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Touch for Health classes are hands-on and participatory events with many opportunities to practice your new skills.

Introductory through Advanced Classes

See and experience for yourself why Touch for Health has become one of the world's most popular and successful self-help educational models after 35 years!

Since it's publication in 1973, the Touch for Health book has been translated into over 15 languages and shared in over 100 countries with millions of people receiving benefits. Currently, there are instructors in over 60 countries teaching the Touch for Health curriculum.

Choose from a variety of courses that provide you with a complete foundation that will help you maintain and improve your sense of Wellness and Health and prepare you to work with others.


Touch for Health Synthesis

The 60-hour Touch for Health Synthesis will give you practical hands-on experience in the TFH System of Postural, Energetic and Mental/Emotional balancing.

Each level is normally taught in two day sessions. Some instructors combine two to four levels in intensives.

CEs for Massage Therapy and Nursing

Touch for Health I

Main Teaching Concept:
14-muscle/meridian balancing as you go
• 14 Muscles/Meridians
• Balance-as-you-go
• 6 Touch Reflex systems

Touch for Health II

Main Teaching Concept:
One-Point Balancing using the Meridian Wheel

• One-Point Balancing
• Meridian Wheel
• Five Elements

Touch for Health III

Main Teaching Concept:
One-Point Balancing using the Five Elements

 

• Reactive Muscle Theory
• Circuit Retaining Mode
• Pain Tapping


Touch for Health IV

Main Teaching Concept:
Review of all 42 muscles tests standing and prone

• Posture Analysis & Balancing
• Tibetan Energy
• Luo Points

Advanced TFH Training

Assess and advance your skills with the TFH Skills Workshop, Proficiency Assessment and the Instructor Training Workshop.


Adjunct Class Training

Enhance your learning experience, knowledge and practice of TFH.

eTouch for Health Levels 1 - 3

Touch for Health Metaphors and ITW

Holographic Touch for Health and ITW

 


Complementary Classes

Complement and expand your knowledge of Touch for Health


Touch for Health Synthesis

Prerequisite: None
Length: 15 hours

 

Introduces the basics of Touch for Health (TFH) for both lay-people and professionals.

You will learn the core techniques of muscle testing for the primary 14 energy meridians and you will learn the standard balance-as-you-go technique for balancing the body's energies.

The theory of TFH and the acupuncture meridians are introduced with the western reflex techniques that are used to restore balance for dramatically improving posture, alleviating pain and stress, and for enhancing vitality and mental performance. TFH I Syllabus...


Prerequisite: TFH I
Length: 15 hours

This course introduces additional muscles and more energy balancing techniques and theory. New techniques and concepts presented in TFH II are: Circuit Locating which helps identify the body's preference for balancing technique; Alarm Points for over-energy detection; the Meridian Wheel and Time of Day Balance; the Law of Five Elements; several specialized balancing techniques and several self-balancing techniques are taught in this level. TFH II Syllabus...


Prerequisites: TFH I & II
Length: 15 hours

You will learn another 14 muscles in this level along with additional techniques for balancing the body's energy. Techniques for dealing with chronic and recent pain are also introduced along with deeper understanding of the Five Elements theory. The interaction of muscles is studied further and the topic of Reactive Muscles is presented coupled with the Circuit Retaining Mode technique. TFH III Syllabus...


Prerequisites: TFH I, II & III 
Length: 15 hours
 
 

You will learn to balance all 42 TFH muscles in a standing and/or prone position and learn how to balance using Five Element emotions, sound, Luo Points, Postural Stress Release and Tibetan Figure Eight Energies. Acupressure Holding Point theory and reactive muscles techniques are reviewed as you learn how to 'put it all together' in this course. TFH IV Syllabus... Return to Top...


Touch for Health Advanced Training

Prerequisites: TFH I, II, III & IV 
Length: 15 hours
 
Covers the curriculum, theories, techniques and 42 muscles of TFH I-IV in a two-day review class.  It is an international prerequisite for the TFH Training Workshop.


Prerequisites: TFH I, II, III, IV & Proficiency Skills Workshop 
Length: 2 - 4 hours
 
Have your TFH skills evaluated if you wish to have greater contact with the public or if you wish to become a TFH Professional Instructor.


