.
Module 2: 15 Hours
Delves more deeply into balancing our systems' energetic relationships, using the ancient
Chinese Law of the 5 Elements and the triangle of health.
Module 3: 15 Hours
This stage focuses on working with the Touch For Health 42 muscles for complete
5 Element integration and Reactive Muscle Resets for enhanced performance and movement.
Module 4: 15 Hours
Completes the programme with additional postural & energetic balancing techniques,
bringing all aspects together as a total holistic health care modality plus an
internationally recognised IKC certificate is awarded on completion of the synthesis.
On completion of modules 1-4, an internationally recognised IKC certificate of attendance is awarded.
Touch For Health Proficiency: 15 Hours
Review of TFH Synthesis and putting it all into practise. Practical and written
assessment leading to award of IKC Certificate of Proficiency in Touch For Health Kinesiology.
Touch For Health Instructor Training Workshop: 8 Days
This specialised professional training workshop qualifies the TFH graduate to become a
registered TFH Instructor and to teach the TFH Synthesis modules 1-4.
To qualify for entry into the ITW you need to complete TFH Proficiency.
The ITW is an 8-day training intensive, including revision and "How to Teach" techniques
specific to Kinesiology. The ITW is taught by appointed International Kinesiology College
(IKC) faculty members. The qualification is recognised all over the world.
Requirements to maintain registration include an update every three years.
Touch For Health Metaphors: 15 hrs
Deepen your balance sessions by offering the metaphor phrase for the
muscle/meridian/element that is out of balance. Helps bring awareness
to areas of life which may need changing.
Touch For Health Ireland
Touch For Health Ireland was established in 2005 to promote the use of Touch for Health in Ireland.
All our instructors are registered with the International Kinesiology College.
They provide a variety of courses such as:
Touch for Health Ireland instructors also organise regular practise nights around the
country, open to anyone who has attended at least one 15-hour workshop, to pair up and
do balances using TFH techniques.