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Abstract by:

Norma Harnack, Earl Cook

Status: New Page

Last Update: March 5, 2010


Note: Touch for Health is NOT used for the diagnosis or treatment of disease. Acupuncture is used by licensed health care professionals that have the authority to diagnose and deliver treatments. The Touch for Health synthesis does not include the diagnostic emphasis. The use of the Manual Muscle Test as a biofeedback mechanism for monitoring the state of energy in the energentic Acupuncture Meridians is common to both models. The interpretation of the results are different since the only goal of the TFHer is to monitor and balance the muscle/meridian so that the body's innate healing capabilities can be enhanced and better posture achieved with a reduction in stress and pain.

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Studies and Articles


1. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the U.S, National Institutes of Health, February, 2010 10th Anniversary Newsletter - this article asks, "How can researchers study acupuncture, a 2,000-year-old-form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) based on foreign concepts that seem impossible to measure, let alone define?" Richard Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H., NCCAM’s Senior Advisor for Scientific Coordination and Outreach, says in the article that the answer is obvious: “We don’t necessarily have to understand the concepts of qi or meridians to study the safety or efficacy of acupuncture.”

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Acupuncture and Pain: Applying Modern Science to an Ancient Practice: PDF