Prerequisites: TFH I, II, III, IV, Proficiency Skills Workshop and Proficiency Assessment 
Length: 60 hours
 

These 60-hour intensive training workshops are taught by the IKC Faculty. You will review all aspects of your TFH training plus learn new skills for teaching and presenting TFH.

You will learn effective presentation skills and gain confidence in using and presenting TFH techniques in front of groups and students. Coaching by the Faculty Instructor will help enhance your skills and increase your success in communicating with your future students and those interested in learning more about TFH.

Upon completion of the course, you are certified by the International Kinesiology College (IKC). Upon completion of the ITW, you may teach TFH courses. Upon becoming a Professional Member of TFHKA, you will also be able to award IKC credits and TFHKA sponsored CE credits.

Click here for Instructor Training pre-requisites and Class Schedules

 

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Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced

These classes are closely related to the TFH Synthesis but do not offer credits toward becoming a TFH Professional Instructor.

 

Introductory Adjunct Classes

eTouch for Health 1
by Earl Cook

Prerequisites: None, TFH I Recommended
Length: 4 hours

Become more proficient with eTouch for Health software while learning and practicing TFH. Conduct a standard TFH 14-Muscle, Goal-Based, Balance-As-You-Go Session. Learn to navigate the functional areas of eTouch and, importantly, how to quickly access TFH reference information when needed. The dynamic Meridian Wheel and Five Elements are introduced in the Session System review.


Intermediate Adjunct Classes

TFH Metaphors
by Matthew Thie
 

Prerequisites: TFH I & II
Length: 8 hours

Using Supportive Dialogue, Positive Goal-Setting and Creative Visualization, access Mental/Emotional and Sensory/Associative aspects of Memory, Posture & Energy to make your TFH balancing more profound, effective and meaningful.  Efficiently utilize the 111 metaphors in the new TFH Pocketbook with Chinese 5 Element Metaphors to feel better and to gain new insight and enthusiasm for your life. 

 

Hologrphic Touch Health
by Adam Lehman N.D.
Prerequisites: TFH 1
Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 hours

In Holographic Touch for Health, you will learn a system of holographic assessment and balancing. Using a holographic approach, originally developed by Applied Physiology founder Richard Utt, L.Ac., offers you many advantages – by always looking at the relationship between meridians, a greater understanding of the imbalance is achieved. You then take advantage of this more specific information by applying balancing skills in a holographic manner that addresses the identified specific relationship, alerting the body to direct the energy balancing to the relationship, not just a generalized imbalance.
Using slight modifications of skills you’ve already learned in Touch for Health, you will see how easy it is to take your balances to new depths by exploring the body’s energy in the way it exists - in 3 dimensions. As an added bonus, you will also gain a greater understanding and expanded use of Touch for Health skills and principles you learned in TFH workshops. The system provides you a means of confidently approaching virtually any wellness challenge, knowing exactly what to do at each step of the way. All this translates to you becoming a more skilled practitioner that gets faster, deeper and longer lasting results with your clients, family and friends.

 

Prerequisites: eTouch Level 1
Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 hours

Learn the options available in eTouch to conduct other types of balancing sessions. Create sessions using the concepts of the One-point Assessment Balance using over-energy detection. Tester Preferences are introduced in this level. Learn to set preferences that reflect the way you like to use the software. Practitioners will become more proficient with the tool and more effective as a Touch for Health practitioner.

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Advanced Adjunct Classes

Prerequisites: eTouch Level 1 & 2
Level: Advanced
Length: 4 hours

Use eTouch as a practitioner tool and examine client management and personal reports in more detail. Learn to use the advanced techniques of the dynamic eTouch Priority System and the integrated and dynamic Five-Element Metaphors as the balancing technique. Submit a testing session to the online John F. Thie Memorial Research Database.


TFH Metaphors Training Workshop
by Matthew Thie

Prerequisites: TFH I-IV, Metaphors and
TFH ITW
Length: 15 hours

Designed for TFH Instructors who wish to also teach the standard 2-day TFH Metaphors workshop. Many avid students of TFH attend this course to deepen their knowledge of TFH, Effective Communication & Dialogue for Goal Setting, and exploring Metaphor to deepen self-knowledge and effectiveness of TFH balancing.


