Health From Within

DR. JOHN THIE D.C.


HEALTH FROM WITHIN


The Original Touch for Health Manual

REVIEW:

This manual, published by Dr. John Thie in 1972 is, according to Matthew Thie, Dr. Thie’s first publication of the material which matured into Touch for Health as it is known today. It is a fascinating read, as the outline of Touch for Health as we know it is not readily present. The muscle tests are not arranged in meridian order, the acupressure holding points are used for strengthening a muscle, not tonifying or sedating a meridian, the spinal reflexes are not presented, and there are many other differences.

Touch for Health is often presented as Applied Kinesiology for everyone. However, it is really much more, blending methods to balance the soma and psyche in a self responsibility model. This manual is Dr. Thie’s first step on the evolutionary journey that culminates in the current edition of “TOUCH FOR HEALTH, THE COMPLETE EDITION“. Gaining insight into the nature of this journey is highly rewarding for me, and I highly recommend perusing this publication.

Brian Esty


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3 Thoughts on “Health From Within

  1. bkesty on June 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm said:

    Touch for Health is often presented as Applied Kinesiology for everyone. However, it is really much more, blending methods to balance the soma and psyche in a self responsibility model. This manual is Dr. Thie’s first step on the evolutionary journey that culminates in the current edition of “TOUCH FOR HEALTH, THE COMPLETE EDITION”. Gaining insight into the nature of this journey is highly rewarding for me, and I highly recommend perusing this publication.

  2. An interesting Artifact- Just 13 important postural Muscle Tests! John and Carrie always told me that the first few workshops of “Health from Within” (later to be called Touch for Health) were a combination of this muscle testing info from Applied Kinesiology, and Effective Communication Skills based on Thomas Gordon’s basic skills workshops for non-psychologists.

    • This interesting ‘artifact’ shows Touch For Health at it’s infancy, and brings attention to one of Dr. Thie’s foundational ideas connecting posture with overall health. “Health from Within” sounds like a greta name, one which immediately helps you understand what the system is about. I think I like it better than TFH. Regardless of what we call it, this system really helps people. This really is the ‘roots’ of the Touch For Health synthesis that continues to grow and evolve.

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