John Thie, DC and Matthew Thie M.Ed.

Touch for Health: The 50th Anniversary Complete Edition


New 50th Anniversary Edition NOW AVAILABLE!

DeVorss Publications
ISBN# 9780875168715 | Revised & Updated Edition 2019
Subject: Acupressure; Health & Healing
ISBN: 9780875169125 | 50th Anniversary Edition | September 2023
eBook ISBN: 9780875168852

The Fundamental text of Energy Kinesiology for balancing muscles, posture, and “Chi” (Life Energy)

This is a complete revision and expansion of the fundamental text of Energy Kinesiology.  Includes complete International Kinesiology College curriculum, plus Dr. Thie’s developments from 1990-2005. Integrates Metaphors of Muscles, Meridians and the Five Elements.

With over a million copies in print since 1973, “Touch for Health” started a phenomenon that has flourished worldwide and contributed to the emerging profession of Energy Kinesiology, Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology. TFH has been taught in over 100 countries and 23 languages to help balance Posture, Attitude and Vital Energy to develop Wellness, Health Maintenance, Prevention, Relief from Stress, Aches & Pains and enjoyment of vibrant health.

    • All new full color illustrations and photographs of all 42 muscle tests, in lying and standing positions
    • Color-coded reference tabs
    • Reference section includes a 2-page spread for each muscle including testing, origin/insertion, spinal reflexes, neurolymphatics, neurovasculars, and meridian
    • Acupressure holding points for the 12 major Meridians

The Complete Edition includes an extensive introduction to simple self-help energizers, Emotional Stress Release & application of muscle testing and reflex points.  Following the 42-muscle reference section, Chinese Five Element energy patterns are explained, as well as additional advanced applications such as Gait Balancing, Posture Analysis and Balancing, Reactive Muscle Reset, and pain control, and more!


GEORGE GOODHEART, D.C.: “The body heals itself. What we have tried to do for the professional, John is doing for the layperson.”

RAMMURTI S. MISHRA, M.D., Yoga Society of New York: “. . . a valuable contribution to the literature on the Healing Arts. This beautifully illustrated book has both clarity and scope. For those who are interested in healing others, Dr. Thie has rendered a positive service to the world, when healing knowledge is so needed.”


Touch for Health: The 50th Anniversary Complete Edition

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Touch for Health: The Complete Edition (2019)

About Author

John Thie, DC

John Thie, DC was president of the Touch For Health Foundation after having led the Thie Chiropractic Clinic for 35 years as a director in Pasadena, California. With degrees from USC, the Los Angeles Colleges of Chiropractic, and UCLA, he served on the faculties of many Southern California universities, where his treatment and technique gained recognition throughout the world. Despite his recent passing in 2005, Touch for Health will live forever in the hearts of his colleagues and practitioners for years to come. Matthew Thie collaborated directly with his father since 1996, developing healing protocol, writing articles, and working with students.

John Thie

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