These varied classes are directly or indirectly related to Touch for Health. Some are introductory courses while others may be taken to enhance learning in specific areas.

Introductory Complementary Classes

Kinesiology for Kids
by Toni Gralton Lilley

Prerequisites: None
Level: Beginner
Length: 4 hours

 

A Workshop for Parents & Children
The latest mini-workshop within the Touch For Health system. Covers muscle testing, switching on techniques, food allergies, feelings and others. Each technique/topic has diagrams and photos and is divided into sections on 'what the technique does', 'how you do it' and a section for parents on muscle testing or further explanations. Parent & child friendly.


Eat Right - Live Right!
by Greg & Toni Gralton
Prerequisites: None
Level: Beginner 
Length: 4 hours
 
 
Introduces muscle testing for food and supplement choice and basic food combination concepts.


Perceptive Vision
by Toni Gralton
Prerequisites: None
Level: Beginner 
Length: 4 hours
 
 
Ways to enhance, maintain and improve vision from the
Kinesiology perspective.


Top Ten Pain Releasers
by Arlene Green

Prerequisites: None
Level: Beginner
Length: 8 hours

A fun and powerful workshop that will introduce you to a wide variety of simple and highly effective techniques for relieving stress and pain. Quality muscle testing will be taught along with many skills from Touch for Health kinesiology, polarity, acupressure reflexes, and energy healing. Techniques include auricular massage, meridian tracing, neurovascular emotional balancing, specific neuromuscular reset technique, neurolymphatic massage and the Brazilian Toe Massage.

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Specific Neuromuscular and Energy Reset Technique
by Arlene Green

Prerequisites: None
Level: Beginner
Length: 8 hours

An easy-to-learn, simple-to-apply technique that integrates muscle testing and gentle specific stroking. This technique balances muscle fibers that have been over worked or injured with effective, usually immediate results. The class includes instruction in basic muscle testing for beginners. Course also identifies the emotion over the issue using an expanded Five Elements emotions chart, as well as exploring any other metaphysical/emotional issue associated with specific areas of the body. Students learn how to reset the electrical current/energy field surrounding the imbalanced areas. Utilizing research protocols students practice arm/leg, neck/TMJ and back issues.

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Intermediate Complementary Classes

BioKinesiology
by Wayne Topping, PhD

Prerequisites: None
Level: Intermediate
Length: 40 hours

John Barton began with the foundation of Touch for Health to start the Biokinesiology Institute in 1972. One major contribution of Biokinesiology is how different emotions affect different parts of the body. Positive emotions, nutrition, biokinetic exercises, and massage are used with muscle testing to provide a very holistic way to balance the body.


BioKinetic Exercises
by Wayne Topping, PhD

Prerequisites: TFH I
Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 hours

Discover the power of easily-learned biokinetic exercises to balance hypotonic or hypertonic muscles, address low back pain, and neck and shoulder tension. Biokinetic exercises for 16 indicator muscles used in Touch for Health. Using muscle testing to identity optimal positions and optimum time to use each exercise. Workshop manual included.

The Montgomery Method - End Carpal Tunnel Pain without Surgery
by Kate Montgomery 
Prerequisites: None
Level: Intermediate 
Length: 24 hours
 
 

An upper body class focused on carpal tunnel syndrome. It is 3-day class which includes: focusing on evaluating a client’s: grip strength, sense of touch and pain, using muscle testing of the upper body, arm and hand to impart bilateral muscle balance. Correction involves using my 7 steps assessment, and 12-step method for alignment and muscles management ˇ . Return to Top...



Making Money Your Friend
by Jan Cole, MEd
Prerequisites: None
Level: Intermediate 
Length: 7 hours
 
 

Making Money your Friend can help you explore your beliefs, attitudes and expectations about money, often hidden and surprising. What is your money personality and the qualities you may have that attract or repel money? Learn how to integrate your body/mind with an easy kinesiological repatterning program to erase feelings and qualities that interfere with your success. Build your money self-esteem by clearing your obstacles to financial independence to create a healthier relationship with money. Return to Top...


