I have established a dual practice as a Touch for Health (TFH) practitioner. TFH muscle testing and balancing can be done independently or can be integrated into psychotherapy.
TFH is a simple yet powerful preventative and corrective system of health care based in Applied Kinesiology (AK) and the concept of internal energy foundational in traditional Chinese medicine. A fundamental premise of TFH is that the body has innate healing energy and is always doing its best to care for itself, but sometimes needs to be helped into a better position to achieve this care. TFH is a non-invasive method of evaluating the body’s imbalances and assessing its needs at any given moment.
What can you expect in a TFH session? You decide on an intention or goal…some way you’d like to feel better…and hold that intention in your mind. Slight pressure is applied to various large muscles to test the body’s response. This provides information on energy blockages, functioning of the organs, chemical and structural states, food/nutritional sensitivities and deficiencies, emotional states, etc. Conventional modalities overlook these energies. TFH practitioners recognize that the body is electromagnetic in nature and test the electrical current in the muscle. When your electrical system is impacted by anything that does not maintain or enhance your health and your internal balance, your muscles aren’t able to hold their strength when light physical pressure is applied.
The muscles of an extended arm, for example, will weaken and not be able to resist light pressure. This is due to the overloading of the electrical system, which causes a short circuit, and results in a weakening of that system. If one’s electrical circuit is being positively affected, the muscle will remain strong when pressure is applied since that circuit is balanced and able to fully function throughout the body. This electrical-muscular relationship is neither magical nor mystical, but a natural part of our human system.
TFH recognizes that energy flow can be interrupted as the result of injury, emotional trauma, nutritional or other unresolved stress, thus affecting the whole body. The exact nature of blockage in the energy flow can be more closely identified by muscle testing. Acupressure massage, light touch and other simple correction skills are used to restore muscle balance, which has a flow-on effect into total body energy.
Receiving a balance is ultimately about receiving validation, affirmation, and compassion. One balance does not require more balances. The process for that intention/goal is completed within the session.