Advanced Complementary Classes

Emotions, Health & Kinesiology - Part 1
by Warren Jacobs, MD

Prerequisites: ___
Level: Advanced
Length: 15 hours 
IKC Credits: 15
 
 
 

• Neck and Back Points - This is a technique to relax the patient simply with touch at points in these areas where meridians cross
Communication Modes - Based on the theory that although we all possess a number of senses, when each is under stress all incoming sensation is channeled thru a single sense that is natural to that individual.  This is identified with kinesiology and the ramifications including strategy for dealing with each are considered and discussed.
Finger Modes- A kinesiologic method for determining whether the presenting complaint has its roots in the structural, nutritional, emotional or circuit realm.
The Warren Balance- A simple 14-muscle balance which uses finger modes to identify emotions and priority. When a muscle fails to lock, the emotion is identified and the situation causing the energy block is identified with the result being a locking muscle.
The Questioning Method - introduced by Dr. Jacobs, proceeding from the general to the specific, gives the client a series of choices from which to guess what is blocking at each level.  With the indicator change at one of the guesses - this is the moment when the patient comes into contact with his/her truth.  


 
Emotions, Health & Kinesiology - Part 2
by Warren Jacobs, MD

Prerequisites: TFH I & II, Emotions, Health& Kinesiology 1
Level: Advanced
Length: 15 hours

• Review Communication Modes, the Questioning Method and the Diamond Balance - named after John Diamond and his book Life Energy. This technique focues on rebalancing the brain after a strong negative feeling (even though justified) has turned off the less dominant hemisphere.
• Weight Control - using Wayne Topping methods.
• Addictions: Tobacco; alcohol; gambling; workaholic; sport; computer or sex


Emotional Repatterning
by Arlene Green
 
Prerequisites:
Level: Advanced 
Length: 15 hours
 
 

Learn ways to identify and clear sabotage programs that may be the underlying key in Why people are not making progress in their goals. A technique will be taught that uses affirmations and the meridian systems to release long-standing reactive emotions and attitudes gently and easily. Two self-balancing techniques to release stress, and a method of identifying the priority issue or goal to work on will also be presented. Return to Top...



Syllabus for each Touch for Health Synthesis Class

Touch for Health I: Introduces the basics of Touch for Health (TFH) for both lay-people and professionals. You will learn the core techniques of muscle testing for the primary 14 energy meridians and you will learn the standard balance-as-you-go technique for balancing the body's energies. The theory of TFH and the acupuncture meridians are introduced with the western reflex techniques that are used to restore balance for dramatically improving posture, alleviating pain and stress, and for enhancing vitality and mental performance.

TFH Level I: 15-16 hours - No Prequisite

  • History of Touch for Health and Energy Kinesiology
  • Opposing Muscle Theory
  • Triangle of Health
  • Prechecks:
    1. Accurate Indicator Muscle
    2.
    Hydration Check
    3.
    Central Meridian Check
    4.
    Switching
  • Touch for Health Balancing Techniques:
    1. Neurolymphatic Reflex Points
    2. Neurovascular Holding Points
    3. Energy Meridians
    4. Muscle Challenging
    5. Muscle Origin-Insertion Technique
    6. Spinal Reflexes
    7. Over-facilitated Muscles
    8. Emotional Stress Release
    9. Using Food to Strengthen the Body
  • Other Balancing Techniques:
    1. Cross Crawl for Fun
    2. Auricular Energy
    3. Visual Inhibition
    4. Simple Pain Techiques
    5. Surrogate Testing
    6. Posture Awareness
    7. Goal Balancing
    8. Emotional Stress Release
    9. 'Balance-As-You-Go' Balancing Technique
  • Muscle tests and Corrections for 14 primary muscles and meridians:
    1. Supraspinatus - Central Meridian
    2. Teres Major - Governing Meridian
    3. Pectoralis Major Clavicular - Stomach Meridian
    4. Latissimus Dorsi - Spleen
    5. Subscapularis - Heart
    6. Quadriceps - Small Intestine
    7. Peroneus - Bladder
    8. Psoas - Kidney
    9. Gluteus Medius - Circulation / Sex
    10. Teres Minor - Triple Warmer
    11. Anterior Deltoid - Gall Bladder
    12. Pectoralis Major Sternal - Liver
    13. Anterior Serratus - Lung
    14. Fascia Lata - Large Intestine

TFH Level II:  This course introduces additional muscles and more energy balancing techniques and theory. New techniques and concepts presented in TFH II are: Circuit Locating which helps identify the body's preference for balancing technique; Alarm Points for over-energy detection; the Meridian Wheel and Time of Day Balance; the Law of Five Elements; several specialized balancing techniques and several self-balancing techniques are taught in this level.

Touch for Health Level II - 15 hours

  • Pretests and Corrections Review
  • Circuit Locating
  • Cross Crawl for Integration
  • Goal Balancing with a 14 muscle balance
  • One-Point Five Element Assessment Balance
  • Balancing using Meridian Wheel:
    1. Beaver Dam
    2. Triangle
    3. Square
    4. Midday/Midnight Law
  • Time of Day Balance
  • Five Element Theory
  • Over Energy/Alarm Points
  • Muscle Correction Procedures:
    1. Golgi Tendon/Spindle Cell
    2.
    Cerebral Spinal Technique
  • ESR for Future Performance Enhancement
  • Acupressure for Pain/Meridian Walking
  • Meridian Massage
  • Gait Testing
  • Figure Eights
  • Biogenic Foods
  • Muscle tests and Corrections for 14 new muscles:
    1. Neck Flexors - Stomach Meridian
    2.
    Brachioradialis - Stomach Meridian
    3.
    Lower Trapezius - Spleen Meridian
    4.
    Middle Trapezius - Spleen Meridian
    5.
    Rectus Abdominals - Small Intestine Meridian
    6.
    Sacrospinalis - Bladder Meridian
    7.
    Iliacus - Kidney Meridian
    8.
    Adductors - Circulation/Sex Meridian
    9.
    Piriformis - Circulation/Sex Meridian
    10.
    Sartorius - Triple Warme Meridianr
    11.
    Popliteus - Gall Bladder Meridian
    12.
    Rhomboids - Liver Meridian
    13.
    Deltoid - Lung Meridian
    14.
    Quadratus Lumborum - Large Intestine Meridian

TFH Level III:  You will learn another 14 muscles in this level along with additional techniques for balancing the body's energy. This course goes more in depth with the application of the Five Elements Theory in balancing skills using color and emotions. A technique for dealing with chronic pain using pulses and meridian pain tapping are also included. The interaction of muscles is studied further with gait testing/corrections and Reactive Muscles.

Touch for Health Level III - 15 hours

  • Yin/Yang
  • Five Element Balance / One Point Balance
  • Goal Balance with 5 Elements
  • Five Element Basic Emotions
  • Reactive Muscles and Circuit Retaining Mode
  • Color Balance
  • Pulse Check
  • Pain Tapping
  • Gaits
  • Muscle tests and Corrections for 14 New Muscles:
    1. Levator Scapulae - Stomach
    2. Posterior Neck Extensors - Stomach
    3. Opponens Pollicis - Spleen
    4. Triceps - Spleen
    5. Transverse & Oblique - Small Intestine
    6. Abdominals - Small Intestine
    7. Anterior & Posterior Tibials - Bladder
    8. Upper Trapezius - Kidney
    9. Gluteus Maximus - Circulation/Sex
    10. Gracilis - Triple Warmer
    11. Soleus - Triple Warmer
    12. Coracobrachialis - Lung
    13. Diaphragm - Lung
    14. Hamstrings - Small Intestine

TFH Level IV:  You will learn to balance all 42 TFH muscles in a standing and/or prone position and learn how to balance using Five Element emotions, sound, Luo Points, Postural Stress Release and Tibetan Figure Eight Energies. Acupressure Holding Point theory and reactive muscles techniques are reviewed as you learn how to 'put it all together' in this course.

Touch for Health Level IV - 15 hours

  • Review TFH I-III
  • Review Five Elements Balance
  • Sound Balance
  • Tibetan Figure Eight Energy
  • Postural Analysis and Rebalancing
  • Acupressure Holding Point Theory
  • Reactive Muscles and Circuit Retaining Mode Review
  • Five Elements Nutrition
  • Sound, Color Review
  • Luo Points
  • Neurolymphatic Release

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TFHKA is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworkers (NCBTMB) as a continuing education provider
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TFHKA is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing in California, Continuing Education Provider # CEP 13015, for RN's and LPN's in all states except: FL; IA; KN; KY; NV; OK; OR; SD; and WY. Nurses in these states may apply directly to their state board.

 

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